Chasm Partners places top talent with consistency, predictability, and superior results. 

What makes Chasm different?

Differentiated Results

Because of our unique “Surge” methodology, 60% of the time
the finalist is introduced to our client by week 4 of the search

20+ Rule

Experienced recruiters run a proprietary search process placing executives and building out mid-level teams

Focused Specialization

Retained search 100% focused on healthcare technology
and services


We get paid differently to drive client and candidate alignment



Chasm Partners applies the deep operating expertise of our founders to deliver a meaningfully different experience for our clients and candidates and provides superior results. We leverage the 20+ Rule — all Chasm professionals leading and managing projects must have 20+ years of business experience.

Expertise in Healthcare Technology & Services

  • Business models leveraging technology and/or analytics addressing unmet healthcare needs for payers, providers, employers, and life sciences, as well as consumers
  • For-Profit and Institutional Payer and Provider related services

Executive Levels & Functional Areas

Our industry-sector focus and expertise allows us to place candidates across all core leadership functions, including Board of Directors, as well as C-Suite and Vice President positions, in the following areas: General Management, Operations, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Customer Success, Technology, Advanced Analytics, Product Management, and Clinical Operations

We do things differently at Chasm Partners. Because of our unique “Surge” methodology, 60% of the time the finalist is introduced to our client by week 4 of the search.

At-Risk Accountability

To drive closer alignment with our client’s interests, our fee payout is tied to the successful employment of our placements, rather than simply a signed offer letter.

  • Candidates appreciate that Chasm has “skin in the game” and trust us as a partner.
  • Clients understand that candidates presented by Chasm are individuals truly qualified to be successful in the role.
  • When appropriate, Chasm serves as an investor in many of its clients, further reinforcing our accountability commitment and ownership mindset.

Process Driven Results

Chasm utilizes a proven tech-enabled search methodology that delivers high quality candidates consistently and predictably for the most demanding clients.

  • Our proprietary “Market Surge” tactics at the beginning of every search ensure a consistently high quality pipeline of candidates from the beginning to end of the project.
  • Clients have 24/7 online access to candidate pipeline and project dashboard information providing both transparency and insights to project velocity.
  • Our search process leverages proprietary and highly advanced quantitative personality assessments to enrich the candidate evaluation process.

Executive Coaching

All Executive Level placements are provided with an executive coach as they start in their new role.

  • Chasm provides executive coaching for all placements at no cost in order to manage the risk associated with a new placement for both the client and candidate.
  • All coaching is confidential and is provided by a former CHRO with experience in both public and privately held companies.

Organizational Buildout

In addition to Executive Search, we help high growth companies scale their organizations at all levels to get
“boots on the ground.”

Team Buildout

Many of our clients need to rapidly scale their teams, but cannot yet invest in large internal recruiting functions. We fill this void by offering team buildouts to effectively put boots on the ground during times of high growth. We bring a high touch, professional service approach to building out teams or departments at all levels including Manager, Director and VP roles, so that management can focus on other strategic priorities.  

Successful Team Buildouts: Sales, Account Management, Product, Data & Analytics


On a larger scale, ChasmRPO is a recruitment process outsourcing service designed to help scale the organization company-wide. We manage the complete talent acquisition lifecycle for high-growth companies by providing on-site or remote dedicated resources as an extension of your human resources team. Depending on client needs, we develop a customized and flexible plan to place candidates at any level across multiple departments in the organization.

Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness

We partner with investors, Boards, and CEOs in helping develop high-performing organizations by focusing on the broader organization in addition to individual and team-level talent. Our coaches have over 20 years of deep business and leadership experience and are professionally credentialed by the International Coach Federation. They have worked extensively across the healthcare technology and services sectors.

Executive Coaching & Leadership Development

Our executive coaches leverage deep business operating experience and healthcare expertise combined with advanced coaching credentials to assist individuals and teams in becoming highly effective as leaders.

Human Resource & Organizational Effectiveness Solutions

We provide HR expertise such as organizational design, culture development, change management, and strategic talent planning to facilitate highly engaged, efficient, and effective organizations.

Talent & Team Assessment

We utilize highly validated personality, emotional intelligence, and team assessment tools to help our clients make better informed decisions when appointing new people, promoting internal talent, and developing team performance.

  • "Chasm helped us build our core competency in HR and talent acquisition, while also serving as our strategic partner in rapidly scaling our analytics and client service team - our most difficult hires. We could not have scaled our organization without them and their unique RPO model."

    Chris Myer, VP of People & Culture | Crossix Solutions, a Veeva Company
  • "The expertise and deep network of Chasm Partners allowed us to identify our new CEO candidate in less than 4 weeks. Chasm’s rapid candidate identification process generated an impressive list of highly experienced candidates of proven CEOs. We originally hired a search firm, but have actually discovered a Partner to help us grow our business."

