by Tyler & Company

Jan. 15, 2008

ATLANTA – Stephanie J. Underwood, Senior Vice President of Atlanta-based healthcare executive search firm Tyler & Company, has been named a stockholder of the 30-year-old company.

Underwood joins the ranks of Tyler & Company President and founder J. Larry Tyler, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis J. Kain, and Senior Vice President Patricia Hoffmeir – the firm’s current stockholders. 

“Stephanie has done a fantastic job, and we’re pleased to reward her achievements,” says J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FAAHC, FHFMA, CMPE.  "Her client relationships are wonderful, and she’s an extraordinary team player, one of our core values at Tyler & Company.”

Underwood joined the firm’s Philadelphia office in November 2001 as a Vice President, and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2007. She has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare organizations and executive search firms, and coordinates senior-level searches for executives and physician leaders of hospitals, healthcare systems, academic medical centers, and managed care organizations. Underwood chairs the Tyler & Company taskforce on children’s hospitals, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

“I am honored to be a member of this stockholder group,” says Underwood. “These fine people have inspired me in different ways – both professionally and personally – over the last six years, and I couldn’t ask for better business partners.”

Originally from New Orleans, Underwood holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Louisiana Tech University. She now lives in the Delaware Valley area.  

Tyler & Company specializes in healthcare and life science executive search. The four-office firm is ranked in the top 15 largest executive healthcare search firms by Modern Healthcare and is among Executive Recruiter News’ Top 40 largest retained search firms. Tyler & Company enjoys an outstanding reputation for the quality of and timeliness of its search process. 

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