Rafael Sierra
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Rafael Sierra

Senior Client Partner, Healthcare Services

Rafael Sierra is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Atlanta office and a member of the Global Healthcare Services Market.

Mr. Sierra brings to the Firm more than 25 years of experience in management, consulting and executive search. His executive search practice has been devoted to the healthcare industry with a focus on integrated health systems, academic health centers, community hospitals and leading medical groups.

Mr. Sierra has conducted over 500 senior level assignments specializing in C-Suite placements for CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CIO, CHRO assignments and academic leaders. Over his career, he has worked successfully with Board of Directors and search committees in CEO succession.

Before joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Sierra was a partner in the Healthcare Market of another major international executive search firm.

Earlier experience included managing the executive search business of Ernst & Whinney in the Southeast. During his tenure there, he conducted line and staff search assignments for both private and publicly-held clients, middle market companies and the insurance and healthcare industries.

Mr. Sierra began his career with Premier Industrial Corporation, where he served in both domestic and international assignments in marketing services and human resources. He was also a Consultant in Booz, Allen & Hamilton’s Executive Personnel Division.

Mr. Sierra received a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from the University of Dayton, and has done graduate work at Case Western Reserve University.