Managing Partner of Healthcare IT & Life Sciences

msilverstein@directrecruiters.com

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Mike Silverstein is the Managing Partner of DRI's Healthcare IT Division and Life Sciences Practice. In 2014, Mike was inducted into The Pinnacle Society, the nation’s premier consortium of top recruiters within the direct placement and search industry. In 2016, Mike was named one of the most "Influential Millennials in Staffing" by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor of staffing and workforce solutions.

Under Mike's leadership, the Life Sciences Practice is expanding and the HIT practice area has grown significantly over the past few years with specialty areas that include: EHR, EMR, HIS, HIE, Practice Management,  Revenue Cycle Management, Electronic Document Management, Transcription, Spend Management, eClinical Software & Services, Clinical Data Management, Clinical Operations, Clinical Informatics, Biotechnology, Quality & Regulatory, Electronic Data Capture, and many other technologies.

Mike's diverse background helps him to identify exceptional Sales, Sales Management and Engineering candidates and bring them together with clients from emerging companies to Fortune 500 corporations. Mike’s consultative style along with his personable approach enables him to develop trusted relationships with clients in order to deliver high caliber talent capable of leading companies in competitive and fast changing business environments.

Mike graduated Cum Laude in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He is a Cleveland sports fan, enjoys music, socializing with friends and discussing politics.

Mike Silverstein Testimonials

Greg Leder – SVP of Sales, Medecision

“I have known Mike Silverstein for several years and came to know him first as a recruit and then later as a hiring manager. Mike is first an employment consultant – helping to navigate his clients through the art of… […]

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Laura Kennedy – Recruiting Manager, Navicure, Inc.

“We have partnered with Mike and Direct Recruiters since fall 2008 to find outside sales talent. Mike has been great to work with. He quickly learned all the nuances of what we were looking for in sales talent and does… […]

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Nicole Rogas, Senior Vice President, Sales – Experian Health

“As a sales leader, I get approached often by recruiters claiming they can bring me the best talent on the market. At Experian Health, when we hire new sales associates we take a lot of time and care in the… […]

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Joseph Casper – CEO, Sandlot Solutions

“Michael…It is my pleasure to provide you with this letter of recommendation for your role in helping Sandlot Solutions grow. As past President of a healthcare consulting comapany that employed more than 1000 professionals, and current CEO of a Healthcare… […]

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Scott Boyden – SVP, Sales & Marketing, Streamline HEALTH

“It is with great pleasure that I fully endorse the work of Mike Silverstein. He has been instrumental in helping us quickly locate great talent, those individuals who not only have the requisite skill sets but those rare individuals who… […]

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Greg Miller – Senior Vice President, Health Catalyst

“I’ve been recruiting talent in the healthcare information technology industry for more than 25 years and have worked with many recruiters over that period of time. In today’s high growth HIT environment, I get between ten and fifteen calls/emails from… […]

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Rachel Sullivan – Senior Executive Recruiting Manager, athenahealth

“When I joined athenahealth, I had a difficult time finding a trusted partner to use as an outside resource in assisting my search efforts for high-level, niche positions until I started working with Mike Silverstein and his team at Direct… […]

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Scott Smith – Chief Sales Officer, API Healthcare (GE Healthcare)

“I have worked with Mike and his team for some time now and have been impressed by their professionalism, responsiveness, and constant effort to find me well qualified candidates to interview for openings in my sales organization. Unlike other recruiters… […]

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Tim Fisher – Executive VP, eHealth Technology

“I want to thank you again for your assistance over the past year in helping eHealth Technologies identify candidates for our sales team expansion.  We could not be more pleased with the people we selected from the diverse pool of… […]

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Dale Edwards – Senior Vice President of Sales, MEDSEEK Inc. (Influence Health)

“As the Senior Vice President of Sales at MEDSEEK Inc, a software vendor that specializes in the Healthcare vertical, I recently had the opportunity to work with Mike Silverstein from Direct Recruiters. In my opinion, Mike brings a tremendous amount… […]

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Chris Freer – SVP of Sales, Leidos Healthcare

“I have worked with Mike and his team for some time and it has been a true pleasure. They are very professional, timely and hard working. Due to their vast knowledge of the HIT industry and recruiting, they provide high-quality… […]

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Donna Jack – SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources, M* Modal

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Silverstein for the past three years. As a professional recruiter, Mike is excellent. I had such a high confidence level in his abilities that Mike became the only recruiter we worked… […]

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Patrick Murphy – Sr. VP Sales & Strategy, FormFast, Inc.

