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President | 910-444-4484
Jim founded Gibson Consultants in 2002 after careers in healthcare technology and employee benefits. At Dictaphone Healthcare and HSS (now part of Optum360), he held sales and product management positions.
At Dictaphone, he was responsible for sales of advanced speech recognition solutions to hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers in the Northeast. As vice president of sales for HSS, Jim was responsible for nationwide direct and third-party sales of coding, case mix classification, and prospective payment system (PPS) software to hospitals and the payor market.
Prior to his healthcare technology career, he spent nine years with Prudential’s group insurance division in its New York offices in sales, sales management, and hospital contracting. Jim was responsible for account management for the eastern region of MHN, a managed behavioral health company.
Jim has an M.B.A. in Financial Management and Business Economics from Pace University, and a B.B.A. in Marketing from St. Bonaventure University.
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Administrative Officer | 910-444-4485
Margaret Stamatis is the Chief Administrative Officer at Gibson Consultants. She joined Gibson Consultants in 2013 as part of its research department specifically assisting the executive Search Consultants with candidate searches. Since joining the company, her responsibilities have grown to include marketing initiatives, operations, accounting, human resources, and special projects for Gibson Consultants.
Prior to joining Gibson Consultants, Margaret enjoyed a 20-year career in marketing, notably sponsorship consulting and national consumer promotions. Most recently she led a team as Vice President at Team Epic, a sport sponsorship agency matching clients with sponsorship properties and activating sponsorships to advance brand objectives. Her responsibilities included client and property lead, contract consultation, athlete negotiation, internal P&L and client activation budgets, analysis of property opportunities, and overall management of event activation teams.
Margaret holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, an M.S. in Sport Management from UMass Amherst, and a B.A. from Trinity College.
Elizabeth Brunner is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants specializing in Healthcare Software Product Management.
Before joining Gibson Consultants, Elizabeth served as a volunteer and leader in a variety of organizations earning awards for her excellence in achievement. In these roles, she served as a voice for her constituents, an advisor on future growth and development, and budget manager.
Elizabeth takes great pride in working closely with people and helping others become better leaders as well. Her dedication to better serve her community by revamping organization constitutions and providing educational, cultural, and social programming positions her as a leader in Gibson Consultants executive search business. Elizabeth’s passion to helping others is the driving force in continuing the goal to meet and exceed the needs of our clients and candidates.
Elizabeth received a B.A. degree in Political Science and minor in both Nonprofit Leadership and Management and Leadership Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Search Consultant, Payer Market & Health IT
Search Consultant, Payer Market & Health IT | 954-579-5195
Shari Jernstrom is a Senior Consultant specializing in the payer and group insurance market.
Shari’s career spans over 25 years of providing Human Resources leadership for several dynamic and pioneering information systems, internet and digital media companies. Prior to joining Gibson Consultants, Shari held a variety of senior HR roles at America Online (AOL), PSI Net, formerly the world’s largest internet hosting company, and several computer/information systems companies.
Shari is passionate about her role in building organizational capability through sourcing, hiring, onboarding and engaging the best talent possible. She has led many training classes on effective interviewing skills and advising her management teams on how to assess all aspects of a candidate’s capabilities, personal attributes, behavioral characteristics and ability to fit into the culture of the company.
Shari received a M.S. degree in Personnel/Industrial Relations from the Kogod School of Business Administration at American University and a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Psychology from American University in Washington, DC. She received her SPHR and CCP certifications and resides in New Orleans.
Chase Johanson is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants specializing in hospital supply chain management. His sweet spot is executive and director positions, yet all supply chain talent is of interest.
Healthcare Supply Chain focus specializing in VP and director level: Materials Management, Procurement, Purchasing, Operations, Strategic Sourcing, and Value Analysis
Prior to joining Gibson Consultants, Chase helped develop the Community Music Academy at UNCW and served as Program Assistant managing the daily operations. He also worked as a consultant for the town of Topsail Island, providing research, business analysis and efficiency recommendations for the city’s Marina.
Chase is a former college student-athlete High Jumper and was captain of the UNCW Track & Field program. He is successful in being a team leader and uses his talents to help people with furthering their careers in healthcare.
