Tom Sams, SPHR
Tom Sams has some 35 years of healthcare experience - 30 years with Catholic Health Initiatives, a faith-based national healthcare system operating over 100 hospitals in 17 states. Passionate about people, Tom is well-known as a leader in HR talent strategy and transformation.
Over the last decade, Tom worked as a CHI Divisional HR Business Practice Leader and partnered with CES Partners on numerous successful senior executive searches. As a senior leader with CHI, Tom served as an executive consultant and coach to CHI board members, physicians and C-suite executives on matters pertaining to board relations, leadership development, talent management, and enterprise-wide transformation.
Since joining the CES Partners team, Tom has continued to contribute to serve organizations seeking outstanding leadership and talent. His administrative expertise and client perspective make him a valued asset in just about any recruiting engagement. He has become a vital contributor to the CES Partners healthcare executive search practice. Tom received his baccalaureate degree from Colorado State University and holds both the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources, HRCI) and the SCP (Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources, SHRM).
Tom is happy puttering in the garage building or tinkering with something, or fly-fishing on a blue-ribbon trout river. He and his wife, Leslie are avid Francophiles and love to visit the City of Light.