DALLASâ€”Leaders from three pioneering executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. The team will capitalize on the benefits of its collective experience as well as its unique agility to bring focused attention to clients looking for leaders who embody their mission and can execute it well.
â€œHealth system boards now have an even better option than the customary â€˜Big Fourâ€™ search firms,â€ says Keith Southerland, Board Chair,Â HealthSearch Partners. â€œOur experience gives us the unique ability to consistently identify the transformational leader mission-minded healthcare organizations need.â€
â€œWe have the unusual opportunity to access candidates who are off-limits to many large firms due to their wide range of clients and placements, enabling us to be even more selective when finding the right leader,â€ adds Barry Cesafsky, Board Vice Chair, HealthSearch Partners.
HealthSearch Partners combines the leadership of three successful search firmsâ€”Oak Brook, Illinois-based CES Executive Search and Dallas-based firms FaithSearch Partners and Southerland Partnersâ€”including Southerland, Cesafsky, Ed Fry, Neill Marshall, Laura A. Conley, and Ivan Bartolome. Collectively, the principals have managed more than 500 healthcare CEO searches.
â€œWhat sets us apart is that we have the level of experience and expertise of a large firm, but the speed, creativity and access of a small firm,â€ says Ed Fry, President and CEO, HealthSearch Partners. â€œOur clients arenâ€™t passed on to a junior consultant after they sign. They work with senior consultants every step of the wayâ€”people who have 20 to 30 years of experience, have seen it before and can lead a search confidently.â€