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Austin Dunker Promoted to Recruiting Development Manager, HCIT

May 18, 2023


Austin started his ALKU career in November 2017 and has been one of ALKU’s most hardworking and consistent high-level producers on the recruiting side. Austin currently holds three recruiting records at ALKU. On top of the recruiting records Austin holds, he was the 2020 ALKU Madness winner for recruiting. 

Aside from his success, he contributes to ALKU’s Have Fun Working Hard® culture by consistently performing at the highest level, being extremely competitive and passionate, and always wanting to do his best and succeed.  

In his new role, Austin will be recruiting for both Cerner and Epic and taking these groups to new heights.  

Congratulations, Austin! We can’t wait to see all you accomplish in this new role! 

“Dunkman! Congrats on this well-deserved promotion to RDM! If there is one word I think of when thinking about your career at ALKU, its consistency. You have been one of the most consistent, hardworking, high-producing recruiters I have been around, not only in Cerner but at ALKU. His success speaks for itself over the years. He has numerous recruiting Awards under his belt at ALKU and has already started making a positive impact recruiting in Epic. The passion he has for this job and the passion he has to continue to succeed is unparallel, and I am so excited to see how he continues to provide his recruiting expertise to both Cerner and Epic! Congrats again, Dunk!” – Recruiting Director, Healthcare IT, Tim Lysaught 

“I couldn’t be happier to write some kind words about my friend and colleague. From the moment he stepped foot into ALKU, he has played a major role in the growth of Cerner, the Charlotte office, and ALKU as a whole. To say this is deserving would be an absolute understatement. 

If anyone were to ask me who I thought was the most driven and competitive person I know, Austin would be right at the top of that list. This goes all the way back to when I had the opportunity to interview Dunk over five years ago when the Charlotte office only had seven employees in it. I remember the one thought I had in my head after interviewing him was, “I liked him for a lot of reasons, but more than anything, I think this guy will work his tail off to be successful”.  He was coming off a professional soccer career in Australia and was looking for a sales career…why wouldn’t this guy be great!?” 

I did not envy him when he first started, though; he had to recruit against Sean Conover, Kaylee Sextro, Tim Lysaught, Tyson Ashcraft, Andrew Smith, Ryan Brennan, and myself…we thought that if he could come in and compete against that crew, then we knew he was going to be special. Dunker was born through competition and holy hell, did he come in and make waves immediately. And after five years on the job, he owns three major ALKU recruiting records and so much more. 

It has been a pleasure to work alongside him for the past five years, and this promotion of his is so well-deserved. Thank you for the constant hunger for success and the work ethic you bring every single day. It is an honor to work with you, my friend.” Senior Recruiting Director, Healthcare IT, Tyler Bush 

“AD.. the Lebron James of Submittals.  The Prince of Production. The consummate professional.  Dunkman – been awesome to work together for the past 5+ years!  You’re one of the fiercest competitors, driven by success and always striving for more.  This promotion to RDM feels like a long time coming.. brings you back to the old days of HSG – when the Mayo Clinic was our bread and butter. I couldn’t be more excited to see the success and expertise you bring to the Cerner team each and every day continue to expand to other groups throughout the company!  Congrats, man – more to come!” – Senior Recruiting Manager, Cerner, Ryan Brennan