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Meet the Team

Because Wheless Partners is in the ‘people’ business, we have a special appreciation for committed, highly qualified and collaborative executives.

That’s why we’re particularly proud to put men and women of uncommon character, grace and personal dedication on the point of each and every client relationship. Our consultants, researchers and administrative leaders bring deep industry experience and a richly informed perspective coupled with a willingness to flex their approach to best fit your immediate and long-term needs.

Our team is engaged with and has special access to the leaders of exceptional global enterprises, mid-market companies, public and private institutions and not-for-profit agencies, and bring significant referral networks that accelerate the realization of your objectives. When clients get to know our consultants, they come to appreciate the real value of a trusted partner committed to elevating their culture, performance and people. We invite you to learn more about our team of world-class search and consulting professionals.

THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

Mike Wheless

Founder/Chairman
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Before Mike founded the firm in 1986, he worked in the radiology field and it was there that he developed...READ MORE

Rich Grehalva

CEO
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Rich Grehalva serves as CEO of Wheless Partners, which is a full-service, global executive search & leadership consulting firm...READ MORE

Bill Cockrell

COO
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Bill serves as COO for Wheless Partners and President of the holding company, of which, our firm is a key strategic enterprise...READ MORE

Mabry Smith

President
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As President and Managing Partner, Mabry’s practice with the firm focuses on identifying talent for board director service...READ MORE

THE PARTNERS, SEARCH OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION TEAM

Brian Aston

National HealthCare Practice
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Brian served as SVP & COO for a 5 hospital, $1.8 billion system ranked a Top 15 health system with over 10,000 employees...READ MORE

Cindy Chandler

Corp Chief Officer, Mang Dr.
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Cindy founded her firm, the Chandler Group, into a Top 25 Healthcare Firm. She is on the National Advisory Committee of Women Business Leaders in Healthcare in America...READ MORE

Ed McCracken

National HealthCare Practice
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Ed served as Chief Nurse Executive & Chief Clinical Officer for more than 2 decades in various organizations, including 1000-bed major, multi-hospital systems...READ MORE

Scott Watson

Senior Partner
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Scott brings more than 27 years of executive search experience in serving the leadership needs of clients in hospital/health systems...READ MORE

Michael JR Wheless

Board & CEO Succession Practice
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Michael J.R. Wheless is the Division President responsible for engaging Boards of Directors, CEOs, and senior...READ MORE

Bern Wilkinson

Senior Search Consultant
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As Senior Search Consultant for Wheless Partners, Bern brings 20+ years of experience earned within high touch...READ MORE

Kate Schmitz

Senior Search Consultant
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Former VP of Strategic Planning, Kate built new teams/divisions for major health systems that were recognized for high employee engagement, retention, performance...READ MORE

Lisa J. Marks

Senior Partner
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Formerly a CEO with an international nonprofit, Lisa offers invaluable vision & connectivity when identifying and accessing great leaders. As a trusted advisor to clients...READ MORE

Lisa Carter

Senior Search Consultant
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Lisa served as SVP of Human Resources for a multi-hospital, with expertise in talent acquisition/management, employee engagement & diversity/inclusion...READ MORE

Michael Ballew

Senior Partner
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Michael is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years’ experience in senior-level recruitment with expertise in management, workplace diversity, counseling...READ MORE

Lisa Fisher

Senior Search Consultant
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Lisa is a senior-level search veteran who has spent more than 20 years leading executive searches, serving a wide range of organizations in the...READ MORE

Lisa Hart

Director Of Search Operations
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Known as a business strategist & key catalyst for advancement, positive momentum and vitality, Lisa’s skill to quickly grasp key business...READ MORE

Brandi McGreevey

Director of Search Operations
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Acknowledged by the firm’s clients for her uncompromising delivery of excellence in client experience, Brandi orchestrates...READ MORE

Amanda Hargrove

Director of Search Operations
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A visionary, results-oriented & energetic leader, Amanda serves as a catalyst & facilitator for extraordinary customer-driven support...READ MORE

Will McCracken

Director of Search Operations
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Will is highly skilled in business operations and delivering flawless client experience, with project management expertise...READ MORE

Melissa Cassell

Director of Marketing & Research
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Melissa is known for her proactive and relentless pursuit of achieving client objectives with excellence. She orchestrates the...READ MORE

Candice Register

Director of Finance
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Candice brings a wealth of experience in global manufacturing, telecommunications, clinical research, healthcare...READ MORE

Janet Eyster

Communication Strategist
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Janet is a Business Development and Executive Communications Leader with demonstrated success driving growth...READ MORE

Kevin Arvin

Chief Strategy & Comm Officer
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Kevin's professional experience encompasses three decades of leadership, culminating in his current role...READ MORE

“At Wheless, we don’t see different things… we just see things differently.”


Our position and core belief at Wheless is that through our efforts, we positively change the trajectories of individuals, groups and organizations. It’s our passion to position those we serve to thrive in an ever increasingly competitive world. Nice words. But words without a strategy and a methodology are really just vapor. Wheless has a bulletproof, unique and game changing strategy.

We are currently seeking business professionals who can bring substantial experience, character, ambition and vision to our recruiting and consulting team from locations across the United States and around the world.

Where To Find Us

Send Us an Email: inquire@whelesspartners.com

 

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