Andrea Barei is a Senior Associate with Hodges Partners focused on research, candidate development, and assessment. Andrea plays a lead role in the development and maintenance of Hodges Partners’ research strategies and tools, in addition to benchmarking trends in the healthcare industry. In her candidate development capacity, she has successfully placed many high-level executives. With over 15 years of experience in executive search, Andrea was previously Director of Research for the National Healthcare Services Practice at Korn/Ferry International, the largest executive search firm globally. In this capacity, Andrea created business development strategies, managed search assignment workflow for a team of four to seven research associates, and tracked industry trends and business leads. She led the healthcare research team in restructuring industry and function codes and was responsible for working with corporate headquarters to provide candidate database enhancements.

Prior to her career in executive search, Andrea worked as a veterinary technician while pursuing a second bachelor’s degree. Her early career includes various positions in healthcare communications.

Andrea obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Rutgers University-Camden College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Lynchburg College.