Executive Biography Dana Thistle Dana Thistle
Managing Director - Allied Health

As the Managing Director of the Allied Health Division at The Execu|Search Group, Dana Thistle is responsible for running one of the largest Allied Health recruiting services in New York City and the Tri-State area.

Dana is a seasoned professional with over 12 years of Allied Health recruiting experience. Prior to joining The Execu|Search Group in 2006 as a nurse recruiter, she placed travelers as a nation-wide allied health recruiter in Florida. After just one year of proven success, Dana was asked to develop an Allied Health division for the firm. While building a division from the ground up was challenging at first, Dana was able to use her industry knowledge and strong interpersonal skills to build one of the largest and most experienced allied health recruitment divisions in the region.

In 2008, Dana was recommended by several Directors of Pharmacy to become the first and only recruiter to serve as a corporate member of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists. Dana attributes her success in the recruiting field to her personal approach and her devotion to the healthcare industry.

“I listen carefully to both my clients’ and candidates’ needs in addition to their future goals, and I tailor the search based on the individual.  Every person has a different story to share based on their past experiences, and I make it a point to fully understand why they want to make a change and what their goals are.  In the end, I have a happy candidate and happy client because the match is right.  Not a race to make the match.” 

Dana earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.  A resident of Darien, Connecticut, Dana enjoys weekend trips around New England and spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters (age 1 and 3).

Contact Dana:dthistle@execu-search.com | 203.653.4714