Managing Partner & Search Consultant
Currently managing partner and senior consultant with Innovative People Solutions in Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining Innovative People Solutions in 2016, Dan spent 15 years in Corporate America leading and facilitating talent acquisition and executive search and held the senior most talent acquisition roles at MDC Holdings, Cortland Partners, Corporate Express, NCR, YP and CSM Bakery Solutions. Dan has consulted with companies in the energy, real estate, advertising, healthcare, food, construction, and manufacturing industries.
Dan has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and thoroughly enjoys being in positions that allow him to influence, drive change and enhance people’s lives and experiences. Dan spends his free time with his family, supporting non-profit work in the Atlanta area, drinking sweet tea and enjoying Hotlanta summers.
Healthcare Practice Leader
Jason comes to Innovative People Solutions with more 20 years of healthcare experience as a practicing clinician and healthcare executive. Prior to joining Innovative People Solutions, Jason spent 9 years in Physician Services at LifePoint Health where he served as a Regional Market Director, Clinical Director, Senior Director of Practice Management, and ultimately as an Associate Vice President of Operations. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Operations for United Derm Partners, a private equity backed start-up that specializes in full-service management services for dermatology group practices.
Prior to working as a healthcare executive, Jason held clinical positions as a nurse practitioner in both ambulatory and acute care settings in California, Colorado, and Alabama. Based on his experience as a front-line provider, he brings a deep understanding of physician relations and operations along with new business acquisition. In his free time, Jason leads a volunteer-run non-profit organization, Something New, that has programs in Lima, Peru.
Senior Brand Consultant
For the past 20 years, Shawn has worked with a variety of organizations to form, develop, and strengthen brands. From small non-profit groups to large Fortune 500 companies, she has worked with executive leadership teams to develop a clear vision and strategic direction for their brand. Ms. Samuelson was responsible for building brand cohesiveness for one of the nation’s top 10 homebuilders. She led the organization’s effort to create an internal advertising agency that employed 50 people and served over 25 markets.
After working in the homebuilding industry at the height of the housing industry surge in the early 2000s, she ventured out on her own and started a successful full-service marketing firm that offers strategic planning, graphic design, and video production. Ms. Samuelson also serves as the Senior Brand Consultant for Innovative People Solutions, where she works with companies looking to strengthen their employer brand.
Michael joined the Innovative People Solutions team in August of 2020 as a Sourcing Specialist. Before he started recruiting, he spent the last few years doing non-profit work and completing his bachelor’s degree in Human Services. Michael enjoys working with people, whether it’s helping clients find talented people for their teams or helping candidates land great opportunities. He brings passion and energy to the workplace, and loves the opportunities recruiting brings to him and the people he works with. In his free time Michael is involved in youth mentoring, non-profit work, and enjoying life through sports, music, and spending time with family.