About Us

Established in 1973, Odell Medical Search has grown into a multi-disciplined healthcare recruiting / staffing resource. Independently owned and operated, our healthcare recruiting firm subscribes to the strictest standards of business professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality.

Proof of our success lies in the fact that through the years, we’ve developed on going business relationships with client companies that depend on us to recruit highly credentialed, talented people for their operations. Our firm has grown largely from repeat business and through client referrals.

Our clients benefits greatly from our substantial database of highly qualified medical talent. Our talent management program has enhanced our ability to retain and attract both active and non-active job seekers.


Steve N. Odell, CPC

  • Founder

Mr. Odell has over 50 years of experience in the personnel recruiting industry. After spending 5 years with a National organization, he formed Odell and Associates in 1973, which is now Odell Medical Search. Integrity and honesty have always been the focal point throughout their history. Mr. Odell is a four (4) time past President of the Metroplex Association of Personnel Consultants (MAPC) and has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants (TAPC) for 18 years. He has received numerous awards in his distinguished career, including the prestigious Norvel Locke Award for lifetime achievement. This is the highest award possible at the State level.

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Letter from Founder

“Wow, how time flies. I have now been in the recruiting industry for 50 years. I initially entered the business as just a means to provide a good living for my family since you are rewarded for your efforts and hard work. The main reason I stayed was when I realized the impact my work made on the lives of the candidates I worked with.

I positively changed their life for the better. In most instances they got an increase in compensation. But more importantly a better quality of life. People want change for a variety of reasons. It may be the hours so they can spend more time with family or it could be relocating to be closer to family. Many times it’s because the new opportunity offers more personal growth for the career minded individual.

When Odell Medical Search places someone, it may encompass all of those advantages. Even after they have accepted the new position we know our job is not over. Counseling with those in transition to their new position is also rewarding.

We have aligned ourselves with many organizations that can help with all the “on boarding” process. Whether it’s moving and relocation experts, credentialing and license assistance, or just reassurance, Odell try’s to always be there for them.”


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Eric M. Odell, CPC

  • Vice President of Strategic Operations and Innovation

Meet Eric, our dynamic Vice President of Strategic Operations and Innovation at Odell Medical Search. With over 20+ years of experience in the recruiting industry, Eric's passion for excellence drives every aspect of the job search, client management, and recruitment process.

Eric's well-rounded expertise spans into various trades and duties; including the day-to-day strategic operations for the firm, information technology, network and database administration, programming, website design, project management, financial management, sourcing, analytics, recruitment, and business development strategies.

As a visionary leader, Eric forecasts market trends and professional developments, leveraging technology and analytics to achieve outstanding business results. In his role, he strategically reviews pipeline processes and identifies opportunities for improvement, implementing cutting-edge tools and resources, and collaborative tools.

With his wealth of experience and innovative mindset, Eric continues to put in the work to drive Odell Medical Search towards unprecedented success.

Previously, Eric excelled as the VP of Recruitment and a Senior Recruiting Consultant for 10 years. He managing many high-level clients, mentored some of the future top producers, and earned many accolades such as Rookie Recruiter of the Year in 2009 as well as being a 7-time Top Producer of the Year.

Prior to all of this he started with the organization Managing Research and IT for over 11 years.

Eric holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and spends is downtime with his three beloved dogs: Lucky, Honey, and Winnie.

Deb Lanning, CPC

  • Vice President Of Operations and Strategic Partnerships

Deborah joined Odell in 2010 after nearly 10 years in Recruitment/Marketing Management. She proved to be a Results driven recruiter becoming a top producer with our organization. She rejoined us in 2019 as the Director of Strategic Partnerships, bringing over 20 years in the business of Recruitment and Partnership Management. She was promoted to VP of Operations and Strategic Partnerships in 2023. Deborah brings an extensive knowledge base in the day-to-day operations of recruiting firms. She possesses a level of professionalism, energy, and experienced knowledge that compliments Odell’s successful business acumen. Deborah now oversees day-to-day operations, business development, partnership quality, and marketing strategies. She enjoys spending time with family and Jack Russell, PeeWee.

