The Search Statistics 

  1. Number of days to the first round of resumes: 11
  2. Number of candidates considered: 8
  3. Number of candidates interviewed: 5
  4. Number of business days to complete the search: 57


The Search

Our firm was engaged by GE Healthcare at an exciting time of transformation. They were launching an ambitious project of transforming the global design organization to a global Center of Excellence model.

To accelerate this undertaking, GE Healthcare required a new leader to assume the senior-most position and manage the software side of the CoE. This hire would assume leadership of a 50+ person organization while continuing to build.

GE Healthcare needed a search partner who was experienced in executive-level product design recruitment, had the capacity to undertake a search across multiple countries, and were agile enough to provide hyper-targeted profiles, rapidly.


The Client 

GE Healthcare is the global leader in healthcare solutions and is committed to building intelligent devices, data analytics, applications, and services to enable healthcare workers to work more efficiently and with better outcomes. The ambitious mission of GE Healthcare is to help hospitals do more with less and ensure all patients world-wide have access to the same standards of health care.


Search Requirements 

This role required candidates with experience working for a global technology organization with high standards of B2B product design as well as building and leading large, distributed teams (50+ people). Medtech experience was considered ideal.

They were looking for an empathetic leader with a desire to solve problems and leave a positive impact in the healthcare space. Someone with the tenacity and ability to work across multiple globally distributed teams and bring groups together to achieve a common vision, purpose, and outcome. A visionary thinker and leader with a global mindset (global customers, partners, and employees).


The Hire

A global design leader working for an industry-leading MedTech solutions provider. They had experience building and leading distributed teams of 100+ Designers.

A noted thought leader and speaker on the topic of design, having previously lead a course at Harvard Business School. Also a multiple design award recipient.

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