Photo Release -- Anand to Join Diversified Search's Procurement & Supply Chain Practice

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversified Search (Diversified), founded in 1974 and one of the nation's top ten executive search firms, has announced that Sharmila "Shami" Anand has joined the firm's New York office as a Managing Director in the Procurement and Supply Chain Practice and a core member of the Chief Financial Officer Functional Practice. Anand's primary industry focus is in Consumer Products and Retail.

Sharmila "Shami" Anand has joined Diversified Search's New York office as a Managing Director in the Procurement and Supply Chain Practice

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Previously, Anand was Managing Director at a boutique firm where she developed and led a consultative Supply Chain and Procurement Practice, and was a member of the Finance and Accounting Practice. Prior to joining the executive search industry, Anand spent 18 years at PepsiCo in the Accounting and Global Procurement organizations where she most recently served as Vice President, World-Wide Sweeteners and Other Beverage Ingredients. Her leadership experience spans commodities, ingredients, packaging and indirect categories on a global basis. Prior to PepsiCo, Anand was an Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where she led engagements in the financial services, manufacturing and utilities industries. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Babson College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

"Shami's deep expertise in the procurement sector combined with her executive search experience gives her in-depth subject matter knowledge," said Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Diversified Search. "We are confident that she will make a significant contribution as we continue to expand this important practice area."


Currently celebrating 40 years in executive search, Diversified is the largest US woman-founded and owned firm in the industry and is recognized for delivering high quality senior-level executive and corporate Board searches. The firm is committed to bringing a diverse view to their searches, and helping clients open up new possibilities that go beyond the conventional.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Diversified Search also has US offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and worldwide in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and the Americas. Through their exclusive international alliance with AltoPartners, the firm also offers executive search services in 30 countries and 60 offices worldwide.

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