Jim Henry, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Diversified Clinical Services
We began working with Bob Whren and Bruce Hackley, the Managing Partners
of HW HealthFinders in 2004. Due to their backgrounds as former senior
managers in healthcare companies, as well as their vast knowledge of our
market, we found that they brought added value to our company, and an
understanding of our specific needs and requirements. They were also
willing to be flexible regarding the structure of their fees, which
resulted in us developing a monthly retainer agreement.
Our rapid growth of new outpatient centers nationwide has increased our
demand for personnel. Bob and Bruce have helped us attract high quality
personnel for a variety of positions including clinical and operational
management, as well as sales and sales support personnel. They have
become a valued and trusted business partner and I would highly
recommend their services.
Robert N. Bauman, Chief Development Officer National Healing Corporation
Testimonial Quote . . . " I have used HW HealthFinders since 2002 for my
recruiting needs and I have always received a multitude of qualified
high performance candidates for each opening I have had them do a search
for. In my opinion, HW HealthFinders differentiates themselves from
other search firms because the partners that do the recruiting have
years and years of Healthcare Industry executive experience which means
to me that they understand the challenges and skill-sets required for a
mutually successful placement . . . . for the candidate and our company.
The ongoing professional service by HW HealthFinders during and after
the recruitment process have always exceeded my expectations and I would
highly recommend any healthcare company hiring manager to use them for
their sales and operational placements."
Tom MacAllister, Chief Executive Officer BHR Pharma, LLC
As the CEO of a dynamic, growing, young biopharma company, I need a
professional recruiter who can find quality candidates without wasting
my time. Bob Whren and HW HealthFinders were recommended to me and I
have not been disappointed. We initiated and completed a search for a
Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Regulatory Affairs and we are
now sourcing other positions through him. In each case, Bob provided us
several quality candidates for these positions and, rather than trying
to tailor my expectations of the position to match the candidates he
found, he only provided candidates that matched my expectations. This
is unusual in my experience.
He was helpful in prioritizing candidates and does not hesitate to
withdraw a candidate. He also shares any information from interviews and
references that could affect your decision on a candidate whether
positive or negative and has essentially been an extension of my
organization. I have been very happy with HW HealthFinders and, though
I used to source through multiple people, I find I'm pretty much relying
exclusively on Bob and HW HealthFinders now.
Larry Smith, VP Pharmacy Services Health Management Associates
I have known Bob Whren of HW HealthFinders professionally for over
twenty years. Bob was the Senior VP of Operations for HPI HealthCare
Services, a pharmacy management company and I was a Director of Pharmacy
for HPI at that time. Ironically, I received an email from Bob about
some pharmacy openings and I emailed him inquiring if this was the Bob
Whren of HPI. We met together and caught up on our families and careers.
I told Bob that I am constantly bombarded by recruiters with no pharmacy
knowledge and it will be great to work with someone that knows hospital
As the VP Pharmacy Services for HMA, we are very pleased with the
Services of HW HealthFinders. We enjoy working with a professional who
knows Hospital pharmacy management and the intricacies of working in a
hospital environment. Bob understands the value of developing long term
Claudette Mackowiak, Practice Administrator, Outgoing Portland Center
for Reproductive Medicine
I would like to sincerely thank you for assisting us in our search for a
Chief Executive Officer. We were impressed with the caliber of
candidates you provided and ultimately are now extremely pleased with the
person we hired.
My initial research to locate a recruiting agency led me to HW
HealthFinders. Your agency ranked superior to others because you truly
understood the type of person we were looking for. Your interview
process of our practice was thorough and complete. The time we spent
discussing the needs of the practice were reflected in the quality of
the candidates you sent us. In fact, the selection was a bit difficult
because you provided us a number of great choices!
I would highly recommend your services to others. Your commitment to
service and customer satisfaction is exemplary. Thank you.
Bob Wilson, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing Sterling Healthcare
I have worked with Bruce Hackley and HW HealthFinders since 2005,
initially in my role as Chief Development Officer in another firm, and
in my current role at Sterling Healthcare. Our business relationship has
centered around the search for business development and business
development support personnel. Both of these companies have been
involved in selling contract services to hospital C level executives, an
area where it is difficult to identify experienced personnel with
documented track records.
What differentiates Bruce and HW HealthFinders from other recruiting
firms is their experience and expertise in this area. Bruce has
previously been in similar roles to mine and understands the challenges
and roadblocks I face in my position on a daily basis. They have been
very effective in identifying potential candidates, but even more so, I
have been able to talk with Bruce as a true business partner. We have
discussed sales incentive plans, marketing strategies, client
identification approaches, and more. They bring significant added value
and I would highly recommend that people in a similar position to mine,
make use of their services.
