MedZilla Reports: Dr. Frank Heasley Resigns as CEO of -- MedZilla Leadership Transitions to Three Keys Consulting Group

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Dr. Frank Heasley, CEO and Founder of, announced his resignation today. Daily operations will be handled by Three Keys Consulting Group. Heasley, who founded the company in 1994, will remain with the company as Chairman of the Board while he works to support those suffering from multiple myeloma, which has afflicted him since 2007.

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"Some time ago, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma," Heasley said. "Since then, while preparing the company for my eventual departure, I've spent a lot of time learning about the disease and working to support others suffering from it."

Dr. Frank Heasley, CEO and Founder of, the internet's most established source for health care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, science and research professionals and information, announced his resignation today. Three Keys Consulting Group will manage the company's day-to-day operations. Heasley himself will remain with the company as the Chairman of the Board.

"Some time ago, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma," Heasley said. "Since then, while preparing the company for my eventual departure, I've spent a lot of time learning about the disease and working to support others suffering from it. This transition will not only bring new minds and fresh ideas to MedZilla, but it will also allow me to continue these efforts."

Since founding MedZilla in 1994, Heasley set the job board apart from others by providing anonymized candidate abstracts, allowing employers and recruiters to peruse listings before actually signing up; developing a proprietary document matching system, which suggests the best candidates for any given position; and working to maintain candidate confidentiality by constantly updating information security measures. MedZilla itself was the first niche job board on the internet, and it remains one of the two longest-running job boards online.

Heasley's successor, John Burkhardt, has been with MedZilla since 2003, and has worked closely with him throughout his eight-year tenure. After spending three years as Director of Operations, Burkhardt, a graduate of the University of Florida's Warrington School of Business and an accomplished Information Systems Architect, was promoted to Managing Director.

"For the past several months, we've been transferring more of the daily management tasks to John," Heasley said, "and I feel that, as I step down, I'm leaving MedZilla in excellent hands."

"Frank and I have laid out the roadmap for new and exciting developments for the company," Burkhardt said, "and I'm looking forward to ushering in the next phase of, which includes new product offerings and pricing structures."

Del Johnston, one of Three Keys' consultants, will lead MedZilla's management of client relations. Johnston, a former small-business owner, has been with MedZilla since 2010. The existing financial and administrative teams remain in place as well.

Dr. Heasley received his undergraduate degree from California State Polytechnic ​University in Pomona, and his Master's and Doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. Before creating MedZilla, Heasley spent more than two decades working for leading medical products corporations, from lab bench to management, and also was the founder and president of two successful executive search organizations. He and his wife live in the greater Seattle area, and in addition to their work supporting sufferers of multiple myeloma, plan to continue exploring both the United States and the lands beyond.


Established in mid-1994, MedZilla is the original and leading web site to serve career and hiring needs for professionals and employers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medicine, science and healthcare. The MedZilla jobs database contains about 7,500 open positions. The resume database currently contains over 295,000 resumes with 26,500 less than three months old. These resources have been characterized as the largest, most comprehensive databases of their kind on the web in the industries served.

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