    Remedy Partners Steve Wiggins, Chairman | Remedy Partners
  • "Besides finding “A-Players” for our expanding team, Chasm leverages their operating experience to advise Propeller Health well beyond the confines of executive search. Clients and candidates who have worked with Chasm know that this is not a typical executive search firm. They represent much more to us as we keep expanding."

    David Van Sickle, Co-Founder and CEO | Propeller Health
  • "We chose to partner with Chasm Partners for its deep operating expertise, commitment, accountability, and partnership — characteristics that we seek in our own talent recruitment and key hires. Chasm has been consistent in its executive search, coaching, and organizational design. They are a true strategic partner to Safeguard and to many of the companies in our portfolio."

    Safeguard Gary Kurtzman, Managing Director | Safeguard Scientifics


What we do

Chasm Partners is a retained executive search firm specializing in healthcare technology & services, working with the nation’s most prominent innovative, growth-oriented companies focused on disrupting healthcare. We are recognized for our unique economic model and search methodology, which was developed to help the portfolio companies of the healthcare industry’s top venture capital & private equity investors achieve organizational scale through human capital.

How we do it

Chasm Partners leverages a proprietary combination of technology and analytics that enables a more transparent and interactive process proven to deliver higher quality and timely results.

To achieve transparency and more efficient information sharing, our clients have 24/7 online access to our candidate pipeline & dashboard information.

We integrate personality assessment analytic tools into our candidate evaluation process to provide a more complete profile of their potential.

24/7 online access to our candidate pipeline & dashboard information

Select Clients

Chasm Partners is a retained executive search firm specializing in healthcare technology and services,
working with the nation’s most prominent innovative, growth-oriented companies focused on disrupting healthcare.
These are just a few of our clients.


All projects are led and managed by professionals with 20+ years of business experience.

Matt Dumas Matt Dumas Founder & Managing Partner

Matt Dumas

Founder & Managing Partner

Matt Dumas


  • 20+ years operating experience in new ventures and turnarounds
  • Expertise in healthcare technology, analytics, and interactive media

Matt sees substantial opportunities for disruption in the healthcare ecosystem.  He is focused on applying best practices and talent capital management to help investors scale businesses in the healthcare technology and services space.  As Managing Partner of Chasm, Matt is focused on driving HCIT enterprise value growth through innovative talent capital models working as “partners” with venture capital and private equity investors and their portfolio companies. 

Matt brings over 20+ years of experience as a business leader in both large and small companies, where he led the qualification, launch and commercial expansion plans of 19 B2B and B2C business ventures across 14 countries.

Before serving as a Partner at Oxeon Partners, Matt was a change agent as SVP and Head of Marketing (CMO) for WebMD consumer businesses such as the company’s website, magazine and mobile assets.  Prior to WebMD, Matt was Founder & Managing Director of Nielsen Health (formerly a start-up business unit of The Nielsen Company) and subsequently President & CEO of Deutsche Ventures, where he conceived and commercialized first ever data integration methods and analytic solutions that help healthcare marketers, payers and providers optimize their patient communication campaigns in a HIPAA regulated data environment.  

In this endeavor, he founded Ecosys Consumer Analytics, a healthcare patient targeting and marketing ROI analytics platform that eventually merged with Crossix Solutions.  Earlier in his career, Matt spent 8 out of his 10 years at Procter & Gamble in Frankfurt and Geneva developing and leading commercial expansion plans for several global packaged goods and consumer health brands.  Matt started his career in the group employee benefits space at Unum.

Matt graduated from Colby College where he started two businesses, one of which he sold before graduating and received an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is an investor and board member of various privately held ventures in the healthcare technology and services space. Matt is a member of the Board of Directors at Stamford Hospital, ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top hospitals in Connecticut, where he also serves on the Quality & Clinical Affairs as well as Finance Committees.

Kristy Lindquist Kristy Lindquist Co-Founder & Partner

Kristy Lindquist

Co-Founder & Partner

Kristy Lindquist


  • 20+ years experience in turnarounds –  operations, marketing and sales
  • Expertise in leadership, organizational development and delivering P&L results

Kristy found her niche as a global turnaround specialist in organizational development and operations. She has been a proven catalyst for change while leveraging the right people and leaders to achieve breakthrough results. After 25 years helping international companies in pharma and consumer products grow through challenging circumstances, she sees significant opportunity in helping healthcare technology & services companies scale by applying these experiences. 

