We place one position and one position only: Director of Surgical Services.

Permanent & Interim Placement

Whitman Partners places Directors of Surgical Services on a permanent and interim basis. We have developed the most reliable, comprehensive, and efficient search process in the industry.

Permanent Placement

  • Dedicated TeamOur team of 20 recruiters works full time on only Directors of Surgical Services positions. We are able to cross-reference jobs and candidates, and find the absolute best candidate available for your job.

  • Advanced VettingWe identify and vet for your priority qualifications such as academic experience, leadership, multi-site experience, and motivation for the role.

  • Process & Timelines10-5-2 model ensures Best Practices and that we and our client stay on track.

  • Performance GuaranteesIf we are unable to produce four candidates that you deem worthy of an interview within 30 days of the search onset, your deposit can be refunded. This guarantee covers new hire for 365 days, or we will conduct a new search for free.

Interim Placement

  • Network—Largest network of interim candidates in the market, categorized by over two dozen vetting criteria, with priority toward geographic proximity and licensing.

  • Efficient—We will have a slate of experienced, AVAILABLE interims to you with 24 hours.

  • Choice—Hired interim can be on the payroll of your hospital or Whitman Partners.

  • Interim-to-Hire—We can present candidates open to the option of converting to permanent employment.

Top 10 reasons to hire Whitman Partners to find your new Director of Surgical Services

1. Size

With 20 internal staff, Whitman Partners is the largest search firm that fills only the Director of Surgical Services position.

2. Successful

Whitman Partners filled 88 Director of Surgical Services engagements in 2016, more than any firm in the country.

3. Business Model

Our 10:5:2 Model is the same methodology used by retained executive search firms to execute Fortune 500 C-Level searches.

4. Thorough

We vet candidates in five criteria unique to each engagement. We then present those results in an easy-to-interpret fashion.

5. Goodwill

Our map is the #1 resource used by Directors of Surgical Services exploring career opportunities. Because vacancies are included even when we don’t have the contract to fill the position, the Whitman Partners website is ubiquitous to the Director of Surgical Services world.

6. Speed

You will receive 10 viable, vetted candidates 30 days from engagement. 

7. Outreach

Though our primary channel to candidates remains phone calls, your engagement will be published in our e-Newsletter and print magazine, the “Director of Surgical Services Review.

8. Expertise

Our proprietary HSK Trial Closing will lessen the chances of turned down offers, counter-offers, and fall-offs.

9. Guarantees

We guarantee that you will select 4 candidates to interview within 30 days of engagement. Furthermore, our hires are guaranteed for one year. If they quit or are fired, we will conduct a new search for free.

10. White Gloves

Our in-house Logistics Specialist will book travel, advance travel costs, and ensure your candidate’s run of show is the easiest, most professional experience.


Our team of 20 recruiters works full time on only Directors of Surgical Services positions. Because we are so specialized and experienced in our niche, we have a number of advantages over other firms. Our 10-5-2 process is superior to a routine contingency approach; our performance guarantees are top in the industry; our custom tools, marketing efforts, and candidate database have been developed exclusively for Directors of Surgical Services. We absolutely know our candidates and consider ourselves a valuable resource not just in finding their next job, but in advancing their careers in every way.

How Whitman Partners is Unique

Process & Timeline

We utilize a 10-5-2 process originally developed for Fortune 500 executive recruiting. This proven method is comprehensive, follows Best Practices, and adheres to a reliable timeline.

Performance Guarantees

Our unique, industry-leading guarantees provide accountability to us and peace of mind to our clients.

Candidate Database

We organize our database of over 10,000 perioperative directors to easily identify and recruit based on experience, education, geography, and career plans.

Custom Contact Tools

Our success is a direct result of the relationships we have with our candidates. We’ve developed custom tools that help keep us in touch.

Ready for a structured, organized search process that results in a quicker hire?