Clifford R. Hollander, PhD, is President, Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of The Hollander Group which he founded in 1985. Over the course
of 20 years, Hollander worked with more than 150 organizations helping them specify,
design and operationalize
medium- to very large-scale, mission-critical information systems projects in a wide
variety of corporate, government and public environments.
engagements, which invariably entail(ed) substantive amounts recruitment
responsibilities (as noted above) invariably involved various combinations of
advanced communications networking, information brokering and web-based
intermediation. This provided a natural segway to Clifford's focus upon
Clifford’s role in those engagements, in addition their technical
aspects, always included understanding and formalizing client and project
requirements pertaining to skill needs and team building on behalf of
stakeholder organizations and their most demanding projects.
This deep-seated experience continues to engender rich knowledge bases pertaining to technical
and business content, as well as extensive contact networks that
he regularly exploits for executive recruitment purposes.
Since 2005, Clifford has devoted the vast majority of his energy and attention to co-leading The Hollander Group’s Executive Search Consultancy Practice with Sharon. More recently, he has also focused upon exploring the application of machine learning to a number of projects.
Hollander holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science from Stanford University, a Master of Science
degree also from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sharon M. Flynn Hollander, RN, MSN, MBA, is Executive Vice President
(EVP), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Lead for the Executive Search Consultancy
Practice for The Hollander Group. She has developed a national
executive search practice in a wide variety of not-for-profit sectors.
Today, areas of special expertise include mission driven organizations with primary emphasis on academic nursing. The Hollander Group has completed nearly 300 searches in academic nursing.
Prior to entering the executive search field, Ms. Flynn
Hollander spent more than 25 years in healthcare in executive, clinical,
managerial and consulting roles. She began her career in nursing,
where she gained an in-depth understanding of the healthcare delivery
system and the delicate balance between high quality care, service
and financial goals.
Later, she held a number of positions in nursing
and healthcare at the University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics
in Chicago and at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, Illinois.
Upon moving to California, Sharon embarked upon a nine-year career
as an executive at Stanford University Hospital, where she served
as a director of nursing and as an associate hospital director.
In 1997, Sharon was recruited to be the chief executive officer of Georgetown
University Hospital in Washington, DC, where she remained until 2000
when she embarked upon executive search. Her entire career was based
in academic settings. Her search portfolio in higher education has
encompassed a large number of Chair, Dean, Vice Provost, Vice Chancellor
and Provost searches.
Sharon’s expertise, which she transitioned from executive
leadership to search, emphasizes helping empower institutions across
a wide range of sectors and fiscal conditions to maximize outcomes
via tailored combinations of innovative leadership and management
restructuring, cost containment, revenue generation and operational
infrastructure renovation. As a clinician and administrator, Sharon
led with a passion for quality and service, consistently selecting
executives and teams who share that passion. Having served in major
academic institutions, Sharon adds a deep understanding of universities
and medical centers to her broad background in all areas of management
and in institutions of varying sizes, public and private. These
experiences afforded her technical, managerial and finance expertise,
which she has brought to bear upon executive search.
Sharon’s academic credentials include a Master in Management
degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a Master
of Nursing Management degree from Loyola University in Chicago and a Bachelor
of Nursing degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.