Diversified Search Ray & Berndtson said its revenue in 2006 rose 35 percent from the prior year to $14 million.

Judith M. von Seldeneck, chief executive of the Philadelphia executive search firm, said it filled more than 200 positions last year. Among the industry sectors in which the company grew were media/entertainment, life sciences and financial services.

When revenue from Diversified's affiliate, Furst Group, is included, last year's total came to about $19 million, she said.

Diversified, founded in 1974, has offices in 32 countries. It was acquired in 1998 by Modis Professional Services Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., during a period of industry consolidation. Diversified's partners repurchased the firm in 2004.