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Dale Jones

Dale Jones advises Cortland on leadership and business development opportunities. Dale brings extensive experience with human capital issues, enterprise risk, corporate boards, and corporate governance.

Dale is the CEO of Diversified Search, one of the nation’s top ten executive search firms. He joined Diversified Search in 2013 and served as President before his current role as CEO. Previously, Dale was Vice Chairman at Heidrick & Struggles, Inc, where he advised boards and CEOs on recruiting, executive compensation, and succession planning. With Heidrick since 1999, Dale previously led the Education and Social Enterprise Practice, and was Managing Partner of its CEO and board practice in the Americas. Prior to his career in executive search, Dale served as Executive Director of Quest Atlanta, as Assistant Vice President of Charitable Giving at Bank of America, and as Director of Development at Morehouse College. He was the CEO of a global water initiative. Dale also has spoken and participated in the World Economic Forum on Africa and the Corporate Council on Africa. His board memberships include Kohl’s Corporation and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He is a pastCorporate Director for Hughes Supply, now part of The Home Depot. Dale is on the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and is a trustee for Morehouse College.

He earned a bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College and attended the Atlanta University Graduate School of Business.