Chase received a B.S. degree in Business Administration – Management and Leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Theresa Kelly is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants specializing in Hospital Supply Chain.
As a hospital supply chain recruiter, Theresa focuses on cultivating relationships with talented supply chain professionals to help hospitals find top senior-level talent. In a time of increasing financial pressures and the volatile state of the industry, it is imperative that hospitals find strategic supply chain leaders who not only deliver cost savings, but more importantly help promote positive patient outcomes.
Theresa’s sole focus is on the hospital supply chain and this specialization within the industry means she can offer uniquely in-depth industry insights, from identifying the key players in the field to a keen understanding of client needs that recruiters attempting a wider focus cannot match.
Hospital Supply Chain focus specializing in management and xxecutive level positions in: Materials Management, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Distribution&Logistics, Analytics, Value Analysis and Clinical Resource Management
Theresa received a B.S. degree in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and Business Development from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (graduating Summa Cum Laude).
Mackenzie Kuhne is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants Specializing in Healthcare Software Product Management. [Chief Product Officer, VP of Product Management, Director of Product Management, Senior Product positions]
By focusing solely on product executives, Mackenzie holds a higher understanding of the needs of her clients than her competitors. She is an expert in the domain and is better able to penetrate the candidate pool, especially the highly coveted passive candidates because she is actively engaging both clients and candidates on a daily basis.
Mackenzie received a B.A. degree in Business Management and Marketing from North Carolina State University.
Search Consultant, Health IT Sales
Search Consultant, Health IT Sales | 910-444-4487
Daylon Grubb is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants Specializing in Health IT Sales. [Chief Revenue Officer, VP of Sales, Sales Executives, Senior Director of Sales]
Daylon’s focus is individual contributors and sales management. Her clients are digital health companies in the consumer, payer and provider markets. Daylon maintains a nationwide network through a balanced approach of working with both candidates and clients on a daily basis. Her narrow focus within the healthcare space better allows her to penetrate the market and get to the highly coveted passive candidates.
Daylon received a B.A. degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Search Consultant, Health Plan Compliance
Search Consultant, Health Plan Compliance | 910-444-4483
Gino LaManna is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants Specializing in Health Plan Compliance. [Chief Compliance Officer, Privacy Officers, Chief of Regulatory affairs, VP of Compliance]
Gino is an expert in the healthcare compliance domain. By limiting his focus to senior level healthcare compliance positions, he is better able to penetrate the candidate pool, especially the highly coveted passive candidates. With a balanced approach to working with both clients and candidates, Giovanni maintains his nation-wide network of Compliance Executives.
Gino received a B.A. degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Search Consultant, Payer Market & Health IT
Search Consultant, Payer Market & Health IT | 312-643-1030
Betsy is a Senior Consultant focused on placing senior executives in the payer and group insurance market.
Before joining Gibson Consultants in 2003, Betsy had an 18-year career with Aetna. She held positions ranging from account executive and marketing manager, to vice president of account management, vice president of sales, and ultimately general manager.
As general manager, Betsy was responsible for a 1.2 million-member health plan, which was rated the #1 plan in the state by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Directing a staff of 240, Betsy oversaw departments that included Medicare and commercial sales and service, provider relations, network management, quality management and local operations.
Betsy received her B.S. in Marketing from Lehigh University.
Search Consultant, Payer Market & Health IT
Search Consultant, Payer Market & Health IT | 610-574-1594
Joe is a Senior Consultant focused on placing senior executives in the payer and group insurance market.
Prior to joining Gibson Consultants, Joe held sales and sales management positions. Starting as a sales representative targeting the military-resale market, he rose to area manager, responsible for 50+ salespeople, 85 different lines of consumer products, and the top region in sales volume.
After starting as a sales representative targeting the military-resale market, Joe spent the next seven years in healthcare technology, where he successfully sold speech recognition solutions for Dictaphone Healthcare. Joe held a national sales management position and served as a “new technology champion”, promoting Natural Language Processing and Coding products. He sold electronic medical record and practice management solutions into the physician market for Misys Healthcare Systems.
Working with a boutique PR firm, Joe specialized in market research planning, communications consulting, and relationship management for unions, healthcare companies, government agencies, and other public-sector organizations.
Joe received his B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) from La Salle University.