James W. Gauss, senior partner, has more than three decades of experience consulting on senior executive leadership search and succession planning, skill set evaluation, and recruiting in periods of rapid change and transformation. Jim has worked in the state of California for over 25 years, and participated in hundreds of executive search consulting engagements during the course of his career for health systems, hospitals, and related associations in the West and across the nation.
Named by BusinessWeek as one of the top 100 most influential executive search consultants worldwide, he has deep relationships with leaders in healthcare, insurance/managed care, higher education, related associations as well as with a wide variety of other businesses and foundations. Jim speaks nationally on health policy and healthcare issues at industry events. He has also been widely recognized for his work on diversity and disparities of care issues. He is widely published in this area and recently served two terms as a board member with the Institute for Diversity, and chaired a task force on Advancing Diversity in Governance and Leadership.
He presently serves on the National Board of Advisors for AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance.