Sharon has spent the last twenty years building and co-leading a successful executive search practice with a focus on academic nursing. Serving as Executive Vice President and COO of The Hollander Group, she has personally led and completed nearly 300 searches in the sector. Her portfolio in higher education has encompassed Chair, Dean, Vice Provost, Vice Chancellor and Provost positions.
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.
Prior to entering the executive search field, Sharon 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 positions at the University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics and at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, as well as Stanford University Hospital, where she served as a director of nursing and associate hospital director, and ultimately Georgetown University Hospital where she was recruited to be CEO.
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.