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Ferra Executive Search (FES) was founded by Kevin Ferra, a global talent acquisition leader with over 15 years of experience in healthcare and higher education. Prior to starting FES in 2015, Ferra successfully led the talent acquisition and mobility efforts for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a partnership between the Abu Dhabi government and the Cleveland Clinic.
This was the largest and most complex healthcare project in the world and was the biggest global recruitment effort in medicine with hiring occurring in over 60 countries. Kevin’s team earned awards for operational excellence and was recognized by the Brandon Hall Group for developing a best-in-class talent acquisition and mobility program.
Kevin has also successfully led the recruitment and mobilization efforts for Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar, a partnership with the Qatar Foundation to create an "education city" comprised of several strategic universities. He has also previously worked on Georgetown's main campus in Washington D.C. focusing exclusively on hard-to-fill positions across the university.
Kevin began his career recruiting talent for various healthcare facilities in the United States and training new hires at Maxim Healthcare, a national recruitment firm, on recruitment best practices. He was also a key member of Maxim's international healthcare recruitment team, establishing an office in the Philippines, while managing all territories outside of the United States.