Annette Cooke

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Senior Vice President

“Working in executive search, you need to be passionate about search and committed to service excellence. Professionally and personally, it’s very important to me that I’m able to provide clients and candidates alike with great customer service. It’s in my veins.”

A native of the United Kingdom, Annette works with a portfolio of international and US clients as a leader of executive and ZDmd  searches. As a member of the leadership team, her additional management responsibilities include oversight of Search Operations, that include the development and implementation of process and workflow initiatives to better support the search process.

Annette is also responsible for ZD Special Projects – which includes creating and instituting innovative Value Add elements, including additional service offerings to ensure consistent and high quality client satisfaction.

Annette has been in the retained search industry since 1999, and has extensive experience recruiting executives, physicians, and nursing leaders internationally. She managed a Nursing & Allied Health Division for a UK-based search firm for several years working in South Africa, Ireland and England. In addition to her search expertise, Annette has worked with both the NHS and the private sector advising on nursing recruitment strategy and retention. Prior to executive search, she worked as an international account executive for a health care informatics company.

Annette is a MBTI Certified Practitioner and is qualified to administer the Myers-Briggs instrument as well as a number of other behavioral testing assessment tools.