About Us 2018-03-13T07:28:43+00:00


Formerly known as Brim Healthcare we have been in business since 1971 with a longstanding track record of supporting healthcare and leaders in hospitals for over 45 years.

Experience and Leadership Recruiters: Our specialist recruiters have 45 years of first-hand experience and strong understanding of matching the correct skills set of interim and senior executives in varying hospitals properties across vast areas.

Established Track Record: HTS3 Recruiting’s primary experience resides in running successful hospitals from small critical access hospitals to large multi-billion dollar organizations, having recruited and successfully supported management teams

Immediate Response: We understand that the need for interims are typically immediate, thus finding the right executive quickly to provide a seamless transition is what we do best. Our technological driven bank of executives enables us to access the right talent at the right time.

Support Services: Through our ongoing management and consulting groups we provide direct support to all our interims, operations, financial and clinical through to revenue cycle and strategic planning.

IT Offshoring: Our partnership with 4R Technologies in South Africa provides us with access to a highly experienced and lower cost talent pool. With English being the primary language and a vast supply of excellent talent, South Africa is recognized as a global Business Process Outsourced destination for a number of global players i.e. Amazon, Mindpearl, Capita.

Placed and supported executives in the following positions/areas:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • VP and Clinical Department Directors
  • VP Business Development
  • Practice Manager Director
  • Executive Manager
  • IT Specialists (Informaticists and EMR Specialists)
  • IT Analysts (Programmer Analysts, Revenue Cycle IT Senior Analyst, IT Pharmacy Analyst, EMR Application Analyst.)



We challenge traditional resourcing mechanisms through strategizing innovative recruitment solutions which yield the best-in-class talent.


We build progressive solutions through educating clients on what they thought was not possible.


We are recognized in the healthcare industry for our agility and optimization of our people, processes and technology, always rendering the best results for our clients.


Our deliberate ethos of being creatively progressive and different is what our diverse team of skilled individuals understand and thrive on. We create, inspire and drive talent to our clients, thus delivering a unique experience and positive results.

Derek Morkel


With more than 20 years experience in both the health care and technology industries, Derek is the CEO and leads the overall strategic direction of HealthTechS3 and GAFFEY Healthcare. In his capacity as CEO he oversees operations, growth strategy, and financial performance.

Derek has extensive experience in driving superior healthcare operating performance from Critical Access hospitals to multi-facility billion dollar organizations. Derek has served as a CEO, Division President, Company CFO, Chief Information Officer, Division CFO and other middle management positions. He brings a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and how to build high performance teams.

Previously, Derek served as Senior Vice President and Division President at MedCath Corporation based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Further, he also held the position as Chief Executive Officer of U.S. operations for Craneware, Inc., a leading revenue cycle software solutions company with North American headquarters in Orlando, Florida and served as Operations Chief Financial Officer at IASIS Healthcare located in Franklin, Tennessee.

Michael Lieb

Interim Recruitment Services
Vice President

Michael serves as a consultant to hospital and physician owned medical practices nationwide. He brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to his role providing operational and organizational guidance to healthcare organizations.

He has served as CEO in health systems of all types; large community hospitals, public hospital districts, critical access hospitals, and has held senior leadership positions in large academic group practices. Lieb earned a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antionio, a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine from Trinity University in San Antionio as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology from Rice University in Houston. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executive, and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association.

Having personally worked as an Interim, he has gained extensive first-hand knowledge of what medical practices require of a professional, top notch C-Suite Interim.

Peter Goodspeed

Executive Recruitment Services
Vice President

Peter, with his BA Engineering Degree and Master’s Degree in Business Administration, heads up our Executive Placement Services Division.

With over 30 years of experience building high performance healthcare teams Peter is highly skilled and attuned to understanding the unique challenges of today’s hospitals and healthcare environment.

Peter is a seasoned Executive Consultant; equipped with many years of sourcing experience albeit for a rural hospital or for a multi-hospital system.

“We had an impossible position to fill and Peter Goodspeed made it possible. Thank you and am enjoying the new employee!” – Larry Goss, CEO Barrett Hospital