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"Thank you so much for your assistance in helping us find solid candidates who are both a culture fit, and focused on results. You have made the hiring decisions difficult in the best possible way."
-- Kip Koll, Director Customer and Provider Network Relations, Ameritas
"I have worked with Gibson Consultants twice now to fill executive positions and have been impressed both times with the quality of candidates they have brought to us and their ability to manage the process efficiently for us. It is clear they are able to understand our business and identify the types of candidates that we need to see. I am pleased to say both engagements were completed quickly and, most importantly, successfully."
-- Tim Kowalski, President & Chief Executive Officer, Halfpenny Technologies
"Joe has a natural ability to relate with people which makes it a pleasure to work with him. He is transparent and thorough in his dealings in order to ensure that he finds his clients the best candidates possible. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Joe again due to his professionalism and expertise."
-- Dahlia Anne Kelly, Director of Customer Service, First Care Health
"Jim and his team did a terrific job for us. He insisted on having a face-to-face meeting with our team to fully understand the players behind our corporate culture before embarking on our search process. Given our unique operating approach and the intensity level of our management team, this served us well. Gibson Consultants delivered a perfect match. Our new marketing director is a seamless addition to our team and is already contributing to CAS in a meaningful way. And, in addition to finding the right person, Jim's team executed the search in a timely fashion exactly as promised."
-- Ed Meyercord, Chief Executive Officer, Critical Alert
"When we engaged Gibson Consultants to find a "needle in a haystack" candidate, I really wasn't sure they'd be able to. I wasn't even sure the person existed. To my delight, they delivered. The process was quick and efficient, and I couldn't be more pleased with the hire. They have proved their worth and I look forward to using them again."
-- Chris Watson, Chief Marketing Officer, Brightree (former)
"We worked with Jim and his team recently on a critical hire and were extremely pleased with the results. Jim knows the healthcare IT space very well, demonstrated great credibility to our recruiting prospects, managed our own team’s time very efficiently which we greatly appreciated, and presented us with a well-qualified short list of candidates, one of whom we selected. All of this was accomplished in a short timeframe, which was necessary. Our experience with Jim spoke to the benefits of using a retained search model when you have a clearly defined need (or one that Jim can help you sort out), a short timeframe to get the hire done, and not much time to invest in the early stages of finding viable candidates."
-- Doug Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Connecture
"Both finalists were great and we thank you so very much for bringing us these excellent candidates. They are both highly qualified and I am sure we will not be disappointed with either. We have a difficult decision."
-- Rosemary Glavan, SVP Clinical Operations, AMC Health
"I have been a senior healthcare executive for over 30 years and have had the pleasure of working with Jim Gibson for the past three years. I have the highest respect for his integrity, follow through and friendship. Jim clearly understands the current and future healthcare business landscape and genuinely demonstrates what the relationship "should be between a recruiter and a candidate"."
-- Linda Cagle, CEO, Grayson Steele Associates, Inc
"I've worked with many recruiting firms, as a hiring manager and as a candidate. I found Gibson and Associates to be among the best. Jim and Betsy are caring, accessible, engaged and incredibly supportive. They provided great insight into the opportunity and clearly matched my background with the needs of the company. Jim and Betsy are true professionals and good people too. And, the ending to the story is I landed a fantastic job with a great company. I have nothing but praise for Gibson and Associates and would recommend them as either a candidate or hiring firm without hesitation."
-- Russ Anderson, Vice President of Product Managment, Clinithink, LLC
"Jim knows everyone, and I mean everyone, in the Healthcare IT space...great service and great connections."
-- Rob Gillette, CEO, Click4Care and HealthEdge
"I've used the big name firms in the past, and my experience with Gibson Consultants was better. I retained them for a critical hire, and their knowledge of the market really showed. The process was quick and efficient, and they delivered candidates that were right on target. I hope to use them again in the future."
-- Mike Critelli, CEO, Dossia
"Gibson Consultants provided a targeted, highly professional, results oriented search which produced several high calibre executives from a large pool. They were easy to do business with, had a thorough knowledge of the sector and their experience in driving the process to a successful conclusion in a tight timeframe proved their immense value to our business."
-- Phil Kiely, Executive Chairman, Uscom Limited
"I found your firm both professional and perseverant in filling a very difficult and key position. You invested time up front to understand our culture and the open position. Your follow through and response time was great; you did not flood us with resumes, but submitted candidates that were right on the money, with excellent, thorough candidate writeups. As I provided feedback, you listened and incorporated it into the recruiting cycle, and offered timely, helpful advice. At times I felt that I was working with a consultant as well as a recruiter."
-- Philippe d'Offay, President, pMDsoft, Inc.
"Jim and the team at Gibson Consultants were extremely effective. They took the time to understand our business and our organizational requirements, and then quickly provided us with a highly qualified pool of candidates. The Gibson group made it very easy for us to select the right executives to meet our business needs and strengthen our company. Jim and his team are a pleasure to work with and very effective at finding the right people for the right positions."
-- Keith Dayton, President - Operations, Click4Care, Inc.
“I recently retained Betsy Wertheimer of Gibson Consultants to conduct a key search that was especially challenging by its nature. I was impressed with her from the beginning but did not know what to expect, given the difficulty of the assignment. I soon learned that Betsy's knowledge of our industry and market makes all the difference and allows her to succeed where others might fail. With Betsy's help I filled the position with someone I am quite pleased about. Betsy is a real asset, and I recommend her to anyone with a key position to fill.”
-- Scott Rappoport, Chief Executive Officer - Benefit Sources & Solutions
"Mike Gilmartin and Gibson Consultants are part of my "A" team. In an industry marked by large, and often empty, promises, I find the level of energy, partnership, and collaboration Gibson brings to the table refreshing. But results are where the rubber meets the road, and few others have been as successful meeting my often demanding recruitment needs as Gibson."
-- Evan Schaffner, Assistant Vice President, Reliance Standard Life Insurance
"I was thrilled with the effort and professionalism that Betsy at Gibson Consultants worked in fulfilling our needs with multiple searches. Betsy’s knowledge of the industry and market in which we worked made her and her team a real asset as we grew our business. Our company continues its relationship with Gibson Consultants in helping us fill high quality open positions."
-- Jason Feuerman, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Delivery, Bravo Health
"I worked with Jim Gibson. He did an excellent job of identifying candidates based on our job description, and providing them in a timely manner. I recommend his service to anyone needing highly qualified candidates quickly."
-- Roger Waak, Senior Director, Implementation Services, Medical Present Value, Inc.
"What separates Gibson from other firms I have used in the past is their expertise and in depth knowledge of the field and industry. They were more than just a search firm; they provided expert insight and counsel on the position—they acted more like an extension of my management team than just a purveyor of resumes and candidates. I am very pleased with the effort and result."
-- Senior Vice President, Leading National Managed Healthcare Company