As an international business leader throughout her career, Kristy evolved as an accomplished leader and management consultant following 8 years at Procter & Gamble.  While at P&G, Kristy managed the P/L and growth strategies of several global brands in Western Europe and South East Asia, with particular focus on consumer health.  While at P&G, she led her organization successfully through the Thai currency crisis. Subsequently, Kristy took on several leadership roles as Chief Operating Officer of Axicorp Pharma and Chief Purchasing Officer of ACA Mueller, both of which were privately held European pharmaceutical distribution companies based in Germany.  In these roles, Kristy led significant restructuring and turnaround efforts during the German health care reform and following new private equity funding, leading to record profits.  Kristy also took on several projects in consulting and training for international clients, advising them on disruptive strategies to achieve growth.  Some of those clients include BRITA GmbH, Tivall Europe, AC Nielsen, Aventis Pharma, Amneal Pharma, and Constantia Flexibles. 

Kristy graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received her Master of International Management from Thunderbird Global School of Management.  She is fluent in German and enjoys globetrotting with her husband and two tri-lingual teenagers. She is active in the outdoors, especially since moving to Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is committed to making the community a better place and is a member on the Road Home Homeless shelter services committee.

David Woodward David Woodward Principal

David Woodward


David Woodward


  •  20+ years in executive search, client management, and business development roles
  • Expertise in placing C-suite and VP level executives across multiple functions in healthcare technology and services

David believes that in order for healthcare to transform from fee-for-service to value-based care, the Healthcare Information Technology industry will continue to face disruption and require “best in class” human capital to provide a competitive advantage. His view is that top talent in key functional areas like sales, marketing, operations, finance, and engineering will be necessary for venture backed companies in this space to not only win the sprint but keep pace in the marathon.

At Chasm Partners, David leverages his 20+ years of experience as an executive search professional in advising clients, and coaching candidates. He specializes in recruiting commercial oriented executives for early and later stage high growth clients, leveraging his experience from a broad range of client sectors including private equity, venture capital, healthcare, technology and consumer products.

Prior to joining Chasm Partners, David specialized in retained search focused venture backed healthcare technology companies at Ross & Company. Earlier in his career, he served in several senior recruiting roles at Lindsey & Company and O’Keefe & Partners, where he specialized in the recruitment of senior marketing, sales and general management executives. He brings experience having worked directly with senior leaders at clients ranging from high-growth startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Visa, Domino’s Pizza, and Victorinox Swiss Army, while also partnering with Private Equity and Venture Capital clients including Summit Partners, General Catalyst, Hellman & Friedman, Frontier Capital, Harvest Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Northbridge Venture Partners, and Venrock, among others.

David graduated from Babson College with a BS in Management and was a two-time All-American in Ice Hockey. He is an active investor and a Limited Partner in a number of funds focused on healthcare technology and services. He lives in Fairfield with his wife and two children and enjoys ice hockey, boating, fishing, golfing and hitting the beach. He is an active member in the Catholic Club, Roxbury Club, and Fayerweather Yacht club. He still enjoys playing hockey in a men’s league and maintains his Level 4 coaching certification.






  • 20+ years in executive search, client service and marketing leadership roles
  • Expertise in placing C-suite and VP-level executives across multiple functions in technology and consumer engagement related sectors

 Valerie believes that the transformation of healthcare and other industries facing similar disruption requires the continued advancement of talent particularly in mission critical functions like marketing, sales and client service to achieve commercial expansion and consumer/customer adoption for new technologies.  She views her expertise in this area as a way to meaningfully advance such a transformation through executive search.

 At Chasm Partners, Valerie leverages her 20+ years’ experience as both an experienced operator and executive search professional in advising clients and coaching candidates.   She specializes in recruiting commercial oriented executives for early and later stage high growth clients leveraging her experience from a broad range of industries including healthcare, media, advertising, marketing services, technology and consumer products.  

 Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Valerie was a Partner at two boutique recruitment consulting firms, counseling venture backed and public companies  on how to align talent with business objectives, assess existing leadership teams, manage recruiting needs and approach succession planning.  Her expertise in human capital was further refined serving as the Director of Human Resources for ClubMom, one of the first social media communities on the internet.   In this role she owned responsibility for human capital and was responsible for recruitment and talent acquisition, training and development, performance management, employee engagement, workforce planning, leadership development, compensation and benefits.  

Previously, Valerie oversaw customer marketing programs for Consumer and Financial Services clients at Affinion, developing new channel marketing strategies.  Early in her career she held key Client Partner positions in Media and Sports.   At the United States Tennis Association she was in a brand management and client services role for the US Open Tennis Championships and at MTV Networks, she was a member of the production team on the first “Choose OR Lose” presidential campaign special and many other innovative series programs and live music specials. 

