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Our Values

JDG’s founding principle that all organizations must have the right people in the right positions echoes through every search we perform for our clients.  Our mission is simple: partnering with our clients to impact organizational growth through a relentless commitment to uncover and deliver the best and brightest leaders of today and tomorrow.  Since our inception in 1973, JDG has thrived by following our core values:

Commitment and Dedication

In order to ensure the highest level of collaboration and client support, JDG limits the number of engagements it conducts at any given time.  As a result, our clients are guaranteed in-depth levels of attention and thought leadership.  Unlike large firms who often off-load the initial steps of a search to junior staff, our Senior Consultants are intimately involved in your search from start to finish.  We are committed to the successful completion of every engagement.  We never take shortcuts.  We follow up on everything.  We strive to be the best.


JDG utilizes a team approach for every search.  Each engagement is conducted by at least three Principals, thus maximizing the number of years of executive search experience a client receives.  This approach not only enables us to provide a variety of perspectives regarding both the clients’ needs and the qualifications of the candidates presented, but also ensures a high degree of precision and speed.  We are tenacious about finding great talent.

Communication and Collaboration

JDG insists on providing and receiving candid feedback from both clients and candidates.  Consistent communication of milestones throughout the search process is paramount to a successful engagement.  You will always know the status of an ongoing search, and have the flexibility to change parameters during a search.  Our close communication allows us to adapt to unforeseen organizational needs.  We believe in transparency.


JDG has the flexibility to meet each client’s particular needs with individually-tailored service.  Our size allows us to gain access to senior executives employed by companies our larger competitors may not be able to approach due to existing “hands off” relationships.  The combination of our experience, resources, and personal industry relationships enables us to move quickly to identify and present a slate of diverse, highly-qualified candidates.

Trust and Integrity

As a trusted advisor and proven industry leader, JDG prides itself on developing lasting relationships with clients and candidates.  We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We guarantee our results and your satisfaction.

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