Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2008
Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc. (Reliant), operating as FASTAFF Travel Nursing (FASTAFF) and U.S. Nursing Corporation (U.S. Nursing), recently announced that staffing industry veteran Ray Marcy has assumed the role of Executive Chairman, investor, and a member of the Board of Directors.
FASTAFF and U.S. Nursing specialize in providing rapid response travel nurse staffing to healthcare facilities across the nation that have urgent needs for qualified travel nurses, generally for multiple weeks at a time.
Ray Marcy has more than 25 years in the healthcare and professional staffing industries, most recently serving as a shareholder and the Executive Chairman of Nursefinders, Inc. He joined Nursefinders when Gryphon Investors acquired the company in 2004 and assisted in the company's organic and acquisitive expansion into the travel nurse, allied health and locum tenens segments, until Nursefinders was acquired by Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group in 2007.
Marcy also served as Chief Executive Officer and chairman of Spherion Corporation (formerly Interim Services), and during his 11-year tenure expanded the company to revenues of nearly $4 billion with more than 1,200 offices in 13 countries.
"FASTAFF and U.S. Nursing have developed an impressive operating model and enjoy a high caliber of talent throughout the organization," said Marcy. "I am delighted to support the management team in furthering the company's leading position within rapid response travel nurse staffing and in expanding operations into other areas of healthcare staffing through organic growth and the exploration of strategic acquisitions in the months ahead."
"Having known Ray Marcy for more than 20 years, I am excited to have such a well-respected and proven executive on board to support us in the continued growth of the industry's premier rapid response nurse staffing providers, FASTAFF and U.S. Nursing," said Reliant's Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Mikkelsen.
Reliant is owned by Clarion Capital Partners, LLC and Management. Clarion Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in middle-market, growth-oriented businesses.
"We're delighted Ray has joined us at Reliant," said Marc Utay, Managing Partner of Clarion. "We believe he will dramatically assist us in the evolution of our operating strategy and directly help in extending our already strong platform in healthcare staffing. Because the U.S. population continues to age and the chronic nursing shortage continues to persist, we view travel nurse staffing as an attractive sector for continued growth and investment."
About Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc:
Based in Denver, Colorado, Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc. is a premier provider of rapid response travel nurse staffing services, operating as FASTAFF Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing Corporation since 1989. FASTAFF specializes in immediately assisting facilities across the U.S. in fulfilling their travel nursing needs in as little as seven to 10 days, generally for 8+ week assignments. U.S. Nursing staffs travel nurses and other healthcare professionals at facilities during labor disputes, helping to ensure continuous, quality patient care. For more information about travel nursing and healthcare staffing, visit http://www.fastaff.com or http://www.usnursing.com.
About Clarion Capital Partners LLC:
Clarion Capital Partners LLC is a New York-based private equity firm, seeking investments in middle-market, growth-oriented businesses in which it can add significant strategic value. The firm focuses on industries in which it can leverage its experience and relationships to benefit its portfolio companies, including healthcare services, business services, specialty financial services, consumer products, specialty retail, and media. For more information about Clarion Capital Partners LLC, visit http://www.clarion-capital.com.