Brian A. Johnston
Brian brings over 25 years of broad-based healthcare executive search management experience to the firm. Brian has partnered with a wide portfolio of leading hospital and healthcare organizations, conducting searches for Board, CEO, COO, CMO, CXO, CFO, Operations VP’s and business unit leaders across the nation and internationally.
Brian works with healthcare Board Members and senior leadership to provide confidential, retained executive search and strategic consulting services. As an executive search consultant, his depth of healthcare experience, unique approach, communication style and commitment to both his clients and candidates have grown a range of clients; including PE/VC firms, investor-owned and not-for-profit national hospital/healthcare systems, physician practice management organizations, ASC’s, ACO’s, managed care, data analytics and revenue cycle IT firms, healthcare consulting firms, as well as early and mid-stage start-ups.
Previously, Brian was the Practice Leader, North American Healthcare Services for Stanton Chase International, servicing national and global healthcare clients. In addition, Brian provided interim leadership as Director of Corporate Recruitment for Vanguard Health Systems, where he managed national recruitment for senior corporate level positions for the firm’s 18 hospitals and numerous ancillary business units. Brian also led Corporate Business Development for a large rapidly growing regional firm where he provided strategic management of IT and engineering search and consulting services for clients across the southeast United States.
Brian received his degree in Communications from North Carolina State University. He is an active leader with ACHE, HFMA, MGMA, HIMSS, The Association for Patient Experience, Nashville Healthcare Council-Leadership HealthCare, and Junior Achievement.