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Vice President of Human Resources

Dallas, TX



The Rottman Group has been retained by Platinum Dermatology to find a Vice President of Human Resources. Platinum Dermatology is a leader in the dermatological practice management sector. They are a solid organization in regard to their executive leadership, profitability, and ongoing outlook for continued success.




Corporately based in Dallas, Platinum Dermatology ( was formed in 2016 with the

backing of Sterling Partners, a private equity firm with strong healthcare services experience. Since that

time, Platinum Dermatology has developed into an amalgamation of 14 practices with a total of 90 providers.

They started in Texas and in 2018 expanded their operations to Arizona. From their inception, they have

grown from 90 to 560 employees in the last 36 months. 

Platinum Dermatology is well lead by Greg DeAtkine, CEO, who is very highly regarded, very collaborative

leader with an extensive and well accomplished background in leading physician organizations. 

( This person will report to Greg. 




The opportunity is available due to Jill Cole, the incumbent, (who has been here since 2016), being recently recruited to a much larger organization and great professional opportunity for her. She has done a good job of growing and developing a professional human resources function during the rapid growth of Platinum Dermatology. 


They use Paycom as an HRIS platform. 


Aside from the vice president, there is a human resources director, a generalist, and a benefit manager. Payroll currently reports to finance with a dotted line to human resources.


There are several initiatives for this person to lead:

  • Platinum Dermatology is in process of reviewing and renegotiating their benefit plan, currently using United Healthcare. This person would be instrumental in leading that process.


  • There are a total of 90 providers. On average there are 2 Medical Assistants per provider (almost 200 within the organization). Recruitment and retention of this group has historically been a challenge and one opportunity to improve. While it is a competitive market for the skillset, there is an opportunity to do a better job with the recruitment and onboarding process.


  • Given expense controls, they eliminated the matching component of the 401K program for 2020. They will be reinstating that as well. 


From a human resources perspective, much of the last couple of years has been creating an overall human resources infrastructure. There is an opportunity to enhance the relationship with physicians and how they see and experience the human resources as a valued support to the organization. In part, this can be done by being visible in the practices and interacting with the physicians. 


Ideal background:

  • Solid experience in a generalist human resources leadership position

  • Experience working with physician driven environments

  • Comprehensive understanding of local, state, and federal employment laws

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills

  • Strong understanding of HR software preferred

  • Thorough knowledge of human resource-related issues. Basic understanding and ability to interpret and apply Federal/State employment laws.

  • General leadership skills. Unyielding integrity. Maintains strict confidentiality.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral: Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of organization

  • Analytical skills including ability to prepare financial and/or statistical analysis reports

  • PC literacy including: HRIS systems familiarity, and Microsoft Applications


The Community:

As the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation,

Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,241,162. The

ultra-modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the

No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.


Dallas is filled with some of the best shopping in the southwest, four-and

five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation,

14 entertainment districts, over four professional sports teams, Six Flags, Sea World,

and much more. Dallas is a city of success ... where optimism meets opportunity. Its

pioneering spirit is alive and well, and the philanthropic contributions from its many

residents continue to enrich the community and quality of life.




In general, Dallas experiences greater extremes in temperature — colder winters and hotter summers. During January, the chilliest month of the year, Dallas has an average daily high temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit and an average nightly low of 37. Dallas tends to be hotter in the summer: on average, the mercury soars to 96 degrees in July and August. In terms of snow, Dallas averages an inch in each January and February


The following links have a wealth of community information:



If this is something you are open to exploring, contact:


Don Rottman


The Rottman Group, Inc.


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