Valerie received an undergraduate degree from Boston College in Human Development and Counseling. 






  • Nearly 20+ years in global executive search and human capital consulting within life sciences and technology
  • Expertise in placing C-suite and VP level executives across all functional areas in companies ranging from late-stage venture to Fortune 500

Amy sees the intersection between life sciences and technology as the key component in healthcare transformation. At Chasm Partners, Amy is focused on delivering executive talent and human capital consulting to venture capital and private equity backed HCIT companies. She believes disruptive technology paired with exceptional people offers the greatest opportunity for competitive advantage and value creation.

Throughout Amy’s career she has placed C-suite & VP level executives in some of the world’s most innovative biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, she has experience identifying talent for rapid-growing, high-tech environments providing key leadership and board level executives for companies looking to scale and accelerate growth.  

Prior to joining Chasm Amy served as Director at Koenig & Associates, a retained executive search firm exclusive to life sciences. At Koenig & Associates, she partnered with biotechnology clients developing life-changing technologies within gene therapy, immuno-oncology, neuroscience and psychiatry. Amy also collaborated with pre-commercial venture capital and private equity companies to place key leadership and assist in building commercial organizations for product launch. Earlier in Amy’s career she worked with Mercato Partners, a growth equity investment firm dedicated to providing entrepreneurs the capital and resources they require to effectively scale their businesses. As a member of the Mercato performance team, Amy partnered with investors and entrepreneurs to identify executive leadership and served as a trusted advisor in the areas of leadership development, performance management, employee engagement, culture, and compensation structure.

 Amy started her career in the staffing industry prior to transitioning to Highland Capital Management, a twenty-billion-dollar alternative investment firm. She served on Highland Capital’s private equity team with a focus on rebuilding under-performing middle market companies to maximize shareholder return.

Amy graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Human Biology and Psychology and was a two-time All Big XII team selection in softball. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and daughter and enjoys horse jumping, yoga, and taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that the Wasatch Mountains have to offer.






  • 20+ years in analytics and management consulting working with the world’s top consumer health, lifesciences and medical device companies
  • Expertise in patient, provider and payor dynamics impacting outcomes

One year into her 11-year tenure at Nielsen, Suzanne was hand-selected to join a group tasked with building capabilities to predict pharmaceutical sales for the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. From that juncture on, her aptitude and passion for healthcare analytics quickly established her as an expert in the rapidly growing and ever-changing life sciences, medical device, and consumer health sector.  

Suzanne brings over 20 years of experience as a healthcare and international business advisor. While at Nielsen, she served as Director of both the Pharmaceutical Practice at BASES (the gold standard in forecasting and launch management for new Pharmaceutical brands) and the Nielsen Health (healthcare big data analytics) business units, generating new business and servicing clients such as Abbott, Alcon, Boehringer-Ingelheim, GSK, Janssen, LifeScan, Merck, Novartis, Otsuka, Perrigo, Pfizer, and Reckitt Benckiser, among others. In these roles, she developed and implemented cutting-edge analytics to offer unique, data-driven, actionable solutions and business recommendations to client portfolio management challenges. She has proven expertise in patient engagement, adherence, provider acceptance, and payor dynamics.

Suzanne’s therapeutic experience spans acute, chronic, and lifestyle conditions, including allergy, asthma/COPD, dermatological, diabetes, gastrointestinal, HIV/AIDS, neurological, pain management, and psychotherapeutics as well as medical devices. Before joining Chasm Partners, Suzanne ran her own consulting practice for 5 years, advising healthcare and technology companies on patient/consumer and provider insights impacting outcomes and well-being.

 Suzanne graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in Economics & French, and subsequently earned an MBA in Pharmaceutical Management from Rutgers University. She lives Southwestern CT with her husband and two sons, and keeps active by volunteering with the PTA, serving on the board of a local education foundation, and coaching Little League. A health-conscious technologist herself, Suzanne can often be found tracking her duration, distance, and speed as she runs her way through scenic New England.

Susan Sachs Susan Sachs Director

Susan Sachs


Susan Sachs


•  20+ years in global executive search and experience as a human resources executive for blue-chip public and not-for-profit companies

•  Expertise in placing C-Level and VP-level executives in business-to-business information and professional services, financial services, strategy and innovation, consumer analytics, retail healthcare, and pharmacy benefits management industries

Susan sees the disruptive potential of the HCIT sector as critical to the development of new ways to prevent and treat disease and to drive imperative improvements in our healthcare delivery systems. As a Director of Chasm Partners, Susan is focused on delivering to our clients HCIT executives who are both strategic and operational thought leaders with proven abilities to drive VC and PE-backed growth companies to sustainable and notable levels of enterprise value. 

