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 Assists Medica in CTO Search

Executive search firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has placed Dan Abdul as senor vice president and chief technology officer at Medica, a non-profit health plan headquartered in Minnetonka, MN. “Dan brings to Medica proven IT leadership with a strong emphasis on making decisions based on data and analytics,” said Rob Geyer, senior vice president

CEO Confidence Falls to Lowest Levels Since 2008 Great Recession

Amid the fallout from COVID-19, confidence among U.S. CEOs has declined sharply. The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence decreased from 43 in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 36 in the first quarter of 2020. In addition, a follow-up survey from late March to early April showed a further decline to 34. (A reading of

Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for BJC HealthCare 

With the coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, “They must keep employees healthy; maintain their morale;

Furst Group Finds President for St. Mary’s Health System

Following an extensive nationwide search, Furst Group recruited Steven C. Jorgensen as president of St. Mary’s Health System and senior vice president of Covenant Health in Lewiston, ME. “St. Mary’s Health System has provided compassionate, high-quality care to Lewiston and the surrounding community for 130 years,” said David Lincoln, CEO of Covenant Health. “Steve’s expansive

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,