Ed Edwards has specialized in healthcare executive search since 1980. He has successfully completed hundreds of senior level executive searches in that time, almost all of those for hospitals and health systems. He has also conducted search assignments for health-related corporations, managed care organizations, and physician group practices. He consults regularly with boards and search committees to identify and recruit Chief Executive Officers, as well as with senior management to recruit executives to manage critical operational areas such as finance, information technology, patient care, human resources, marketing, and business development. He also has been instrumental in securing key physician executives for leadership in healthcare organizations.

He established Edwards Healthcare Search, a solo practice in healthcare executive search consulting, on February 1, 1990. Prior to this, he was a senior partner with Witt Associates, a large healthcare executive search firm with offices in a number of U.S. cities. As Senior Vice President and Partner-in-Charge, he successfully established a western region office for the firm in Newport Beach, California.

Before becoming an executive search professional, Mr. Edwards held clinical and management positions in two Chicago area hospitals. He also has experience in retail and real estate management, having spent three years in property management with the Harper Court Foundation, a not-for-profit, community owned real estate Management Company in Chicago, reporting to the board of directors.

Mr. Edwards earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Park College in Chicago and a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He has been active in numerous national and local healthcare and professional associations throughout his career.

Mr. Edwards and his family reside in Naperville, Illinois. He is the Past-President, and former member of the School Board at St. Raphael Catholic Elementary School. He has been a member of the board of Mayslake-Marmion Ministries, participates in numerous church and community activities, and coaches youth sports.

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