Case Study: CEO Search for Healthcare Products & Services Company

Helping a healthcare company transition from a founder-led model to a  publicly traded, growth-focused structure.


Publicly traded commercial healthcare products & services company


  • Executive search


  • Healthcare products
  • Healthcare services

Founder Led to CEO Leadership Transition

The client, a publicly traded commercial healthcare products and services company specializing in gastrointestinal and anesthesiology services, approached Focus Search Partners to help them transition from a founder-led approach to a CEO-driven model. The client also needed a retained search partner that could identify a candidate with the experience to help them continue to expand operations, ensure strong future performance, deliver growth, and refine their strategic direction.

Our experienced healthcare team had the depth of industry knowledge to hit the ground running. First, the team conducted cultural interviews, dove deep into industry research, and met with key stakeholders to gain a full understanding of the client’s expectations.  At the end of the discovery phase, the Focus Search Partners team knew they were looking for someone with extensive expertise leading clinical/surgical services models, CEO and Board experience , and experience with mergers and acquisitions.

Goals & Solutions



The client completed a large number of acquisitions in his first year as CEO


Continued merger and acquisition growth with effective integration to drive performance


Solid merger and acquisition runway and model has opportunity to be leveraged across other specialties

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