Vetted Solutions Tapped by Heart and Lung Society for CEO Search

October 29, 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.

Recently, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), located in the greater Dallas area has retained the services of Jim Zaniello of Vetted Solutions to find a new CEO.

The CEO reports to the ISHLT board of directors and has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the mission, programs, staff and expansion, said Vetted Solutions. She or he will be required to develop an in-depth knowledge of the core programs and operations for the ISHLT. The individual must be able to ensure a smooth transition from the retiring leader as well as ensure consistent delivery of programs and services to members during the transition.

In addition, the CEO will collaborate with the board by developing and implementing goals, polices, and operational plans that further the mission, vision, and strategic objectives, and facilitate information rich decision-making.

ISHLT wants an energetic and innovative CEO who is a proven leader with the experience, creativity and skill to lead the organization to even greater heights, said the search firm. The candidate should demonstrate a history of skills to direct the human, financial and physical resources of a prominent international society.

Vetted Solutions said that the successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • A history of success working with a volunteer board of directors and the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships, roles and responsibilities.
  • Experience enhancing an organization’s approach to governance as it grows.
  • Experience in developing strategic relationships with industry partners resulting in robust exhibit and sponsor programs as well as increased philanthropic activities.
  • Evidence of effective financial management, including financial planning, budget development and strategic growth of income and assets of an organization.
  • A track record of ensuring the success of a large professional meeting that delivers cutting-edge content.

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The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, professional organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart and lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support and innovative therapies via research, education and advocacy. The organization was created in 1981 at a gathering of about 15 cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Today, it has over 3,700 members from over 45 countries, representing over 15 different professional disciplines involved in the management and treatment of end-stage heart and lung disease.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Vetted Solutions, a specialist in conducting non-profit and association sector recruiting assignments, focuses on recruiting board members, CEOs and senior staff positions for prominent and well-known organizations nationwide.

Recent searches that the firm has conducted include recruiting the CEO for SOCAP Internationalplacing the president for El-Hibri Foundation and recruiting a chief learning officer for the American Society of Association Executives. Vetted solutions also helped recruit Daniel Gillison as the executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.

Mr. Zaniello has worked for more than two decades in positions ranging from non-profit executive director to publisher of a leading tool for non-profit executive search. He is also said to have an intimate understanding of the complex demands of the executive office through his own experience as executive director at several associations and non-profits.

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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