Industry Veteran Jeff Hodge Joins Morgan Samuels as Senior Client Partner, Expanding Firm’s Board Services Practice and Presence in Northern California

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Mr. Hodge will be leading the Board Services Practice, as well as working to expand the firm’s Northern California presence.

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Jeff Hodge

Jeff’s 30-plus years of experience in the industry, and his specialization in senior executive and board level searches, are an invaluable addition to Morgan Samuels and a true testament to our firm’s growth and commitment to excellent client service.

Leading human capital consulting firm Morgan Samuels has announced Jeff Hodge will be joining the firm as a Senior Client Partner. With a focus on retained executive search, Morgan Samuels provides innovative and strategic services focused on identifying, attracting, and retaining top executive talent. Mr. Hodge will be leading the Board Services Practice, as well as working to expand the firm’s Northern California presence. Janice DiPietro, President of Morgan Samuels, said, “We are very excited to have such a leading retained search industry veteran join our team. Jeff’s 30-plus years of experience in the industry, and his specialization in senior executive and board level searches, are an invaluable addition to Morgan Samuels and a true testament to our firm’s growth and commitment to excellent client service. Consistent with our values, Jeff is committed to a culture of inclusion and diversity both within any organization he is associated with as well as for his clients.”

Mr. Hodge was most recently Vice Chairman at Diversified Search, where his executive search practice focused on assignments to place Chief Executive Officers, Corporate Directors, Chief Human Resource Officers and Professional Services Partners. In addition to his general management and Director search work, he has conducted assignments for senior executives in charge of most functional areas. His clients have included AT&T, Bank of America, Baker & McKenzie, KPMG, McKinsey, Deloitte & Touche, Clorox, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Gas & Electric, Genentech, Apple Computer, Delta Dental, Fireman’s Fund, and Charles Schwab, among others.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hodge has often been called upon to do senior level, high impact recruitment in industries challenged by major changes brought on by industry consolidation, deregulation, sudden innovation or financial crisis. Accordingly, he has done significant work in financial services during crisis periods involving S&Ls, and more recently, the mortgage sector; technology during the breakthroughs in Silicon Valley in hardware, software and the Internet; the deregulation periods of the airlines and energy sectors; and recently in healthcare given the major challenges facing all providers.

Prior to Diversified Search, Mr. Hodge was a co-founder and Chairman of his own firm, Hodge Partners, a highly successful firm focusing on senior level searches for healthcare and technology clients as well as Boards of Directors. Hodge Partners became part of Diversified Search in 2011.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Hodge was the Area Managing Partner for Heidrick & Struggles North America—West. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Spencer Stuart’s West Coast offices. His earlier search affiliation was with KPMG Peat Marwick in Chicago and San Francisco. Prior to beginning his executive search career, Mr. Hodge was on the audit staff of Deloitte & Touche (then Touche Ross) in Chicago.

Mr. Hodge is also a Founding Director of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Northern California Chapter and a Board Member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Mr. Hodge will be based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, further expanding Morgan Samuels’ Northern California presence. “I am delighted to join the Morgan Samuels team and to apply my many years of experience to take their Board Services Practice to the next level,” said Jeff Hodge. “I share many critical values with the firm, including our dedication to the highest level of client service, as well as our commitment to diversity, achieved by proactively developing the broadest possible pool of outstanding candidates.”

About Morgan Samuels

Morgan Samuels is a leading human capital consulting firm, providing innovative and strategic services focused on identifying, attracting, and retaining top talent. With a focus on retained executive search, Morgan Samuels partners with clients to co-create the optimal human capital solution to drive future business objectives. Morgan Samuels mitigates risk for clients by being results driven, accountable, and transparent. Since 1969, the Firm has developed a reputation for building strong client relationships and for successfully recruiting exceptional candidates. Morgan Samuels has shifted the paradigm in executive search to unprecedented levels of quality through the use of revolutionary business process techniques based on Lean Six Sigma principles. This strategic and data-oriented approach ensures Morgan Samuels rapidly identifies, recruits, and places the best executive talent in the market for its clients, which include E&J Gallo, Capital One, BAE Systems, Inc, Samsung C&T, Edison International, and many other Fortune 500 companies. Morgan Samuels is a generalist firm, with practice areas across multiple industries, including Healthcare, Technology, Engineering and Construction, Financial Services, Aerospace and Defense, Digital Media, Private Equity, and Consumer Products.

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