EXECUTIVE ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR
“Andy brings two elements of his makeup to the work amidst the team and our Community of Leaders. First he brings out the curiosity of a lifetime student, taking nothing for granted as he studies the shape of each leader and the unfolding needs of a particular venture. He then champions the right connections between cause and leadership, enabled by the deep work that was done up front. It insures that our clients have clarity and can step into action with a certainty that their investments are sound”- John Lankford, Founder, The Parnassus Group
Andy graduated from Clemson University where he earned a degree in History and Secondary Education. Upon completion of his degree, Andy moved to Washington D.C. to pursue training in leadership and human development and group dynamics. This took Andy all over the country organizing and coordinating collegiate leadership forums for elected officials. Projects within The Parnassus Group have included merger and acquisition leaders, payor strategies and contracting, VP of Operations, and more. His experience in leadership and organizational dynamics has instilled a sense of intuition and an ear for the finer details across a variety of healthcare specialities. He and his wife Katie reside in Gig Harbor, Washington with two boys, Everett (3) and Oliver (1).
“Over my career I have had the opportunity to work with multiple recruiters on a variety of position types. Parnassus Group, through the efforts of Andy Thompson and Grant McDaniel stood far above other experiences to lead multiple recruitment efforts for me and helped deliver the dynamic and unique talent required. They took the time to understand my leadership style, the needs of the role, and most critically the type of candidate that would be a successful fit to my team and the company. The level of professionalism, engagement and proactivity is unprecedented. I would recommend them without question and will utilize them again upon my next recruitment need.”
I have nothing but great things to say about Andy and Carli at The Parnassus Group, who have been outstanding throughout the recruitment process. Although my background and prior experiences were in industries, functions and geographies entirely different from the role he was recruiting for, the care and attention Andy and Carli took in determining my personal and professional aspirations and goals helped us determine that making a switch made sense for me. Andy was exceptionally thorough in outlining the company culture and in ensuring that I was a great fit for the company and the hiring manager I would be working with. Andy was very thorough in checking in regularly through the interview process and providing resources to help address my concerns and questions about the company and role. Ultimately I was offered and accepted the position and I have had nothing but fantastic experiences at the company so far.
Andy’s thoughtfulness and intentionality in ensuring strong cultural and professional alignment between company and candidate was exceptional and well above and beyond any recruiter I have ever encountered. I recommend him fully and unreservedly for anyone looking to make the next step in their career or any firm that is looking to ensure that they find the candidate who is not only a great professional but also a perfect cultural fit for their organization .”
– Regional Operations Director
Andy Thompson and the Parnassus Group were absolutely amazing to work with. They were engaged by my now current employer to fill a vacancy and moved expeditiously. They had an extremely welcoming and professional approach when they connected with me, which was the main reason I had my initial conversation with them about the role. They were extremely respectful of my time, and what I was looking for in my next role. They were exceedingly knowledgeable about the position they were recruiting for and what my employer wanted in the candidates. They were actively engaged throughout the interviewing process and performed in a manner that was a true testament to the philosophy behind their company. I would highly recommend not only working with them as a job seeker, but also as an organization needing additional support filling key roles.
Regional Vice President