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While FaithSearch is already off to a strong start to 2020 and the new decade, the firm’s CEO, Ed Fry, is grateful for the firm’s growth and accomplishments over the past year.

2019 Reflections

“FaithSearch was founded in 2007,” said Fry.  “As I reflect on the past decade and more, I am amazed how God has blessed this firm to build our clients leadership capabilities to have an incredible impact on their communities.  The firm, through its affiliations, is now part of the sixth largest retained healthcare executive search firm in the U.S.  2019 was our strongest year in the history of the firm.  Our Mission Enterprise and Education divisions had record years, along with our Healthcare division, which saw growth spurred by its affiliation with HealthSearch Partners.”

2019 Held Significant Searches

Fry continued, “Last year, HealthSearch was honored to be awarded several critical searches by Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston. Being a newly merged system, we knew it was essential to find leaders that could propel the new system towards success. We were fortunate to manage searches which led to long-time system veteran Michael Rowan as its EVP of Hospital and Ambulatory Services and Lina George as its Chief Human Resources Officer.

“Our work last year also included the President/CEO search for Houston-based The Center for Hearing and Speech, one of the nation’s premier organization’s caring for children with profound hearing loss.  We are so blessed to work with clients who make such a profound difference in the daily lives of people from all walks of life.”

Diversity Growth

“FaithSearch is deeply grateful to the clients who entrusted us to manage its searches for its critical leadership positions in 2019. It is a responsibility that we don’t take lightly,” said Fry.  “Successful candidate diversity is an increasingly important mandate from our clients, too.  Historically, two-thirds of our successful candidates have been racial and/or gender diverse leaders.  However, we saw that percentage exceeded in 2019.  More importantly, the slate of recommended candidates from which our clients select finalists is becoming even more diverse.  This is a wonderful reflection of the state of healthcare leadership and our team’s commitment to intentionally and proactively make an impact in this area.”

Some of the firm’s successful healthcare searches in 2019 included:

  • The Chief Nursing Officers for both Ascension Health Texas in Austin and Adventist HealthCare White Oak in Silver Spring, MD (one of the newest hospitals in the country),
  • Board member searches for Adventist Health in Roseville, CA, and
  • Several leadership searches for Hawaii’s Ohana Pacific Management Company, the largest post-acute care entity in the state.

For more information about FaithSearch’s executive search successes or offerings, contact Ed Fry at

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