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Aileen Alexander

Chief Executive Officer
Diversified Search Group

Aileen K. Alexander is the Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Search Group, the largest woman-founded executive search firm in the world. She previously served as Vice Chair, leading the firm’s Global Corporate Practice. She is a Global Board Member of AltoPartners, a leading international alliance of executive search firms, with Diversified Search Group as the exclusive U.S. partner.
Based in Philadelphia, Alexander is a recognized leader in the executive search and talent management industry, having led C-suite and Board level searches from large, global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies. She leverages her expertise in technology, cybersecurity, risk management, leadership, and succession planning to enable clients to achieve their strategic priorities.
Prior to joining DSG, Alexander was a Managing Partner at Korn Ferry where she co-launched and co-led the firm’s Global Cybersecurity Practice. She was also a member of the Technology Officers and Aerospace and Defense practices. She entered the industry with Heidrick & Struggles, in their Washington, DC office.
Before embarking on her career in executive search, Alexander worked in international security and defense policy at the Department of Defense and U.S. House of Representatives. She is a military veteran, having served as a Captain in the U.S. Army.
Alexander is a member of the CEO Council of Growth at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and a member of the University City Science Center Board of Directors. Aileen holds an MA in Public Policy from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University.

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