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.

The Odell Medical Search Team

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Eric M. Odell, CPC

  • President / Chief Executive Officer

Eric joined Odell in 2001 and has 20+ years of healthcare recruiting industry experience. He now serves as the CEO where he involved in the future direction and long-term business goals of Odell. He is an 8-time Top Producer awardee and was the Rookie Recruiting Consultant of the Year in 2009. Eric is passionate about excellence and is skilled in strategic advancement, business development, technology, and personnel management. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from...(click image to read more)

Deborah Lanning CPC

  • VP 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......(click image to read more)

Wendy Hattaway

  • Senior Healthcare 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......(click image to read more)

Executive Healthcare Recruiter

Michael Ziegler

  • Senior Healthcare Recruiting Consultant

Specializing in healthcare leadership, Michael is dedicated to bridging the gap between healthcare organizations and candidates who align with their unique requirements. His recruitment approach is marked by a profound commitment to understanding the specific.........(click image to read more)

Cathy Doyle

  • Executive Assistant/Recruitment Coordinator

Cathy, our dedicated Executive Assistant/Recruitment Coordinator at Odell Medical Search, brings a wealth of experience and versatile skills to her role. With a background as a Healthcare Recruiter and over 13 years as a Merchandise Supervisor at JCPenney, Cathy showcases adaptability and commitment to excellence. She also boasts entrepreneurship experience with a self-employed cleaning service and a decade-long role as an in-home/educational daycare provider for military families, emphasizing her versatility and dedication.....(click image to read more)

Mikayla Kerns

  • Research Coordinator / Executive Assistant

Makayla leverages her versatile experience and skill set to support our mission of connecting healthcare professionals with the right opportunities. Her commitment to excellence and passion for helping others make her an integral part of our team. Whether she's coordinating research or assisting executives, Makayla's dedication and expertise shine through in everything she does.

Our Founder

  • Founder
  • (1973 - February, 2024)

Steve Odell had over 55 years in the personnel recruiting industry, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of the candidates and clients he served. He established Odell and Associates, Inc. in 1973, which has since evolved into Odell Medical Search, with integrity and honesty always at the heart of its operations. Steve served as a four-time President of the Metroplex Association of Personnel Consultants (MAPC) and contributed 18 years of service on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants (TAPC). He earned numerous accolades, including the prestigious Norvel Locke Award for lifetime achievement, the highest honor attainable at the state level for the industry.

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Letter from Our 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. What truly kept me invested was the realization of the profound impact my work had on the lives of my employees, candidates, and clients I served.

I positively changed their lives for the better, facilitating increases in compensation and fostering a better quality of life, or by introducing highly qualified candidates to my clients that they would not have found on their own

When Odell Medical Search places someone in a position with one of our clients, 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.”

In his legacy, Steve’s compassion, integrity, and tireless commitment to service will be cherished and remembered by all whose lives he touched

Our Culture & Core Values

Our company’s culture and values are to prioritize collaboration, innovation, and foster a people-centric approach.



The company fosters a collaborative work environment where employees work together as a team to achieve common goals. We cherish collaboration above all else. We believe that together, we can achieve remarkable things. That’s why we foster an environment where teamwork is celebrated, and every individual’s contribution is valued. Teamwork is highly valued, and individuals are encouraged to share their expertise and ideas to drive innovation and problem-solving.



Innovation is at the heart of Odell’s culture. Innovation is in our DNA. We encourage our team members to think outside the box, challenge conventional wisdom, and explore new ideas. We believe that innovation is the key to staying ahead in a rapidly evolving world. Employees are empowered to think creatively, challenge the status quo, and explore new ideas and approaches. We value innovative thinking and encourages employees to find creative solutions to complex challenges.


People-Centric Approach:

We place a strong emphasis on our people, both employees, candidates, and clients. PEOPLE are at the heart of everything we do. We prioritize their well-being and growth, knowing that THEIR SUCESS is OUR SUCCESS.


We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to thrive. Employees are valued for their unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We value strong relationships with clients, striving to understand their needs to provide exceptional services.


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We embrace change and value adaptability. Adaptability is one of our core values. We understand that change is inevitable, so we embrace it wholeheartedly. We encourage our team to be flexible and agile, ready to pivot and evolve in response to new challenges, and opportunities. We encourage our staff to be flexible and agile in response to evolving market conditions and our customers’/clients’ needs. The ability to adapt quickly to change is seen as essential for success at Odell Medical Search.



The company is committed to excellence in everything it does. Excellence is our standard. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality and professionalism in everything we do. We are committed to delivering exceptional results and continuously improving our performance. Employees are expected to deliver high-quality work, demonstrate professionalism, and strive for continuous improvement. The pursuit of excellence is ingrained in the company’s culture, driving its success and reputation in the industry.


Odell Medical Search’s culture is characterized by a supportive and inclusive environment. We are defined by a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.  We believe that by working together, embracing change, and striving for excellence, we can achieve extraordinary success.

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