Throughout her career in search, Susan has placed C-Suite executives who have the critical mix of bold business accomplishments, long-term vision, and laser-sharp operational focus. She is skilled in identifying and assessing candidates who possess a hunger for success, and outstanding leadership experience in emerging and rapidly transforming businesses. Her diverse experience enables her to quickly learn the dynamics and critical issues of businesses and to operate with a sense of urgency to consistently deliver an initial slate of candidates within 30 days. In addition to the United States, Susan has completed searches in Europe, South Asia, and South America.

For nine years prior to joining Chasm, Susan served as Senior Vice President of a high-end boutique executive search firm where she executed engagements for some of the world’s largest and best-known companies in industries such as Consumer (retail grocery, retail health care, pharmacy benefits management); Information, Business and Marketing Services; Professional Services; Financial Services; and Media & Entertainment.

Earlier in her search career, Susan founded Hayden Resources, an executive search firm that largely served clients in startups and industry-leading businesses in Media and Entertainment. She was one of six founding partners of The Cheyenne Group, a nationally known media, entertainment, and communications search firm.

Susan began her career in corporate Human Resources, where she held leadership positions with The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, The Perrier Group, Pepsi-Cola USA, and The Continental Group. A graduate of Syracuse University, Susan received a B.S. Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and completed graduate coursework in organizational development. Throughout her career, she has held leadership positions in several human resource professional organizations, as well as Families with Children from China, and her local synagogue. In addition to her family, Susan’s passions include deep-water jogging, elliptical and treadmill workouts, strength training and mindfulness movement.






• 20+ years in data science, advanced analytics and management consulting

•  Successful career locating and attracting senior and executive talent in big data, advanced analytics, data science and strategic consulting

Sharad understands well the pace and accelerating velocity of change with her finger on the pulse of both disruption and advances in data sciences and life sciences’ emerging talent pool. The transforming healthcare ecosystem is inundated with Big Data challenges, forcing established companies to rapidly adopt new practices. Sharad sees healthcare as one of the key sectors where the data-driven action will be key in the near future and the demand for next-gen talent will be competitive and insatiable. 

Over her 20+ year career, Sharad has successfully mastered the challenges of hiring on “both sides of the desk.” As an executive and line manager, Sharad built and led large Analytic and Data Science teams for MasterCard, Omnicom/Rapp Collins, Guardian Life, New York Life, New York Times, Cendant, AT&T and more. As an Executive Recruiter, she has built a successful and eclectic track record of sourcing and delivering the rare blend of talent that corporate clients seek for leadership roles. She has successfully placed senior executives with a diverse list of clients including Cox Communications in Telecom, Colgate Palmolive in Manufacturing, AIG and Zurich in Insurance and several Symphony group of companies in Healthcare, Loyalty Marketing, CPG, and Media. 

Sharad has a Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics and an MBA from Delhi University. Given her science background it is no surprise that she loves Science Fiction and dabbling in a concoction of astrophysics, universe, consciousness, time dimension, and wormholes. As Einstein said, “The more I study science . . . the more questions I have!” She also loves bike riding and communing with nature.


Gavin Pommernelle Gavin Pommernelle Director

Gavin Pommernelle


Gavin Pommernelle

Gavin is a member of the Chasm Partners leadership team actively managing C-Level searches and leading certain aspects of Chasm’s Talent Management Advisory Services, while also serving as CEO of Talent Driven Value.


  • 20+ years experience leading global human resource teams
  • Expertise in recruiting, leadership development and organizational effectiveness 

Gavin understands how leadership and organizational development are critical to scaling high performing organizations and a key enabler to existing teams facing the challenges associated with commercial growth.

Gavin has over 20 years of experience delivering commercially impactful talent solutions in multiple business sectors worldwide. In addition to his extensive Human Resources background, he also has other operating experience across a variety of business areas including Quality Assurance Management, Sales Management, P&L management and organizational mergers.  He coaches executives and leadership teams, designs and implements talent management plans, solutions and related communications approaches. The goal is to achieve lasting impact through these solutions for businesses.

He is able to articulate key business insights that are relevant to each client’s specific needs by using effective diagnostic tools, frameworks and conversations.

Prior to joining Chasm Partners and founding Talent Drive Value,  Gavin was the Global HR Director for Synovate, a global billion dollar professional services firm that was eventually acquired by Ipsos.  Gavin was the key enabler and driver for an organization-wide restructuring of Synovate, covering leadership, teams, communication and organization design that led to the business outperforming its peers. Gavin joined Synovate following 9 years leading HR worldwide at Pentland brands representing 2,500 employees for this privately held sports and leisurewear business based in London.  Prior to Pentland, Gavin held a of HR and QA positions at Clariant, a global specialty chemicals company based in Switzerland.  

