About Hedquist 

The Hedquist Team

   “We understand the value of human intangibles that are not readily apparent in the selection process through a LinkedIn profile, a website, or a video interview. It’s an undisputable truth that it is still humans in collaborative relationships driving business, not machines. Our relationship with hundreds of top candidates combined with our knowledge of the industry enables us to target searches very effectively and expedite the selection and hiring process for our clients." 

- Jeff Hedquist

Hedquist also works in a consultative role for organizations that are expanding rapidly, merging, reorganizing or in the midst of an industry-driven transformation.

Kris Zeile is a communications consultant for Hedquist responsible for developing candidate profiles for business clients and managing marketing and business communications for the firm. Kris is a former communications executive from the healthcare industry who now runs her own enterprise, Zeile Communications. Kris has held previous leadership roles at Maxicare Health Plans, Baxter Healthcare and Caremark/CVS. h here.

Mary Sova has been with Hedquist since its inception in 2001. Mary is the operations manager and administrator responsible for supporting all search activities, assisting with candidate sourcing, financial management and reporting. Mary has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University. Prior to Hedquist, Mary worked in Human Resources; Training and Development for Zurich American Insurance.

Jeff Hedquist is the Founder and President of Hedquist International. Jeff provides oversight for business development, establishing search project teams, execution of domestic and international executive search, establishing and developing client relationships that include leading healthcare organizations and premier senior-level candidates. Prior to Hedquist International, Jeff was the Vice President of Managed Healthcare for The McHenry Group.

“Great Vision Without Great People is Irrelevant”          
Jim Collins – Good to Great

Based outside of Cape Coral, Florida, Hedquist International is engaged in the recruitment of leadership roles for our clients that include officers, presidents, vice-presidents, directors, strategic and critical non-management positions, and board members. Founder Jeff Hedquist formed his company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to streamline and personalize the process for his business clients.  

Jeff shares “recruiting was a natural fit for me with my sales background and my passion for business matchmaking - connecting top candidates to opportunities at some of the leading companies in the healthcare industry. My company has enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships with hundreds of outstanding professionals in healthcare over the years and our clients rely on our access to a deep bench of talent for our “search and select” process for senior level candidates critical to their operations.”