Tyler & Company Appoints VP for the Northeast and Midwest Regions

February 25, 2019 – Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown.

Atlanta-based healthcare specialists Tyler & Company has expanded with the addition of Diane Nicholas as vice president for its Northeast and Midwest regions. She will be leading searches for mid-level to senior executives and interim placement.

Ms. Nicholas brings over 20 years of expertise in professional staffing, consulting and executive search in the healthcare industry. Before joining Tyler & Company, she was director of client management with boutique firm NHS Solutions. Before that, Ms. Nicholas was a consultant with WK Advisors, a division of Witt/Kieffer. She started her search career with Leader for Today, where she worked for six years with hospital facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region to provide executive leadership in both interim and permanent roles for positions ranging from the director level through the C-suite.

“I have always felt that working in healthcare, although I am on the periphery, was contributing to the greater good,” said Ms. Nicholas. “I get to help amazing people join great organizations where they can make a significant impact and I get to meet and talk to interesting people all day long.”

“There is nothing better than identifying the right person for the right organization,” Ms. Nicholas said. “You help the organization find someone who will build programs and make a difference for their future. You help a candidate find the right culture where they can thrive.”

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Tyler & Company is the healthcare executive search arm of Jackson Healthcare. The firm specializes in recruiting leadership talent for healthcare, academic medicine and health and life sciences organizations. Since 1978, its recruiters have placed thousands of C-suite executives, physician leaders and healthcare administrators health systems, hospitals, physician group practices and academic medical centers.


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Recently, Tyler & Company named Jennifer Becker as its national interim division practice leader, a new position within the executive search firm. “Ms. Becker will focus her time and attention to growing our interim service line,” said the firm. “She will be our point person for our interim practice and spearhead our effort to grow nationwide.”

Ms. Becker has over 20 years of experience in building out markets for consulting and staffing firms to her role. She joined Tyler & Company in 2017 from Jackson Executives, an interim healthcare executive search firm, in conjunction with a merger between the firms. Over the last year, she led Tyler & Company’s Southeast region as vice president.

Tyler & Company also added Marion Spears Karr, who has more than 27 years of experience in healthcare recruiting, as a vice president and senior healthcare consultant. Mr. Karr has in-depth experience leading successful recruitment teams that specialize in nursing leadership, C-level, vice president and senior director-level searches. He has developed a deep understanding of complex challenges facing healthcare and nursing leaders in the current market, said Tyler & Co. Previously, Mr. Karr was president of Avery Executive Search, a talent and solutions company specializing in healthcare, as well as executive vice president for parent company Avery Partners.

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

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