About ZurickDavis

ZurickDavis teamExecutive Search Excellence

ZurickDavis is a retained search firm that recruits exceptional executives and physician leaders for healthcare organizations of all types. To complement our core business, we have developed two other areas of expertise that many organizations require: coaching for new executives and their teams and recruiting interim leaders to serve while a search is being conducted or to fill an unexpected leadership gap.

Our company was founded by our CEO, Jeffrey Zegas, in 1986.

Our Strengths

We bring to each assignment a deep personal investment in understanding our client’s unique culture, values, requirements, and strategic objectives. Our rigorous search process is characterized by an unwavering commitment to finding and attracting a diverse array of the best possible talent, including outstanding candidates from segments of the population that may be underrepresented in leadership positions.

Over 93 percent of our searches in the last two years have featured at least one candidate from an underrepresented group as part of the “Recommended” slate.

We are known for being tenacious and passionate about our work. No matter how difficult the search, we never give up on finding the right person for each position. That is why we are often asked to take on assignments when other firms have been unsuccessful.

What Differentiates Us

Our People

Our biggest differentiator as a firm is our people. While our technical qualifications are strong, the real value comes from the caliber of people at ZurickDavis and the power of the partnership we build with you as our client.

Our Expert Search Leaders

Every search we perform is led by a senior member of our staff, who is hands-on during the entire process, providing focus and attention to you and our other search team members. Our senior staff has years of experience in executive search and years of senior management experience in a variety of healthcare organizations.

Our Investment in You, Our Client

Another major differentiator is our investment in learning about you, our client, to optimize the search process and search results. Our clients often remark on how extensively we spend time upfront to learn about their organization, culture and dynamics.

Our Results

Over 93 percent of our searches in the last two years have featured at least one diverse candidate as part of the “Recommended” slate.

98% of the CEOs we have placed are still on the job five years later.

94% of the physician leaders we have placed are still on the job five years later.

For a brief look at how we work in partnership with health care organizations to help them find, recruit and retain outstanding leaders, click here.

Take a look at our testimonials and our clients.

35 Years of
Excellence in Healthcare Search

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: We are passionate about helping our clients find the right leaders to influence, execute, and successfully fulfill their mission.


Adding your information to our database will provide you with email notifications of new search engagements. These announcements include specific ZurickDavis staff contact information for that position.  Use this link to add your information to our contact database.

The duration of a search will vary depending on the type of the position being filled, the organizational process surrounding vetting a new executive and other factors such as geography, compensation and organizational characteristics.

Over 93 percent of our searches in the last two years have featured diversity candidates as part of the “Recommended” slate.

Because ZurickDavis has been in the healthcare search business for so long, we have built a sizable network of diversity executives with whom we network on behalf of our clients. Our national database includes thousands of contacts and is a key contributor to every search. We utilize it for direct recruitment, networking and referral sources.   Our additional initiatives include:

  • Developing/investing in partnerships and alliances with professional organizations whose mission is to represent and support candidates from underrepresented groups
  • Training ZurickDavis search consultants as Certified Diversity Recruiters


Internal candidates will be treated as objectively as all other candidates being considered.  We provide the search committee/senior management with a tactful “buffer” to handle what may be difficult communication with internal candidates, who may have a long history with the organization and be a valued employee.

The candidates we present are only those we have interviewed personally and vetted thoroughly. Our behavioral interviews go far beyond merely the technical qualifications of candidates. We pay great attention to assessing personality, motivation, managerial style, breadth of vision, stage in life and, critically, the personal and family circumstances that typically determine a successful placement.