President | 910-444-4484
Jim founded Gibson Consultants in 2002 after careers in healthcare technology and group health insurance.
At Dictaphone Healthcare, he was responsible for selling advanced speech recognition solutions to hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers. Working with the product management group, he also helped position Dictaphone’s automated coding, NLP, and handheld charge capture solutions. 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 health plans. Before HSS, Jim sold the DIAMOND claim system for Health Systems Design and clinical guidelines and administrative services for Health Risk Management.
Prior to his healthcare technology career, he spent nine years with Prudential Healthcare in sales, sales management, and hospital contracting. Jim was also responsible for account management for the eastern region of MHN, a managed behavioral health company.
Jim’s value for fulfilling work is the foundation for why he started Gibson Consultants. Jim says, “We’re helping people with their careers while helping our clients build winning teams. We’re giving our team members rewarding career opportunities and creating meaningful, high-paying jobs for Wilmington, my adopted hometown. An added plus is that, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned how gratitude and humility drive happiness and fulfillment. I wish I learned THAT one a lot sooner!“
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret StamatisChief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer | 910-444-4485
Margaret Stamatis is the Chief Operating 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 sports 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 is a dedicated volunteer for organizations and causes that benefit community youth. Her muse is Brene Brown, and her family and co-workers are her daily inspiration. Margaret values character and believes character is defined by who you are when no one is looking. The number 4 is her favorite number because she has 4 boys, is the oldest of 4 sisters, and has participated in 4 marathons and 4 sprint triathlons. Margaret’s inspiration to share is, “That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” (The Alchemist)
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 email@example.com
Betsy WertheimerVice President, Executive Search: Payer Market & Digital Health
Vice President, Executive Search: Payer Market & Digital Health | 973-951-9538
Betsy is a Vice President, Executive Search 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
To see what others say about Betsy’s work, visit our testimonials page
Colin DittusVice President, Consulting
Vice President, Consulting | (910) 444-4488
As Vice President, Consulting, Colin is focused on building the Interim and Contract solutions offering for Gibson’s digital health and health plan clients.
Colin brings 20+ years of interim and executive search, with expertise in meeting complex business goals through the alignment of flexible talent solutions. His background spans business development, recruiting, and operational leadership.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Colin worked for MRI Network’s franchise system and corporate office for over 16 years. Most recently, Colin was Sr. Director, Operations and Development for MRI’s Contract Staffing business, where he led two key organizational transformations and 250% revenue growth. Additionally, Colin helped to grow the most profitable franchise in MRI’s 55+ year history, where he built the top-ranked global contract staffing practice and was the number one personal producer globally in the contact staffing / interim category.
Colin is a proud parent of four children. Outside of work, Colin enjoys coaching baseball, is a passionate (not angry!) Philadelphia sports fan, and enjoys music & concerts.
Colin obtained his Bachelor’s in Psychology and played football at Millersville University.
You can reach Colin at email@example.com.
Colleen WatfordVice President, Executive Search: Digital Health and Health Plans
Vice President, Executive Search: Digital Health and Health Plans | (910) 444-4487
Colleen Watford is a Vice President of Executive Search for Gibson Consultants, specializing in business development for Digital Health, Healthcare Investors and Health Plans.
Colleen works with entrepreneurs and investors in digital health, as well as executives at health plans, to secure top leadership talent and help their companies scale. Her goal is to make the hiring process easy and the hiring decision difficult for her clients.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Colleen had 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.
Outside of working for Gibson Consultants, Colleen also acts as the Executive Assistant to two bright and busy young daughters. You can find her searching for sea glass, traveling, or spending time with family in her free time.
Colleen received a B.S. degree in Communication Studies and an English minor from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You can reach Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see what others say about Colleen’s work, visit our testimonials page
Emily CoxVice President, People Operations
Vice President, People Operations | (443) 682-4331
Emily is the Vice President of People Operations and is driving Gibson’s HR initiatives, regulatory compliance, internal recruiting, and training programs.
Before Gibson Consultants, she oversaw HR in the Heavy Civil Construction industry for the last 7 years. She is a dedicated professional with a diverse HR background and strong experience in regulatory compliance, employee engagement initiatives, payroll, internal recruiting, training, and other HR facets.
In her current role, Emily wears many hats as she partners with Management to drive employee engagement initiatives, streamline HR processes and bring in talented recruiters! She coordinates and manages training programs for current and new staff employees. While also overseeing the day-to-day office needs for Gibson.
When not at work, Emily enjoys reading and arts and crafts. In the summertime, you’ll find her on the local beaches reading and working on her tan. She enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and once a year Emily endeavors to travel to a new country – Switzerland is now on the list!
