About Us

HARTZ Search (HS) is a service-oriented, specialty, retained search firm centered on healthcare and higher education operating from our headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, regional office in Dallas, Texas and satellite office in San Diego, California. We additionally focus on Government and State-run organizations extending from our state institution academic clients. HARTZ Search is a small and woman-owned business enterprise. All recruitment activities are performed, in-house, by our expert team without the use of subcontractors or outside firms. We are your single point of contact for a full, hands-on search process.

At HARTZ Search, we identify leadership talent to advance your strategic initiatives. We combine experience, market intelligence, intuition, and a transparent process with joy for what we do; creating a fresh approach to identifying candidates who will have a profound impact on your organization and community.

HS has the expertise, dedication and flexibility to exceed all expectations. Though a young firm, our greater than 50 years of Executive Search experience, with executive search, specifically in Healthcare and Academics, provides the top-level service and knowledge to provide your ideal candidate.

HS is committed to providing concierge service to our client and candidate partners. Our pillars of service are accessibility and responsiveness. We provide a single point of contact, 24/7 accessibility & concierge-level service.

Mission: Provide incomparable Talent, Communication & Performance in the support of
dignity and respect for all candidate & client partners.

Vision: To elevate the standard by which all Search firms are measured.

Core Values: Transparency | Service | Communication | Quality | Integrity | Promotion of

Diversity: A Balanced Workforce is a Diverse Workforce™ – HS promotes diversity through dignity and respect for everyone.

90 to 120-day Completion Rates.

92% Candidate Retention Rate (2 Years or Greater).

To support that metric and our confidence in our qualifying process we offer industry leading candidate placement guarantees: Directors – Eighteen (18) months and AVP, VP, EVP and Chief level roles – Twenty-Four (24) months.

Our company philosophy and approach to recruitment project management can be summarized by our commitment to TALENT + COMMUNICATION + PERFORMANCE:

TALENT: We stand apart in our ability to find the best people, swiftly and consistently. We connect clients and candidates with the common goal of improving the industries we serve.

COMMUNICATION: We believe transparent communication is essential toward establishing trust and integrity throughout our search process. This is accomplished while also maintaining strict confidentiality with our clients and candidates. Strong communication creates an efficient and composed search and is an indispensable ingredient for success.

PERFORMANCE: Our expertise in search management produces timely and enduring placement success. Industry leading completion times eliminate unnecessary costs and meets critical deadlines.

HARTZ Search is currently a preferred vendor for executive search with other leading Health Systems and Academic Medical Centers, nationwide including: Atrium Health, City of Hope – Cancer Research, Bon Secours Mercy Health, JPS Health Network, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas (UT Southwestern), University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).


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Our expert team, with greater than 5 decades of Executive Search experience, has deep industry expertise to assist our clients by advising, implementing and managing strategies, and solutions that build high performing organizations. Our search consultants work in a team-based, collaborative environment leveraging their unique skills to real-time problem solving.

A boutique firm with a national reach, we have the scale to ensure your needs are comprehensively met, while possessing the flexibility to tailor our approach to your search’s unique challenges. The experts at HARTZ Search have successfully completed over 500 Executive/Director searches with premier organizations across the country.

Our expertise in Healthcare and Higher Education has allowed us the opportunity to partner with various organizations and systems including:

  • Organizations with primary service populations 50 thousand to several million
  • Corporate level placements with large healthcare systems from 2 to 90 acute-care facility organizations / Facilities with bed sizes from 25 to over 1200
  • Community hospitals, Critical access facilities and small rural hospitals
  • Multi-Specialty Group practices and independent medical practices
  • Highly competitive urban markets in areas with upwards of 10 million in population
  • Academic medical centers & university faculty placements – various institutions of higher education
  • Fortune 500 Healthcare focused Managed Services Organizations

Solutions And Expertise

HARTZ Search’s team understands the unique challenges of every client and each search – they recruit Executive Leaders that deliver on their client’s goals and provide them a competitive edge while positively impacting the organizations and communities they serve.

  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Healthcare Services
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Professional Services
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Consumer Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Hartz Search Recruits Chief Administrative Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital 

After an extensive national search, Charlotte, NC-based Hartz Search has helped to place Jennifer Parks as chief administrative officer of Louisiana Children’s Medical Center Health (LCMC Health) and East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH). Ms. Parks will strategically plan, lead, and manage all business aspects of the EJGH’s physician group. EJGH, which recently joined the LCMC Health

HARTZ Search Taps President for Acclaim Physician Group

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has assisted in the placement of Bryan Becker as the new president for Acclaim Physician Group, a partner of JPS Health Network. CEO Mike Hartz and partner Carol Maxwell led the assignment. Acclaim is a multi-specialty, 480-provider medical group that partners with JPS Health Network to provide healthcare, education and research to Tarrant

HARTZ Search Recruits Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has assisted in the placement of Michael Moxley as vice president/chief diversity, inclusion and health equity officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) in Charleston, SC. RSFH, a joint venture between Bon Secours Mercy Health and the Medical Society of South Carolina, is a four-hospital integrated health system with over 671-licensed beds and

HARTZ Search Seeks CEO for the Mayfield Clinic

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Mayfield Clinic in Cincinnati. This follows the resignation of Mark Farrington, who left Mayfield for a professional opportunity in New Jersey. Michael Radomski is serving as interim CEO while an established a search committee will help identify a permanent CEO. The CEO is

Press Releases

HARTZ Search Announces the Placement of Dr. Bryan Becker as the New President for Acclaim Physician Group, a Partner of JPS Health Network.

(June 18, 2021) After an extensive national search, Dr. Bryan Becker was selected as the new President of Acclaim Physician Group. Acclaim is a multi-specialty, 480-Provider Medical Group that partners with JPS Health Network to provide exemplary care, education, and research to Tarrant County and Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Becker is currently the Chief Medical

HARTZ Search Sponsoring VITAL2021 for America’s Essential Hospitals

(June 18, 2021) HARTZ Search is proud to sponsor and participate in this year’s virtual event! Join us for America’s Essential Hospitals‘ annual conference VITAL 2021 beginning on Tuesday, June 22nd 2021! VITAL2021 — a virtual event — provides valuable strategies from the front lines of care, as essential hospitals share insights on COVID-19, behavioral

Richard Tanzella Selected as New CEO for East Jefferson General Hospital

(Dec. 28, 2020) HARTZ Search is excited to announce the placement of Richard Tanzella as the new Chief Executive Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital (EJ) in Metairie, LA. After a successful and extensive national search, Richard Tanzella was selected to lead the 50-year old community anchor, a 420-bed and 4-Time Magnet Designated Hospital. EJ

Hartz Search Aiding Roper St. Francis Healthcare in VP & Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Officer Search

(Oct. 22, 2020) HARTZ Search invites you to explore an exciting opportunity with our client, Roper St. Francis Health (RSFH), a Joint Venture between Bon Secours Mercy Health and The Medical Society of South Carolina, for proven professional as the Vice President & Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Officer. RSFH is a 4-hospital integrated

Dr. Jeffrey DiLisi & Roper St. Francis Healthcare

(Oct. 20, 2020) HARTZ Search is excited to announce the placement of Dr. Jeffrey DiLisi as the new Chief Executive Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC. After a successful and extensive national search, Dr. Jeffrey DiLisi was selected to lead the 160-year-old, prestigious, and award-winning, four-hospital health system. Roper Hospital anchors Roper