Gavin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Natal, South Africa followed by an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.  He has accreditation in psychometrics from the British Psychological Society and as an ICF Coach.  He is on the Board of Directors for







  • 20+ years of experience in healthcare strategy, business development, & customer success
  • Expertise in healthcare provider strategy and operations, healthcare technology, and analytics

As a healthcare industry veteran, Pam has experienced first-hand the need for transformation of the US healthcare system. She thrives on partnering with healthcare companies focused on developing innovative technologies and solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and enhance the consumer experience. As a Director with Chasm Partners, Pam leverages her experience with both established and early start healthcare companies to identify exceptional talent in executive leadership, sales, operations, and customer success.

Before joining Chasm, Pam served as interim Head of Sales for an early-stage health tech start-up, Agathos, a transparency platform that gives hospital clinicians convenient, timely and reliable feedback on practice patterns. While at Agathos, Pam recruited and onboarded a sales team and provided general oversight for the sales process. She continues to serve as an Executive Advisor to the Agathos leadership team. Prior to Agathos, Pam led account management and consulting services for the provider business of Decision Resources Group. 

Prior to her endeavors in the healthcare start-up world, Pam spent four years with the Advisory Board Company in senior account executive and client success positions. She also spent close to a decade in hospital strategic planning and business development roles with both HCA and SCL Health. Pam started her career as a journalist covering fiscal, monetary, and trade policy in Washington, DC.

Pam is a graduate of Emory University and received an MBA from Columbia Business School. She lives outside of Denver with her family and enjoys spending her free time outdoors biking, hiking, and running up Colorado’s mountains. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and being “managed” by her poorly-behaved Australian Shepherd.






  • 6+ years in executive search
  • Expertise in placing C-suite and VP-level executives across multiple functions in healthcare technology and services 

Maxine is driven by strategically bringing people together to build dynamic, thriving cultures that foster innovation, inclusivity, and solutions for companies seeking to disrupt precedent in healthcare technology and services. 

Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Maxine was an independent search consultant specialized in placing commercial-oriented executives within healthcare technology, payor and employee benefits space. She began her career in retained executive search with Hanover Search Group, a global search firm specialized in insurance and financial services, headquartered in London. Maxine was the third hire in the US, based in their New York office focusing on finding ‘out of the box’ search mandates, such as placing the CEO of a startup specialized in climate change and flood risk solutions; the Head of Aviation Risk for a global insurance firm’s China practice; and the Chief Security Officer for a global hedge fund. As her passion for health and wellness further developed, Maxine ultimately grew into the US Healthcare technology space by building the national sales and leadership teams of corporate wellbeing and population health partners. 

Maxine achieved her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Cultural Studies with honors from University College Maastricht in the Netherlands. She speaks German, English, and Spanish fluently. When she is not listening to people’s stories as an executive search consultant, she is writing, performing, and producing stories for the stage and screen. She is a passionate skier, hiker, and curious traveler. Maxine lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn.






  • 20+ years in search, helping businesses differentiate their company from the competition by hiring great talent who align with their organization
  • Expertise building out a leadership team for a $600M, P/E backed technology company

The one constant in healthcare is continuous change, and organizations need to have the right talent to scale and adapt to that change. Rich is energized by helping clients disrupt healthcare. Finding industry-altering talent helps companies differentiate themselves from the competition while developing a strategic growth (hiring) plan will ensure the lead the industry and do not get passed by.

At Chasm Partners, Rich is responsible for leading RPO sales and managing client searches. Rich’s experience helping clients strategically manage their growth, whether it’s building out functional teams, hiring an executive, or growing the team in general, is a key element of his clients’ success.

Prior to Chasm Partners, Rich led executive search for Zelis Healthcare, a $600M, P/E backed technology company. Rich worked closely with the CEO to build out both the leadership team and their direct reports. Some of Rich’s key hires included a CEO for an acquired business unit, divisional CFOs, and a CTO, CISO, and divisional COO. Earlier in his career, Rich founded Network Oasis, a recruiting firm focused on finding top talent for growing technology companies and helping them to scale.

Rich graduated from Phillips Academy and Ohio Wesleyan University. He also has a Masters in Education from Endicott College. He lives in Dover, MA with his wife. Rich played tennis in college and is an avid soccer and hockey fan. His three kids all play soccer and Rich referees high school and college soccer.






  • 13+ years of experience in full-cycle recruiting
  • Expertise in building out large teams for venture capital and private equity backed technology companies

Renee manages the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) division of Chasm Partners, coordinating all recruiting efforts for multiple clients. She is responsible for leading the Talent Acquisition from process improvement, candidate experience, and managing full-cycle recruiting.

