Shelly Carolan

Shelly Carolan

Sector Leader, For Profit Health Services, Professional Search


Shelly Carolan serves as Sector Leader for the Private Capital and For-Profit Healthcare practice for Korn Ferry Professional Search. Ms. Carolan has 15 years’ experience in Healthcare and Life Sciences talent acquisition combined with 11 years direct health services leadership experience.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Carolan served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at the largest U.S. provider of acute care telemedicine services as well as Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at an esoteric clinical diagnostics laboratory.

Previously she was the Executive Vice President of a publicly traded life sciences specialty staffing firm where she gained extensive experience in developing and leading effective teams across multiple sites and initiatives.

Ms. Carolan has worked extensively with healthcare systems, telemedicine companies, healthcare service organizations and national clinical diagnostic laboratories.

Ms. Carolan earned her Executive MBA at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston University.