Webinar: PE-Backed Healthcare Companies: A Behind-the-Scenes Look into their Recruiting Process (and how to land a job in one)

Date and Time
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Danna Daughtry - Club Administrator

Career Development Webinar Series

Featured Speakers:
Dennis Kain, MHA, FACHE, Senior Vice President
Troy Keach, MA, Vice President
Kirby Bates Associates

Recruiting leaders for private equity-backed healthcare organizations can present unique challenges and considerations compared to recruiting for other types of companies and healthcare delivery organizations.  Private equity-backed healthcare organizations often have a heightened focus on financial performance, return on investment (ROI), and speed to hire. Leaders need to demonstrate a strong track record of driving operational efficiencies, cost management, and revenue growth to satisfy the expectations of private equity investors who are looking for significant returns.  

As tenured healthcare executives and recruiters, the Private Equity Executive Search Team from Kirby Bates Associates has seen these dynamics play out on both sides of the table.  In this webinar, Dennis Kain and Troy Keach will share what you need to know to position yourself for leadership in the rapidly growing private equity-backed healthcare sector.  Their insights into presenting your best candidacy will include the following topics:

  • Financial Performance and ROI
  • Short-Term vs. Long-Term Goals
  • Change Management and Transformation
  • Alignment with Investors’ Objectives
  • Regulatory and Compliance Complexity
  • Types of Operational Strategies
  • Emerging Trends


Dennis Kain, MHA, FACHE

Dennis Kain is Senior Vice President with Kirby Bates Associates. Dennis’ career spans more than 40 years and includes extensive leadership experience in healthcare operations, hospital management, and national consulting. His expertise working within provider settings, including serving as a hospital CEO, strengthens his understanding of the qualities, knowledge, and vision needed to create and lead a successful executive team. Dennis has conducted CEO, senior executive, and physician executive searches for large health networks, academic medical centers, independent physician practices, and community hospitals across the country.


Troy Keach

Troy Keach serves as Vice President, Executive Search Services, at Kirby Bates Associates. He is an innovative healthcare executive with a 20+ year record of achievement and demonstrated success. Troy’s healthcare career started at Mayo Clinic where he supported a for-profit division of Mayo Clinic with a focus on the East Coast. Since then, Troy’s diverse executive experience includes hospital and clinic operations, mergers & acquisitions, and academic healthcare systems. A seasoned healthcare executive, Troy also spent several years in the Private Equity industry.

Fees and Registration:

  • Participation is free to Dues Paying Members of the WHCMAA and Current WHCM Program Students Only. 
  • Others are welcome to participate for a $25 fee.

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