James O'Sullivan Boosts Executive Search and Healthcare Capabilities in Dallas

RSR Partners, an executive search, board recruiting, advisory, and leadership consulting firm, today announced that James O’Sullivan has joined the firm in Dallas. James strengthens the firm’s executive search capabilities locally and also amplifies the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice.

“Expanding our executive search capabilities to match our existing board recruiting and advisory strength in Dallas is a strategic priority for the firm,” said Barrett Stephens, RSR Partners’ Chief Executive Officer. “James is an accomplished and respected executive search consultant in Dallas and is knowledgeable in a range of industries that are quite active in the Dallas market.”

“We are thrilled to welcome James to our thriving practice in Dallas,” added Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Head of the firm’s Dallas office and member of the firm’s Board Recruiting practice. “With James, RSR Partners is poised to capitalize on the dynamic and growing healthcare and hospital network that exists on the ground in Texas and across the U.S.”

“James’ arrival is an important milestone in our efforts to meet our clients’ needs in the healthcare space,” said Rebecca Holland New, Head of the Healthcare and Life Sciences practice. “James’ track record for recruiting leaders that can help drive change and maximize talent during and post strategic mergers and alliances is in high demand. James is an excellent addition to the practice.”

James joins RSR Partners from Baylor, Scott & White / Tenet Health where he most recently held the position of Director, HR Strategic & Business Services. In this role, he was a member of the executive leadership team for a 146-bed hospital, where he provided day-to-day leadership for the human resources team, including the oversight for employee engagement, recruitment, employee relations, and other strategic initiatives. Prior, James led executive recruitment activities and was directly responsible for the full life-cycle recruitment process for corporate, regional, and hospital executive leadership level positions. James has also counseled hospital leaders on performance management and leadership development, and played a key role in the transition of the 1,300 employees that were acquired by Baylor, Scott & White from Tenet Health in March 2018.

Prior to his move to Baylor, Scott & White in 2013, James spent eight years at Heidrick & Struggles in Dallas, with experience spanning the Consumer / Hospitality, Board of Directors, and Human Resource practices. James also has experience working with healthcare recruiter Merritt Hawkins & Associates and with DHR International, and spent additional time as an in-house recruiter and consultant at Safety Kleen Corporation. James earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Notre Dame.