The Innovation Institute and FutureSense Announce Acquisition of Summit Talent Group: Expanding People Strategy and Organization Solutions Services to Include Executive Search

summit-logo-2015The Innovation Institute and FutureSense are pleased to announce that Summit Talent Group has become a new member of its Enterprise Development Group (EDG) portfolio of health care service companies. Established in 2013, Summit Talent Group is an executive talent management and search firm with headquarters in Columbia, MD, with expertise in all facets of the health care continuum.

Summit Talent Group will work closely with FutureSense, a people strategy and organization solutions firm, based in San Rafael, Calif., that is part of The Innovation Institute’s EDG portfolio.

“We are thrilled to welcome the staff at Summit Talent Group to The Innovation Institute. They are exceptional professionals in the field of talent acquisition and development. We are expanding our end-to-end people solutions, and Summit Talent Group adds depth and breadth to our combined practice.” said Jim Finkelstein, FutureSense president and CEO.

“Our executive search firm provides retained and interim candidate search services that are ideal for the hospital systems and health care service companies with whom The Innovation Institute and FutureSense work,” said Summit Talent Group president Seth Lee. “We are excited to become a part of this dynamic group of companies that are providing innovative, leading edge solutions to advance and support healthcare change.”

“Summit Talent Group comes to us highly recognized for their personalized service and their commitment to executive talent management,” said Joe Randolph, president and CEO of The Innovation Institute. “We are pleased to enter into this relationship with an exceptional team and organization.”

This is The Innovation Institute’s eleventh EDG company. Other portfolio companies include: Tech Knowledge Associates (biomedical services), Petra Integrated Construction Strategies, Healthcare Design & Construction, Far West Staffing Services, Healthcare Coding & Consulting Services, Healthcare Property Advisors, Total Health Environment (medical office design & equipment), 360 Dynamic Technology Innovations Incorporated (document management and multi-functional device solutions), MultiMedical Systems (biomedical Services), and FutureSense (people strategy and organization solutions).

About Summit Talent Group

The Summit Talent Group embraces the concierge service model and has practiced this as leaders within large health systems. They differentiate themselves through their unique insourced executive talent acquisition partnership—a cost-effective, scalable model that reduces reliance on expensive external search services and augments executive talent management programs. For more information, visit


About FutureSense

FutureSense provides integrated solutions to build and sustain human capacity and optimize organizational performance. FutureSense specializes in people, organization, and strategy, offering unique and comprehensive services to create solutions that make a difference. For more information, visit


About The Innovation Institute

The Innovation Institute is an independent, for-profit LLC structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. The Innovation Institute is owned by non-profit health systems. This collaborative taps into physicians, employees, and industry business partners to incubate and commercialize new medical products and ideas. Comprised of three distinct elements – an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group (Enterprise Development Group), The Institute strives to “do more, with less, for more people.” For more information, visit