What our Clients and Candidates are Saying
We’ve been fortunate to work with Ridgemont Resources for several years now, and as a fast-growing home infusion provider nationally, our need for highly-specialized healthcare professionals has continually been a key priority. When AxelaCare first began providing care to the patients we serve and physicians & other referral sources we partner with, it was often difficult to compete with some of the big-name competitors in our vertical for this critical talent… particularly in roles such as Directors of Pharmacy and General Managers for our branch locations. Our strategic growth initiatives (both organic and acquisitive) demanded and a core belief of the leadership team was that these roles required industry-specific talent, making the talent sourcing & acquisition process that much more challenging. Ridgemont Resources impressed us with their breadth and depth of experience, as well as the comprehensive approach and personal touch in helping us to identify a number of key managers who have made significant contributions to our company and are still a part of the organization today. They began by gaining a thorough understanding of our needs and expectations, sourced and vetted qualified candidates, and partnered with us in setting fair and realistic expectations during the offer/negotiation process. Communications with Jana & her team were open and consistent throughout, allowing our hiring managers to see and feel that the Ridgemont Resources team was committed to our complete satisfaction. Through the entire process, Jana & her team stayed focused on finding the right person for AxelaCare’s needs from a skills & background perspective, but also those who were a solid fit for our patient-centric culture. I would recommend Ridgemont Resources without any hesitation, and we look forward to a continued partnership with Jana & her team.
Brad Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, CBM, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer
AxelaCare Health Solutions (a United Health Group / OptumRx Company)
I have been working with Laura at Ridgemont Resources for a number of years now and she always provides excellent candidates. She has really taken the time to learn what we do and what our needs are. I count on Ridgemont for placements ranging from top management to staff positions in our organization. Laura has also helped with many positions that required confidentiality during the search. Reliable, trustworthy and always follows up, Laura at Ridgemont is my “go to” person for recruitment!
Scott Carruthers, PharmD
Chief Pharmacy Officer, AHF
After months of frustrating job searches where I lost hope and was unsure of what avenues were left to pursue, I had the good fortune of connecting with Kay Jordan at Ridgemont Resources. Kay was able to turn things around quickly for me. Her professionalism took on a personal touch by listening to my career needs and then guiding me toward making the changes needed to make it happen. Although the job search was unnerving at first, Kay’s consistent communication with me, her updates about my job search progress, led me to realize she had my best interest at heart. I soon realized I could trust her and had confidence she was going to find me a position that was a great fit for my qualifications. Kay did not disappoint. I’m in a good place in my career right now, ideal in every way, and I don’t know how I could’ve done it without her help. Thank you Kay… You’re what great service is made of.
Nancy Valentin, DC, PharmD
I have worked with Ridgemont Resources both as a client and a candidate for over 3 years. As a candidate, they took time to really learn who I was and what I was looking for in my career. They stayed in tune with the market and provided me with numerous opportunities. Of course, they always showed a lot of patience when I chose to keep looking. As a client, I was never disappointed in the quality of candidates that were sent to me for interviewing. They always had a good understanding of what type of pharmacist I was recruiting and knew the type of personality that would fit in with the area of work that we were doing. The bottom line is that they do an outstanding job of understanding the client as well as the candidate which enables them to put both in successful opportunities. BOOMER SOONER!
Jason Sutton, DPh., Executive Director of Pharmacy
I am so grateful to Jana and Ridgemont Resources. After not being selected for the first position I interviewed for Jana immediately thought of Kindred Hospital. She knew the personalities of the staff and thought I would fit in. She was completely right. I love my job! I never thought I would have the opportunity to work as a clinical pharmacist this early in my career. I often joke that getting this job was the best Christmas present I have ever received since the job offer came on Christmas Eve.
April Fonger, Pharm.D.
I have had the privilege of working with Karen over the past year and have been extremely pleased with her professional relationship and service. Karen has taken pains to guide me through making the next career decisions and definitely went the extra mile to make certain that any position I considered would be the most appropriate in every way. She not only looked at the job description she would need to fill but she also looked at the whole picture and person that she would be placing. She is marvelous at pulling the whole picture into perspective and also at recommending what positions might be optimal but very tactfully, those that might not. She has a keen sense of what qualities her candidates bring to the table and how to best utilize them. I have relied on her judgment during the process and not been disappointed in any way. I would highly recommend her services to other clients either hiring or pharmacists looking for positions.
Mary Dorsey Pharm.D.
Jana at Ridgemont Resources has helped recruit most of my pharmacists, and in fact, she recruited me as well. She has succeeded where our H.R. department has not. Candidates are presented only after she fully understands your needs and expectations. I will continue to use Jana for my future staffing needs and for myself. Thank you Jana for all you have done to help me build a great team!
