Client Testimonials

“I especially enjoy and value my relationship with Kirby Partners. Given their reputation and record of accomplishment, I suspect that their success can be directly attributed to a broad and deep health care industry knowledge; an unquestioned professional integrity; long-standing relationships; and, perhaps most importantly, a personal commitment to meet the needs of both clients and candidates, pre and post placement. It is my opinion that they are the very best professional search organization serving our industry today, and I could not be more impressed by, or appreciative, of their continued service to me and Sutter Health.”

Jon ManisSenior Vice President and CIO, Sutter Health

“Judy and her team have taken the time to really understand our mission, values, and organizational culture and have become key strategic partners; reducing our time to hire and providing access to candidates that we otherwise wouldn’t have had.  The candidates I’ve hired from them have excelled and I would recommend Kirby Partners to anyone who wants to recruit the very best Healthcare IT talent.”

Bert ReeseSenior Vice President and CIO, Sentara

“Judy Kirby and her associates provided a high degree of professionalism and service to our search for a senior level information technology executive. They provided a solid slate of candidates and matched our needs and that of the candidates quickly and comfortably which allowed us to get to the selection process in a reasonable period of time.”

Jon P. BurnsSenior Vice President and CIO, University of Maryland Medical System

“Thanks to you, Steve Bennett, and the entire Kirby Partners team for your outstanding service.  Over the past year, I had the opportunity to work with you as both a client and a candidate.  In both situations, your team performed exceptionally well.

When I was interim chief of staff to the CIO of a major academic medical center in the Midwest, you filled two senior IT director roles for us.  I found you to be highly professional, responsive, disciplined, and timely in your approach to the assignment.  I liked the fact that you took a hands-on approach to interviewing and presenting candidates rather than delegate the task to more junior staff.  It was clear that you invested a significant amount of time getting to know the candidates, as your presentation of their capabilities was consistently thoughtful and intelligent.

I subsequently had an opportunity to experience Kirby Partners on the other side of the table, too- leading to my current job as CIO for a healthcare network in Phoenix, Arizona.  I saw all the same kinds of activities but from a candidate’s vantage point and was equally impressed by your skills as a recruiter…Since joining the organization, I have experienced no surprises, and I am very happy.”

Robert SlepinVice President and CIO, John C. Lincoln Health Network