CHICAGO (July 13, 2022) – Jobplex, Inc., a DHR Global company, announces the appointment of Ray Knight to Managing Partner in the Diversity and Life Sciences Practice Groups. He is located out of the firm’s Chicago office.
Knight brings more than 15 years of executive search experience to his role, where he will bring diverse candidates to clients in the life sciences industry with a specialization in roles for hospitals and medical device companies.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Ray to the firm,” said Justin Hirsch, CEO of Jobplex. “A proven life sciences and diversity recruiting leader, he will hit the ground running to deliver the outstanding talent our clients are seeking.”
Prior to joining Jobplex, Knight founded and led The Knight Group, an executive search firm focused on healthcare and diversity. In addition, he was the Managing Director of a boutique executive search firm, where he focused on healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical device and hospital networks.
“As a purpose-led, servant leader, I’m passionate about connecting great people with great firms while increasing diversity across the life sciences industry and beyond,” said Knight. “I’m honored to join Jobplex to carry the firm’s mission forward by collaborating, communicating and staying agile to deliver the best results for my clients.”
Previously, Knight was Deputy Director and CIO for the State of Illinois focused on strategic planning and performance management for the Department of Child & Family Services. He also served as COO for General Wellness Inc, a healthcare consultancy start-up.
Knight earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Oberlin College, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team. He holds a master’s degree in public policy and finance from the University of Chicago.
For more than 25 years, Jobplex has served the emerging leader recruiting market, complementing the senior-level retained executive search services provided by its parent company, DHR. The firm’s renowned consultants specialize in a range of industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled search services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of each client. With three integrated talent solutions, Jobplex helps clients identify, hire, and coach leaders who drive change and lead through complexity. To learn more, visit jobplex.com.