About QLK

Jake Barto

Managing Partner

Jake Barto

Jake Barto is a Managing Partner with QLK. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has executed numerous senior-level search assignments for health systems, healthcare-related associations, and academic institutions, helping to place chief executives as well as operational, financial, and clinical leaders.

Jake works closely with his clients, candidates, and QLK colleagues to bring the right talent to the right organizations, following a proven process that places critical importance on clear communication with key stakeholders throughout the course of the search, and ultimately results in a successful hire. Jake prides himself on his ability to delve deeply into the organizations with which he works in order to gain an understanding of their challenges, opportunities, and cultures. Those that work with Jake appreciate his transparency and forthrightness through each step of the process.

Prior to joining QLK, Jake worked with a search firm in the Chicago suburbs, specializing in medical device, pharmaceutical, and healthcare assignments. Jake holds a bachelor's degree from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

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