Peter Santora - Managing Partner of Executive Blueprint Inc.
For over 30 years, Peter Santora has amassed a record of successful client engagements and achieved recognition throughout his professional tenure in top-tier global business consulting and retained executive search firms. He is a recognized industry expert in conducting high level, retained executive searches and advisory assignments that span regions, both domestically and internationally.
Peter has a strong success record of building management teams for next-stage, fast-growth and transformational cultures with various B2B, B2C and B2B2C business models across industries, segments and sectors, especially as they relate to key leadership that drives revenue growth and manages profitability whether through technology, analytics, products or services.
Career Background: Peter has served as a client-facing and delivery partner, as well as a specialty practice leader and subject matter expert, for the top-tier and most recognized private and public organizations in their respective professional services sectors including: Marcus & Millichap, Arthur Andersen, Korn/Ferry International and Boyden Global. Growing up on the east coast in New York City, he began his career in corporate operations for Izod-Lacoste, a one-time General Mills company, working in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He developed an appreciation for the importance of brand awareness, the demands it requires to deliver superior quality products and services, as well as a customer-centric philosophy.
Professional Profile: Peter is highly regarded for his business acumen, knowledge of the trade, and professionalism by his peers, clients, executive candidates, and the business community alike. Embracing the role of a trusted and valued business advisor, he has also developed a reputation for successfully leading sensitive, confidential and complex client initiatives—augmenting existing senior management teams for critical business P&L roles and key function specialists— all supporting an organization’s growth and transformation objectives. His dedication and insights provide innovative solutions that blend both tested and proven methodologies with adaptive client nuances and requirements, creating a high touch, high performance process resulting in positive outcomes. He has been recognized for high customer satisfaction scores and a solid record of placements tenure within various cultures and environments.
Client Portfolio Dimensions, Profiles & Overview: His client portfolio includes top-recognized brands in their space that span the revenue spectrum and related size/scale from small, mid to large cap domestic and multinational organizations that cross all ownership structures including: private equity owned, public, not-for-profit (that run like a business), private investor backed, and founder-owned organizations. These diverse environments require various executive levels of tested and successful management skills, profiles, and leadership behaviors to satisfy this diverse and full range of environments, business nuances and cultural dynamics. Peter understands these many complex vectors at play, and partners with his clients and prospective executive candidates alike to create the appropriate process and customized experience.
Executive Search Expertise Summary: Having conducted over 400 executive level searches, Peter is an expert in his field and has gained valuable working knowledge developing and deploying client strategies, messaging, recruiting that attract desired executives. He utilizes his working knowledge, deep experiences and executive profile expertise while deploying proven search methodologies and practices; achieving a successful process and placement for clients while providing thoughtful career insights to candidates. Though he has specific industry and functional practices specialization in technology and manufacturing based products & services, he has gained universal leadership trends and insights; understanding the subtle market approaches to helping client’s position their value offering; providing valuable and innovative leadership business solutions; and, identifying key players, as well as, ‘out of the box’ executive profiles within the five major industry groups across senior management, P&L operatives and specialized managerial functions.
Peter has provided relevant trends, thought leadership, and career strategies in his articles, publications and speaking engagements. He has been a member of education advisory boards and lectures at corporate associations and universities.
Chris Corwin, MSN, MBA, MPH - Vice President Search Solutions
Chris Corwin brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience, serving as a practitioner, strategy and operations consultant, and for the last 19 years as a leadership/executive search consultant. In her current role as Vice President, she specializes in senior executive and board placements, as well as career and executive coaching, leadership assessment, and organizational structure assessment. Ms. Corwin builds strategic partnerships with a wide range of healthcare providers, including leading health systems and hospitals, academic medical centers, and not-for-profit healthcare organizations. As a healthcare executive search consultant, Ms. Corwin has a successful track record of conducting C-level search, as well as the training and leadership development of hundreds of healthcare executives, with a particular area of interest in physicians transitioning into broader administrative roles.
Ms. Corwin has been a key contributor for two leading nationwide search firms and has just recently joined Executive BluePrint. Her career also includes strategy consulting for an academic medical center and clinical strategist for a healthcare project management firm. In these roles, she focused on physician alignment and community outreach programs, facility master planning and service growth strategies, and assisted in identifying service delivery needs and developing growth plans. Ms. Corwin began her career in peri-operative services and as a cardio-pulmonary clinical nurse specialist, with an emphasis in preventative medicine. She has held roles at leading hospitals and health systems, including Barnes/Jewish (BJC), St. Louis University Hospital, Kaiser Permanente (Los Angeles), and UCLA Medical Center.
Clients recognize Ms. Corwin for her solution-focused approach to their most pressing workforce challenges. These leaders value her ability to design creative and workable actions to achieve organizational and team goals. They also appreciate her collaborative and consultative approach to career development. Ms. Corwin has helped hundreds of healthcare executives transition smoothly into new positions or expanded responsibilities, as well as into retirement through leadership development, mentorships, and team-building programs.
Education and Credentials
Ms. Corwin holds a Master of Public Health, Healthcare Management from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in California, a Master of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri St. Louis.