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André Blackman

Founder/CEOOnboard Health

Raleigh, NC

Member Since December 2020


Executive Search
Strategic Communications & Branding


André is a pioneering strategist with deep ties into the public health/healthcare, social innovation, and strategic communication landscapes. He is currently the Founder & CEO of Onboard Health, a specialized executive search and advisory firm for companies building the future of health. His work and insights have been featured in CIO, Business Insider, Fortune, Forbes, NPR, Reporting on Health, U.S. News and World Report.

Published content

14 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Assembling a Leadership Team

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To create an effective leadership team, it's important to consider everything each candidate can offer the business. Across industries, leadership plays an essential role in the success of a business. These leaders set the tone of the organization as a whole, impacting not only operations and decision making, but employees and customers as well.  To build the right leadership team, companies have to be willing to take their time with the process as every misstep could potentially negatively impact the business long term. Below, 14 Newsweek Expert Forum members explore common mistakes organizations make when assembling a leadership team and share advice on how those errors can be corrected.

10 Perks to Attract Top-Notch Candidates

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Offering additional benefits can increase the chances of not only drawing in attractive candidates, but also retaining your current workforce. In today’s job market, a high salary alone is no longer enough to entice high-quality candidates. Companies instead will need to consider offering additional benefits that appeal to job seekers looking for flexibility in their work lives and more meaning from the work they do.  From the ability to work from home and more PTO to programs dedicated to developing employees professionally, adopting these benefits may allow employers to draw in more prospects and retain their current workforce. Below, 10 members of Newsweek Expert Forum each share one perk companies should consider offering to attract top candidates in today’s competitive work environment. 

Company details

Onboard Health

Company bio

Onboard Health is a specialized executive recruiting firm dedicated to building an inclusive future of health. Since our founding in 2017, our mission has been focused on empowering organizations that have a lens on sustainable health innovation to build powerful teams of impact. We deeply believe that incorporating intentional diversity and inclusion across company leadership as well as throughout the organization's culture will greatly assist in the creation of products and services that will change the face of health/healthcare.



Area of focus

Healthcare Innovation
Executive Search
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Company size

2 - 10