Felix Appoints Managing Director in Executive Search Practice

March 14, 2024 – Leadership development, recruiting, and outplacement firm Felix has expanded with the addition of Scott Sammon as a managing director in the executive search practice. He will join practice leader and managing director J. James O’Malley in supporting the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice and other industry segments. “We are excited that Scott brings his expertise in serving top organizations across multiple providers in the area of executive talent acquisition and human capital consulting, along with his network of clients that will serve him well as he integrates them into the Felix network,” said Mr. O’Malley.

“Attracting someone of Scott’s caliber and reputation sends a message to our clients and candidates that we are committed to success,” said Mr. Graham.

With over 25 years of experience as an executive search consultant and coach for healthcare providers nationwide, Mr. Sammon has gained expertise by working with diverse clients. His portfolio includes critical access hospitals, some of the largest public health systems in the country, academic medical centers, and community hospitals, showcasing his proficiency in navigating healthcare providers of various sizes and governance structures. He works with clients to successfully manage C-level search assignments in the healthcare provider and not-for-profit sectors and has personally led nearly 50 chief executive officer searches.

As a lead client consultant, Mr. Sammon often provides design and structure strategies to ensure long-term organizational success. He serves as a noted consultant to associations and hospital boards and has acted as a facilitator for board retreats with numerous organizations.

“My experience helping clients while contributing to the growth of firms will allow me to help Felix continue to grow as we expand our expertise in the healthcare arena,” said Sammon. “I look forward to working with each of my colleagues to help Felix’s clients across all industries and service lines.”

Related: Strategic Talent Acquisition Planning in 2024

Founded in 1991, Felix offers upwards of 30 years of full-service recruitment, leadership development, outplacement, and executive search expertise to employers worldwide. Based in Chicago (U.S. headquarters) and Toronto (Canada headquarters), the firm has addition locations in Dallas and Milwaukee. Felix has partnered with organizations to deliver customized solutions across all service offerings with a 98 percent customer retention rate.

Top 5 Executive Search Trends for 2024
As the landscape of executive search evolves into 2024, we stand at the precipice of a transformative era in leadership recruitment. This year is poised to redefine the norms and expectations of executive talent acquisition, shaped by a confluence of technological advancements, shifting work dynamics and a renewed emphasis on diversity and adaptability, according to a new report from Kestria.

In this article, Kestria delves into the top five emerging trends and strategies that are setting the course for a new paradigm in executive search. From the integration of artificial intelligence in recruitment processes to the growing importance of empathetic leadership and the reshaping of workplace models, this article offers a comprehensive look at how these trends are revolutionizing the way organizations attract and retain top-tier leadership talent. “As we navigate through these changes, it’s clear that adaptability, innovation and a deep understanding of the evolving talent landscape will be key to success in the dynamic world of executive search,” the Kestria report.

Felix collaborates with a diverse array of globally reaching organizations across multiple sectors, including private equity, financial services, healthcare, consumer, industrial/manufacturing, technology, professional services, and beyond. Mr. Graham has served as CEO of Felix since 2003. He has strong experience in executive coaching, leadership development and organizational effectiveness.

New Brand

Last year, Felix dropped the “Global” from its name. The company added new content experts and thought leaders in a variety of talent and organizational disciplines in addition to having acquired the renowned C-suite advisory practice and visionary principals of Shields Meneley Partners.

“We have long believed that the best talent partners utilize their multi-disciplinary expertise to deliver services with a holistic view of their client’s unique talent needs,” said Mr. Graham. “We have now amassed a team of content experts and best-in-class diagnostic resources that enable us to help our partners achieve talent and organizational excellence.”

Related: Felix Global Names Vice President

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

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