About Boutique Search Firm Summit Talent Group
Mary Louise Howe
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Adept at Talent Identification and Placement through Clinical Experience
As a Vice President of Summit Talent Group, Mary Louise focuses on candidate development and management of the full-cycle candidate interview process, including visits to the client site. Mary Louise is an expert in conducting in-depth interviews and soliciting information from key stakeholders to obtain specifics about the position, the organization, and backgrounds and personalities of ideal candidates. She is also responsible for leading the debriefing sessions with hiring executives and interview teams to narrow down the candidate slate. Adept at utilizing the Candidate Assessment Form as well as The McQuaig System ™, Mary Louise is able to effectively summarize feedback about each potential candidate to ensure that clients attract and retain the very best person for the job.
Prior to co-founding Summit Talent Group, Mary Louise spent nearly five years with Bon Secours Health System (BSHSI), serving as Director of Executive Recruitment. In this role, she worked with Seth Lee and Joann Sherrer to successfully insource the executive recruitment function. This joint effort resulted in the elimination of all external retained search services, successful placement of hundreds of health care executives and millions of dollars in savings on search fees. She also was instrumental in launching and managing BSHSI’s revenue-generating executive search service line that sold executive search services to hospital systems, long-term-care organizations and physician practices. Mary Louise has garnered a world-class reputation for integrity and candidate/ client service.
Prior to joining BSHSI, Mary Lou spent nine years as a Senior Associate with a Washington, D.C., executive search firm, identifying leadership talent for hospitals, HMOs, universities, financial services and Fortune 500 companies. A former emergency department registered nurse, Mary Louise has dedicated her professional career to health care.
In July of 2016, Summit Talent Group was acquired by The Innovation Institute and FutureSense, becoming a member of its Enterprise Development Group (EDG) portfolio of health care service companies, adding depth to their offering of end-to-end people strategy and organization solutions.