James A. Langston

Managing Partner, Healthcare, and Office Managing Partner, Philadelphia

Financial Officers, Healthcare, Managing Directors, Practice Leaders

After beginning his career in public accounting, Jim spent eight years with Prudential Financial in audit, finance, and treasury operations. He later founded a consultancy providing succession and estate plans for business owners and high net-worth individuals and families.

Jim’s executive search career began in 1995 with an at-the-time boutique firm – now Kenexa (NYSE: IBM) – and Jim was instrumental in starting their retained Healthcare and Financial Officers Practices. He was later a Managing Director with both Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry, continuing to focus on Healthcare searches.

Although his business has often focused on Fortune 1000 clients, working at the Director, VP and C-suite levels, he also works with early-stage and venture-backed organizations on a global basis to identify and recruit world-class management talent.

Today, Jim’s success is built on his varied and unique business experience. Using a consultative approach, insight, and intuition to understand an organization’s dynamics and operating environment, he identifies leadership that is best suited to its particular needs.

Having built management teams for both domestic and international clients, he has been retained by such premier clients as Dignity Health, Mayo, UPMC, PennState Health, Jefferson Health, Blackstone and The Carlyle Group.


BBA, Finance and Accounting
Drexel University