“In working with many talent agencies, I’ve yet to come across a team as helpful, efficient, energetic and professional as Direct Recruiters. They are a pleasure to work with and approach their customers and candidates with a high level of… […]

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Anna Theriault – Global Director, Channels and HIE, Lawson Software (Now Infor)

“Mike is one of the best recruiters I’ve worked with. His knowledge and understanding of the recruiting field and healthcare industry, is impeccable, and helped me in landing my current position. Additionally, he was a great help throughout, from targeting… […]

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Mike McGuire – CEO, Holon Solutions

“I can’t thank the two of you enough for your effort around our VP of Sales search. The number and quality of people you put in front of us was outstanding. The follow-up and attention to what we we’re looking… […]

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Kevin Stultz – Director of Regional Marketing, McKesson Provider Technologies

“I recently had the opportunity to work with Michael. I found him to be extremely reliable and attentive to my needs. In my experience, this is rare for a recruiter. Michael provided a lot of activity in a short period… […]

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Sarah Mihalik – SVP of Provider Programs, Explorys – a division of IBM Watson Healthcare

“We have partnered with Direct Recruiters on several opportunities and have found Mike and his firm to be exceptional at recruiting top talent.  They take a partnership approach and really take the time to understand your strategy, culture and key… […]

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Jim Mullen – Senior Vice President of Sales, T-System, Inc.

“I have been in the healthcare IT industry for almost 15 years and have utilized a number of different executive recruiters over that time. Some of my experiences have been less than stellar. Mike Silverstein, on the other hand, has… […]

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Cori Perlander – Chief Administrative Officer, mumms Software

“It is our pleasure to recommend Mike and his team for their recent work on helping us successfully hire our new Chief Information Officer. Mike took the time to understand our core challenges and key business drivers and efficiently tackled… […]

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Amit Hajra – Director, Impatient Services, Hayes Management Consulting

“It was a pleasure to work with Mike for my recent job search. He took the time to get to know me, and to figure out what exactly I was looking for in a job. He was excellent with following… […]

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Lindsay M. Bauer, PHR – Human Resources Director, HealthMEDX

“I’ve worked with Mike and his team for approximately 3 years. They are always straight-forward, and send us some incredibly well-qualified candidates. Of all the recruiting firms we’ve worked with, Mike and his team have gone far above and beyond… […]

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Kristian Holmberg, M.A. – Executive Sales Director, CPM Resource Center, an Elsevier Business

“Michael has always been an excellent resource. His personality, persistence and professionalism make him a success in his business. His resources allow him to have access to some of the best talent and his commitment to both vendor and client… […]

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Stuart Long – CEO, Monarch Medical Technologies

“Mike is one of the best recruiters I’ve had the opportunity to work with. Across multiple companies, Mike has always been very accurate in terms of what I’ve needed to hire. He and his teams always take the time to… […]

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Greg Vap – SVP Operations and Professional Services, Pulse Systems, Inc.

“Mike, your company’s thorough diligence about our needs, the job description, the location, candidate duties, competitive industries, and compensation ranges allowed us to convey exactly what we were needing in our candidates. This information in turn allowed your team to… […]

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“I’ve had the extreme pleasure of working with Mike and his team on numerous searches, and I’m always surprised at the quality of candidates he brings. He listens to our needs, provides constructive feedback and ultimately helps us land the… […]

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Laura Vela – Healthcare Practice Leader, Harris Corporation

“Mike is one of the most tenacious yet understanding recruiters I have ever worked with in my career. He has proven to be honest, trust worthy and committed to finding win-win situations for all parties involved. I would work with… […]

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Lisa Heflin – Director, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, Medisolv

Mike and Kasey, it was a pleasure partnering with Direct Recruiters on our recent search for a sales executive. I have worked with many search firms in the past and Direct Recruiters stands out from the others in so many… […]

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Bruce Roberson – VP New Business Sales, Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.

“It is my pleasure to offer my recommendation to Mike Silverstein, the Director of Healthcare IT at Direct Recruiters. Mike is a diligent professional that has a strong understanding of the Healthcare market and is easy to work with. Mike… […]

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Frank Forte – Chief Business Officer, pCare Interactive (TVR Communications)

“Mike is a refreshing example of the best in executive talent acquisition and HealthIT consulting. He genuinely cares for the people he works with, the clients he represents, and the outstanding candidates he always delivers. Mike grasps the nuances of… […]

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Sam Godwin – VP Sales, Optum Healthcare

“Mike, thank you for all your efforts and I know we will be in touch for other searches. You have done an excellent job bringing talent our way and I have been very impressed with your professionalism and abilities.”

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Senior Recruiter at a Healthcare IT Consulting Firm

“Working with Mike and Steve at Direct Recruiters exceeded my expectations. We have successfully worked with Direct Recruiters in the past and our CEO had a prior relationship with them. They have known us for a long time and really… […]

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Mike Tarwacki – Chief Revenue Officer, Zynx Health Incorporated

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with many recruiters and typically avoid them. I’ve made an exception for Mike (Silverstein) who’s the lead Healthcare IT recruiter for Direct Recruiters. Mike is a collaborative partner that produced multiple high quality candidates… […]

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Claude Hooton, President & Chief Operating Officer – NucleusHealth

“I’ve recently used Direct Recruiters for three very important strategic searches and they have delivered great candidates every time. In the specialized niches of healthcare IT, it is very challenging to find executives who have the combination of domain expertise… […]

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