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Updated by Neill Marshall on Jan 15, 2020
  • Marshall Neill has almost 30 years of experience in healthcare search and has been involved in over 600 hundred senior level assignments. He’s held leadership roles with major executive search firms and in 2017 helped create and is currently a partner in HealthSearch Partners the fifth largest healthcare executive search entity in the U.S.

    HealthSearch Partners is the combination of CES Partners, FaithSearch Partners and Southerland Partners, creating a unique platform to provide a better executive search product.

    In 2014 Marshall co-founded, Southerland Partners, an executive search firm specializing in recruiting leaders for hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Southerland Partners conducted 80 projects, 12 Chief Executive Officer, including the Chief Executive Officer searches for both Intermountain Health Care and Baptist Health in Louisville, 7 Chief Operating Officer, 9 Chief Financial Officer and numerous other executive level projects.

    In 2005, Marshall founded Marshall Koll & Associates, an executive search firm specializing in recruiting leaders for healthcare organizations. In 12 years, they conducted 150 projects for their hospital clients.

    Prior to Marshall Koll, Neill was a senior consultant with Witt/Kieffer in Dallas. Witt/Kieffer is the largest executive search firm in the U.S. specializing in healthcare and higher education. At the firm, he was responsible for executive search assignments for client organizations and received the firms Quality Award in 2004. While there he was involved in over 350 senior level assignments, including 50 for CEO.

    Neill was previously director of marketing for Merritt, Hawkins & Associates, the nation’s largest physician search firm. Early in his career, he was an area sales manager for Hematronix, a laboratory supply manufacturer, and an operations manager for Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., an industrial supply firm.

    A serial entrepreneur who has started three successful companies, Marshall has spoken to professional groups, trustee groups and boards of directors on executive recruiting and other healthcare issues and has written numerous articles and promotional publications.

    Neill earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where he helped grow the Society for Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (ENVE) into one of the most respected student-led organizations on campus. He served in various leadership roles including vice president and marketing director.

    Neill is married to Mary Marshall, a 1988 graduate of Iowa State University. Mary is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Coppell’s Austin Elementary. They are longtime residents of Coppell, Texas and raised their three children there. Katherine, a 2015 graduate of the University of Arkansas, is a nurse on the cardiac catherization floor at Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas. Mary-Kate was a 3-time All-American and 4-time All-Pac-12 Conference Volleyball player and 2018 graduate of Oregon State University in Kinesiology. She completed her first professional season for the Ängelholm Volleyball Club in Sweden where her team won the 2019 championship and where she was named league MVP. She will be playing in Finland this season for Kangasala. Sam was a two-year starter in basketball at Tarleton State University and will be attending Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in the fall of 2019, majoring in Business and Finance.

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