Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Courtney Lada as Managing Partner

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2017 -- Quick Leonard Kieffer is pleased to announce that Courtney Lada has been promoted to Managing Partner. Roger Quick, President and CEO of Quick Leonard Kieffer, commented, "During her decade-long career with us, Courtney has played a critical role in the firm's success and growth."

Known for her candid and resolute style, Courtney has led many of the firm's most notable and highest-billed searches, including the recent placement of several senior executives for Providence St. Joseph Health, a $23 billion, 50-hospital health system headquartered in Washington State. PSJH CEO Rod Hochman, MD, stated, "Courtney and QLK have made the difference for us in helping to achieve Healthcare 2.0 as we sought leaders with varied experience outside of traditional health care. We attribute a good portion of our success to our leaders, and Courtney has helped us find those individuals."

During her tenure, Courtney has successfully closed more than 100 C-level searches, with particular expertise in the not-for-profit sector. She has also gained significant exposure to large, for-profit, Fortune 500 companies such as global airlines, financial services providers, tech giants, and pharmaceutical companies as her clients, like PSJH, take a more progressive and unconventional approach to crafting their leadership teams.

As Managing Partner – the senior-most role within the firm – Courtney will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement.

Courtney holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from The University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining QLK, she worked for a special education cooperative on Chicago's South Side, assisting with counseling sessions for children in grades K-12. Her background in applied psychology, with a focus on behavioral interviewing and counseling, has given her a unique perspective and advantage in executive search.

Longtime residents of the northwest side of Chicago, Courtney and her husband, Erik, are active in the arts and with child advocacy initiatives. Courtney currently serves on two local, non-profit boards.