As a retained executive search firm, Kirby Partners places exceptional healthcare information technology and cybersecurity leaders. Since 1991, leading healthcare systems, consulting firms, and corporations have relied on Kirby Partners to fill their strategically significant positions. Our team of executive recruiters is committed to your success—for us every search is personal.
A History of Excellence in Executive Search
Our Executive Team
Judy Kirby, CEO
Judy has been president of Kirby Partners since 1994; she is a member of The Pinnacle Society (a consortium of the Top 75 North American industry leading recruiters).
Judy frequently shares her healthcare IT and cybersecurity knowledge at international conferences and in leading publications. She has successfully placed IT and cybersecurity leaders in hundreds of top healthcare organizations across the country.
Judy has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilson College. Her interests include scuba diving and international travel; she has visited all seven continents and 60 countries.
Steve Bennett, Vice President, CPC
Steve has over a decade of search experience with Kirby Partners and an extensive background in marketing and advertising. In 2014, he was accepted into The Pinnacle Society, a premier consortium of top recruiters in the country.
Steve’s career background includes nearly 25 years with regional and national advertising agencies. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Central Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Michigan. Steve is an Eagle Scout and enjoys backpacking.
Bryan Kirby, Vice President, CPC
Bryan has been part of the Kirby Partners team since January of 2010. Before joining Kirby Partners, Bryan worked as a Senior Recruiter at Northwest Staffing Resources in Portland, Oregon. Bryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business.
Bryan enjoys sailing and running. He is always planning his next adventure; past adventures have included bicycling over 4,200 miles from Washington State to Maine and hiking the entire 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail.
Jocelyn Clarke, Executive Director
Jocelyn joined Kirby Partners as an executive recruiter in September 2015. She was previously the Physician Recruitment Director at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine where she recruited physicians and scientists into executive, practice, and educational roles.
Jocelyn has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Florida State University. When she's not working, Jocelyn loves to visit the great museums of the world and try new cuisines, from food trucks to three star restaurants.
Heather Lujan, Vice President of Marketing
As the Vice President of Marketing, Heather drives marketing and business development efforts for Kirby Partners.
Prior to joining Kirby Partners, Heather was a Consumer Insight Manager for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. At Disney, Heather was instrumental in obtaining guest insights that shaped the Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line experiences.
Heather obtained a BBA degree in Marketing from Emory University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Outside of work Heather enjoys yoga, travel, and skiing.