Emily received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing from the University of Maryland University College. She currently holds active SHRM-CP and PHR certifications as well.
You can contact Emily at email@example.com
Ginny NelsonDirector, Executive Search: Digital Health, Product Management
Director, Executive Search: Digital Health, Product Management | 910-444-4349
Ginny is a Director of Executive Search for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Digital Health product management. Target positions include Chief Product Officer, VP of Product Management, Director of Product Management, and other senior-level positions.
Her healthcare background consists of providing applied behavior analysis therapy and one-on-one care to individuals with special needs. She has a passion for service and helped to generate innovative therapeutic techniques for her clients, ultimately helping them become more independent. This background taught her skills like assessing and understanding needs, setting and achieving client goals, statistical data analysis, and applied behavior analysis while also driving her passion for working in the healthcare industry.
By leveraging her experience as a leader in previous endeavors, she is poised as an excellent asset to her network of clients and candidates. Ginny’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.
Ginny is adaptable, vivacious, and driven. She has a passion for partnering with innovative digital health companies to help them attract, recruit, and retain top talent. She values relationships and believes the needs of each hiring manager are unique. In her free time, Ginny enjoys running, camping, and hiking. She loves to travel and has lived in four different countries.
Ginny is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.
You can contact Ginny at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see what others say about Ginny’s work, visit our testimonials page
Tina BallManager, Executive Search: Health Plan
Manager, Executive Search: Health Plan | 910-444-4350
Tina is a Manager of Executive Search for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Risk Adjustment and Quality Reporting roles.
With the growing importance of value in care, risk adjustment remains fundamental to value-based care delivery. Tina works with senior executives at health plans, as well as digital health companies, to build teams that will contribute to defining initiatives that will drive strategic objectives and optimal outcomes.
To stay connected to the industry and continue her deep understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, you can find Tina networking with like-minded individuals.
Tina understands how important the right fit is for long-term happiness for both clients and candidates. She has dedicated her career to matching the right person with the right company to create meaningful, long-lasting relationships. She prides herself on a solid work ethic and fair values to deliver these results.
Tina has been a lifelong resident of North Carolina. For the past six years, she has had the opportunity to live near the Carolina beaches. She shares her energy outside of work by participating in 5K running events, spontaneous road trips, beach days with friends, and, most importantly, spending time with her husband and two boys.
Tina studied business administration at Lenoir Community College. She currently holds an active SHRM-CP certification as well.
Tina can be reached at 910-444-4350 email@example.com.
Hear what Tina’s clients and candidates are saying:
Tina helped me immensely during the recruitment process. Her professional approach is only matched by her ingenuity. The close rapport she holds with the hiring company makes her an extremely valuable point of contact. I highly recommend Tina and her professional recruitment services. She is an honest and forthright professional in her own right and does an excellent job matching company needs to a professional’s desires.
Sam Abuello, Director Medicare Sales, AmeriHealth New Jersey
Tina demonstrated great work ethic and exceptional communications skills doing candidate recruitment work for me. She interviewed candidates who weren’t even looking and got them interested in my role and company. The candidates that made it through her filter were excellent matches and highly motivated.
Eric Cahow, VP Government Markets Performance, Independence Blue Cross
Ben HolroydResearch Associate
Research Associate |
Ben is a Research Associate at Gibson Consultants. He supports the recruiters and the team to the best of his abilities by working closely with the team and providing support for various tasks and projects.
Before working at Gibson Consultants, Ben worked as an intern at a large hospital in Dallas/Fort Worth, where he gained knowledge and understanding on how a hospital is run from the administrative side. His work experience has given him skills in research, time management, proactive learning, organization, and leadership.
Ben grew up in Cary, NC and then moved out to Dallas, TX halfway through high school. He eventually decided to come to Wilmington in 2020 for college. He enjoys running, reading, golf, and playing music. Benjamin is passionate about helping those around him. He loves to volunteer at his local church in multiple areas such as student ministries.
Ben will graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Spring 2024. He plans on graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Business Analytics, and a minor in Data Science.
You can contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kennedy MillerResearch Associate
Research Associate |
Kennedy is a Research Associate at Gibson Consultants. She works closely with the internal team, providing support for various projects, helps support recruiters and the team in their daily endeavors.
Before working at Gibson Consultants, Kennedy gained customer service experience along with problem solving skills through different fields of work. Her past work experience has given her the ability to understand customer needs and communicate effectively.
Kennedy grew up in Beulaville, NC and moved to Wilmington in 2020. She enjoys golf, hiking, and art. In her free time, she enjoys going to the driving range or spending time at the beach.
Kennedy will graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in fall 2023 with a Bachelor of Science. Her concentration is in Entrepreneurship and Business Development at the Cameron School of Business.