"First Cut"

We assist clients in executing strategies to fit their needs for recruiting and hiring the very best talent.  We offer three complementary services:

“First Cut” is an innovative/customized talent identification and assessment tool for senior talent in healthcare. It provides:

Vetted quality senior candidates in 3-6 weeks – who have been screened, interviewed, and are ready to be introduced to our client.


A vetted list* of 4-6 executive level candidates in 3-6 weeks who have been professionally screened and are

  • Ready to be interviewed, and/or
  • Assessed relative to internal candidates

* Requires contract, spec sheet completion and initial retainer


  • Initial client meeting
  • Deeper client analysis
  • Market analysis & candidate specification
  • Search strategy
  • Candidate identification and vetted candidates
  • No off-limits

Reduced Risk

  • Advance access to potential talent matching business needs
  • Provides a meaningful comparison with internal talent pool
  • Reduces opportunity costs and risks
  • Can “search” confidentially before a vacancy starts to hurt
  • Can reduce risk of “fast hire – mismatch later” 
  • Freedom to operate without “off limits”
  • A fraction of the cost of a full retained search fee, plus…
  • No fee for additional hires from the final slate
  • No off-limits issues – true high quality/comprehensive candidate pool
  • Minimal to no travel expenses  
  • No office overhead/overlays/charges
  • Continued assistance with the search process on an agreed-upon hourly rate for closing or reference checks if desired

Benefits of “First Cut”

Ability to respond quickly to:

  • Annual expansion needs
  • A recent resignation/or planned separation
  • An anticipated organizational change

And, can partner with:

Comparing internal candidates to external candidates
Facilitating global expansion
Upgrading the advisory board
Providing a vetted candidate pool for Board openings
Benchmarking real market salaries