Michele M. Secord, RN, MSN, CPC
President
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Michele has owned Secord & Associates for 13 years and has worked in retained search for 18 years. Michele is involved in overseeing every aspect of the search process which has led to the successful recruitment of hundreds of individuals to her client companies. Michele’s background in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership roles, along with her comprehensive knowledge of the health care industry, allows her to gain a thorough understanding of her client’s needs. Her wide reaching network of associates enables her to get close to the best leadership talent in the industry. It is this combination that has catapulted Michele into an industry leader in executive search and has resulted in her direct coordination of over hundreds of leadership searches for numerous hospital and health care organizations.

Michele is also a member of AONE, AACN, MGMA and Sigma Theta Tau. She guest lectures at several universities and frequently presents and speaks at local and national industry meetings. Michele has also been published multiple times in several trade magazines including Nurse Leader.


Lori W. Mudge, AD
Consultant
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Lori has over 19 years of research experience working in the search industry, and has been with Secord & Associates for 12 years. Lori’s extensive background in healthcare, recruiting and research has allowed her to stay abreast of locating top talent. Her vast knowledge of the search industry enables her to locate the top professionals.


Paula DeMichiel, B.S.
Consultant
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Paula is a skilled market research professional who conducts primary research and candidate outreach. Paula has a Bachelors in Business Administration and has worked in marketing and research for over 20 years. She is talented at many recruitment methodologies. Her years of experience cold calling and reaching out to candidates allows us to reach top talent at all levels.


Kristen Robustelli, B.S.
Consultant
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Kristen brings 10 years of marketing and research experience in an insurance environment to Secord & Associates. With a background as an underwriting analyst she has proven experience providing timely and accurate information to support National Accounts, including clients and candidates. She possesses excellent communication and strategic thinking skills coupled with her computer skills to help us locate and recruit phenomenal candidates. Kristen conducts primary research and candidate outreach.


Kristi Lock
Consultant
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Kristi has over 10 years of health care experience and has been with Secord & Associates for over 5 years. Her strengths include her ability to utilize her computer and social networking skills to research and source candidates for our clients. Her years of experience focusing on locating top talent have allowed her to connect with top healthcare industry leaders.

"I have had the opportunity to work with Michele Secord professionally as a search consultant and personally as a candidate for a leadership position. Michele is a pleasure to work with. She is a true professional who is extremely efficient, organized and thorough. As a client and a candidate Michele keeps you informed, and the recruitment process moving smoothly and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Michele's Secord and Associates as a healthcare executive search firm."

- A.T., Administrative Director, Surgical Services

"It is a pleasure for me to be able to speak-in shorthand- with Michele when describing the professional nursing competencies that are important to myself and my organization: She gets it. She is consistently responsive, extremely organized and keeps a pace in a search that sees one filling a position quickly and efficiently."

- S.R., Vice President, Nursing

"In over 20 year as a Nursing Leader and Executive, I have worked with many recruiters. Michele is, without question, the very best. She takes the time to know the hiring facility and brings those who she feels will best match our needs, our philosophy and culture. I have never been disappointed with the candidates and I have never been disappointed with Michele, a very professional and personable recruiter."

- J.C., Director, Perioperative Services

"Michele seems to know me better than I know myself! When faced with having to decide between several outstanding opportunities, Michele was there to listen and help me stay focused. She helped me get through sorting all of the pros and cons of each option, offering sound advice and feedback as needed. Some of my good friends are those I met after we were mutually placed in our former positions by Michele. She truly does select the best; I have the utmost respect and admiration for her incredible talents."

- A.M., Hospital Services Manager

"I have hired Michele Secord on several occasions to recruit for nursing leadership positions. I found it very easy to work with Michele. Due to her nursing background she understands the position, and can assess the culture of the organization. She is well networked and able to provide a unique candidate pool within a quick timeframe. Additionally, she stays in touch with the candidates post hire to ensure a smooth transition."

- C.D., Former Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer

"Recently I have had the need to retain Secord & Associates, Inc. for four very specific searches of which we were presented with candidates in a timely manner who had been thoroughly screened and absolutely qualified. Michele understands what many recruiters fail to learn: a client's time and needs are the most important part of the process."

- R.J., Former Recruiter

"Michele Secord is very enthusiastic, thorough and well prepared in representing the potential position opportunity. She completes and provides an in-depth review of the position, the organization and what key elements the employer is seeking. Michele screens and prepares candidates well, advocates for them and maintains excellent communication at all times. She is unique in her ability to represent the candidate and organization while maintaining a professional caring attitude to both parties."

- M.A., President

"Michele is extremely thorough and impressed me with how well she understood the position I was applying for. Her insightful questions helped me to articulate the contributions I made in the positions I held, which enabled me to present myself as a strong candidate. Michele managed the recruitment process at a fast pace, keeping me well informed along the way. She obtains an in depth understanding of each position as well as the organization's culture and environment. She is dedicated to identifying candidates who are not only qualified but who will be successful in the organization as well."

- E.P., Department Administrator, Urology

"Michele Secord assisted in the search for a seasoned, senior clinical administrative position. She conducted a superb search for us and we are pleased with both the results and the process she conducted."

- G.G., Director of Practice Operations

"I would STRONGLY recommend Michele! She did an exemplary job matching my strengths/needs with an organization that was the perfect fit for me. She listens carefully and anticipates the needs of her client/me and potential candidate. I LOVE my new job/organization and I think they love me too!"

- G.M., Assistant Vice President, Patient Experience

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