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.


“I can unequivocally and without hesitation extol the virtues of the Deffet Group in providing the resources and guidance we needed to find a perfect fit for CEO of our organization. There are many factors that impressed us about working with this team of professionals, chief among them being the fact that I, and the Search Committee, always felt like we were the only organization they were working with. They were always timely in responding and that makes a huge difference during the search process. They were able to provide us with 20 viable candidates, and from that list we narrowed it down to five for in person interviews. Any one of those five could have been a good fit, but one bubbled to the top. And that candidate has far surpassed our expectations. He not only has been a perfect fit for the organization, but has become very actively involved in the community. I can say with complete confidence that without the excellent support and assistance from the Deffet Group, we would not have found the perfect person for the job. I would not hesitate to use them again, nor would I look elsewhere if another opportunity came up in the future.”

Dennis Miller, Search Committee Chair
Brethren Care Village, Ashland, OH


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