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Managing Director, Diversified Search Group

Peter J. Gillin

Pete is a member of the Diversified Search Group’s Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice where he partners with colleges, universities, secondary schools, foundations, and nonprofits.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Pete worked as a senior consultant for Wickenden Associates, recruiting and placing heads of school and divisions in independent schools across the country. He was also involved in consulting with boards to develop best practices and onboarding for senior leaders.

Before entering the field of executive search, Pete served as a teacher, coach, and senior administrator in independent schools for almost 20 years. During this time, he worked to develop future leaders by serving as a passionate advocate and mentor, traits he continues to utilize today as a Managing Director.

Pete serves as Founding President of the Tecumseh Alumni Association, is a volunteer coach of the Haverford Blaze Lacrosse Club and is a former Volunteer Firefighter.

Pete, his wife, and two sons live in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.


M.Ed. University of Virginia, Leadership and Supervision
B.A. University of Virginia, English and History