COORS Leadership Capital Appoints VP of Talent Strategy

February 14, 2024 – Charlotte, NC-based COORS Leadership Capital has expanded with the addition of Kelly Kirk as vice president of talent strategy. “We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team, Kelly Kirk.,” the search firm said. “With an impressive track record of 20 years in executive management within the healthcare industry, Kelly brings a wealth of expertise in various critical areas.”

“His extensive experience spans across business development, executive recruitment, strategic planning, enterprise operations, service line development, physician recruitment, and leadership development training,” COORS said. “Kelly’s knowledge, skills, and dedication will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in driving our organization forward and impacting the healthcare landscape we serve.”

Mr. Kirk has executive management experience in healthcare, with expertise in business development, executive recruitment, strategic planning, enterprise operations, service line development, physician recruitment, and leadership development training. “With extensive experience across multiple healthcare settings, from community hospitals to large integrated healthcare systems, Kelly has a proven ability in partnering with healthcare executives and board members to identify exceptional talent and cultivate winning leadership teams,” COORS Leadership Capital said.

Mr. Kirk previously served as a director with Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, OH. Before that, he was director retail: education & outreach with Cresco Labs. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kirk gained experience with Genesis Health System, Orthopedic One, Adena Health System, Forum Health, SleepCare, and Lab Support, a division of On Assignment.

Founded in 1999 by Cheryl Coors, COORS Leadership Capital is a retained, certified woman-owned small business specializing in consulting and executive search services. Its processes are designed to enhance executive leadership, physician alignment, communication, and organizational effectiveness.

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Ms. Coors began her career in nursing and progressively transitioned through practice management, biotech sales management, and executive search. With over 30 years of healthcare experience, she has a unique perspective in understanding the challenges facing the healthcare industry. Ms. Coors has placed over 500 professionals at varying levels and transformed numerous organizations. She is a certified behavioral analyst and has a master’s degree in healthcare administration.

Healthcare Organizations Seeking Talent

As healthcare organizations continue to navigate today’s complex landscape, the need for effective leadership has never been greater. That’s where healthcare executive recruiters come in – they can help organizations find the best candidates for their specific needs, according to a report from Newland Associates. But how exactly do healthcare executive recruiters find the best candidates? The search firm explores some of the strategies they use to find top-level candidates who can navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry.

“Before starting the search, healthcare executive recruiters take the time to understand what are the unique needs of your organization which may include the organization’s culture, values, and goals, as well as the specific challenges and opportunities facing your organization,” the report said. “Recruiters use this to narrow down the pool of potential candidates to those who are most likely to succeed in the role.” Healthcare executive recruiters often have extensive networks of contacts in the healthcare industry, typically by attending conferences, industry events, and other networking opportunities to connect with potential candidates, according to the Newland Associates report. The firm explains that it’s also important for healthcare recruiters to maintain relationships with professionals they have worked with in the past who may be suitable for future roles. Healthcare executive search firms in specific, reach out to passive candidates who are not actively seeking new employment opportunities.

Healthcare executive recruiters play a vital role in finding top-level candidates who can navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry, according to Newland Associates. “By understanding your organization’s needs, building relationships, utilizing technology, conducting thorough screening and assessment, presenting candidates effectively, and assisting with negotiation and onboarding, healthcare executive recruiters can find the best candidates for your organization,” the report concluded. “So, if you’re a healthcare organization looking for the best leadership, consider working with a healthcare executive recruiter to find the right fit for your organization.”

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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