Top 25 Healthcare Executive Search Firm Continues Growth: Olivier Van Dierdonck Joins Kraft Search Associates

July 27, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The leading healthcare executive search firm, Kraft Search Associates, is pleased to announce Olivier Van Dierdonck has joined as a Senior Vice President. He will work from the Nashville, TN office.

"We are very happy to welcome Olivier on board. He is a proven professional from an international healthcare executive search firm. Olivier possesses excellent business operations and healthcare search experience from both an investor-owned health system as well as an international retained healthcare executive search firm. Olivier will provide tangible value to our clients" says Paul Frankenberg, CEO, President and Co-Founder of Kraft Search Associates, LLC. In 2006 & 2007 Kraft Search was recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazine as a Top 25 retained healthcare executive search firm in the USA. The firm has offices in both Dallas, TX and Nashville, TN.

Earlier in 2008 Senior Vice President Lourdes Cordero joined the firm. "Adding Lourdes and now Olivier further expands and solidifies our firm as a Top Healthcare Executive Search Firm nationally," says Paul Frankenberg. "I am fortunate to work with an extremely high-quality team of people".

Olivier joins the healthcare executive search firm following six years with the international healthcare executive search firm, Heidrick & Struggles. Olivier was a Principal in the Hospital, Systems and Services sector of Heidrick & Struggles' global Healthcare Practice. He will continue to concentrate his executive search work on boards & executive management, senior leadership, physician executives and functional leadership positions within academic, non-profit and investor-owned hospital & health systems, as well as healthcare service organizations.

Olivier has over 19 years of experience in the healthcare service sector. Formerly, Olivier was the Director of Recruitment for a large, national investor-owned hospital system. Olivier also holds an undergraduate degree from Davidson College, an MHA from Duke University and currently resides in Brentwood, TN.

Olivier commented, "Paul and I have known one another for the past 4 years. Kraft Search Associates' focus fits well with my commitment towards completing thorough search work and helping my clients succeed by building stronger teams." Olivier Van Dierdonck can be reached at Kraft Search Associates, LLC. The healthcare executive search firm's website is: