CES Partners forms expanded executive search firm



CHICAGO, IL. February 26— CES Partners is pleased to announce a major development in Executive Health
Search in which CES Partners joins with two executive search firms to form HealthSearch Partners. The new firm
will launch a search platform which will specialize in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded
CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems.

After almost 18 years of successful growth, CES Partners will continue its own personalized executive health
search services, but in addition will add the dimension and expertise of two other highly acclaimed firms in the
new venture.

Joining CES Partners are Dallas based firms—FaithSearch Partners and Southerland Partners. Together, the three
firms have a combined experience of over 3100 managed searches including over 500 CEO searches with a 98
% success rate and represent over 130 years of search experience.

“If an individual, business or organization is not ever-changing and improving, it is destined to wither” Barry
Cesafsky, President and CEO of CES Partners, and Board Vice Chair of the new firm said, “That is in essence
why CES Partners has joined these other outstanding executive search firms to create HealthSearch Partners.”

The firm will capitalize on the benefits of both its collective experience and its small size to bring focused
attention to clients looking for leaders who embody their mission and can execute it well.

Joining Cesafsky in the new venture are Keith Southerland, Ed Fry, Neill Marshall, Laura Conley, and Ivan

“Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms. Our experience
gives us the unique ability to consistently identify the transformational leader that mission-minded healthcare
organizations need,” continued Cesafsky. “We also have the unusual opportunity to access candidates
who are off-limits to many large firms due to their wide range of clients and placements, enabling us to be even
more selective when finding the right leader.”

“What sets us apart is that we have the level of experience and expertise of a large firm, but the speed, creativity
and access of a small firm,” says Laura A. Conley, Vice President. “Our clients aren’t passed on to a junior
consultant after they sign. They work with senior consultants every step of the way — people who have 20 to 30
years of experience, have seen it before and can lead a search confidently.”

Additional information about CES Partners can be found by visiting its web site at:

Additional information regarding HealthSearch Partners can be found on its website at


Additional Information:

Wiley N. Carr, LFACHE
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