Co-Founder and Managing Partner
With 20 years of direct experience in healthcare, Pamela founded the firm on the principle that a direct understanding of the healthcare IT industry would produce superior results in executive search. As part of this commitment, the firm conducts ongoing research which is the subject of numerous articles that she has authored, including the evolution of the CIO, CMIO and related strategic roles. Pamela oversees the firm's position in the healthcare IT marketplace and works closely with clients and SSi-SEARCH team members to ensure delivery of business commitments on all client engagements. Pamela's prior experience includes working hand-in-hand with national healthcare leadership on the strategic advancement of electronic health records across the country with both providers and suppliers, including VHA and Cerner. This direct understanding of the challenges facing healthcare continues to serve as a hallmark of the firm and a driver of its success. Pamela holds two BA degrees.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Steve Nilsen serves as co-founder and managing partner for SSi-SEARCH. In his role, Steve’s contributions have been key in successfully building national recognition for the firm. Steve represents the firm at leading industry events as a speaker and has authored numerous articles and white papers, including the Annual CIO Whitepaper. Steve has also helped build a strong presence for the firm by securing a list of successful clients with leading healthcare organizations, businesses and leading firms. Leveraging over 20 years of executive leadership experience and consulting experience, Steve has created a unique process that SSi-SEARCH employs at the launch of key assignments that is designed to eliminate the risk from the executive search process. Earlier in his career Steve worked in key executive roles internationally with the Coca-Cola Company with responsibilities spanning the globe and later launched his own consulting firm. In his most recent role, Steve served as the VP of Marketing for Bloomin’ Brands International headquartered in Tampa, Florida. He earned his BA from UCLA and his MBA from Thunderbird.
Executive Search Consultant - Technology
Ray has over thirty years’ experience as a healthcare executive leader and chief information officer for some of the country's leading healthcare organizations. He brings a diverse system background in both ambulatory and acute systems, encompassing the full lifecycle from effective strategic planning, including the implementation of IT initiatives, to outcomes measurement. Prior to joining SSi-SEARCH Ray served as CIO at Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail, Colorado. Ray also served eight years as a division CIO for Baycare in Tampa and worked on numerous consultative engagements with key healthcare systems across the country. He brings solid expertise and a deep understanding to the search process. Ray holds B.S. and MBA degrees.
Bria is a strategic sourcing specialist and knowledge architect with a proven track record of successfully developing and implementing creative and innovative sourcing strategies. She has brought research solutions and campaigns for SSi-SEARCH since 2007. Her areas of expertise include internet sourcing, data management, data mining, social networking, and data research. B. Comm degree and post-graduate Diploma in Computer Applications.
Search Consultant - Technology
Roberta’s career spans 20+ years in healthcare that includes direct practice as an RN followed by more than a dozen years working in clinical informatics with organizations such as Eclipsys, followed by the last five years in executive search. Roberta is recognized as a subject matter expert in clinical informatics serving as a public speaker, educator, and author on the subject. Her direct industry experience lends great insight into the search process for clinical informatics executives. Roberta holds RN and MBA degrees.