About Us


Our HistoryWe put customers first. It works for us.

We started Healthcare IT Leaders in 2011 with a “customer first” philosophy that guides everything we do. Since that time, we’ve helped a lot of large healthcare employers meet their EMR, ERP, BI and QA talent challenges, and we’ve matched hundreds of highly qualified IT professionals to great jobs.

Along the way, we’ve won a few awards for our outstanding workforce culture, and we’ve given back to others in our community — a core value that’s important to us.

Our talented team has a depth of experience in healthcare, IT recruitment and consulting that’s hard to match. Some of us have been doing this for a long (long) time for some of the largest companies in the world. It’s what we do best, and it’s what we love to do.

Our Team

Bob Bailey Bob Bailey Principal and Founder
Bob Bailey was previously a co-founder and principal at the consulting and IT services firm B2B Workforce, where he developed strategic partnerships with SAP America, Accenture, IBM, Deloitte and BearingPoint. In 2007, the company was ranked on the INC 5,000 as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and was acquired by Vedior (now Randstad), a $30B global staffing solutions company. Previously, he was a partner at Atlanta-based ICON Search and Consulting, acquired in 1998 by Acsys, Inc. Bob has a BBA from the University of Georgia.
Brad Elster Brad Elster Principal
Brad was previously President of B2B Workforce, a Randstad company. Prior to that, he was VP of Sales at the same firm. He joined B2B from PremierHR, where he was Director of Business Development. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
Ted Justiss Ted Justiss Chief Operating Officer
Ted Justiss was previously Chief Operating Officer for B2B Workforce, where he oversaw recruiting operations, vendor management, and client development. Prior to joining B2B, he was the Southeastern Division President for Acsys, Inc., a national IT and Finance staff augmentation firm. Ted began his career with Deloitte and Touche as a CPA. He has a BBA from the University of Georgia.
Russ Rudish Russ Rudish Principal
Russ Rudish has more than 30 years of industry experience and has deep and enduring relationships with major healthcare organizations in the United States and abroad. He is CEO of his own consultancy, Rudish Health Solutions, and previously was US and Global Health Care Leader for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, the world’s largest health care professional services firm.

