Highly qualified professionals. Leading organizations.
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.
You can contact Jim at email@example.com
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.
You can contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Recruiter and Trainer
Internal Recruiter and Trainer | 910-444-4480
Elizabeth Brunner is the Internal Recruiter and Trainer for Gibson Consultants. As our company continues to grow, she manages the recruiting and onboarding processes.
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 her work to recruit, train, and assist our Executive Search Consultants.
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.
You can contact Elizabeth at email@example.com
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.
You can contact Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kylie Knavish 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]
Kylie’s narrow focus on product management enables her to know the market well and provide a thorough understanding of the needs of our clients. 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.
Kylie received a B.A. degree in Business from University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You can contact Kylie at email@example.com
Lauren Bodenhamer is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants specializing in Healthcare Software Product Management. Target Positions include: Chief Product Officer, VP of Product Management, Director of Product Management, and other senior level positions.
Before joining Gibson Consultants, Lauren served as a leader and volunteer to various companies and organizations in the Wilmington area. She found success in fostering customer relations and establishing process improvement, bringing her past organization from the local to national market. She prides herself on her ability to face difficulties through a steadfast and innovative approach.
By leveraging her experience as a leader in previous endeavors, she is poised as an excellent asset to her network of clients and candidates. Lauren’s niche focus on product management enables her to provide expert knowledge and a detailed yet personal approach to aiding our candidates and clients. Through her expansive network of product professionals, she is better able to provide top notch submittals to specialty executive positions.
Lauren received a B.A. degree in Political Science along with a minor in both Legal Studies and Psychology, from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Search Consultant, Health IT Marketing and Sales | (910) 444-4487
Colleen Watford is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Health IT Sales and Marketing. [VP of Sales & Marketing, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, Sales & Marketing Executives]
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Colleen led a successful career in sales and brand management within Fortune 500 companies. She was successful in developing and leading sales programs for prospective accounts. While Implementing marketing and merchandising strategies for retail platforms, she was consistently recognized as a top performer. Her contribution to her previous organizations led to substantial growth within their markets.
In her current role, Colleen specializes in sales and marketing leadership positions for our healthcare technology clients, spanning both the payer and provider industries. Colleen understands the specific needs of the candidates and clients due to her niche focus and relevant experience.
Colleen received a B.S. degree in Communication Studies and an English minor from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Faith Keller is an Executive Research Consultant for Gibson Consultants focusing on market research and process improvement. She trains and assists our Executive Search Consultants to develop effective research strategies.
Prior to joining Gibson Consultants, Faith held management positions responsible for training, streamlining processes and initiating positive company culture practices. Through these leadership roles, she successfully reduced turnover, improved internal communication and increased overall work efficiency.
Faith is a researcher throughout the full lifecycle of the executive search process from prospecting to making a placement. She serves as a subject matter expert in the research process with a strong understanding of sources, industries, markets, organizational structures, and companies.
Faith received a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Business from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
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.
You can contact Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.