Darren Buck

Darren Buck

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About Darren

Darren Buck is a consultant and key member of Caldwell’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice. He focuses on executive level search for senior leaders within healthcare service, medical device, and healthcare technology organizations supporting both private and public companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Darren’s experience spans multiple functions, including CEO, CFO, and COO, as well as sales leadership roles.


Prior to joining Caldwell, Darren was a managing director of the healthcare practice at McDermott + Bull, an international search firm based in Southern California. Previously, he was founder and managing partner at Hooper Sloan, a Nashville-based boutique search firm specializing in healthcare leadership.


He holds a business management degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

More About Darren

Darren is active with the Nashville Healthcare Council, Leadership Healthcare, American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and Association for Corporate Growth.

Recent Feedback

Michael Ballenger and Darren Buck were extremely professional, clear and helpful presenting and navigating the job search, screening, interviewing and job offer process. Caldwell’s ‘Position Profile’ and ‘Litmus Test’ documents were well written, thorough and brought total clarity to the career opportunity and the fit both culturally and expertise-wise. I strongly recommend working with Caldwell.” – John Saavedra, Senior Director, International Business

“All of the Caldwell team were knowledgeable, accessible, and supportive throughout the process. I felt that I was well prepared for my interactions with the board and senior leadership team of the company. The communication throughout the process was flawless.” – Chief Executive Officer, Leading medical intelligence platform

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