Human Capital Group Adds Healthcare Veteran

Human Capital Group Paul Cleckner

June 20, 2018 – Nashville, TN-based the Human Capital Group has expanded with the addition of healthcare veteran Paul Cleckner as managing director. Mr. Cleckner brings more than 25 years of senior operating and leadership experience in healthcare and technology. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Health and prior to that was VP of operations for the eastern group at LifePoint Health.

In the early part of his career, Mr. Cleckner led the global operations of three technology-based financial services companies for Standard & Poor’s and later served as the global managing director of technology for Deloitte’s global audit practice. He then transitioned into major leadership roles within healthcare at Emdeon. Throughout his career, Mr. Cleckner has led and worked with senior leadership teams to help them turn industry transformational trends into opportunities that improved operational, clinical, financial, and human capital outcomes, said the Human Capital Group.

“We are blessed to have Paul join our firm,” said Steve Hayes, senior partner. “Given his expertise within healthcare and technology, and his dedication to our mission and guiding principles, he is already adding considerable value to our firm and customers.”

Launched in 2000, the Human Capital Group is an executive search and leadership consulting firm. It has completed more than 800 searches for a wide variety of senior roles across multiple industries. The firm is also a member of Cornerstone International Group, a global network of executive search and leadership development specialists with 67 offices in 35 countries.

Plucking Talent for Outside the Search Industry

A number of search firms have been looking outside of the recruiting industry as of late to find new consultants and leaders. Here’s a look at some firms that have recently tapped new talent from outside the recruiting world culled from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives.

Zurich-based Momenta Partners expanded with the addition of Laura Westby as partner. Ms. Westby has more than 20 years’ experience driving commercial arrangements, strategic counsel and corporate development in deep technology sectors. Previously, she was with Syngenta, where she held multiple roles.

Kirby Bates Associates recently expanded with the arrival of veteran chief nursing officer Judy Hayes as vice president of executive search and interim leadership. Ms. Hayes described her experience as a nurse leader as perfect preparation for her role at the Bala Cynwyd, PA-headquartered recruiter.

Chicago-based Quick Leonard Kieffer named Steven M. Derks as its president and CEO. He took over from Roger Quick, who now serves as vice chair. Mr. Derks brings over 25 years of executive level leadership and experience to his new role. From 2012 to 2017, he served as president and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

Academic Career & Executive Search expanded with the addition of Charles J. Fey, retired after a noteworthy 44-year career in student affairs and student success. He held a number of positions including: president for student engagement and success, VP for student affairs, dean of students, and more.

Odgers Berndtson added Tony Gaffney as managing partner, to lead the firm’s work with boards and CEOs in driving the strategic talent agenda. Mr. Gaffney is known for being among Canada’s most experienced business transformation executives. He was formerly CEO of Aon Hewitt, Canada and also a key member of that firm’s global executive committee.

McDermott & Bull Europe added former star field hockey player Teun de Nooijer to its sports, active lifestyle and consumer products practices. Mr. de Nooijer is one of the most celebrated and decorated field hockey players in the world. He participated in five Olympic games and won several Olympic, world, European and national titles.

Nolan Partners has expanded its U.S. operations with the addition of former sports agent Graham Boone as an associate in Los Angeles. Mr. Boone previously served as the director of basketball operations and a National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) player agent for Tandem Sports + Entertainment.

Philip Tang has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer as a consultant in its education practice. He has nearly 15 years of university administration experience at one of the nation’s leading universities. Mr. Tang previously served as vice provost for academic services at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Sri named former Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg as global football advisor. He focuses on working with the firm’s growing list of football clients in North America, Europe, the U.K. and Asia. Mr. Rigg has been at the forefront of global football for more than 30 years at both youth and senior international and domestic levels.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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