Message From The President

Welcome to Secord & Associates!  As a specialty, boutique executive healthcare search firm, we are committed to excellence. 

Since 2004, we have successfully secured the trust of our clients and candidates resulting in long-lasting relationships that have positively impacted healthcare.  With a background in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, I truly understand both my client’s needs and our candidates qualifications to secure the best match.  Please view our metrics and see our outstanding success rates and success stories.  I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you. 


Michele M. Secord, RN, MSN, CPC
President
Secord & Associates, Inc.
[email protected]

"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

"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 runs a first class boutique executive recruiting company, that is now officially the preferred firm of several health plans and health systems. Michele is very thorough, insightful and leverages her extensive clinical background in evaluating and couching candidates. She and her staff are incredibly helpful and always able to answer all questions substantively and promptly. Michele studies all aspects of an Organization, from structure to culture, and she is therefore able to enthusiastically educate candidates about the Organization and its people by offering details and insights. Michele immerses herself also in the candidate background, and very quickly understands whether the candidate's needs, expertise, skills and work history fit a certain Organization and position. If there is a fit, Michele makes it happen. In summary, Michele and her staff are highly efficient, professional and details oriented and Michele is personally caring and always concerned about the candidate. I highly recommend Michele to any health care professional seeking a new position in the current difficult job market."

- P.R., MD, FAAP, FCPP, VP Health Services Administration & Senior Medical Director

"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

"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

"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

"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

"I will say, I can tell you are great at what you do and I feel you have the best intentions and integrity for your clients."

- J.C. Chief Nursing Offer

"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

"As a candidate I felt very prepared for the entire interview and hiring process. In my case this took place over a period of 3 months. I have never applied for a job for which I knew so much detail ahead of time. The preparation phase that Michele initiated ensured that I understood the responsibilities, time commitment, reporting structure, key stakeholders and exact expectations of the job. This assured that I went into the job with complete knowledge, no surprises, and I believe helped me to be successful in the role. Having this information up font also helped me to decide if this truly was the role for me."

- L.S., Executive Director

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