Matthew A. Kolb
President & Co-Founder
With over ten years of experience in physician recruitment, Matt offers extensive experience assisting organizations with their staffing needs. He founded Carson Kolb in 1998 when he recognized the need for a recruitment firm based on credibility and integrity, with a keen emphasis on technology and enhanced services. As an active practicing consultant, he is able to see both the big picture and the crucial details while developing a close-knit team of like-minded professionals.
Through his years of proven industry experience, Matt has developed regional specialties including the Pacific Northwest, central Mid West and southern states, as well as California and the southwest. His expertise extends not only to non-profit and for-profit hospitals, health systems, and private practice placement, but also to academic searches. Most importantly, he takes great pride in honest, thorough representation:
“I have never had a candidate arrive at an interview without all the knowledge he or she needed to decide if this opportunity was a good fit.”
Matt understands that the time he invests in preparing his candidates leads to solid placements. In turn, solid placements lead to satisfied, long-term clients, allowing Carson Kolb to realize its mission of building strong, long-lasting relationships based on mutual respect and trust. What do others say about him? Likes a good challenge. Knowledgeable. Honest. Effective. Gets the job done. Makes getting there the good part.
Matt graduated with a BS in Marketing from Oklahoma State University, where he also played offensive tackle for the OSU football program, participating in five consecutive major bowl games. Having since hung up his cleats, he now spends his weekends ocean outrigger canoeing and cycling.
Sally C. Kolb
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
The responsibilities of CEO for Carson Kolb include leading operations, agency management, marketing, market research, IT management, human resources, electronic recruiting, legal compliance, and public relations – just to name a few. For many, such an intense workload can be overwhelming. For Sally Kolb, it comes naturally, allowing her to focus on the needs of our clients while running a successful company.
Having begun her professional career over a decade ago in the management ranks of the American Cancer Society (ACS) – one of the nation’s top 5 non-profit organizations – Sally has integrated her knowledge of business systems and management gained while working alongside key public officials from Orange County and the State of California. While at ACS, her department set records for funds raised, patient services implemented, prevention programs managed, and volunteer board members recruited and retained.
Her deep knowledge of the healthcare industry, established at ACS and extended at Carson Kolb, serves to lead the decision-making and long range planning needs of the firm. She strives for communicating and developing relationships with clients to produce win-win situations: the only accepted outcome in her eyes. Sally understands the needs of all involved parties and realizes that when respect is demonstrated, the outcome is often better than imagined. How do our clients describe her? A pleasure to work with. An amazing individual. A true diplomat. An effective and efficient partner. Creative. A visionary.
Sally graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a BA in Social Science. When she is not pouring her heart and soul into the business, she can be found outdoors enjoying the beautiful Newport Beach peninsula or creating delicious feasts at home.