Suzy Cobin is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare consulting, technology and leadership development, Suzy draws on a deep network of relationships across the country to help academic medical centers, hospitals and healthcare system clients identify and attract strategic, operational and clinical leaders.

Broad strategic and operational experience with healthcare expertise

  • Suzy has worked with a broad range of hospital systems and healthcare services organizations and their boards to recruit chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief information officers, chiefs of academic departments and other senior executives. She brings a distinct focus, track record and passion around diversity and identifying next generation clinical and non-clinical leaders. She also has significant experience partnering with investment firms and private equity-backed healthcare services businesses to identify C-level talent.
  • Prior to entering search, Suzy spent 14 years with The Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.,-based firm providing best-practice research as well as IT and consulting services to the healthcare industry. In her roles as both a senior manager and principal, she established senior hospital executive relationships across the country and led the business development efforts for the firm’s consulting and business intelligence practices. In addition, she was a frequent speaker on best practices regarding process improvement within hospitals; as well as best practices in physician alignment, clinical integration and population health strategies.
  • Suzy began her career as an analyst with European Passenger Services in London; and later with a boutique healthcare consulting firm in Washington, D.C., which focused on assisting associations and hospitals and healthcare systems develop strategic planning and market growth initiatives.

A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, she earned her B.A. in government and also participated in a diplomacy and human rights initiative with the United Nations in Geneva.

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