J. Larry Tyler

President, Tyler & Co.

Company Info: Tyler & Co.

Web site: www.tylerandco.com

Address: 375 Northridge Rd., Suite 400, Atlanta, Ga. 30350

Phone: 770-396-3939

E-mail: ltyler@tylerandco.com

Advice: Tell the truth even if it hurts. Speak well of your leaders even if they are nuts. Live life with a sense of urgency. Never go sailing with a captain who has never been aground—he doesn't have enough experience.

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Experience. Someone who has been there, done that successfully, most of the time. Excellent communications skills. Love their jobs. Want to make the world a better place. Most important: trustworthiness.

Sector specialization: Health care/life services

Job function specialization: C-suite, chief medical officers, physician practice administrators

Geographical Focus: U.S.

Companies I often recruit for: Moses Cone Health System, Piedmont Health System, Emory Clinic, Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center, Munroe Regional Medical Center

Favorite historical figure: Ronald Reagan. As a President, he gave the U.S. a different feeling about itself, one of possibilities and accomplishment. He then brought down the Berlin Wall. Not bad for a mediocre actor.

Education: Georgia State Univ., MPA; Georgia Tech, BS

Languages: English

Employment history: Tyler & Co., 1978 to present; Regency Cosmetics, 1976-78; Southern Industrial Builders, 1975-76; PriceWaterhouse & Co., 1973-75

Other interests: Sailing, gardening, historical naval fiction

Professional/Membership Affiliations: Fellow, American Association of Healthcare Consultants; Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executive; Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association; Certified Medical Practice Executive, American College of Medical Practice Executives (MGMA); Fellow, Georgia Society of CPAs

Experience in executive search consulting: 30 years

High Profile Placement: President, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1991

Other paths I might have pursued: Landscape architect

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Free trade

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