At Executive Search Associates, we make masterful matches. We specialize in healthcare leadership recruitment and placement.

What our clients and candidates are saying about us:

Jocelyn – PreOp/PACU Nurse Manager

“I would highly recommend Executive Search Associates. My expectations were exceeded and I would highly recommend and not hesitate to use the services again.”

“Chip was very professional and went above and beyond any other recruiter I have worked with. He was always available and kept in touch often. He knew the company I was applying with very well and he gave me pertinent tips and information. Chip’s guidance and support through the process was exceptional. He was in contact frequently and always there if I needed or had questions.”

Christine – Surgery Center Nurse Manager

“Chip was amazing! From the beginning to the end of the process he was supportive and provided great guidance and feedback. I am very satisfied with your process. Moreover, I feel I was matched well with an organization that has like values.”

Kelly – Labor and Delivery Manager

“Heather, Thank you so very much for your personal attention to me during my job search and throughout the entire interview process.  You have been absolutely wonderful!”

Global Leader, Health Economics/Medical Devices

“I have found the recruiting services provided by Justin Ball and Executive Search Associates to be an indispensable tool in building a solid team. Within the highly specialized world of medical devices it can be quite difficult to find individuals who not only have the technical skills required for the job, but the right personality and cultural fit as well.  Both are requirements for long term success within my company.  Justin and Executive Search Associates have done a great job at finding the blend we are looking for, and we certainly hope to continue our key partnership moving forward into the future.”

Mary, Director of Nursing Operations

“I have had the pleasure of working with Heather on several occasions, beginning with my own recruitment to this hospital.  Since then she has placed two of my nurse managers and is currently working to help me dill another position.  I have found her to be professional, competent and efficient. She has responded quickly to all requests and has gone out of her way to make the candidates’ transition as smooth as possible for them and for us.  I look forward to working with her in the future as need arises.”

National Account Manager, Market Access/Medical Device

“This is a note in regard to the productive interactions I experienced in working with Justin Ball at Executive Search Associates.  As an Account Manager actively looking for a new opportunity within the Market Access space, I was able to connect with Justin early on in my search.  We immediately developed a solid relationship that helped me to better understand the opportunities that existed and if my skill set would be an appropriate fit with the positions he presented.  All said, Justin’s knowledgeable insight with several medical device companies enabled me to be well prepared prior to and during the interview process.  In turn I accepted a Market Access position with a dynamic company that continues to meet my expectations and challenge my skill set.”

Sadaf – Human Resources

“I was very impressed with Heather’s recruiting and presentation skills.  I have yet to work with another recruiter like Heather, she is excellent.”

Strategic Account Manager/Medical Device

“I had the pleasure of having Justin Ball represent me in my search for a Business Development role.  Justin’s professionalism was evident in all situations as the search process escalated.  Critical in the search is finding the correct match and Justin was excellent at not only fitting at the key requirements but also finding the small nuances required in the role that can make the real difference in finding the right fit.  Communication at the right time cannot be emphasized enough in the recruiting process and this was handled with great care to keeping the process moving forward and minimize anxiety.  Looking forward to working with Justin in the future.”

Sharon – Nurse Practitioner

“Heather, As always it good to work with you.  I know that you said your job is the hardest job you have ever had, but I hope that you never decide to ‘pack it in’ because you are very good at what you do.  Believe me. I’ve done some comparison shopping.  Seriously, it’s refreshing to meet someone who is interested in matching the right person to the right job for the sake to making the right match, not just to provide a ‘warm body’ to make a commission.  Looking for a job is hard, but you make it much easier.”

Payment and Health Economic Value Director/Medical Devices

“Justin is different from other recruiters, I get calls from recruiters quite often and they cannot wait to pitch the position to me. Justin interviewed me for 30-45 minutes to make sure he had the right position for me before even pitching the opportunity. We both felt that the position he currently was offering was not the right fit but if he had one in the future he would reach out. A few months later he called again, and he nailed it. Justin placed me in a position that was a perfect fit for me not just any position. He took the time to understand my personality and what drives me to wake up everyday and placed me in a position where I would have passion for work. I cannot thank him enough.”

Mary – Chief Nursing Officer

“Heather is an asset to your company.  I appreciate her intuitive strength and ability to make a ‘good fit’ happen.  She is a true professional.”

Senior Director, Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement/Medical Devices

“I built my entire team working with Justin Ball to supply candidates. Justin initially took time to learn the specifics of my needs and then provided well vetted candidates for interviews. He was extremely accessible and very attentive to my needs. We were in a hurry to get the team on board, and Justin’s sense of urgency was fantastic. I will definitely be reaching out again when I need to hire.”

Kim – Human Resource Director

“Heather and I have established a great working relationship.  I appreciate her responsiveness, honest and would recommend her to anyone.”

Senior Marketing Manager/Medical Devices

“Justin has been terrific to work with ever since our first phone call.  His follow up is fantastic and he really cares about my individual interests.   Justin is extremely honest and has always been upfront about if a potential job aligns with my personal career goals. Some recruiters just fill the job and move on but Justin has maintained a great relationship with me 4 years after placing me for a role in the medical device industry.  He understands my future career goals and will frequently reach out with ideas, tips, and job opportunities that may help me achieve these goals!  If you’re looking for just a job call any recruiter but if you’re looking to achieve more than just landing a job and want to continue to rise up the corporate ladder, call Justin!”

Ken – Nurse Practitioner and Practice Manager

“Heather is great! She did well for me as a candidate and on the other side as an employer.  She is a top-notch professional.”

Marketing Manager/Medical Devices

“During my recent job search, Justin found me and reached out to get connected.  After speaking with him about my background and skill set, he quickly got to work trying to find a mutually beneficial fit for my next position.  Within a couple weeks he came back to me with a great opportunity that otherwise wouldn’t have been on my radar, and soon thereafter I began the interviewing process which ultimately led to me landing the job. Throughout this entire process Justin was a consummate professional, expertly balancing my needs with those of his client.”

Cathy – Chief Nursing Officer

“I have worked with many recruiters personally and professionally in the past and do not plan to use anyone but Executive Search Associates in the future!”


“Hello Heather…just thinking about you and the wonderful opportunity you encouraged me to pursue. 5 years later I am still learning and have 1 more year to work here. Thank you for being in my corner.”