September 25, 2018 – Executive search firm Chasm Partners has been retained to help build out the management team of Clarify Health Solutions, a pioneer in real-time care optimization technology. The firm is leading multiple executive-level searches for Clarify Health’s San Francisco office.
“We are pleased that Clarify Health has chosen our team to spearhead its executive search process for several key hires at this important time for the company,” said Matt Dumas, managing partner of Chasm Partners. “This injection of capital not only enables Clarify to further its mission to power better care journeys for patients across the country — which is so desperately needed in healthcare today — but also positions Clarify for an incredible growth trajectory in the coming years. With Chasm’s expertise and support to enhance its strong leadership team, the future of the company looks very bright.”
Jean Drouin, CEO and co-founder of Clarify Health, said the funding comes at a critical time for the healthcare industry. “We chose Chasm to lead several key searches for us because of the team’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the healthcare IT and analytics space, as well as their clear understanding of our mission and their like-minded passion for what we do,” said Dr. Drouin.
Clarify brings hospital, health insurance, and life sciences customers the latest financial services and consumer technologies coupled with the deep clinical expertise needed to power innovative care delivery models. The company’s solutions deploy predictive analytics and machine learning on a comprehensive data set of over 20 terabytes – representing clinical, claims, social determinant, laboratory, and prescription data – to provide actionable insights and automate care navigation.
Headquartered in Darien, CT, Chasm Partners focuses exclusively on finding leaders for healthcare technology and related services businesses. The firm provides board and C-level retained search combined with mid-level organizational staffing expertise to help venture-backed organizations. Chasm recently recruited senior level roles for healthcare companies Propeller Health, meQuilibrium, Rethink Autism and Glooko.
Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. A number of healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders in recent months. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners placed Robert Pastor as the new CEO of Rainy Lake Medical Center, a level 4 trauma center and community health organization in International Falls, MN. Mr. Pastor was previously at Southwest Health in Platteville, WI, where he served as chief clinical officer.
Cejka Executive Search recruited current Swift County Benson Health Services leader Kurt Waldbillig as the new CEO for Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics (MMHC) in Litchfield, MN. “After an exhaustive search process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to lead this strong, independent and financially successful organization into the future.”
B.E. Smith recently placed Bob Sutton as CEO of Avera Health, a faith-based health system out of Sioux Falls, SD. “We narrowed the field down to several outstanding candidates, from both inside and outside of Avera,” said Mary Kay Panowicz, Avera System members chair and chair of the CEO search committee.
Howard Fischer Associates placed Nassar Nizami as chief information officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “At a time of immense change in healthcare, we’re delighted to welcome Nassar as a leader for Jefferson’s focus on innovation, technology, and informational science.”
Dallas-based executive search firm Southerland Partners placed Gerard J. Colman as CEO of Baptist Healthcare System Inc. Keith Southerland, the search firm’s managing partner, led the assignment. Southerland Partners specializes in recruitment for complex integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals and payer organizations.
Phillips, DiPisa & Associates, an executive search firm serving the healthcare sector, has placed Matthew Cox as the senior vice president and CFO of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. Partner Michael Corey led the assignment. Mr. Cox will lead the finance team and assume financial responsibilities for Spectrum Health and its subsidiaries.
Furst Group recruited Michael McHale as the new president and CEO of TRU Community Care in Boulder, CO. Headquartered in Chicago, Furst Group focuses exclusively on the healthcare and life sciences sector. The firm is led by co-founders Bob Clarke, CEO, and Sherrie Barch, president.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media