Ryan Search & Consulting Develops Healthcare Focus

Ryan Search & Consulting Steve Shores

June 26, 2018 – Franklin, TN-headquartered executive search firm Ryan Search & Consulting recently expanded into the healthcare space with the addition of Steve Shores as a senior consultant.

“With the healthcare industry in the throes of immense upheaval, it has become essential to find the right leaders who know the industry well and can guide the full range of healthcare facilities – sole community providers, critical access hospitals, mid-size hospitals as well as large hospital networks – in navigating extremely rough seas,” said Dan Ryan, principal and founder. “We believe we’ve found the perfect expertise in Steve who has proven his ability to find the talented, high-caliber leader for every healthcare situation in today’s market. He should greatly compliment all that we do for our clients.”

With a 38-year career in human resources, 33 of those specifically in the healthcare industry, Mr. Shores has found and filled hospital leadership positions for the largest proprietary hospital company in the world to some of the smallest single hospital facilities in America. Previously, he was a consultant with healthcare consulting firm Quorum Health. He began his career in service sales and human resources with Murray Ohio Manufacturing Co., which manufactured lawnmowers and bicycles, before working for HCA (Hospital Corporation of America).

Ryan Search & Consulting provides talent acquisition, talent development and organizational succession counsel and services for clients in the architecture, engineering, construction, industrial, corporate and healthcare fields. Mr. Ryan, who founded the firm in 2010, has a background in the industrial and professional services world, serving in roles ranging from operations manager to vice president of human resources.

Healthcare Recruiting

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts and whatever changes are coming. This has produced a high demand for top-notch leaders in the sector – and executive recruiters who can land them.

While executive search firms have stepped up in recent months placing numerous leaders at various healthcare organizations, recruiting firms have also bulked up their respective healthcare practices. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon archives:

Nashville, TN-based the Human Capital Group 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..

Quick Leonard Kieffer announced a new of counsel relationship with H. Stephen Lieber. He will be assisting with executive search and client consulting, with a special emphasis on the healthcare association and professional society arenas, as well as the information and digital technology industry sectors.

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. HealthSearch Partners combines CES Executive Search, FaithSearch Partners, and Southerland Partners.

Cejka Executive Search, a specialist recruiter serving the healthcare space, recently expanded with the addition of Mark Madden as executive vice president, managing principal, to lead executive search services for senior healthcare executive positions. Previously, Mr. Madden spent more than seven years with B.E. Smith serving as SVP of executive search.

Chicago-based TalentRISE expanded with the addition of Kathleen Murphy as managing director, healthcare and life sciences. Since 2010, Ms. Murphy has served as director of executive recruiting at Huron Consulting Group, a business consulting firm serving the healthcare, life sciences, higher education and other commercial markets.

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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