We’re happy to announce the hiring of Brandon Shockley, the newest member of the Jordan Search Consultants’ team. In his role as a Client Development Consultant, Brandon will focus on working with current clients to ensure their needs are being met, as well as cultivating new healthcare client relationships.
We had a Q&A session with Brandon to help you get to know him a little better.
Why did you choose a career in recruitment?
I first started working in the healthcare industry selling medical care devices to hospitals and saw firsthand how those devices positively affected patient outcomes and hospital standards of care. I was drawn to that field of work because I wanted to help people and make a meaningful difference in their lives. Working in the healthcare recruitment industry, where I can continue to make a substantial and beneficial impact on the lives of physicians, patients, and communities, was a natural next step.
Why did you choose JSC?
I first found out about JSC through DJ Larson, with whom I worked previously. As I learned more about JSC, I knew it would be a good fit for me. Everyone here shares the same passion for making a positive impact in the healthcare community. They care deeply about the work they do, and they do it well. Kathy Jordan is an outstanding leader, coach, and mentor. I wanted to be a part of this team.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I really enjoy the relationship building aspect of this job. Creating strong connections with prospects and clients is what allows me to really delve into the needs of their organizations and people. It’s a great feeling to be part of implementing positive, impactful solutions to help them. Seeing that work come to fruition and make a real difference in people’s lives is extremely rewarding.
What are your favorite pastimes?
As a native of St. Louis, baseball has been a lifelong passion of mine. I attended St. Louis University on a baseball scholarship, and I continue to help coach within the area. I’ve always been intrigued by how a game that seems so straightforward actually involves layers of strategy and learned skills that go far beyond simple athleticism. Besides baseball, I also enjoy golfing, fishing, and hunting, and I love spending time with my wife and kids.
What’s a fun fact that most don’t know about you?
In the mid-90s, my sister convinced me to go on the Ricki Lake show. We thought the episode was about siblings who were also best friends. After we arrived in New York for filming, we discovered that the show was actually going to be titled “World’s Sexiest Siblings”. I was just a scrawny college freshman, but I ended up participating in a pageant with a bunch of other guys who all looked like models. Needless to say, I didn’t win! The most embarrassing part? My baseball coach canceled practice so the whole team could watch the show when it aired.
How can you best contribute to client retention and JSC growth?
As a strong communicator, my ability to relate to people is invaluable. Understanding an organization’s unique strengths, challenges, and needs is key to finding the right solutions for them. I can see and am inspired by possibilities, and I strive for constant excellence in all I do. I’m eager to apply my enthusiasm and work ethic to JSC clients, both current and prospective, to help them achieve their goals.