Brad Odell, CPC

  • Vice President of Finance

With over 15 years in the recruiting industry, Brad has worked as Research Assistant/Sourcer, Research/Executive Assistant, Director of Research & IT which helped build the foundation of his knowledge for our company. While working he went to school part-time to earn his Bachelor of Science in Finance with a strong focus in accounting. He also received his CPC certification in 2012 to strengthen his familiarity of employment law, practices and recruiting.

Now as the VP of Finance, he has been imperative in streamlining the accounting process and proficiently redesigned previous methods that were unnecessary and very time consuming.

Using his IT and extensive software knowledge, he continues to adjust duties and task within his role to become more accurate, resourceful, and effective to allow the company to run more efficiently., Brad has 3 dogs (Lexi, Buddy and Weller).


Recruiter, Medical Recruiter, Healthcare Recruiter, Surgical Services Recruiter, Nurse Manager Recruiter, C-Level Recruiter, Cardiac Recruiter, Head Hunter

Wendy Hattaway

  • Senior Recruiting Consultant

Before joining the Odell team, Wendy had over 11 years in sales and marketing. Her upbeat personality and great instincts have helped her build a very successful recruiting career. She uses the information gained from that experience to identify top talent for the placement of executive leaders (including the C-suite, Director level and Nurse Managers) into prestigious healthcare organizations nationwide. Specialties: C-Suite, Perfusionists, CRNA's, Advanced practice providers for CT Surgery, CVICU and Surgical Services. Wendy has 2 Chocolate Labs (Tucker and Marley).

Recruiter, Medical Recruiter, Oncology Recruiter, Surgical Services Recruiter, Nurse Manager Recruiter, Head Hunter

Jamie K. Alsup

  • Senior Recruiting Consultant

Jamie joined Odell Medical Search beginning of 2019 after 2 years in corporate recruiting. She prides herself in really getting to know and understand her candidate’s goals and expectations instead of just seeing them as another resume. She creates close relationships and stays in touch with her candidates for years down the road. Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs Lana and Rev.

Recruiter, Medical Recruiter, Oncology Recruiter, Practice Administrator Recruiter, Head Hunter

Tyler Branch

  • Senior Recruiting Consultant

Tyler joined Odell in 2021 as he always had a desire to be in sports medicine or in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Odell, he spent 3 years in Marketing, Sales, and Property management for the Residential Real-estate industry. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in From Texas A&M University-Commerce in Kinesiology. He has two dogs named Hendrixx & Sawyer.

Recruiter, Medical Recruiter, Oncology Recruiter, Head Hunter

Autumn Lobinsky

  • Senior Recruiting Consultant

Autumn joined Odell in 2021. She is an experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry and food and beverage sector. Strong sales professional skilled in Sweeteners and Ingredients, Sales Force Development, Managed Care, Pharmaceutical Industry, and Healthcare. Additional professional experience in internal corporate activities with accountability, compliance, SOP development and management, FDA auditing, and project management. Specialties include Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, OBGYN, ENT, Pain Management, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Cosmetics, Nutraceuticals, and other Food applications. She teaches dance in her free time and has one daughter, a dog named Brutus and several chickens (Stitch, Minnie, Mickey and Donald).

Recruiter, Medical Recruiter, Oncology Recruiter, Head Hunter

Hayley Slocum

  • Recruiting Consultant

Meet Hayley, our dedicated Senior Recruiter with a remarkable background in the hospitality and service industry. Before joining Odell Healthcare Recruiting Firm, Hayley honed her skills and expertise in various aspects of customer satisfaction, making her transition to the healthcare recruitment industry seamless and highly rewarding.
When it comes to specialization, Hayley has developed a profound admiration for the fields of oncology, clinical research, and Cardiac, Cardiovascular, and operating room personnel. Through her experience and dedication, she has acquired an in-depth understanding of the unique requirements and demands of these areas, enabling her to connect the right talent with the most suitable opportunities and employers.
Hayley's approach is characterized by empathy, attentiveness, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Whether she is assisting a healthcare facility in search of exceptional talent or helping a skilled professional find their dream position, Hayley's commitment to excellence shines through in every step of the recruitment process.
With Hayley on your side, you can be confident that your healthcare recruitment needs will be met with the utmost care and precision, ensuring the best outcomes for both clients and candidates alike.

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Liam Hatch

  • Recruiting Consultant

Melanie Catone

  • Recruiting Consultant

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