Bill Johnson, VP, Sales, Morrison Management Specialists
As VP, Sales, for the leading provider of dietary services to hospitals,
I began working with Bruce Hackley and HW HealthFinders nearly three
years ago. They have helped us on several searches for Regional
Directors of Business Development and other similar positions.
What has differentiated Bruce and his recruiting firm from others, is
his background and knowledge of the market. Having hired and managed
people who sell contract services to hospitals, he has an understanding
of the special skill set necessary for these positions. He also
appreciates the value of my time and sends me only qualified candidates
with the necessary background and experience.
We have identified our own candidates in some of the searches where HW
HealthFinders has been involved, so it is not an exclusive relationship.
Bruce accepts this as part of doing business, but it never interferes
with his responsiveness or effort. I would highly recommend that others
in similar positions to mine, give HW HealthFinders an opportunity to
show the value of their services.
Nora Frasier, Chief Nursing Officer Baptist Medical Center
Bob Whren of HW HealthFinders initially contacted me regarding a Chief
Nursing Officer position with multi-site responsibilities... He provided
a great description of the position and the company. The interview
process was a long drawn out process interviewing with several people at
the corporate level as well as regionally and at the hospital. Throughout
the process Bob kept me informed of interview feedback and next
When we reached the offer stage, Bob once again reviewed my current
compensation, my expectations and the company's expected parameters for
the position. He was helpful in providing guidance in negotiating a
compensation package that I believe was equitable for both me and the
company. I would highly recommend Bob and HW HealthFinders due to their
management experience and professionalism.
Ira Protas, General Manager-Supervising Pharmacist for Florida
Pharmacy Operations ChemRX
Having worked with Bob Whren and HW HealthFinders in obtainment of my
Regional position with ChemRX, I graciously endorse the use of their
services. With Bob's background as a pharmacist and Chief Operations
Officer, he has a thorough understanding of both pharmacy services and
business expectations. He accurately portrayed expectations of the
position, provided a good overview of the company and personality of my
Bob helped coordinate the interview and stayed in touch with me during
the interview and offer stage. He inquired afterwards how my new
position was going. I enjoyed working with Bob who took the time to
understand my career objectives and matched those expectations with my
company. His pharmacy and business knowledge will be helpful to both
candidates and clients.
Patty Knight, Program Director Diversified Clinical Services
I began working with Bruce Hackley, Managing Partner of HW
HealthFinders, in December of 2007 regarding my current position. The
entire process was drawn out due to the holidays and some ongoing
changes in the client's screening, interviewing and testing processes. I
was finally offered and accepted my current position in late February of
From the beginning, Bruce was very thorough in providing me information
and background on the company, giving me valuable feedback following
each interview, and always updating me both verbally and by email,
during the entire process. The fact that both Bruce and his business
partner, Bob Whren, were previously in executive positions in healthcare
companies, significantly differentiates them from other recruiters.
Having been on the "other side of the desk", they understand the hiring
manager's and the candidates' needs and have great respect for
I would highly recommend HW HealthFinders to anyone seeking an
operations or sales position in the healthcare arena. Their knowledge
and professionalism are very impressive and they are a pleasure to work
Jim Doyle, VP, Business Development
I began working with Bruce Hackley, Managing Partner of HW
HealthFinders, in January of this year. He spent considerable time with
me evaluating my specific desires in a new position to assure that
together we would make sure any targeted opportunities would be a good
fit for all parties. We began discussing my current position as a VP,
Business Development, for a growing healthcare provider.
Bruce's background as a VP, Sales, in similar companies was of
significant value. He had a real handle on exactly what qualifications
and skill sets they were seeking, as he has previously hired and placed
numerous candidates in this arena. He was always responsive in getting
me feedback and also, in preparing me in detail, for each step in the
More importantly, once I had reached the point in the process of
receiving an offer, he helped me to formulate my counteroffer in order
for my company and me to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.
Although I knew he was being paid by my employer, I felt like he put
equal emphasis on my objectives. We were able to work out the remaining
details and I was able to begin my new position in March. I would highly
recommend HW HealthFinders services for both candidates and clients.
Sorry to have received the news today that I was not the selected
candidate for this position.
I want to thank you for working with me the last couple of months. It
was a pleasure and I truly appreciate the time you devoted to me as a
candidate. Not a week or event went by that you did not contact me to
provide me with updates as to how things were progressing...or...not
progressing. I also want thank you for the compliments you gave me at
various times such as the one today when you thanked me for my
professionalism. It would be a pleasure to work with you again and I am
pleased that you will keep me in mind for future opportunities.
Please stay in touch...add my email to your address book. My best to