Among the most tested leaders in the executive search industry, James W. Gauss pulls from three decades of experience serving leading healthcare organizations during periods of rapid transformation and unprecedented change. He has participated in hundreds of executive search consulting engagements during the course of his career for health systems, hospitals, and related associations in the West and across the nation.
From CEOs and board placements, to physician executives and all other roles constituting the C-suite, Jim has had a profound impact on what it means to be a successful leader in healthcare while helping his clients bridge the generational talent gap.
Named by BusinessWeek as one of the top 100 most influential executive search consultants worldwide, he has deep relationships with leaders in healthcare, insurance/managed care, higher education, related associations as well as with a wide variety of other businesses and foundations. Jim speaks nationally on health policy and healthcare issues at industry events.
He has also been widely recognized for his work on diversity and disparities of care issues. He is widely published in this area and recently served two terms as a board member with the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, and chaired a task force on Advancing Diversity in Governance and Leadership. He formerly served on the National Board of Advisors for AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance.