Futurestep Launches Academic Healthcare Practice

December 15, 2016 – Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has launched a new academic healthcare practice. Sarah Taylor, a member of Korn Ferry’s academic healthcare practice, has been named managing consultant.

The Futurestep practice will provide expertise in recruiting faculty, including funded educators, scientists, subspecialist physicians, and other critical faculty positions.

“We are thrilled to partner with our extremely knowledgeable and established colleagues to offer our clients in the academic healthcare industry the best solution for their talent needs across all levels of the organization,” said Greg Gerson, market leader, Korn Ferry Futurestep healthcare services. “We’re excited to have Sarah help drive the growth of this new practice for which we see tremendous potential.”

“This new service allows us to provide seamless solutions to virtually every position in academic health centers with expertise tailored to our client’s needs,” said Warren Ross, M.D., Korn Ferry senior client partner and global sector leader, academic medicine. “Together with our other talent management solutions, such as workforce planning, onboarding, executive coaching, performance management, and leadership assessment and development, we offer clients who believe their talent is their best asset, the opportunity to leverage that asset.”

Continued Growth

Futurestep has experienced a wave of growth activity in recent months as well as an important leadership change at the top.

In October, it launched a dedicated healthcare technology & services practice, which has broad capabilities and expertise across the entire health tech market, serving payors, providers and healthcare technology companies. Jessica Johnson was named the sector’s leader. She has been a member of Korn Ferry’s healthcare technology practice for more than 10 years.

The company also recently established a dedicated credit union and community banking reruiting practice area and has named Mike Juratovac as sector leader. The practice falls within Futurestep’s North America financial services practice. Mr. Juratovac brings with him more than 20 years of executive search and consulting experience, with a specific focus on financial services – credit unions and community banks in particular. Previously, he served as chief executive officer for executive recruiting and consulting firm O’Rourke & Associates, where he provided strategic oversight to all search engagements, managing client relationships and driving new business development.

Just recently, Futurestep added Eduardo Medina, Marnix Lamberts, Filip Loossens and Renan Mamann as senior consultants within its industrial search practice. Mr. Medina joined Futurestep as a senior consultant in its Madrid office. He brings experience in the wind and energy sector. Previously, he held a variety of roles at Michael Page, including senior consultant and manager within its engineering division. Also with over 20 years’ experience, Mr. Loossens joined Brussels team as a managing consultant. He was previously with specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters, where he created and led its engineering division. Mr. Mamann is managing consultant based in its Paris office. He formerly served as a managing associate in the industrial practice at Korn Ferry for the last decade.

Futurestep has also expanded its advanced technology practice with the additions of Joanne Cumper and Ian Mosby as managing consultants in its London office. Ms. Cumper, who was previously an executive search consultant with Halo Search, focuses on delivering specialists for digital roles across EMEA, working with all industry sectors for digital transformation as well as pure play, consulting and data / insight. Mr. Mosby, formerly leader of the consulting and professional services practice at Renaissance Leadership, assumed the position of managing consultant for Futurestep’s London office and is also a member of the advanced technology practice.

In September, the company named Bill Gilbert as president of Futurestep North America, where he leads the strategy and growth efforts for both its search and solutions businesses in the region. Mr. Gilbert has been with Futurestep since 1999. In 2012, after serving in a number of revenue generating and leadership roles, he was appointed to his most recent role of vice president and general manager for Futurestep’s North America search business. “In his more than 17 years with the firm, Bill has come to be regarded as an exceptional leader and colleague, not only in North America, but across the globe,” said Futurestep chief executive officer Byrne Mulrooney. “Among his list of achievements, he led the restructuring of the Futurestep North American search organization to align more closely with Korn Ferry by establishing market, sector and functional leadership and expertise, which has had significant positive impact on our go-to-market strategy.”

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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