Judith von Seldeneck
A pioneer in the executive search industry, Judith M. von Seldeneck is the Founder and Chair of Diversified Search. After working as an executive assistant to then-Senator Walter F. Mondale in Washington, D.C., in 1974 she founded what would become Diversified Search, and over time built the firm into a powerhouse placing C-Suite talent. In 2018, Diversified, which has nine offices throughout the U.S., was ranked fifth by Forbes magazine in its list of the Top 250 search firms in the nation. The recipient of numerous professional awards—including the William Penn Award, Philadelphia’s highest civic honor—von Seldeneck has been active on many public, private, and not-for-profit boards, and co-founded the Forum of Executive Women, the largest association of women business leaders in Philadelphia.