Kathleen Murphy

Talent Management

Kathleen Murphy leads talent management for Water Street Healthcare Partners and its family of companies.  She has an extensive background in executive search, recruiting and coaching with particular expertise in healthcare and life sciences. Prior to joining Water Street, Kathleen led the national healthcare and life science practice for TalentRISE, a national recruiting firm.  She also served as director of executive recruiting for business consulting firm, Huron Consulting Group, and vice president and executive coach for global search firm, Kensington International. Over the course of her 25-year career, Kathleen has managed recruiting and staffing for global healthcare and benefits organizations such as Cardinal Health, Hollister Inc., and Aon Hewitt.  She began her career with one of the world’s leading executive search firms, Spencer Stuart & Associates.  An international Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach, Kathleen earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College.  She is a board member of the Phoenix chapter of Ellevate, a global professional women’s network, and a volunteer with Feed My Starving Children and Habitat for Humanity.