Pam Norstrom, M.S.,B.S., RPh
Director of Pharmacy
LifeCare Hospital of San Antonio
I have been working with Ridgemont Resources for over two years and have been totally satisfied with their services. As a recruiter for 12 years, I am very selective to whom I chose to work with. Megan has always given me the professionalism I expect. Whenever I have a pharmacy opening, Megan is the first and usually the only recruiter I contact. She and Ridgemont Resources have always met my expectations.
Wilson N Jones Medical Center
My first experience with Ridgemont Resources and Jana Rugg was as a candidate. As a candidate, I was rather impressed with the entire process. She conducted background checks and called my references to learn about me, the candidate. Then, we discussed my needs. It was all very professional and ultimately very fruitful. I was very impressed with the fact that Ridgemont Resources specialized in placing only Pharmacy. I’m also changed my bio because I hated the one I had out there… and had a very good understanding of the role(s) and professional nature of Pharmacists. Currently, my experience with Jana and Megan at Ridgemont Resources is from that of a client. As a Regional Director of Pharmacy with responsibility for 15 hospitals in the state of Texas, I have come to depend on Ridgemont Resources. It was the classic “no brainer”. Jana had always kept in touch with me over the years. So, when my needs for good, quality Director level pharmacists arose, I knew right where to call. Over the last year or two, I have always been impressed with the type of candidate they provided and the way that they did business. No one likes turnover. But, if you are looking for a true “exception” in this field, I would not hesitate to recommend Ridgemont Resources. Good people and good processes. And to think, based in Oklahoma!! Hook ’em Horns! See you gals at the Cotton Bowl!
Kevin Rosetta, RPh
Regional Director of Pharmacy
I am really happy in my position at Omnicare and I’m pleased that Jim called me and kept working with me. It has been a great year, mostly because I’m free to think about other things besides my job all the time. There is a lot of support from co-workers and I like the work. Thanks again!
Omnicare, Milwaukee, WI
As a pharmacist, I’m certainly a born skeptic, especially about “recruiters” and “recruitment agencies”. However, when I was new in town and had no connections to get the kind of job I really wanted, I ran across Ridgemont Resources and gave them a try. It was a lucky coincidence! In a very short time my recruiter from Ridgemont Resources found me my dream job, a truly clinical position, with great pay, people and opportunities for growth. I feel this is a rare company that will try to get to know you, not just count you as a number to get them a referral bonus. I know a number of people that my recruiter has placed and we all feel like she is a friend, not just a recruiter. In my opinion, that really says it all.
Carrie Allen, PharmD
Lifecare Hospital of San Antonio
I just wanted you to be 100 % sure your recruiting team is the absolute best; in particular, Megan McMurphy. I initially contacted her about one year ago and immediately she made me feel like a close friend. After explaining what type of Pharmacist career interested me she promptly began the search. I could sense that she had a genuine concern and wanted me to be employed with someone who would be a perfect match. It did not take her long, but, at the time my wife did not want to move and my father was very sick. So at that particular time we could not move. Then a couple of months ago everything settled down and we decided it was time for a change. I posted my resume on the internet (big mistake). Then I thought why not just call Megan. Again she pulled through for me. She was able to get me the job I had been searching for. I cannot say enough positive comments about Megan, she is simply amazing. Her friendliness, warmth and concern for the people she recruits for is unmatched. I could go on and on, but you get the point. Megan is awesome and I want you to know. She has worked very hard and updated me on everything. If I we’re ever to own a company she would be the first one hired. Megan truly is an outstanding recruiter and also a “one of a kind” person. I would never recommend another recruiting company. Your staff is unbelievable and unparalled.
Thanks, Keith Mele Pharm. D. Rph
I’ve been working with Jana Rugg since 2004 to help me hire the right candidates for a growing pharmacy. She always wanted to know what we were looking for in a candidate as well as what we had to offer. She does an excellent job of balancing the needs of both the employer and the employee. Jana knows that if one or the other isn’t happy, it isn’t a good match. She is all about finding the right match. She really cares about her accounts and clients on a personal level as well. In March 2008, I found myself in the hospital, and Jana sent flowers and called to check on me weekly. I really appreciate her friendship. I recently worked with Megan McMurphy in finding myself a new place of employment and she is wonderful to work with as well. She knew about me from Jana and we just clicked from the beginning. Needless to say, I always feel like my best interests are being looked after in this crazy pharmacist market. I have a wonderful new job and I would highly recommend Ridgemont Resources to anyone looking for a job or an employer looking for a candidate. Thanks Jana and Megan!
Jenna C. Head, RPh