Top Boutique Healthcare Executive Search Firm

Boutique Healthcare Executive Search Firm

For over 20 years, Firststep Resource has been dedicated to providing exceptional permanent staffing solutions in the healthcare industry. We excel at matching client companies with candidates by carefully aligning skills, personalities, and career aspirations. Serving hospitals and organizations, we offer a wide range of candidates from staff to VP level, employing both traditional recruiting methods and modern technology. Our commitment to honesty, integrity, and excellence ensures successful outcomes and lasting relationships for both clients and candidates.

Our Story

Since 2005, Firststep Resource has been providing permanent staffing solutions on both a retained and contingency basis in the healthcare field.  Our mission is to provide top tier talent to our clients as well as excellent customer service to our candidates.  

Firststep Resource has the ability to create strong matches between our client companies and our respective candidates by utilizing our proven methods of matching skill sets, personality and career goals.

Firststep Resource was established by Curtis Waldman in 2005 who has over 20 years of recruiting experience in both healthcare and information technology.  Curtis previously built a Pharmacy Division from the ground up, at a very prominent healthcare search firm, prior to creating Firststep Resource.  Curtis has established himself as one of the most respected boutique recruiters in the market today.  

Firststep Resource has partnered with numerous hospitals and organizations throughout the years to assist with their full time staffing needs.  Firststep Resource has been successful in locating top tier talent by not only utilizing the internet and social media, but also including time tested traditional recruiting methods and personal referrals.  

We focus on finding quality candidates and working with top-notch employers and believe in honesty, integrity and a true commitment to achieving the desired outcomes for both candidates and clients which lead to long lasting relationships.


"Curtis has been a fantastic resource in what has been a declining job market. His diligence in finding suitable positions and his genuine caring for his clients makes him a wonderful business partner. He has demonstrated that he has nothing but the very best interests of his clients at heart no matter what."  -Corporate Director of Pharmacy at UHS

"Curtis has provided my company with excellent support with our pharmacy recruiting needs. We have used his services more than once and he always comes through with qualified candidates. We consider Curtis a true partner in our talent sourcing needs."  -VP of Human Resources (Houston, Texas)

"As Administrative Director of Pharmacy Services at a large teaching hospital, I have had a number of opportunities to work with Curtis to find appropriate candidates for open staff, clinical, and administrative pharmacist positions. He has always been thorough and professional in providing services."  -Administrative Director of Pharmacy, Union Hospital of Cecil County

"Firststep Resource was definitely the right recruiter for HealthBridge. Firststep Resource listened to our needs and delivered. The pharmacist referred could not have been a more perfect fit for HealthBridge"  -HealthBridge, Human Resources Representative

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