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 ACHP CEO

Executive search firm Furst Group has recruited Ceci Connolly as president and CEO of Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP). She succeeds Patricia Smith who retired at the end of 2015. In her new role, Ms. Connolly will work with some of the most innovative executives in the health sector to provide high-quality, evidence-based, affordable care. Since 2012,

Furst Group Recruits COO for Regional Health

Executive search firm Furst Group has placed Paulette Davidson as chief operating officer of Regional Health. In this position, she will focus on clinical operations and strengthening corporate culture to benefit patient care and services. She will also oversee several key leaders within Regional Health. Ms. Davidson, a certified medical practice executive (CMPE), comes to Regional