August 18, 2017 – Executive search firm Phillips, DiPisa & Associates has expanded with the opening of an office in Philadelphia.
Founded in Boston in 1994, Phillips, DiPisa has since opened offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and now Philadelphia.
The firm is known for its portfolio of healthcare leadership contacts across the country.
Its expansion into Pennsylvania is intended to build a bridge between the firm and the state’s innovative healthcare market.
As one of the most populous states, Pennsylvania’s healthcare has important implications for the nation at large, the firm said. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation reports that Pennsylvania’s healthcare delivery and payment systems are changing as the state expands Medicaid, provides new coverage options through the federal health insurance marketplace and streamlines application and enrollment processes for coverage programs.
“Pennsylvania’s expansion of its Medicaid population, coupled with its adoption of new payment and delivery systems, has resulted in transformational changes among providers throughout the state,” said Phillips, DiPisa founding partner Dan Phillips. “We know that we’ll now be able to work more closely with provider clients in Pennsylvania to bring them the qualified candidates to help lead their organizations through the ever-evolving and sometimes turbulent changes that are occurring.”
Partner Ralph DiPisa said that having an office in the state provides for an even better response to client needs. “While we are currently active in Pennsylvania – with a high success rate of completing leadership searches for our clients there – establishing a physical presence in the state allows us to be more nimble in responding to the current and continuing turnover rate of healthcare executives that is occurring not only in the Keystone State but across the U.S.,” he said.
Phillips, DiPisa’s clientele includes Baystate Medical Center, Central Maine Healthcare, Hackensack Meridian Health, Trinity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, Presence Health, University of Miami, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, GWU Medical Faculty Associates, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Weill Cornell and Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Recently, Phillips, DiPisa entered into a partnership with O.E. Strategies to provide candidate executive assessments. The alliance was formed to ensure a seamless cultural fit between candidate and client, as well as a smooth onboarding process. Employing its staff and consultant network of industrial/ organizational psychologists, O.E. Strategies uses scientifically-based leadership and evaluation protocols to help the recruiters assess their broad base of clients across the U.S.
Earlier this year, Phillips, DiPisa named Lisa O’Connor as VP and consultant. She joined the firm from FTI Consulting, Inc., an independent global business advisory group, where she was a senior managing director within its health solutions practice. Previously, she was SVP, clinical operations and chief nursing officer at Boston Medical Center.
U.S. Search Firms Expanding
In recent months, search firms serving a wide range of sectors have seen a growing demand for their services, leading to the opening of many new locations across the country. Here’s a look at some that have recently opened new offices, from the Hunt Scanlon Media Archives:
Charlotte-based executive recruiting firm Search Solution Group opened offices in Bozeman, MT and Nashville, TN in an effort to meet the growing demands of its national client base and to serve these thriving markets. The Bozeman location is set to provide local, industry specific, executive headhunting services and support to westward states, said the firm.
Odgers Berndtson opened a new office in Minneapolis and added three search professionals: Ron Woessner, Chris Fryer and Shawn Woessner. “We’re thrilled to have Ron, Chris, and Shawn join us to further develop Odgers Berndtson’s U.S. practice through this new Minneapolis office,” said Steve Potter, Odgers Berndtson U.S. CEO.
Kingsley Gate announced the opening of offices in New York and San Francisco to support the firm’s continued growth and expansion. Umesh Ramakrishnan, a Kingsley Gate senior partner, said he was thrilled to open two new offices on the East and West Coasts to serve the needs of the firm’s financial services clients.
Legal recruiter Young Mayden opened a new office in Dallas which is led by attorney Amber Shockey. Since early 2015, she served as co-leader of Crosby Shockey Consult + Search. “Texas is an extremely competitive market for talent and clients,” Thompson & Knight managing partner Emily Parker said. “The elite firms are following the energy clients. We see franchising operations setting up in every major city, including now in Dallas and Houston…”
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