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.

"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

"I thank you for being such an instrumental part of moving me forward and giving me the boost I needed to make a change. You truly are an expert in your field. Even though you were told that I appeared "light" with experience based on job title/salary, you didn't stop. You saw something in me, took another approach, and landed me an interview. The rest is history. You didn't give up and for that I'm grateful. I'm excited for this new journey and hope to become an integral part of the team."

- S.G., Education Consultant

"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

"Much to my surprise (in this tight market) Michele produced six excellent candidates within a 4-8 week timeframe. She was at all times personable and professional and I found her to be reliable and easily accessible in not only identifying candidates, but also in reconceiving the role and sorting amongst the candidates."

- S.S., MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs

"I had the privilege to work with Michele during my hiring at Gaylord Hospital. My experience was nothing but positive! Michele is an excellent communicator and collaborates extremely well with all of the parties involved in the recruitment and hiring process. I found her to be very organized and efficient. My time was well planned and I was well informed. Her work in part led to a very successful hiring process for me! I would be happy to recommend Michele and Secord & Associates to any organization."

- D.L., Administrative Director, Outpatient Services

"I'm glad to have this opportunity to let you know how fortunate I feel to have Pam and Yvonne. They are both great and I enjoy having them on my team. I have Secord & Associates, Inc. to thank for this!"

- S.A., Vice President, Patient Care Services

"Michele has the unique ability to perform beyond expectations in serving both the client and the candidate. She makes a point of understanding the client organization extremely well in order to match candidates on cultural fit as well as skills. She has the skill to attract highly qualified candidates in a tight market. Her availability and knowledge provide for a positive and professional experience for both clients and candidates. I am comfortable giving her the strongest endorsement."

- K.M., Vice President, Human Resources

"I really appreciated all you did to assist me in applying for and eventually being offered the position here at Gaylord. You gave me all the information I needed to understand the role, what the hospital would have to offer me and who would be interviewing me. Your support throughout the entire process helped me make a great decision."

- K.R., Director, Care Management

"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

"I have had the great pleasure of working with Secord & Associates for over a decade in my present position. Michele has always been responsive, professional, and dedicated in staying on the search to find the right people to put in front of the management team for consideration. Michele does her homework to help her find the right candidates who fit our needs and our culture as an organization. She is always fully engaged with us and is always available and responsive. I can't recommend a better business partner in terms of retained search firms."

- J.M., Director, Human Resources

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