Our Healthcare Executive Recruiters

Charles “Chip” Nagle is an affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Association of Healthcare Consultants (AAHC). Mr. Nagle is also a certified healthcare consultant in the AAHC, one of a handful of healthcare executive recruiters so recognized. His civic interests are varied, including serving several years as Chairman of the Board of the American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute.

Mr. Nagle graduated from the University of South Carolina and earned his Master’s degree in Health Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been active for many years in the healthcare community, both professionally and personally. In addition to his 17 years of expertise in executive search and leadership selection, Mr. Nagle has a broad base of functional healthcare experience, including organizational development and strategic planning. He is a frequent speaker for a variety of groups on the topics of strategic resource management and human resource development.

Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Nagle was a partner at a nationally recognized retained search firm, which serves the healthcare sector. Previously, he was with Ernst & Young, where he directed the Southeastern finance and strategic planning practice, which served clients on a local, regional, and national basis. Mr. Nagle also served as a regional manager with a major, investor-owned, multi-hospital system early in his career.

Mr. Nagle brings to each assignment:

  • Excellent search experience gained in the conduct of more than 200 assignments
  • In-depth knowledge of the environmental forces shaping the healthcare delivery system gained through his strategic consulting work with over 130 healthcare organizations
  • Excellent capability to understand the culture and organizational nuances of the clientele he serves
  • Personal attributes, which include: integrity, excellent communication skills, professionalism, and possessing a sense of urgency
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A veteran healthcare executive recruiter and Vice President at Coker Group, Lee Perrett has over 25 years of experience recruiting and placing senior level executives and middle management candidates within multiple disciplines and industries, including hospitals and healthcare systems, consumer products, finance, consulting and professional services. Mr. Perrett has held a wide variety of recruiting and Human Resources positions throughout his career including a number of assignments in international and domestic locations during his 16 years with The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to joining Coker Group, he spent 5 years as Senior Vice President with another national healthcare and life sciences executive search firm and has been in Executive Search since 2000. Earlier in his career, he was Manager of Staffing for the John H. Harland Company in Atlanta and Director of Alumni Affairs/Assistant Director of Development for Birmingham-Southern College.

Mr. Perrett is a graduate of Auburn University and has been involved in a number of professional and community activities and organizations, including serving as a coach and Boy Scout leader, and active in various parent leadership groups and committees within The Lovett School. He has been active in the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Global Commerce Committee, Society of Human Resource Management, and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, and he was elected to a second term as Vice Regent on the National Board of Directors of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Lee is a certified Targeted Selection trainer through Development Dimensions International, and has taught interviewing and selection skills to hiring managers in the United States and Europe. He also has coached and counseled senior-level executives in interviewing/negotiation skills and networking, and made numerous presentations to business and professional organizations. He was selected to develop and author a section of The Global Resume and CV Guide, a resource book on international job search published by John Wiley & Sons.

Mr. Perrett brings to each assignment:

  • Twenty-five years of experience in recruiting and search work from “both sides of the desk” through corporate HR assignments and executive search consultant roles
  • Extensive recruiting experience throughout all organizational levels
  • Strong one on one client/customer service skills and professionalism
  • Excellent interview and selection experience including  training and hiring managers in interviewing skills
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and recruiting candidates for the right cultural and organizational match
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Over the last 20 years, Dr. Ron Strieker has been active in both the private and public sectors improving organizational infrastructures by means of executive coaching, human resources management, facilitation, goal attainment, and management development. Specifically, his experiences range from working with JCAHO designing and implementing instructional seminars in the areas of leadership, coaching, team building, and staff selection to forming effective teams of educators in the schools of the Commonwealth of Australia, and developing executive leadership talent through effective coaching interventions for Citigroup, the largest financial services company in the United States.

Dr. Strieker’s career experience also includes serving as the chief human resource officer for United Health Services, Inc., a fully integrated, multi-facility healthcare delivery system employing over 3,000 FTEs.

Having worked for years as an internal human resources professional and external management consultant, Dr. Strieker brings a unique combination of skills and experiences to our team of healthcare executive recruiters. He has worked directly with senior management, coaching them through all aspects of leadership and management development, training, and human resources integration. Dr. Strieker brings both the capacity to develop the strategic design of an issue, as well as move to practical solutions. A partial list of groups with whom he has worked include Citigroup, Prudential Bank, BellSouth, American Cancer Society, Siemens, Bass Hotels, Coca Cola, Kennesaw State University, Blue Circle Cement, Nortel Networks, Voluntary Hospitals of America, Scientific Atlanta, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations and James River.

Dr. Strieker has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Southern Illinois University. He has served on the faculty of the University of Missouri, where he taught courses on behavioral theory, statistics, and management development, and facilitated executive development seminars at the Cornell School of Industrial Relations. He is presently on the advisory board for the Executive MBA program for Kennesaw State University. Dr. Strieker has conducted seminars across the country on a variety of topics, including leadership development, customer service, group dynamics, effective teambuilding, negotiation, selection, and coaching.

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Stefan Werdegar, Vice President, brings a diverse background to the team with 16 years of combined experience in technology, healthcare IT and executive search. He is frequently requested to speak and facilitate panels at numerous regional and national healthcare and HIT programs and conferences. His executive search experience includes work with a variety of integrated healthcare systems, HIT vendors and private equity/venture companies. Stefan has successfully placed a variety of executives in HIT, corporate and general hospital leadership positions. Mr. Werdegar is very passionate about helping organizations find the right leadership, and enjoys developing deep relationships with his clients and top talent across the industry. He is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Stefan received a B.S in Business and Marketing from Northern Illinois University.

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Kelley Dunn, MBA, FACHE, is an affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a former adjunct professor with the University of Florida where she developed, promoted, and maintained the first of its kind online executive education program for aiding in the recruitment, compensation structure, and legal employment of physicians and physician healthcare executives. She also served as faculty instructor for the online Executive Certificate in Physician Practice Integration which offered eligible continuing education credits category II through the ACHE and CE/ACMPE continuing education credits through the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Ms. Dunn graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration along with a Certificate of International Business Studies. She also holds a double major in biology and chemistry with a minor in psychology. She has been active for many years in the healthcare community, both professionally and personally devoting numerous hours to non-profit organizations in her volunteer commitment. In addition to her almost 15 years of expertise in physician/physician executive search and consultants experience, she has a broad based of consulting healthcare experience, including NACHC/FQHC facilities, hospitals (not-for-profit and for-profit), and clinics.

Prior to joining Coker Group/Nagle & Associates, Ms. Dunn was a Senior Director at a nationally recognized retained search firm, and was recognized as an industry leader in her performance as well as client satisfaction during her tenure. She is a frequent speaker, both in person and via webinars, for a variety of groups on the topics of healthcare recruiting and compensation throughout the nation. She has also been published and quoted in numerous white papers, journals, community publications, state testimonies, and blogs as an industry expert.