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Contact: David Gantshar, President & CEO - 845.290.1900 – dg@merraine.com


Merraine Group Acquires Nielsen Healthcare
Two of Healthcare's Leading Search Firms Come Together Encompassing Both Permanent & Interim Placement

St. Louis, Missouri (August 8, 2018)………. Merraine Group Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of Nielsen Healthcare Group. This acquisition represents the joining of forces between two of the country’s leading search firms in the permanent and interim space. Merraine Group, founded by David Gantshar, specializes in permanent placement at community hospitals, as well as academically affiliated medical centers. Since 2001, Merraine has led the industry in identifying and securing top industry talent on behalf of more than 600 hospitals and over 800 healthcare organizations.

Nielsen Healthcare Group, founded by Bruce Nielsen, has served 805 healthcare facilities while filling more than 2,500 interim leadership roles since 1991. The firm’s outstanding record of success at filling management positions across the country has earned Nielsen Healthcare the endorsement of numerous state hospital associations, as well as the nation’s largest GPO’s.

According to Bruce Nielsen, “Since 1991, Nielsen Healthcare has led the healthcare industry in interim staffing. Earlier this year I made the decision to retire, and as such, we felt Nielsen Healthcare’s clients would be best taken care of by a company with a distinguished track record in healthcare leadership and a passion for our business. It is for this reason I am very excited to announce that Nielsen Healthcare has combined forces with Merraine Group, a leader in healthcare staffing since 2001. Under the capable leadership of David Gantshar, President & CEO, Nielsen Healthcare and Merraine Group Inc. will have one of the most comprehensive databases of healthcare professionals our industry has ever seen. In addition, the combination of our office in St. Louis with their offices on both coasts of the USA, the UK and the Middle East will join an unbeatable group of healthcare professionals. We are excited to be bringing together two of the best brands in the industry and to be able to offer varied services and the very best talent in our business.”

Effective immediately David Gantshar, President & CEO at Merraine Group Inc. will take over responsibility for Nielsen (in addition to Merraine). While Mr. Gantshar has led the efforts at Merraine since 2001, he has a history of acquiring search firms and boosting revenues while growing market share. Recently, Mr. Gantshar acquired Bowen & Briggs, a search firm specializing in placing leaders at children’s hospitals. “This is a tremendous opportunity to bring together two outstanding brands and expand our service offering to ensure that Merraine & Nielsen are offering the most complete suite of services of any executive search & recruitment firm in the industry. We’re thrilled to announce that every member of the Nielsen team will be an active part of our expanded organization, and we intend to continue to grow our market share by delivering upon the service, speed-to-market and discretion our clients have come to know us for. The combination of our firms will allow us to offer our clients access to the very best talent in the marketplace with unprecedented speed.”

For more information, please contact:
David Gantshar, President & CEO
Merraine Group Inc. / Nielsen Healthcare
New York | San Diego | Port St Lucie | Denver | Green Bay | St Louis | Philadelphia | Manchester (UK) | Morgantown
845.290.1900 - info@merraine.com – www.merraine.com – www.nielsenhealthcare.com

More about the Merraine Group
Merraine Group Inc. is an executive search & recruitment firm specializing in the placement of Managers, Directors and C-level Executives at Hospitals and Medical Centers across the United States. To learn more about Merraine Group, please visit: www.merraine.com.