Prior to joining Chasm, Renee worked as a Recruiter in companies such as Duke Energy, Ingersoll Rand, Ernst & Young, and Sony Music. Her experience in large companies provided her with expertise in campus recruiting, project management, and entry-level to executive recruiting.

Renee is from North Carolina and currently lives in New York City. She attended Marshall University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management. In her free time Renee enjoys exploring her city and taking advantage of all of the cultural activities NYC has to offer.



Senior Associate



  • Nearly 20 years in Executive Search across Insurance, Healthcare, FinTech, Consumer Credit, and Consumer Packaged Goods
  • During the last 19 years, her expertise has been focused in the Advanced Analytics/Data Science, Marketing, and Quantitative Marketing space

Rachel is particularly passionate about the HCIT space, as advances in technology and data science are making this a dynamic and pivotal time in the industry. She is cognizant that accurately aligning highly qualified and dedicated top talent for her clients in high growth mode is of paramount importance to both candidate and client alike.  

Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Rachel spent close to 19 years within a boutique recruiting agency which specialized in identifying top Analytic talent across multiple verticals. She placed mid-level though executive level positions. She was a valued resource for talent build outs with clients in the FinTech, Insurance, and Credit sectors.   

Rachel graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS in International Trade and Finance. Her family splits their time between southwestern CT and Brooklyn where she can be found reading, binge watching foreign films, and practicing yoga.  



Senior Associate



     •  10+ years in executive search, sales and operations leadership, and client services

     •  Expertise in placing VP and above level candidates across multiple functions in technology driven industries

Ted is thrilled to be involved in Healthcare Technology during such a transformative time. He knows that the opportunity to make a positive impact through executive search is amplified by the ongoing changes in the industry, and he is excited to leverage his experience in technology recruiting to the advantage of Chasm’s clients.  

Prior to Chasm Partners, Ted was a consultative full-cycle recruiter, working primarily with startups and venture-backed early growth companies to achieve their business objectives with careful talent selection. He specialized in recruiting for senior management and above, as well as strategic individual contributors in industries including healthcare, software, market research, and advertising. 

Previously, Ted was responsible for several high-traffic retail businesses, including a men’s department with more than 25 direct reports, and annual volume exceeding $7M. There he was able to refine his skills in areas like talent assessment and acquisition, training and development, and employee engagement, in addition to broader business tools like P&L management, customer service, and conflict resolution. Realizing he had an affinity and aptitude for talent and human resources, Ted made the decision to transition into a career as an executive recruiter, and hasn’t looked back.

Ted received an undergraduate degree from Providence College in Business Management, where he also competed for their storied track team. Today his only running is in pursuit of his young son and two dogs at the home he and his wife have in Southern Connecticut. 



Senior Associate



  • 20+ years in retained search and corporate recruiting
  • Expertise in healthcare, consumer package goods, finance, and marketing

Tracey has tremendous enthusiasm for the ever-changing healthcare landscape and for helping young companies solve the challenges of filling essential roles within their growing organizations. Her experience in placing top talent in executive roles within the healthcare space has given her a unique perspective on what clients need for success.

Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Tracey specialized in retained search focused on venture-backed information technology companies in healthcare technology, information services and consumer products at Fairfield Partners and Ross & Company. Tracey also held various corporate recruiting roles with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Martha Stewart Living, Omnimedia, and US Interactive.

Tracey graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in English. She lives in Westport, CT with two her children. Tracey enjoys spending time with her rescue dog “Buddy,” relaxing at the beach, driving her 1970 Vintage VW bug convertible, and volunteering for local organizations dedicated to the historical preservation of the town’s architecture.






●    4+ years of experience in executive search, project management, and market research

●    Expertise in candidate sourcing and research, particularly in placing executive candidates with technology-driven organizations

Blaise is highly interested in the way that transformative leadership and technology can shape the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Blaise understands that growing healthcare organizations interested in disrupting the industry need to find key leadership with the vision and experience to execute. Her experience in finding targeted executives for growing companies through the use of research, connections, and data provides a strong benefit to Chasm and its clients.

Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Blaise specialized in knowledge management and executive candidate sourcing at PrincePerelson in Salt Lake City, UT. Blaise also previously worked as a Summer Analyst at Spencer Stuart, where she worked to provide market research and fill key roles across the Chief Information Officer, Human Resources, Healthcare, and Chief Marketing Officer practice areas of the firm.

Blaise graduated cum laude from Colgate University with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science. She lives in Ogden, UT with her two dogs and husband. Originally from Palm Springs, California, Blaise enjoys traveling and spends her time outside of work outdoors: hiking, skiing, and skydiving. 

