Michael Dunford is Executive Vice President, Managing Principal of Cejka Executive Search. Cejka Executive Search is the ﬁfth largest health care executive search ﬁrm in the U.S., providing services exclusively to the health care industry for more than 30 years.
With more than 30 years of executive search and consulting background, Michael has experience recruiting senior-level positions for client organizations in a broad range of industries, including health care. He has led search teams within health care systems, hospitals, media and information services, medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Michael’s depth of professional expertise comes directly from his leadership roles with several highly respected recruiting ﬁrms. Prior to joining Cejka Executive Search, Michael served as Managing Member of Michael Dunford Associates, LLC, a retained executive search ﬁrm, as well as serving 10 years as Managing Director at Korn/Ferry International. He has also served as a Practice Leader and Partner with Lamalie Associates and as an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Michael is a member of several professional organizations including the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). He is active with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), HealthLeaders Media’s “Top Leadership Teams,” Catholic Health Association (CHA), and HFMA. Michael also carries the distinction of being recognized in The Career Makers as one of the profession’s leading executive recruiters and is a member of Legatus International. He recently was honored to be a board member of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver.
Michael earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Stout State University. Michael served as an ofﬁcer in the United States Navy.
Cejka Executive Search is proud to be a recognized member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).