Annette Cooke

President, ZDcoach

“Our skill is helping organizations understand the type of talent and leadership they need. Our goal is recruiting the right type of individuals to fulfill that need. Our passion is getting it right!”

A native of the United Kingdom, Annette works with a portfolio of clients as a leader of executive and physician leadership searches in her role as Senior Vice President of ZurickDavis. She is also President of ZDcoach.

As a member of the senior leadership team, Annette brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare executive search working in both the US and internationally. Her expertise includes working with large complex academic medical centers and hospital systems, where she is responsible for maintaining strong and effective client relationships.

Annette is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and trained through the prestigious Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), long considered the industry gold standard by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). As President of ZDcoach, she is responsible for working with clients from onboarding through leadership development engagements, where she facilitates executive team retreats.

Annette’s strategic vision moved her to co-found ZDinterim, a ZurickDavis company dedicated to delivering interim management solutions to a national client base, primarily at the C-suite and Vice President level. During her tenure at ZurickDavis, Annette has held responsibility for Search Operations and Special Projects – which included creating and instituting innovative Value Add elements to ensure a consistent and high-quality client experience.

Prior to joining ZurickDavis, Annette worked for a boutique search firm in Europe, where she managed an international division recruiting Executives, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, working primarily in South Africa and Ireland. In addition to her search expertise, Annette has worked with the NHS and private sector advising on recruitment and retention strategies. She started her career in the technology sector where she worked as an international account executive for a healthcare informatics company.

Annette is an MBTI Certified Practitioner, a Predictive Index Analyst and certified in both HOGAN Leadership and EQ.2.0.