Executive Search

Search Methodology

Time tested. Client-approved. Your search is custom-designed for your unique organization: your culture, your mission, your challenges, your opportunities. The demanding market of today requires no less in bringing you tomorrow’s outstanding leadership.

Over 25 Years of Successful Searches


We have witnessed firsthand the dramatic impact that a carefully selected leader can have on an organization. Our outstanding track record with clients—90% are repeat customers—is a testament to both our understanding of the complex challenges inherent in identifying mission-driven executives who can advance the strategic direction of your organization, and to our determination to not only meet, but exceed our clients’ expectations.

We leverage our experience and advanced recruitment technology to generate original research for each and every search. Drawing on our extensive industry contacts, state-of-the-art database, and rigorous market research, we bring you the highest caliber candidates, most of whom are not accessible through conventional techniques. In short, our hallmark is our determination and perseverance in conducting the most exhaustive outreach, specifically tailored to your leadership needs.


Typical searches include:
President & Chief Executive Officer Vice President, Mission Advancement
Chief Operating Officer Vice President, Marketing & Sales
Chief Financial Officer Vice President, Clinical Services Executive
Chief, Clinical Operations Executive Director
Senior Vice President, Operations Regional Marketing Director
Vice President, Operations Administrator
Vice President, Human Resources Administrator, Home Health
Vice President, Corporate Continuing Care Director, Nursing Services
Vice President, Senior Services Director, Health Services

We’ve Completed Successful Searches in 36 States Nationwide

We know that there is a big difference between filling a vacancy and fulfilling a mission. We also know there are no shortcuts to understanding the complex challenges you face today—from diversifying revenue streams to addressing shifts in consumer demands—you require leadership attuned to your organization’s unique situation. Our reputation as a firm with a history of repeat successes evolves from the depth of this understanding and our exceptional desire to establish the perfect match for your needs. Whether it is a corporate, regional or facility position, we consistently bring those individuals who have the ability and leadership you require.


“As board vice chair and a member of the Search Committee, I was very involved in the selection of the Deffet Group to assist in hiring the President/CEO of our organization. From the very beginning Deffet Group demonstrated outstanding professionalism, and a client-focus I have not experienced in my career as Chief HR executive at several national healthcare companies.”

“Deffet Group goes above and beyond the contract requirements to make certain the client has the highest level of success in identifying top candidates for consideration. They keep you focused and manage the total hiring process in a thorough and timely manner.”

“I highly recommend Deffet Group for organizations seeking a search firm with the expertise to successfully partner with board search committees wanting to get it right the first time.”

Ty Alexander, Former Board Vice Chair
Williamsburg Landing, Williamsburg, VA


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