Russ is on the Board of Directors of Craneware, Inc., a U.K.-based healthcare company. He is also on the Advisory Board of Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, where he focuses on healthcare acquisitions.
Bruce Wideberg Bruce Wideberg SVP NE
Bruce leads the Healthcare IT Leaders Boston office and brings nearly three decades of staffing and consulting services leadership experience to Healthcare IT Leaders. Most recently, he was President N.A. at Vedior, a $30B global HR services company (acquired by Randstad in 2008), where he led a variety of U.S. acquisitions along with organic growth strategies. Prior to that he was CEO N.A. of Sapphire Technologies, one of the largest IT staffing and consulting firms in the US. Bruce is a graduate of Clarion (PA) University.
Joe Mauro Joe Mauro National Director, Business Development
Joe Mauro joins Healthcare IT Leaders from Huron Healthcare, where he was a Managing Director. Previously, he was National Director, Strategic Accounts at Siemens Medical, where he worked with C-suite executives at leading health systems to drive performance improvement, process re-engineering, and clinical transformation.
Michael Cooper Michael Cooper VP, Quality Assurance and Testing
An acknowledged global thought leader in QAT, Michael was previously the software QA and Testing evangelist for HP Software. Prior to that, he was Sr. Director for IT Quality Assurance at T-Mobile USA, where he led a group of 500+ QAT professionals. He holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a BA from the University of Florida.
Dr. Keith Marsh Dr. Keith Marsh SVP Public Sector
Keith leads government contracting and public sector activity for the company. He has held executive leadership roles for Systems Integrators such as IBM and SAIC, as well as, small businesses supporting Fortune 500, Healthcare, and Government clients. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California Coast University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from California Coast University.
Alex Gramling Alex Gramling Chief Marketing Officer
Alex brings over 20 years of healthcare marketing experience to Healthcare IT Leaders. He was previously VP of Marketing at the specialty pharmacy division of Express Scripts. He has also held management roles at several venture-backed, health startups, including drugstore.com. Alex holds a BA from the University of Georgia and an MS from Miami University of Ohio.
Ray Kelly Ray Kelly Chief Analytics Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in enterprise analytics and business intelligence, Ray joined Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce, where he was a VP, specializing in SAP and BusinessObjects delivery and implementation. He has also held IT management positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Deloitte Consulting. Ray is a graduate of Trenton State College.
Kathy Pilkey Kathy Pilkey National Sales Director
Kathy Pilkey joined Healthcare IT Leaders from SmartSearch, an independent staffing consultancy, which she owned and operated. Prior to that, she held senior account executive and recruitment positions at Management Recruiters International (MRI) and Jackson and Coker. Kathy has a BBA in Marketing from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Alicia Perrin Alicia Perrin VP, National Accounts
Alicia joined Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce, where she worked for over a decade, building strategic relationships with leading consultancies and systems integrators.
Rory Calnan Rory Calnan National Sales Director
Rory previously worked in Business Development for Cervello, a leading service provider for business analytics, performance management and data management solutions. He holds a BS in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire.
Bryant De Piazza Bryant De Piazza Director, National Accounts
Bryant joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Mediant Health Resources, where he was Executive Vice President. Prior to that he was Director, Client Services at H/P Technologies. He is also a Certified Fire Fighter.
Matt Kasperzak Matt Kasperzak Client Advisor
Matt began his career directly out of college as a Consultant Advisor at Healthcare IT Leaders. He is a graduate of the University of Denver.
Philip West Philip West Client Advisor
Philip previously worked at Patriot Technical Consulting, a staffing firm specializing in engineering and design jobs. Before that, he was a staffing manager for OfficeTeam, a business development manager at Symphony Services and a loan officer. Phil has an Associate of Business Administration from Hesser College.
Heshan Rodrigo Heshan Rodrigo Client Advisor
Heshan came to Healthcare IT Leaders directly out of Georgia College, where he studied economics and accounting.
Paul Gawryszewski Paul Gawryszewski Cerner Program Manager
Paul Gawryszewski, a 1984 grad of the US Naval Academy, joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Randstad where he served as VP of Operations for its enterprise IT staffing division, B2B Workforce. During his naval career Paul completed 4 overseas deployments and served as a Communications Officer during the 1st Gulf War.
Taylor Santos Taylor Santos Consultant Advisor
Taylor joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Legacy Marketing of Boston, where he worked as a corporate trainer. He holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Worcester State University, where he was a four-year Defensive End starter on the football team.
Neika Powell Neika Powell Consultant Advisor
Neika joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Hire Velocity, where she was Team Lead Recruiter. Prior to that she was a Program Coordinator at the Georgia Cancer Foundation. She holds an AA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta.
Andy Bryant Andy Bryant Consultant Advisor
Andy has worked in technical recruiting for nearly 20 years, most recently as a Senior Resource Manager at eCommQuest. Prior to that he held resource management and recruiting roles at B2B Workforce and Acsys IT. He has a BS in Economics from Auburn University.
Justin Couch Justin Couch Consultant Advisor
Justin came to Healthcare IT Leaders from Assurgent Medical Solutions, a retained physician search firm, where he was Director of Physician Recruitment. Prior to that, he was a Staffing Manager at Robert Half International. He has an MBA from Troy University and a BS in Finance from Jacksonville State University.
Dimple Kochikar Dimple Kochikar Consultant Advisor
