About

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


Our People

Quick Leonard Kieffer is composed of Roger Quick, Vice Chair; Mike Kieffer, Chair; Steve Derks, President and CEO working with a talented team of managing partners and principals, all supported by an excellent research and administrative staff.

Roger A. Quick

Roger A. Quick

Founder and Vice Chairman

Steven M. Derks

Steven M. Derks

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael C. Kieffer

Michael C. Kieffer

Chairman

Jake Barto

Jake Barto

Managing Partner

Courtney Lada

Courtney Lada

Managing Partner

Dr. Robert K. Kuramoto

Dr. Robert K. Kuramoto

Managing Partner

Stefan Werdegar

Stefan Werdegar

Managing Partner

Joyce Washington

Joyce Washington

Managing Partner

Derek J. Castaneda

Derek J. Castaneda

Managing Partner

Scott Sammon

Scott Sammon

Managing Partner

Patricia

Patricia "Patti" Hall

Managing Partner

Mark L. Nelson

Mark L. Nelson

Managing Partner

Sharman McGurn

Sharman McGurn

Managing Partner

Jamie Cassedy

Jamie Cassedy

Principal

Jennifer L. Deniz

Jennifer L. Deniz

Principal

Lindsey Hochman

Lindsey Hochman

Principal

Joe Johnston

Joe Johnston

Principal

Mike Quick

Mike Quick

Principal

Patricia A. Ahern

Patricia A. Ahern

Of Counsel

Steve Lieber

Steve Lieber

Of Counsel

Martha W. Bermingham

Martha W. Bermingham

Of Counsel

Jolene Tornabeni

Jolene Tornabeni

Of Counsel

Joe Marquart

Joe Marquart

Of Counsel