About Us

TeedCo. Healthcare Recruiting is an independent recruitment and placement firm with over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. Our success is built on a long history of partnerships with both our clients and candidates. Our consultants work diligently to place residents, practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants as well as directors and chairs of departments in careers in healthcare nationwide.

We pride ourselves on the personal attention we provide, as well as our years of expertise in the industry. These traits enable us to help healthcare professionals make thoughtful decisions about their careers in the medical field.

Along with candidates, we also work closely with our clients to fill their physician job openings and assignments. Careers range from advanced practice providers, to staff physicians, to leadership positions in both clinical and administrative roles.

Call us today to learn how we can help you find your perfect fit or to partner with us for your hiring needs.

Meet Our Team

Shawn Teed

President, CEO

steed@teedco.com

Shawn has been a leader in the field of emergency medicine recruitment for over 30 years. He began his career at Weatherby Health Care, where he forged relationships within the emergency medicine community that thrive to this day.

Assembling a staff of industry professionals, Shawn founded TeedCo. in 2000, which has grown to be a leading force in physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant recruitment. An impassioned entrepreneur, Shawn’s successful track record is built on maintaining the highest standards of quality combined with the personalized attention given to every client and prospective candidate.

During his early tenure at Weatherby, Shawn established the Emergency Medicine Residents Association’s Clinical Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes a resident physician for outstanding work in the field of clinical medicine. TeedCo. continues to sponsor this award along with industry initiatives through EMRA, SAEM and ACEP.

Shawn and his wife, Deirdre, are active supporters of A Better Chance of Westport (ABC), a program that rewards motivated students from educationally disadvantaged communities who demonstrate academic excellence and exemplary leadership potential. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys reading, cooking, boating and coaching his kids’ sports teams.

Andrea Light

COO, Recruitment

alight@teedco.com

Andrea’s tenure in healthcare recruitment began over 25 years ago with Weatherby Health Care. She joined TeedCo. in 2004. With a background in accounting, she also manages the company’s finance and operations departments.

A graduate of the University of Bridgeport, Andrea is a board member for The Friends of the Norwalk Public Library System and a Justice of the Peace. She resides in Norwalk and enjoys gardening, walking her dog and spending time with family.

Mark Ariano

Director

mariano@teedco.com

Mark has been involved in the healthcare consulting/staffing industry for 20 years. Prior to joining TeedCo. in 2013, he spent over 16 years (1993-2009) in a leadership role with CHG Companies, one of the three largest healthcare staffing firms in the nation. While at CHG, Mark became a member of the Million Dollar Club through his own business development efforts. Mark’s key role was to oversee the operations of multiple specialty teams including emergency medicine, psychiatry, surgery and pediatrics. Mark has also created sales training programs, coaching and individual consultant development, sales metrics tracking systems as well as business development.

In 2010, Mark joined Lincoln Healthcare Events as Development Director to help launch and develop a C-Level Hospital Executive Conference, Community Hospital 100. In this role, Mark initiated relationships with CEOs, CFOs and COOs from some of the more innovative hospitals in the country. Mark also worked with industry leaders on creating educational content and networking programs for the on-site conference held annually. In addition, Mark entered into partnerships with over 30 of the healthcare industry’s leading organizations including McKesson Provider Technologies, Wells Fargo, The Joint Commission, Philips Medical, Kronos, Clifton Larson Allen and Healthcare REIT.

Mark has gone through multiple nationally recognized sales and leadership training programs, including Ken Blanchard – Situational Leadership and Sandler Sales Institute Presidents Club. Mark is a general board member for a local little league as well as volunteer coach for soccer and basketball programs.

 

Joe Ferdinando

Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Division

jferdinando@teedco.com

Joe is an established physician recruiter with over 25 years of talent acquisition experience. His career has been focused in the area of emergency medicine physician hires for large national  firms, multiple hospital systems and smaller boutique size companies. Joe always offers personal assistance to every candidate and client that he partners with as a career counselor and client account manager.  Joe is active in national recruiting groups and lives with his family in Westchester County.

Val Harden

Vice President, Emergency Medicine Division

vharden@teedco.com

Val has been working with physicians since 1987 as a treatment and research coordinator as well as patient navigator. Transitioning into physician recruitment was a natural progression, as she wanted to give something back to a community of professionals who spend their days helping patients make life-changing decisions. To assist doctors with the life changing decision of their own career move, Val takes a big picture approach. She strives to optimize the balance between job and lifestyle by focusing on locations that offer physicians the best opportunity to play as hard as they work, raise their children, and live close to friends and family. Val is married to a lobsterman and has two great kids. She enjoys spending time with family and a few of her favorite things in life are her children, church, chips and chocolate.

Shane Meehan

Senior Consultant, Advanced Practice Provider Division

smeehan@teedco.com

Shane joined TeedCO.’s APP division in September 2017. He began recruiting for Weatherby Healthcare in 1992, after completing a Business Degree from Bryant College and he’s been recruiting ever since. He has since earned an MBA degree from the University of Connecticut. Shane has worked with physicians in various specialties throughout his career. He was the Manager of the OB/GYN Department for Weatherby from 1995 until 2000 and over the past several years, Shane has specialized the recruitment of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. The biggest lesson he has learned from experience is the value of his clients’ and candidates’ time and the need to treat it with respect especially in this fast-paced world.  In his spare time, Shane is an outdoor enthusiast.

Jason Milarii

Senior Consultant, Primary Care Division

jmilarii@teedco.com

Jason began hi career in the healthcare industry in 2002, helping home and community-based providers understand Medicaid policy, claims submission and reimbursement.  He would later manage healthcare records for clients and personnel, as well as employee credentialing and audit preparation.  Jason transitioned into recruiting in 2012 with BAYADA Home Health Care.  At Bayada, Jason recruited multiple disciplines of clinicians, therapists, social workers, aides and administrators, who ensured that people were able to receive compassionate care in the comfort of their own home.  Born and raised in Hawaii, Jason attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.  Outside of work Jason enjoys cooking, sports and movies and spending time with his wife, two children, family and friends.

Sheila Teed

Vice President, Emergency Medicine Division

Sheila@teed.com

Sheila is committed to assisting physicians in emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine and urgent care through all stages of their careers find the perfect professional fit. She specializes in marketing and social media, expanding candidate search techniques by implementing the most current interactive tools available. While not recruiting and designing ads for TeedCo., in the warmer months Sheila paddle boards as often as she can. She also enjoys photography and exploring Photoshop and the endless possibilities of design.

Chris Willett

Vice President, Primary Care Division

cwillett@teedco.com

Chris joined TeedCo. Healthcare Recruitment in the summer of 2013 bringing nine years of physician recruitment expertise, specifically in the field of surgery. Prior to healthcare recruitment, Chris lived on the West Coast as a regional manager of a national environmental real estate database company. A specialist in client relations and recruitment, Chris understands the geography and dynamics that play into clients’ needs to attract and retain the appropriate candidates. Chris has placed physicians and advanced practice providers in almost every state in the U.S. and part of his success is attributed to understanding the unique communities from his extensive global travels. Chris grew up in Asia and Europe and is a graduate of the University of Colorado. In his spare time, Chris enjoys the outdoors with his wife and young kids.