January 11, 2012 – Healthcare-focused executive search firm Furst Group has added Joe Mazzenga as vice president. Mr. Mazzenga has a background as a consultant in building effective executive teams through leadership assessment and development; executive team performance; talent management; succession planning; and talent alignment amid organizational and cultural change. He was most recently with Aon Hewitt as senior vice president and regional practice leader for the firm’s Central West region; in this role he was responsible for business development, innovation and business results across the talent and rewards practice. “Joe’s experience in helping Fortune 500 clients optimize their leadership and talent makes him a terrific addition to our team for our strategic talent management and executive search services,” said Sherrie Barch, Furst Group president. Founded in 1984, Furst Group is in based in Rockford, IL and has offices in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas and Seattle.