Dimple joined Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce, where she worked for nearly a decade as a recruiter and resource manager. She also leads SAP recruitment at Healthcare IT Leader's sister firm, RunE2E.
Christine Woods Christine Woods Consultant Advisor
Christine previously worked as a Recruiting Specialist for Hire Up Consulting. Prior to that she held the position of Media Director for Revolution Church, drawing on her background in marketing and video production. She has a BS in Communications and Broadcasting from the University of Tennessee.
Candace Bush Candace Bush Consultant Advisor
Candace joined Healthcare IT Leaders from H&A Consulting, where she was a Senior Healthcare IT Recruiter. She has also held staffing and human resources roles for MedPro Personnel, HRWorks and Royal Staffing Services. She has a BS in Business Administration/Human Resources from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Caitlin Gentry Caitlin Gentry Consultant Advisor
Caitlin's career in recruitment and healthcare staffing includes physician recruitment roles at Vista Staffing and Hayman Daugherty. She holds a BS from DeVry University.
Andrew Hein Andrew Hein Consultant Advisor
Andrew joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Cloud Sherpas where he worked as a Google for Work consultant. Prior to that he was a Staffing Manager for Accounttemps, a division of Robert Half. He holds a BS in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Alabama
Erik Mesquita Erik Mesquita Talent Acquisition Specialist
Erik was previously an Account Executive at MAS Medical Staffing, a leading national staffing company specializing in perm, travel and per diem healthcare staffing. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business and Managerial Economics from Bentley University.
Jenifyr Bedard Jenifyr Bedard Consultant Advisor
Jenifyr joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Santa Rosa Consulting, where she held a similar role recruiting health IT talent. She has a BA in advertising from the University of Florida.
Braniff Bonaventure Braniff Bonaventure Consultant Advisor
Braniff joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Randstad, where he was a Resource Manager specializing in IT recruitment. He has a Bachelor's in Sports Marketing from Furman University, where he played Quarterback and still holds several passing records.
Larry Saggese Larry Saggese Talent Acquisition Specialist
Larry joins Healthcare IT Leaders from Salem State College (MA) where he graduated with a BA in Journalism and Sports Management.
Eric Galanis Eric Galanis Talent Acquisition Specialist
Eric comes to Healthcare IT Leaders from Oxford International, a division of On Assignment, where he was a technical recruiter. He has a BA in Marketing from LeMoyne College, where he played Lacrosse and was a member of the school's 2013 Division II national championship team.
John Jennings John Jennings Talent Acquisition Specialist
John is a graduate of Colby College (BA, Economics), where he played Lacrosse and earned multiple honors including USILA Scholar All-American. All-NESCAC, and Team Co-MVP.
Trish Brashear Trish Brashear Account Manager
Trish brings a wealth of IT recruitment experience to Healthcare IT Leaders. She previously held account and program management roles at Elevated Resources and B2B Workforce. Trish studied Journalism and English at Temple University.
Debbie Tracy Debbie Tracy Delivery Manager
Debbie joins Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce where she held several roles including Delivery Manager. Prior to that, she was an Inside Sales Representative for IBM. She holds a BA in Political Science from Kent State.
Anna Cusick Anna Cusick Sourcing Specialist
Anna joins Healthcare IT Leaders from TechniPower, a technical staffing company, where she was an account executive. Prior to that she was HR manager at High Flight Management Group. Anna is a proud graduate of the State University of West Georgia where she played and coached Women's soccer.
Lindsey Gray Lindsey Gray Happiness Coordinator
Lindsey builds positive relationships with clients and consultants as the company’s first Happiness Coordinator and Retention Manager. She has also worked as a Consultant Advisor for Healthcare IT Leaders and as a Travel Coordinator and Recruiting Specialist for Locum Leaders, a physician staffing firm. Lindsey holds a BA in Psychology from Bennett College.
Alyssa Obey Alyssa Obey Sales Operations
Alyssa joins Healthcare IT Leaders from the University of Vermont, where she graduated with a BA in Community Entrepreneurship.
Deirdre Kurnett Deirdre Kurnett Logistics Manager
Deirdre previously directed Marketing for Doremi Technologies in Burbank, CA. She has also held marketing and client services roles for NBC News and Spirit Aviation. She holds a BS in Business Adminstration and Management from the University of Redlands.
Susan Galbreath Susan Galbreath Human Resources
Susan directs HR for Healthcare IT Leaders and its sister company, Run Consultants. Prior to that, she was Controller for Locum Leaders, and Director of Finance at Ballard Designs, a leading national home goods retailer. Susan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Alabama.

Working Here

Working hereNamed one of the Best Places to Work in Atlanta, One of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For, ranked on the Inc. 5000 and ranked the Fastest-Growing IT Staffing Firm in the US, Healthcare IT Leaders is always on the lookout for recruitment and sales pros who thrive in a fast-paced, fun work environment. In addition to a great office space and friendly coworkers, we offer a strong benefits package (health insurance, retirement plan, paid gym membership), competitive pay and growth opportunities in an exciting business backed by experienced industry professionals.

Sound interesting? Send a current resume and cover letter to HITcareers@healthcareitleaders.com. If you are a consultant seeking a contract healthcare IT job, use our online job board to see current positions or submit a resume. Healthcare IT Leaders is an eVerify employer.


Giving Back

We care about the communities in which we work and promote giving back and volunteerism as core values of our company. Annually, a percentage of our profit is donated to one or more charitable organizations chosen by our employees. Recent recipients of corporate donations include St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Camp Sunshine, the Livestrong Foundation, The Jimmy Fund and the Christmas Tree Santas, among others.

Giving Back

Healthcare IT Leaders actively encourages employee involvement in non-profit causes and service projects. Employees can receive paid time off for volunteer activities.