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Spotlight on Whitney Morris, Medical Affairs Search

By ThinkingAhead

ThinkingAhead would like to congratulate Whitney Morris on another great year! After 3 years in a row of growing her business, Whitney was our top recruiter for 2018. Prior to entering the world of executive search, Whitney was a pharmaceutical representative for five years.  Whitney is a genuine, self-deprecating, and modest person, and might even say she had no idea…

Women in Healthcare – Turning Dialogue into Action

By ThinkingAhead

People are the heart of what we do here at ThinkingAhead. To build others, we begin by first supporting and enabling our own team members, creating a rock solid foundation from which we can uplift and empower others! So, it’s no surprise when one of our own makes a positive impact in her industry! ThinkingAhead celebrated when Rock Health recently…

Our Own Kay Linder has earned Senior Status with HIMSS

By ThinkingAhead

When you’re looking to partner with an Executive Recruiter, you should count your blessings when you come across someone who takes their specialization and industry seriously; someone who is actively involved in the professional communities that their clients and candidates are a part of and someone who thoughtfully contributes to the growth of their own practice. Encountering an individual like…

A View From The Top: Christy Farrell Takes Home the Coveted ThinkingAhead Ralph Mosley Award

By ThinkingAhead

Each year, The Ralph Mosley Award for Excellence is presented to an individual who embodies and embraces the spirit of ThinkingAhead, Inc.. This person exhibits high ethical standards, commitment through years of service, consistent performance, a positive influence on the company and its employees and active community involvement. The Mosley Award winner is nominated by their colleagues, making it all…

Career Spotlight: Cathy Moll

By ThinkingAhead

Recruiters help place people in positions where they can excel, but that’s not all. In the case of Cathy Moll, partner and manager of the Life Sciences practice at ThinkingAhead, placing the right people in the right positions can contribute to scientific breakthroughs and drug developments that better the lives of countless people. Cathy’s career began in temporary staffing, providing nurses for…

Recruiter Spotlight: Stephanie Maas Talks Corporate Matchmaking

By ThinkingAhead

Stephanie Maas, Partner with the Commercial Banking and Finance Team for ThinkingAhead, has been an invaluable asset to the company for almost 20 years. We talked to her about her history at the company, her thoughts on recruiting for the financial industry, and her evolving role. Attracted to recruiting and consulting early in her career, Stephanie became a recruiter and Sales…

The Call From the Wild: Why References Work

By ThinkingAhead

Hardly any hiring process concludes without first consulting references. For HR professionals and hiring managers, references are an invaluable fail-safe that can prevent costly mistakes — and they can also expedite the hire of a highly qualified candidate. Resumes, cover letters, and interviews with candidates are all inherently contrived experiences; references, on the other hand, are likely to provide insight and…

Career Spotlight: Courtney Rice

By ThinkingAhead

Courtney Rice is a recruiter who has spent the past thirteen years at ThinkingAhead.  From Michigan, she studied engineering at Michigan State University, and like frankly many college students, wasn’t entirely sure what she wanted to be when she “grew up”.  She was fortunate to have had a summer job with Southwestern Advantage selling books and learning how to run…