Ed Fry is one of HealthSearch Partners founding partners. Before forming HSP, he created a highly successful and respected executive search firm dedicated to faith-based organizations.
For more than 30 years, Ed has brought his dedication to excellent customer service to his clients. His vast experience spans the breadth of non-profit, mission-driven healthcare organizations. He has been instrumental in helping these organizations recruit and retain outstanding executive leadership talent. He has led and participated in hundreds of executive search assignments. Ed has led more than 600 searches in his career, and nearly 200 of those working closely with hospital and health system boards for CEO/President level searches. Ed believes CEO searches require a different level of sophistication and attention, which is why his search practice focuses on these critical assignments
He began his career in executive search at the age of 29 when he was a finalist for an executive leadership position being handled by one of the large national firms. That firm recognized his potential and asked him to join its team in Dallas. That experience shaped the culture and business model that is the foundation of HSP today. Prior to his work in executive search, Ed directed marketing and public relations at faith-based hospitals in Illinois and Texas. He has also managed the PR function for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Ed earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Dallas Baptist University and a Bachelor of Communication degree from Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU). A devoted leader, Ed serves on the boards of Southwestern Adventist University, The Journey, Faith For Today, ACHE East Texas, and the MHA Advisory Board for Auburn University,
He and his wife have two adult children. Ed holds a black belt in Taekwondo, plays the Melodian, enjoys playing tennis, reading historical biographies, music, and hiking mountain trails in the San Juan mountains of southwestern Colorado.