Marion Izmirlian received her bachelors of music degree from Northwestern on a full scholarship. She taught music in the public schools and privately for seven years. She worked as an office manager and medical receptionist for her husband, a family physician, for twelve years. During this period, Marion held numerous positions as President of the St. Louis County Medical Auxiliary and President of Mu Phi Epsilon. She decided to utilize her experience and fund of knowledge in the recruitment industry.
Marion worked for another physician recruitment firm for two years and was the trainer and high producer in the medical department. However she felt there were ideological differences between management and her philosophy. She left the company and joined Karen in the establishment of Trouveer Associates, Inc., in 1983 as President of the firm. Karen Izmirlian graduated cum laude from Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She then received her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. During the summer, Karen worked as an assistant physician recruiter for a placement firm in St. Louis, as well as working part time during high school as a medical receptionist. Karen then was employed for one year with a family physician as the office manager, and then accepted a position in retail sales for six months. In 1983, Karen and Marion joined forces in the establishment of Trouveer Associates.
Trouveer Associates, Inc. was established in 1983 because we felt that the physician recruitment industry needed a more consultative approach. Our ties with the medical profession long precede our work in the recruiting industry as we had two physicians in the family and have both worked in a medical office. This has given us heightened empathy for members of the profession.
As a result, we understand the importance of going beyond "the placement", by seeking to learn as much about as possible about the needs of clients, candidates, and their families so that we are able to successfully fulfill the requirements of all parties involved. Trouveer Associates' success and growth has occurred because of our commitment to building a strong rapport with candidates and clients. In fact, over the years, we they have had many candidates who have made the "full circle" by becoming clients [read testimonials] On more than one occasion we have placed a candidate and who has then sought us out to fulfill a search for an associate several years later. In the 31 years of our operations, we have instilled this same level of dedication and commitment in every member of our staff in physician recruitment and consultation on a nationwide basis.
Honest and fair to both clients and candidates. Trouveer truly attempts to create a successful match, not simply collect a placement fee. They assist greatly with the evaluation of the person, not just the physician, and thus help us avoid unnecessary efforts on our behalf.
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