Healthcare Executive Search

Healthcare Executive Search

Furst Group is in its fourth decade of providing executive search and consulting services for the healthcare industry. Our experience in evaluating talent, leadership, and culture helps companies align their organizations to execute their strategic initiatives. Our relationships, processes, and attention to details put a premium on service excellence and client satisfaction.

We are ranked as one of Modern Healthcare's  10 largest executive search firms, and as one of "America's Best Executive Search Firms" by Forbes.

Our talent and leadership solutions provide a comprehensive array of retained executive search and integrated talent management services, from individual leadership development to executive team performance to organizational/cultural assessment and succession planning. As one of the leading firms in our field exclusively focused on healthcare, we provide a depth of understanding and analysis that our clients find most beneficial. We identify, assess, and develop optimal talent to implement your vision, mitigating risk as you build and strengthen your leadership team.

Furst Group’s deep roots in all facets of healthcare enable us to guide organizations through the challenges of integrated talent management in the post-reform era. Our clients include hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, managed care organizations, medical group practices, healthcare products and services companies, life-science and medical device firms, venture capital- or equity-backed firms, insurance companies, integrated delivery systems, and post-acute and end-of-life care businesses.

The opportunities and challenges in healthcare have never been greater than they are today.; That is why the acquisition, development, and retention of talent have never been more important. There is no such thing as a perfect candidate, but our job is to make sure we find the most perfect fit – the best candidate for the role, your culture, and your organization.

The business of healthcare requires specialists; the business of people requires specialists too. Very few executive search firms specialize in healthcare – an industry that is rapidly changing on an almost daily basis – like Furst Group. However, executive search is more than simply filling an opening. Adding a new executive requires a thorough understanding of the performance and dynamics of your leadership team. One new addition will clearly impact the entire team.

Because we understand your business, we can help you assess the overall fit of the executive in your culture. We work to align our client’s talent strategy with its business strategy. We focus on blending new talent with the leadership team to create a maximum impact on your organization.

Our record of finding, assessing, and developing optimal talent for our clients is one that we are proud to compare with anyone. Our clients trust our insight on all facets of organizational leadership – from the initial creation of a position to reporting structures, core competencies, and compensation. We are experienced in providing real-time market information as well as generating greater corporate self-awareness of leadership gaps and strengths to help our clients make informed decisions related to the acquisition, alignment, and assessment of leadership talent.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity increases access to opportunities, produces greater business results, and increases talent retention and employee engagement. This is true for our organization and team members, for our clients, and for our communities.

Furst Group, an MPI Company, is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) through strategic systemic change, developing pathways for access and exposure, and establishing processes, tools, and metrics that encourage authentic transformational leadership.

We hold ourselves accountable and engage our colleagues in active dialogue around our DE&I principles and values. Specifically, we measure our progress on increasing diverse representation within our own teams and in our search delivery outcomes with clients. We create meaningful client and community partnerships, share thought leadership and resources, and collaborate on and support programs and initiatives that further DE&I.