About Us

Furst Group is ranked as a Top 10 executive search firm by Modern Healthcare and one of “America’s Best Executive Search Firms” by Forbes. We partner with many of the premier healthcare organizations in the world, from providers and payers to life-science companies and private equity/venture capital firms. We align talent acquisition strategies with the mission, culture and future growth needs of our clients, allowing them to attract, develop and retain high-performing leaders.

While our roots are in managed care, we continue to be one of the nation’s leading executive search partners to health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, post-acute and hospice and palliative care facilities. Our works with insurers stretches back to the dawn of the HMO era, yet we also team with life science, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Nonetheless, as payers and providers continue to intersect and affiliate, our deep understanding of all facets of delivering and financing care allows us to advise our partners with experience and wisdom.

As our clients began to express a need for a holistic view of talent and leadership, we spun off our leadership-consulting service line in 2015 as a full-fledged company called NuBrick Partners.

We are a leading executive search firm exclusively focused on healthcare. Thus, we provide a depth of understanding, assessment and analysis that’s hard to match. We find optimal talent to match your vision, mitigating risk as you build your leadership team. We utilize our experience in evaluating talent, structure, and culture to help you align your leaders to implement your strategic initiatives.

Furst Group is a member of IIC Partners, a global association of executive search firms that encompasses all industries and regions. We call upon our partners for assistance when needed in recruiting from other industries or countries. IIC Partners is ranked among the top ten retained executive search groups in the world. (www.iicpartners.com)

Achievements

Recent Clients

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Talent Mapping
Industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Research
  • Healthcare Services
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • C-Level Leaders
  • CEO/President
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Healthcare

Our talent and leadership solutions provide a comprehensive array of retained executive search and integrated talent management services, from individual leadership development to executive team performance to organizational/cultural assessment and succession planning.  As one of the leading firms in our field exclusively focused on healthcare, we provide a depth of understanding and analysis that our clients find most beneficial.  We identify, assess, and develop optimal talent to implement your vision, mitigating risk as you build and strengthen your leadership team.

Furst Group’s deep roots in all facets of healthcare enable us to guide organizations through the challenges of integrated talent management in the post-reform era.  Our clients include hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, managed care organizations, medical group practices, healthcare products and services companies, life-science and medical device firms, venture capital- or equity-backed firms, insurance companies, integrated delivery systems, and post-acute and end-of-life care businesses.

News Briefings

Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has assisted in the placement of Audrey Williams-Lee as chief people officer of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The hospital said it changed the title of this role from chief human resources officer to emphasize the importance of people in advancing its

Furst Group Recruits Chief Nursing Officer for Children’s Minnesota

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the top nursing executive has traditionally been the most

Furst Group Recruits CEO for Hospice of Northwest Ohio

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has placed Richard E. Russell as the new president and chief executive officer of Hospice of Northwest Ohio, which is based in Perrysburg, OH. He succeeds Judy Seibenick, who recently retired after 40 years with the agency, 20 of them in the top

Americans Continue to File for Unemployment Despite Loosening Restrictions

The Labor Department reported this morning that 748,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Before the virus flattened the U.S. economy a year ago, applications for unemployment aid had never topped 700,000 in any week, even during the Great Recession. The Fed have now reported about 78 million initial jobless claims over

Press Releases

UC Davis Health – Chief Strategy Officer

(May 28, 2020) UC Davis Health partnered with Furst Group to find a Chief Strategy Officer to continue moving the organization forward by advancing its focus on building stronger community partnerships and affiliations. As a leading national academic health system, UC Davis Health is ranked among the Top 10 medical schools in the United States,

Chief People Officer for BJC HealthCare

(April 23, 2020) Furst Group recently had the privilege of partnering with BJC HealthCare in their search for an executive leader to serve as their new Chief People Officer. As one of the largest nonprofit, integrated delivery healthcare organizations in the country with a goal of being the national model in patient advocacy, clinical quality,