Jared Smith Jared Smith Associate

Jared Smith


Jared Smith


●    5+ years in corporate recruiting, process improvement, sales and
operations leadership, and corporate training

Jared is excited about being a contributor to the transformation of
healthcare through executive search. He is passionate about the
current shift to value based care and the innovation emerging in the
healthcare IT space. He is confident his experience and drive will be of
great value to Chasm and its clients.

Prior to joining Chasm as an Associate, Jared was a Recruiting Manager
for doTERRA Intl. There, he led a team of seven full-cycle recruiters,
gaining experience with the entire recruiting process. This included the
sourcing, screening, interviewing, & on-boarding for over 1,000
employees each year. He sourced hard-to-find language speaking
positions through consistent innovation, which accounted for 80% of all
hires. Due to the process refinements implemented by Jared, he was
able to decrease turnover rate in the member services department by
48% from 2018-2019.

Jared received an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young
University in Public Health. He is currently pursuing a Master of
Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Utah’s Eccles
School of Business. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and
two daughters. He loves exercising and also dabbles in videography.






●    3+ years experience in executive recruiting and account management 

Connor has a natural affinity for connecting companies with executives around the globe. He is passionate about making the world a better place and sees the transformation of the healthcare industry as a key catalyst for improving human life.

He was previously the Vice President of Account Management at Primary Insight, an expert network. Connor managed research projects for Primary Insight’s marquee hedge fund, private equity, and institutional banking clients.

Connor graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in Political Science. He currently resides in Stamford, CT and enjoys playing golf, watching sports, taking hikes with his dog, and cooking with his family.

Monique Kamosi Frazier Monique Kamosi Frazier Director of Human Resources & Special Projects

Monique Kamosi Frazier

Director of Human Resources & Special Projects

Monique Kamosi Frazier

Monique was raised in Branson, Missouri, and several years living in Boston and then San Francisco, she settled in Salt Lake City in 2014. Early in her career she worked as a paralegal with thoughts of attending law school, but ultimately decided to stay home for a few years to raise her young family. After a few years of freelance editing, she accepted a position as Assistant to the CFO at Arco Packaging, based in Salt Lake City, where she managed HR processes, internal recruiting, and supported the Accounting department. 

Immediately prior to joining Chasm Partners, Monique was the Human Resources & Investor Relations Manager for Sundance Bay, a Salt Lake City-based private equity fund specializing in multifamily real estate. Here she oversaw all HR functions for 60+ employees across 7 states, and also assisted with quarterly reporting, partner distribution preparation, investor communications, and event planning.

Monique graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English and performed with the Cougar Marching, Pep, and University Bands all four years of college. She currently sings alto with the Salt Lake Vocal Artists, a choral group that travels internationally. Monique is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and is currently studying for her PHR certification. Her husband and three sons stay busy with soccer, piano & electric guitar lessons, and taking care of their pets – including chickens! She spends her precious free time either on her Peloton or at a hot yoga class, hiking, golfing, reading, or attending rock/folk concerts.

GINNY O’BRIEN GINNY O’BRIEN Executive Assistant & Office Manager


Executive Assistant & Office Manager


Ginny’s enthusiasm for working with high growth, entrepreneurial organizations led her to Chasm Partners where she brings over 20 years of experience in operations and human resources management. She enjoys building and working with a team of people, and using her administrative and operational strengths to contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Prior to joining Chasm Partners, Ginny’s background was in corporate Human Resources where she focused on all levels of financial and technical recruitment for high growth organizations, including Oxford Health Plans and Priceline. Her passion for working with entrepreneurial organizations led her to project management and administrative roles for a several innovative non-profit organizations that leverage technology to address social issues. Most recently, she was National Site Administrator of Food Rescue U.S., an organization that uses a web-based platform to address food waste and hunger. 

Ginny graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English and a MS in Human Resources Management. She is an avid runner, looking to do just one more marathon, and has been a women’s literacy tutor for over ten years. She lives in Fairfield, CT with her husband and two sons.



Executive Admin


Laura is a former ballet dancer with nearly a decade at top schools based in San Francisco, Boston, the Midwest, and New York City. Her artistic career included instruction and coaching, performances at the world’s largest international ballet competition, and work as a Principal Guest Artist in New York.

After injury sidelined her performing career, she transitioned into administration for the non-profit sector. Working at Chasm Partners is the ultimate intersection of her interests: advocating for the value-based healthcare that enabled her successful recovery, and the opportunity to support growth of technology designed for people. When away from the office, she can be found buried in a good book or at work on her next creative project.



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