About Cejka Executive Search

Identifying the Right Health Care Leader Using a Proven and Sophisticated Approach

Cejka Executive Search is a top-ranked health care executive search firm in the United States, providing services exclusively to the health care industry and health-related academic organizations for more than 35 years. We partner with organizations to identify and recruit talented C-level executives, physician leaders, key members of senior management and academic medicine faculty.

Our proven success and industry reputation will assure you that our firm is committed to superior results.

Established in 1981 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Cejka Executive Search provides healthcare executive and physician leadership recruitment solutions for organizations throughout the nation.

In 1991, Cejka Executive Search joined parent company, Cross Country Healthcare® (NASDAQ: CCRN) -- a national leader in providing innovative healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services with more than 9,500 active contracts and a broad network of more than 70 branch office locations.

A Mission to Identify and Recruit Only the Top Health Care Talent

The mission of Cejka Executive Search is to identify and recruit top healthcare talent through the skills of our experienced professionals; innovative use of technology to access a broad leadership network; development of proven candidate engagement strategies; and, an on-going commitment to service excellence.

Nationally Recognized and Independently Top Ranked

Cejka Executive Search is proud to be recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top Healthcare Executive Search Firms in the nation for several years in a row and is currently listed on the Forbes Best Executive Recruiting Firms in America for 2017.

Additionally, Cejka Executive Search has earned the seal of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) – a leading industry organization, which benchmarks firms who meet strict qualifications of excellence, quality and integrity worldwide.


Below is a sample list of senior leaders, physician executives, and academic leadership talent that we place:

Senior-Level Leadership:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
  • Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
  • Vice President, Medical Affairs (VPMA)

Physician Executives:

  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)
  • Chief Clinical Integration Officer
  • Chief Quality Officer (CQO)
  • Medical Director
  • Service Line Director
  • Cancer Center Director
  • Group Practice Executive

Academic Leadership:

  • Department Chair or Chief
  • Member, Board of Trustees
  • Deputy or Associate Director
  • Faculty Practice Administrator

For additional information on our health care executive search services or to speak with one of our leadership search consultants, please contact us at 1.800.209.8143 or by email at connect@cejkasearch.com.