As President and CEO of The Hollander Group, Clifford co-leads one of the country’s foremost practices dedicated to fulfilling the critical leadership needs of the academic nursing space. He partners with clients to identify and recruit academic executives in support of the continued sustainability of healthcare education.
With a commitment to continuous improvement, Clifford applied his systems thinking mindset to help design a new approach to executive search that leveraged technology and translated into faster cycle times and cost efficiencies, while still delivering a high touch experience. Thanks in part to these innovations, The Hollander Group has delivered hundreds of transformational, executive-level hires at institutions across the country, and garnered the distinction of a preferred search partner.
In addition to being a thought leader in recruitment, Clifford founded and leads a technology consultancy. Over more than three decades, he has partnered with 150+ organizations to help them articulate, design, and operationalize mission-critical information systems projects across corporate, government and public environments. These engagements involve combinations of advanced communications networking, information brokering and web-based intermediation, which complement his work in executive recruitment. More recently, Clifford has been exploring the application of machine learning to a number of projects.
Clifford 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.