Executive Search

Executive Search at The Medicus Firm

Hiring is challenging, especially in today's ever-changing market. Big decisions like these require thorough vetting to understand skillsets, expertise, and cultural fit that all need to map back to an organization's overall business objectives.

As a result, internal recruitment efforts are time-consuming and hard to prioritize. Without access to a comprehensive network of healthcare executives and the bandwidth to run an extensive outbound search, your organization may not uncover the absolute best fit at the speed you need to continue providing exceptional care and leadership.

When you partner with The Medicus Firm Executive Search for your healthcare leadership recruitment, you instantly tap into our vast array of unrivaled healthcare industry resources. As part of the M3 USA family, we have access to the world's largest community of experienced and emerging healthcare executives, driven by the medical industry's most advanced innovations in technology, media, and outreach to healthcare professionals.

The Medicus Firm Executive Search is one of the leading healthcare executive search firms in the U.S. We specialize in procuring top C-level executives, Deans, Chairs, Chiefs, and all other various leadership positions in both the Acute and Academic Healthcare space. Our tenured team of search consultants has decades of experience successfully executing numerous executive-level searches for a variety of prestigious healthcare institutions working both in-house and as external partners.

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Why We're Different

Extensive Industry Experience

With 86+ years of combined experience in the healthcare and executive search industry, we know the challenges you face every day. Our clients range in size from 400+ location hospital systems to rural single-site locations.

Open Communication

Bi-Weekly update calls combined with a real-time client portal and deliverables that provide status updates when you need them. Our portal allows you access to see the history and results of all candidates connected with and trends regarding market feedback.

Predictable Pricing Model

Search investment is not based on a percentage of compensation like other firms. Instead, we use a pre-determined rate based on the title and scope of responsibilities. Our clients appreciate the added benefit of being able to accurately budget recruiting costs without surprises.

Commitment to the Close

Unlike the industry standard for retained searches where all fees are guaranteed, we only invoice the last 1/3 of the search fee when we have a signed offer letter. We have a 100% fill rate for every search that we were allowed to work to completion.


Combined Years of Experience

in Healthcare & Executive Search


Clients Served

across Hospital, Acute Care & Academia



where we have placed executive candidates

Our Areas of Expertise

Academic Medicine & Health Sciences

Permanent Placement and Interim Executive Search

We have a specialized team of senior executive recruiters that focus solely on academic medicine because of its nuances and the extensive experience required to be successful in this area of healthcare. Our consultants have worked for and with Academic Medical Centers providing valuable perspectives on how to secure the best leaders for our academic clients. Our team is experienced with placing executive roles, including Deans, Chairs, Chiefs, executive clinical leadership, and various roles in the basic science departments.

Acute Care, Integrated Delivery & Health Plan

Permanent Placement and Interim Executive Search

We have a specialized group of senior executive recruiters focused on the identification and attraction of C-level executives across Acute Care, including hospitals, health systems, FQHC's integrated delivery organizations, and health plans. Our consultants have worked in a variety of healthcare settings in leadership roles serving all of these industry verticals, providing a comprehensive understanding of each and every kind of healthcare executive position and a targeted focus on each organization's culture and business objectives.

Sampling of Clients Served

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Our Team

Sarah Becker

Sarah Becker

Senior Vice President, Executive Search

Sarah is the Senior Vice President and head of The Medicus Firm's Executive Search Division. With over 20 years of business transformation and leadership expertise, Sarah was most recently with Charles Aris Executive Search, Inc., where she had over 7 years in executive search leadership. After building a successful practice based on strong relationships with her clients, Sarah transitioned into operational leadership, focusing on improving and creating retention strategies for both clients and employees. Through Sarah's leadership, she has cultivated a better client experience with exceptional results.

Emily Hunter

Emily Hunter

Vice President of Acute Care Health, Executive Search

Emily is the Vice President of Acute Care, Integrated Delivery, and Health Plan Services for The Medicus Firm's Executive Search Division. Over the past 13 years, Emily has held strategic roles in sales and recruiting for large healthcare consulting firms, and has also held leadership roles for enterprise corporate organizations in Talent Acquisition, HR, and Strategy and Operations. Emily's diverse background provides her with the unique vantage point to accurately identify and relate to the needs of her clients. She leverages her experience and hands-on approach to execute projects with precision, transparency, and her signature candor.

Josh Winters

Josh Winters

Vice President of Academic Health, Executive Search

Josh is the Vice President of Academic Medicine and Health Sciences for The Medicus Firm's Executive Search Division. Over the past decade Josh has served as a CSO, General Manager and Executive Search Practice Leader for several professional services organizations. Josh has consulted with senior leaders during mergers, reorganizations, and backfilling key talent gaps. He has made it his mission to partner with leaders to implement resilient talent management strategies through locating, developing, and retaining their most important asset, their people.

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