A letter from the CEO and Founder of CES Partners


Dear Friends,

When we began CES Partners almost 18 years ago, we felt there was need to establish a healthcare executive
search firm that would provide highly personalized hands-on services to our clients. We feel that we have
successfully accomplished that with the creation of a culture and service for our clients that we call Professional
Search with a Personal Touch. It has truly been an enjoyable two decades.

Now, we are embarking on a new chapter for CES Partners. We are joining with two very familiar friends in the
business, Faith Search Partners and Southerland Search Partners, to create a collaborative alliance that we are
calling Health Search Partners. The new firm will become a platform for each of us to bring our own unique
skills and experiences to a retained executive search environment that we feel will be able to respond to the
dynamic talent needs of mission-based provider healthcare organizations in the 21st Century.

I have known Ed Fry and Keith Southerland and some of their team members for a long time, and they have
impressed me with their work. More important, their core values and culture are similar to ours. They believe in
delivering high quality results for clients through engaged collaboration and a consultative approach to
executive search. Interestingly, all three of us were first introduced to this when Ed, Keith and I worked,
together, in our formative years for the former Witt Associates.

By linking our firms together, we will have a broader, deeper network and the critical mass to better serve our
clients. Please be assured that we will maintain our individual personalities and styles. I will still be easily
accessible and engaged as ever. We’ll just have more friends at the table.

I hope you will have a chance to visit our new web site at I would love to
tell you more about it, so feel free to drop a note or give me a call. Please look forward to great things from
Health Search Partners.


Barry R. Cesafsky FACHE
President and CEO, CES Partners LTD