Established in 1973, Odell Medical Search has grown into a multi-disciplined healthcare recruiting / staffing resource. Independently owned and operated, our 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.
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.
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.”
Eric M. Odell, CPC
- Vice President of Strategic Operations and Innovation
Since 2023, Eric serves Odell as the Vice President of Strategic Operations and Innovation.
Eric has over 20 years of experience in the recruiting industry. Eric manages the day-to-day strategic operations, business development, innovation, and organizational strategies for Odell Medical Search. He blends technology, and analytics to produce outstanding business results, transformation, artificial intelligence, change management, process improvement, implementation of additional resources, and collaboration tools for Odell Medical Search. He strategically reviews the pipeline processes, and financial IT/Hardware purchases identify trends and opportunities to improve the management of software solutions, timelines, data enrichment, resources, and the delivery of quality, and makes the necessary changes to ensure the best use of organizational resources (financial, processes, hardware, software, and people).
Before becoming the VP of Recruiting in 2020, he served as the Manager of Research and IT for over 11 years. He oversaw a research team that maintained and procured an extensive pool of qualified candidates and companies within our proprietary database. He also worked a full desk as a Senior Recruiting Consultant for 11 years to recruit talent and managed several high-level clients. He was awarded Rookie Recruiter of the Year in 2010 and has obtained the Top Producer of the Year award 7 times.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Eric has 3 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 and 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).
- 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).
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.
- 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.
- 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).
Healthcare Recruiting Service Lines
- Physician Assistant Recruiting
- Nurse Manager Recruiting
- Nurse Practitioner Recruiting
- Nurse Executive Recruiting
- CRNA Recruiting
- Bone Marrow Transplant Recruiting
- Perfusionist Recruiting
- Genetic Counselor Recruiting
- Registered Nurse / RN Recruiting
- RNFA Recruiting
- Cardiovascular / Cardiology Recruiting
- Director of Nursing Recruiting
- Oncology Recruiting
- Practice Administrator Recruiting
- Clinical Research Recruiting
- Clinical Manager Recruiting
- Surgical Tech Recruiting
- Radiology Technologist and Sonographer Recruiting
- Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Recruiting
- Surgical Services Recruiting