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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret StamatisChief 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 email@example.com
Elizabeth BrunnerInternal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy WertheimerSearch Consultant, Payer Market & Health IT
Search Consultant, Payer Market & Health IT | 973-951-9538
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 email@example.com
“We had a 25 year Sr. Account Manager retiring and had been recruiting to replace her for more than 10 weeks. We were down to 30 days when I reached out to Betsy, whom I hadn’t used in quite a few years. Betsy sought to understand the position as well as what made us unique as an organization –and then she went to work. She brought us two highly qualified candidates and we hired the best candidate we had met throughout the entire process. We were even able to coordinate a 1 week overlap before the retirement. Betsy’s detail oriented, professional, responsive approach enabled us to achieve our objective.” Scott Rappoport, President, Chadler Solutions
“Betsy was an amazing partner in recruiting top talent to our analytics organization. She took the time to understand the company culture, the different departments, roles and levels and after a short time was able to identify candidates that would be a good fit. She was responsive, pivoted quickly after feedback on candidates, and ultimately found us candidates that we hired and that have been amazing. I look forward to having our next open req and the opportunity to work with Betsy again!” Janet Powers, VP Client Analytics, Eliza Corporation
“I have had the privilege to work with Betsy Wertheimer and Gibson Consultants twice since 2010. Betsy has always exceeded my expectations in all the situations that we have worked together. She has found the perfect match with my goals and companies that have allowed me to grow. Betsy took the time to learn of my needs, and instantly find the right path. Always responsive, always available, created specific strategies to find the perfect placement, trustworthy, professional, committed to her clients to create a win-win. I highly recommend Betsy. I can’t say enough. There is no question about it, Betsy should be your only recruiting call.” Melissa Giannola, Business Development Specialist at HMS Essette – Total Population Management
Colleen WatfordSearch Consultant, C-Suite Digital Health
Search Consultant, C-Suite Digital Health | (910) 444-4487
Colleen Watford is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Health IT C-Suite level recruiting. [Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Product Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and other C-Level roles]
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.
In her current role, Colleen specializes in placing candidates in C-Level positions for our healthcare technology clients-spanning both the payer and provider industries. Because of Colleen’s niche focus and relevant experience in the field, she is able to understand the specific needs of both our clients and candidates.
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
Chase JohansonSearch Consultant, Hospital Supply Chain
Search Consultant, Hospital Supply Chain | 910-444-4481
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 email@example.com
Lauren BodenhamerSearch Consultant, Product Management
Search Consultant, Product Management | (910) 444-4488
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.
You can contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt ConnorSearch Consultant, Health IT Sales and Marketing
Search Consultant, Health IT Sales and Marketing | 910-444-4499
Matt Connor is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Health IT Sales and Marketing. [CRO, VP of Sales, Senior Director of Sales, Sales and Account Executives]
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Matt’s experience was in sales and financial planning. His success with the networking sales process allowed him to easily transition to sales recruiting. He understands the need of hiring and retaining leadership that can strategically grow and motivate a team. His specialized focus on sales in the digital health space allows me to better understand the needs of our clients.
In his current role, Matt specializes in sales and marketing leadership positions for our healthcare technology clients, spanning both the payer and provider industries. Matt understands the specific needs of the candidates and clients due to his niche focus and relevant experience.
Matt received a B.S. degree in Economics from East Carolina University.
You can contact Matt at email@example.com
Kasey BakerSearch Consultant, Health IT Marketing
Search Consultant, Health IT Marketing | 910-444-4483
Kasey Baker is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants, specializing in the recruitment of senior-level marketing executives within Digital Health [VP of Marketing, Senior Director of Marketing and Director of Marketing].
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Kasey’s previous experience focused around content creation and strategy within different organizations to ultimately hone the organizations’ messages. She prides herself on her ability to truly appreciate the complex intricacies of different marketing initiatives-from content creation to direct lead generation. It is well known that marketing is essential for success, but Kasey understands how a strong marketing professional is the key to a company’s success.
In Kasey’s current role, her number one focus is client and candidate satisfaction. She achieves this by consistently outperforming her competitors and over delivering on expectations. Her specialized focus on marketing within the digital health field allows her to know her market better than anyone else-making her a subject matter expert for our clients.
Kasey received a B.A. degree in English Studies and a Spanish minor from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You can contact Kasey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda SalernoSearch Consultant, Health Plan Compliance
Search Consultant, Health Plan Compliance | 910-444-4482
Amanda Salerno is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Health Plan Compliance. [Chief Compliance Officers, VP of Compliance, Senior Director of Compliance, Compliance Executives]
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Amanda’s experience was in customer relations, solution design, and project management. Her specialized focus on health plan compliance allows her to better penetrate the candidate pool and analyze healthcare trends. Pairing this with an unwavering determination to exceed expectations, she adds value to her client organizations quicker than competitors.
As a Health Plan Compliance Recruiter, Amanda works exclusively with Health Plan organizations to help them attract, recruit, and retain compliance professionals from senior level executives to the C-Suite. Amanda understands the specific needs of the candidates and clients due to her niche focus and relevant experience.
Amanda received a B.A. degree in Corporate Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You can contact Amanda at email@example.com
Trey WhelessSearch Consultant, Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjusment
Search Consultant, Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjusment | 910-444-4350
Trey Wheless is an Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjustment. His network consists of professionals from manager to chief level executives in quality reporting, quality improvement, and risk adjustment.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Trey held positions in Healthcare operations and sales. These experiences enable Trey to understand the healthcare space and the integral role health plans hold in the sector.
Trey partners with Health Plans to help them attract, recruit, and retain talent from mid-management to the C-Suite. Being specialized enables him to better penetrate the candidate pool and understand the business needs of his clients. Even within his niche, Trey believes every health plan hiring manager and search is unique. His approach is tailored to those specific needs to ensure the best qualified and cultural fit.
Trey received a B.A. degree in Business Administration concentrating in Management and Leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You can contact Trey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew LaGankeSearch Consultant, Health Plan Compliance
Search Consultant, Health Plan Compliance | 910-444-4351
Faith KellerLearning and Development Coordinator
Learning and Development Coordinator | (910) 444-4482
Faith Keller is the Learning and Development Coordinator and focuses on process improvement and recruiter onboarding and development. She manages internal training to ensure the proper development of effective recruitment and business development strategies, while also guaranteeing the correct implementation of new internal processes as they are created.
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.
When she joined Gibson Consultants, she was a researcher throughout the full lifecycle of the executive search process from prospecting to making placements-with a strong understanding of the healthcare industry and the organizational structures within it. She then stepped into her next role at the company as the Learning and Development Coordinator, where she manages the development of not only the employees but also the general culture and internal processes of the company-implementing and expanding on database processes and performance management practices.
Faith received a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Business from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You can contact Faith at email@example.com
Ginny NelsonRecruiting Associate
Recruiting Associate | (336) 624-0426
Ginny is a Recruiting Associate at Gibson Consultants. She supports many internal projects from sourcing, screening and presenting candidates to assisting in the business development processes.
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 to work in the healthcare industry.
As a researcher, Ginny assists in the full lifecycle of the executive search process from building lead lists to sourcing and screening top talent within the healthcare industry. Ginny is the content creator for the company’s LinkedIn page and acts as a member of the support staff to assist her team in their on-going projects.
Ginny will graduate from 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