Healthcare Executive Search Firm Expands to Dallas - Lourdes Cordero Joins Kraft Search Associates

Nashville, TN (PressExposure) April 19, 2008 -- The nationally-recognized healthcare executive search firm, Kraft Search Associates, is pleased to announce Lourdes Cordero has joined the firm and will be working in the company’s new Dallas, TX office.

“We are all very pleased that Ms. Cordero has joined our healthcare executive search firm. Since 2001 Kraft Search has grown to be the leading healthcare executive search firm based on our ability to consistently attract and recruit exceptional leaders to both our clients as well as internally to our firm. I am very fortunate to work with an extremely high-quality group of partners on a daily basis. Adding Lourdes Cordero further builds the team and spotlights Kraft Search as the leading healthcare executive search firm”, says Paul Frankenberg, President and CEO of Kraft Search Associates, LLC, a retained healthcare executive search firm based in Nashville, TN.

Ms. Cordero joins the healthcare executive search firm following a career, which included 18 years with First City Bancorporation of Texas where she rose to SVP / Chief Human Resources Officer for 17 banking locations. Ms. Cordero was subsequently recruited in 1990 to join American Medical International (AMI). Following Tenet’s acquisition of AMI in 1994, Ms. Cordero became Vice President, Human Resources and led both the Dallas corporate office and 60 hospitals in the Eastern Division. Following her retirement in 2002 Lourdes has maintained an active consulting career, which has included working with a national healthcare executive search firm.

Ms. Cordero's experience has aligned her well to join a growing healthcare executive search firm. Ms. Cordero commented, “After five years of thoughtful thinking and successfully assisting many executives through career coaching and placement, I followed my own advice. Work on something you like, are good at and are respected for and do it with someone who is innovative, passionate, respected and courageous. My new team members at Kraft Search Associates are my colleagues of choice. We are the ‘fresh face’ among healthcare executive search firms.”

Kraft Search is driving evolution among healthcare executive search firms by repeatedly and consistently identifying, recruiting and retaining proven business leaders in the dynamic and highly complex industry of healthcare. 80% of Kraft Search Associates’ annual revenue is generated from repeat clients, in large part due to their consistent performance and thorough approach to ensuring long-term candidate and client success. Kraft Search Associates’ model demonstrates a greater than 90% candidate retention rate for the first twelve months, which places the firm as a leading healthcare executive search firm. Delivering quality outcomes and developing long-term business relationships demonstrates our leadership among all healthcare executive search firms. Ms. Cordero’s career integrates nicely within this strategic focus.

Ms. Lourdes Cordero can be reached at Kraft Search Associates, LLC. The healthcare executive search firm’s website is:

Paul Frankenberg is President, CEO, and Principal in Kraft Search Associates, a retained Healthcare Executive Search Firm specializing in the recruitment of high-value Executive Leadership. Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Kraft Search Associates one of the nation’s Top 25 Healthcare Executive Search Firms. Paul can be reached at Kraft Search Associates, LLC. The company’s website is at

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Press Release Submitted On: March 31, 2008 at 9:13 am
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