About us

As a virtual company for two decades, we have always adapted to changing environments, and our clients’ needs have always been our highest priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, we are leveraging new methods of virtual interaction and engagement, knowing that in today’s climate, online interviews are the new normal. 

Ovca Associates also sees this time as an opportunity to reinvent and improve the way we do business and support you with your transitions. We provide you with the tools needed to guide, motivate, and engage your employees, while maintaining the bold strategic plans you have developed and put in place before the pandemic.

Mission & Principles


We provide clients with timely, high quality assistance to identify, assess, and attract talented leaders and professionals to meet our clients’ current and future human capital needs.

Additionally, we provide leadership development services including executive assessment, coaching, and team building, that are designed to improve executive and business performance, enhance shareholder value, and increase the retention of critical human capital.


  • Uncompromising integrity and confidentiality.
  • Total commitment of time, effort, and resources to ensure complete client satisfaction.
  • An unwavering focus on our client’s long-term goals and how they can best be served.
  • Extraordinary empathy and courtesy is extended to everyone.
  • Original focused and comprehensive research for each assignment.
  • Collaboration and candor with our clients.
  • Absolute commitment to the value of diversity in today’s workforce.

01. Strategic

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02. Professional

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03. Loyal

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A Team Of Professionals

BILL OVCA, President and Founder

Bill has held key senior leadership positions in strategic planning, general management, marketing, and finance for over 30 years, including progressively more senior positions at Trans World Airlines, Clairol and Canada Dry. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.B.A.

In 1980, Bill joined BATUS, which was responsible for the management of B.A.T. Industries’ $10B U.S. financial services, retail, tobacco, and paper interests. These included Farmers Group Insurance, Saks Fifth Avenue,

Marshall Field’s, Brown & Williamson Tobacco, and Appleton Papers. He was a key contributor in BATUS’ acquisition of Marshall Field’s and its operating companies. He also led the restructuring and profitable expansion of the BATUS Health Care System.

Bill’s executive search work has included assisting clients in enhancing shareholder value by identifying, assessing, selecting, and successfully attracting and retaining superior talent. Clients have included start-ups/pre-IPO businesses and global publicly traded Fortune 500 corporations in a wide range of business sectors, including managed care/health care, pharmaceutical, energy, consumer products and services, consulting services, e-commerce, information technology, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, entertainment, retail, and industrial.

CAROL THREADGILL, Vice President, Executive Search & Operations

As VP, Executive Search & Operations, Carol draws on 20+ years of executive search, talent management and human resource experience. In collaboration with our clients’ teams, Carol consistently executes on a targeted strategy for the timely and successful search for executive, management, professional, and technical talent.Prior to joining Ovca Associates, Carol established and operated an independent HR consulting practice providing executive, management, and technical search services for corporate human resource and recruitment 

organizations in the health care, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors; key clients have included Providence Health & Services, Behr Process/ Masco Corporation, Alameda Health System, The Capital Group, Watson Pharmaceuticals (now Actavis), and Kaiser Permanente.

Previously, Carol enjoyed a successful HR career with Unisys Corporation, Security Life of Denver, Madison Square Garden Corporation, and Capitol Life Insurance (now Liberty Bankers Life). She holds a B.S. degree in Biology/Animal Behavior from the City University of New York.

JODI OVCA, Vice President, Business Development & Client Services

In addition to her executive search experience, Jodi has spent the last 20 years as an established attorney, mediator, facilitator, trainer, and executive coach. She has proven results across multiple sectors, including private and federal industries, education, and nonprofits. 

As a mediator and expert in change management, Jodi has helped resolve hundreds of employment, workplace, criminal, civil, and family disputes for private, corporate, and government clients. She also is the founder and Executive Director of Access Youth, Inc.,a nonprofit organization she has grown in Washington, DC, whose mission is to provide at-risk youth with access to the skills,

resources, and support they need to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system.

Jodi holds a B.A. in Chinese & French from Wellesley College, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

JENNIFER GREENWALD, Research Associate 

Jennifer spent the beginning of her career as first an English as a Second Language teacher and then as an editorial assistant at John Wiley & Sons. She later joined DataKey Consulting, a management consulting firm, where she utilized her writing, proofreading, editing, organizational, and customer service skills as Director of Communications & Office Operations. 

Since 2017, Jennifer has been a communications consultant; her primary work includes writing and editing, research and communications, and identifying and 


assessing prospective candidates. She has also contributed to writing position descriptions, announcements, and profiles. In addition to her teaching certificate in English Language and Literature for Grades 9-12, Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language & Literature from Brandeis University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with High Honors, and she also earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Tufts University. 

Ovca Associates Partners with Visante in a New Strategic Alliance

William Ovca, Founder and President of the executive search firm, Ovca Associates, and James Jorgenson, CEO of Visante Inc. and its related international company, Visante Limited, are pleased to announce a new strategic alliance to better serve clients from both firms.

For over 25 years, Ovca Associates has worked with clients in a wide range of business sectors and with a specialty in healthcare executive search. The firm’s search engagements have assisted a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to pre-IPO and start-ups as well as numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Ovca’s six member search team has over 100 years’ combined experience in executive search. Together they have successfully assisted clients with identifying, assessing, and attracting talented leaders and professionals in a number of industry sectors.

Of considerable interest in this alliance is Ovca’s work with integrated healthcare systems, hospitals, managed care entities and health plans, pharmacy benefit management, specialty providers, and health care information technology. Engagements have included CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, corporate development officers, as well as executive leadership in nursing, pharmacy, specialty services, legal, human resources and a variety of staff functions.

Visante is known for its innovative and detailed assessments in all areas involving medication services and its strategic planning and support for organizations to achieve optimal outcomes in these areas. Our recommendations often include a business case supporting additional executive or clinical personnel to implement new or enhanced service modalities while improving overall operations and organizational compliance. Often, we are asked to assist organizations engaged in a search to provide a comprehensive pool of new hire candidates. We stand ready to come alongside our clients by providing additional training and support to help assure successful launch these new services.

Together, Ovca Associates and Visante are well positioned to better serve clients with an expanded professional network to reach out to top talent with the right skills to meet our clients’ needs as they compete in an increasingly challenging healthcare service environment.

Get In Touch

Ovca Associates, Inc.

429 White Horse Trail

Palm Desert, CA  92211

(714) 767-1745