Quick Leonard Kieffer (QLK) is a retained executive search firm with unparalleled experience and expertise in finding leaders for hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, health care associations and professional societies, life sciences and insurance companies as well as non-profit organizations and foundations. QLK is composed of Founders Roger Quick, Vice Chair and Mike Kieffer, Chairman, and is led by President and CEO, Steve Derks. QLK boasts a talented team of managing partners and principals -- all supported by an excellent research and production team. To learn more about the search consultants who can best suit your needs, please visit their individual biographies.
The company was founded in 1999 by a group of experienced executive search consultants, committed to creating a niche firm helping clients find and recruit great leaders for critical health care and non-profit organizations and missions. From the beginning, QLK has focused on understanding client needs, being nimble and responsive as well as ensuring quality execution of searches. These are key reasons our partners choose to work for QLK.
As a privately held firm, our only responsibility is to be responsive to the needs of our clients. Because of our choice to remain privately held, clients and candidates receive our undivided attention.
In fact, 75 percent of our assignments come from repeat clients, while 90 percent of our follow-up client surveys rate our work as "superior to other firms they have used in the past." We attribute this success to the dogged determination, market knowledge and depth of experience and networks of our executive search professionals. Our goal is to serve our clients beyond their immediate recruitment needs. We strive to be partners for long-term success, based on our ability to build trusting and lasting relationships. We view our clients and our candidates as partners in search…for exceptional leaders ™