Michael K. Burroughs
        Executive Coach, Recruiter and Author   

        Executive Onboarding Consultant 


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               -  Thought Leadership

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Michael's Resume'


Burroughs International, LLC  1998 - Present 
Global Executive Recruiting, Integration and Executive Coaching consulting practice. Specialize in integrating and coaching physician, IT, scientific and nonprofit leaders.  Provide on-site workshops to organizations committed to developing and implementing their own New Leader Integration system and process. Burroughs International's groundbreaking Executive Integration process is derived from my book, Before Onboarding:  How to Integrate New Leaders for Quick and Sustained Results (Amazon, et. al.).  We have been coaching and developing healthcare professionals and other industry executives since 1983.  We also provide Career Coaching to executives and senior military officers preparing for career transitions. www.burroughsinternational.com


DHR International (Top Five Retained Executive Recruiting Firm) 2011 - 2013

President--Executive Integration Services

Returned to DHR after a two-year sabbatical to do research and write my book while also coaching and recruiting executives.  Built and managed a service line at DHR that provided my innovative Executive Integration ("pre-boarding") process as a value added feature of our global executive recruiting services.  The executive integration process is detailed in my book, Before Onboarding:  How to Integrate New Leaders for Quick and Sustained Results.  Continued to serve clients as an executive recruiter in a variety of markets, including Healthcare, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense and Nonprofits. 


DHR International (Top Five Retained Executive Recruiting Firm)   2000 - 2009

EVP & Managing Director--St Louis Office (Top Producer in St Louis for 8 Years). 

Highest producing DHR retained executive recruiter in this area market for eight years. Over 100 executive placements from medical director to public company CEO in the US, Asia and Europe.  Industries served included healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, aerospace/defense, nonprofits and higher education.  Tripled the office's revenue and doubled the size of the staff.  Relocated on two occasions to accommodate growth.


Spectrum Healthcare Services (Medical Contract Services Company)  1993 - 1999

Formerly a Division of ARAMARK

Vice President of Organization Development

Directly supported the executive teams of three subordinate companies.

Built a specialty in developing and coaching physician leaders and other clinicians in leadership positions (as well as senior executives and high-potentials throughout the company).  Developed hundreds of them throughout the US.  Program was accredited for continuing medical education units (CME) by Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine and the Texas College of Emergency Medicine.  Was later retained as an outside consultant to provide the same program to the company that acquired the organization's emergency medical services division (EMCARE).  Developed, implemented and refined a New Leader Integration process designed to ensure that new leaders entering existing organizations within the company were able to hit the ground running and get the right results quickly while avoiding costly mistakes.  


Intensive Care Management, Inc. (Division of Emergency Medical Care, Inc.)  1992 - 1993

Chief Operating Officer, ICM 
Director of Physician Recruiting (for EMC)

General Manager, Military Placement Consultants (Contingency Physician Recruiting Firm)

Built a start-up company that focused on staffing ICUs and providing hospitalists to client hospitals. Managed the physician recruiting function for both ICM and and the parent company, Emergency Medical Care (EMC).  Started and managed a contingency physician recruiting company within ICM that focused on placing military physicians as they transitioned to the private sector.  Left this position to return to the organization development field for a larger company in this market.


Source Medical   (National Physician Recruiting Firm) 1991 - 1992

General Manager

Set an all time personal monthly production record in the firm's 23-year history while serving as a "working manager" for the contingency physician recruiting division of this three division company.


First Data Corporation    (Formerly a Division of American Express)  1990 - 1991

Sales Executive covering the Southeast Region

Sold turnkey integrated health information systems to mid-sized hospitals throughout the Southeastern US.


American Express Information Systems Group (Health Systems) 1989 - 1990

Vice President of Education, Training and Organization Development

Director of Human Resources Development
Built and opened a 13,000 square foot, world class training and conference center that provided IT product training to our healthcare clients as well as product, sales and leadership development training for our sales and client services employees.  Co-developed with Andersen Consulting a Healthcare Industry Training School that trained all of the company's sales and field support staff.   Developed a course curriculum for clients (new system start-up courses as well as electives) and employees (corporate university concept).  Actively involved in relocating 600+ families from St. Louis, MO to Charlotte, NC, ensuring that there was no break in service for training customers.  Operated a data processing center from the St. Louis training and conference facility during Hurricane Hugo that ensured system continuity for over 300 hospital clients.


McDonnell Douglas Federal Systems Company  1986 - 1988

Program Manager (Veterans Administration Health System Program)

Director of Business Development (all Federal Agencies)

Managed a $20MM health systems pilot program for the Department of Veterans Health Affairs, including the installation and daily operations of a totally integrated off-the-shelf clinical health information system at the VA Medical Center in Saginaw, MI.  Later led the business development function for the company.


McDonnell Douglas Health Systems Company 1984 - 1986

Director of Business Planning, Federal Programs

Director of Human Resources and Administration

Director of Staff and Organization Development

Joined McDonnell Douglas after leaving the Army.  Was the youngest director in this corporation.  Managed all training and organization development functions as well as the writing of all of the company's product user manuals.  Was later promoted to Director of Human Resources and Administration and retained responsibility for staff and organization development and technical documentation.  Employees in the departments I led increased from 46 to 84.  When the company decided to enter the federal health information systems market I was moved to be the Director of Business Planning to pursue a proof of concept contract with the Department of Veteran's Health Affairs.  Once the contract was awarded I managed this $20MM program as Director of Program Management, following this postion to the newly formed McDonnell Douglas Federal Systems Company.


U.S. Army Reserve 1984 - 2001
Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel, Medical Service Corps
United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL

- Deputy Command Surgeon for Plans and Operations (Global)

- Director-Joint Patient Movement Teams (Global)

Major, Medical Service Corps

Various Leadership and Staff positions (Missouri / Maryland)
- Plans and Operations Officer (US Army Medical Research & Development Command)

- Chief of Patient Administration Division, (21st General Hospital)

U.S. Army  1972 - 1984

Regular Army Officer (2nd Lieutenant to Major, Medical Service Corps)

Leadership/Ethics Department Head at the US Army Academy of Health Sciences

Officer on the General Staff (Combat Development)

Associate Hospital Administrator (114-bed JCAHO-accredited community hospital)
Medical Company Commander (x 2-- 40-bed and 240-bed field medical companies)

Battalion Staff Officer (x 2--Plans, Operations, Training and also Personnel Administration)

Medical Company Executive Officer (XO)

Ambulance Platoon Leader



Selected Awards and Decorations
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Legion of Merit
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Joint Service Commendation Medal
- Army Commendation Medal (three awards)
- Army Achievement Medal
- Expert (M-16 rifle; .45 Cal and 9mm pistols)
- Expert Field Medical Badge
- German Army Badge for Excellence in Troop Service (Bronze and Silver)

- Meritorious Instructor

- Distinguished Military Graduate (ROTC)

- Clark University, Master of Public Administration, 1978
- Middle Tennessee State University, BS, English/History/Military Science (Distinguished Military Graduate), 1972
- US Army Command and General Staff College, 1991
- Education for Ministry graduate, University of the South (Sewanee) School of Theology, 2003


Avid Sailor, Fly Fisherman, Guitar Player (Brazilian Bossa Novas, "Easy Listening" and Rock & Roll)

Other Achievements
-- Author of the book:  Before Onboarding:  How to Integrate New Leaders for Quick and Sustained Results (Amazon.com) http://tinyurl.com/3bdtnxa

-- "Diamond" level Expert Author at Ezine Articles (< 1% of Ezine's authors achieve this rating)

-- I have run three marathons