Cejka Executive Search, a nationwide leader in healthcare executive search, is pleased to announce the promotion of its Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Paul Esselman, to President of the firm.
"Paul is truly one of the most impressive retained search executives I have ever met," said Kevin Clark, President and CEO, Cross Country Healthcare. "As a nationwide leader, he is very well known and respected among healthcare executives in North America, and I'm excited to have him lead Cejka Executive Search."
Esselman has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare executive search industry, and is a recognized national thought leader on healthcare executive leadership development and talent management. In his new role as President, he will continue to provide counsel to healthcare executive leaders on talent, organizational development and succession planning strategies while providing strategic oversight and operational direction for the Cejka Executive Search team.
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside a team of incredible professionals at Cejka," adds Esselman. "I look forward to continuing the work we have done and expanding our commitment to building the client and talent relationships that have been instrumental in our firm's success."
Prior to joining Cejka Executive Search, Esselman successfully led sales and marketing and other transformative initiatives in the biotechnology industry. He leverages his diverse industry experience to help build high-performing teams at leading health care organizations, including hospitals and health systems, academic institutions, physician group practices and managed care.
Esselman earned his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and is a member of MGMA, ACHE and HFMA. A recognized industry spokesperson, Esselman is active on the speakers' circuit and often quoted in media outlets, including Becker's Hospital Review, Modern Healthcare and Physician Leaders.