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We’re always learning from our clients when we conduct executive searches — about what it takes to lead organizations committed to improving the quality of life. Goals like making high-quality, cost-conscious healthcare widely available to individuals and families, advancing higher education, and life sciences companies achieving medical innovation require stewardship, highly-specialized knowledge and broad experience.

Witt/Kieffer recruits great CEOs and other executives for hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and other health-related organizations; life sciences companies including pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and medical device corporations; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service organizations and foundations. Our clients have relied on Witt/Kieffer for more than 45 years to help recruit leaders with the best mix of skills, experience, vision and character to fulfill their missions. For them and for us, executive search is about much more than filling a chair —  It’s about bringing great leadership to your organization.

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We’re always learning from our clients when we conduct executive searches — about what it takes to lead organizations committed to improving the quality of life. Goals like making high-quality, cost-conscious healthcare widely available to individuals and families, advancing higher education, and life sciences companies achieving medical innovation require stewardship, highly-specialized knowledge and broad experience. 

Witt/Kieffer recruits great CEOs, CFOs, COOs, physician leaders, presidents, and other executives for hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and other health-related organizations; life sciences companies including pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and medical device corporations; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service organizations and foundations. Our clients have relied on Witt/Kieffer for more than 45 years to help recruit leaders with the best mix of skills, experience, vision and character to fulfill their missions. For them and for us, executive search is about much more than filling a chair —  It’s about bringing great leadership to your organization.

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  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning
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  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Witt/ Kieffer Seeks Provosts for Elon and Central Michigan Universities

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected to find provosts for both Elon University and Central Michigan University. Elon University, located in North Carolina, is seeking a provost and vice president for academic affairs. Senior partner Lucy Apthorp Leske and associate Veena Abraham are leading the search for Witt/Kieffer.  As the chief academic officer, the

Witt/Kieffer Tapped by Syracuse University to Find Chief Diversity Officer

Diversity and inclusion are increasingly being recognized as key factors in the success of any organization, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring highly sought-after diversity heads on board. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by Syracuse University to lead its search for a new chief diversity officer. Consultant Charlene Aguilar and associate Christine Pendleton are leading the assignment. “This

Finalist Candidate Presented to University of Vermont for Top Post

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has presented Suresh Garimella as the finalist candidate to become president of the University of Vermont (UVM). Leading the search: Robin Mamlet, managing partner of the firm’s education practice, Dennis M. Barden, senior partner, and Robert W. Luke, senior associate. UVM, which is located in Burlington, had been seeking a president who would

Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with

Press Releases

St. Tammany Parish Hospital names new CEO

COVINGTON, LA, June 22, 2018 – On Friday, the hospital’s Board of Commissioners named Joan Coffman president and CEO of the Covington-based hospital. John Evans, board chairman, said the search committee included local community physician leaders, board members and STPH partner Ochsner Health System. “Among the seven of us, we find (Coffman) to be an accomplished

Witt/Kieffer Expands Global Reach

OAK BROOK, IL, April 20, 2018 – Leading executive search firm Witt/Kieffer announced today its recent acquisition of Witt/Kieffer Ccentric Limited to create Witt/Kieffer International Limited. The agreement reflects the outright purchase of the entity from its joint venture partner, Ccentric Group of Australia, with which it had collaborated since 2015. Serving clients in healthcare, education, and

Linda Oubré Named President of Whittier College

WHITTIER, CA, March 29, 2018 –  Linda Oubré, Ed.D. has been appointed Whittier College’s 15th president and will take office on July 1. Oubré will succeed Sharon D. Herzberger, who will retire on June 30 after 13 years as president. “We are thrilled to welcome Linda to Whittier,” said Jim Brown ’71, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Linda is a dynamic

SA military officers retirement community hires new CEO after lawsuit settled

SAN ANTONIO, TX, March 22, 2018 – The Army Residence Community, a San Antonio-based retirement community for military officers, has hired a new CEO, effective May 15. Steven Fuller is the fourth CEO at the nonprofit organization since its inception three decades ago. Fuller was the longtime CEO of the The Village at Incarnate Word, a senior

IC announces search committee for vice president for Finance

OAK BROOK, IL, January 23, 2018 – Ithaca College announced the members of its search committee for vice president for Finance and Administration on Jan. 4. The committee will begin to work with the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer on Jan. 24. The interim vice president for Finance and Administration at the college, Janet Williams, has held the position since Aug. 1, 2016. She succeeded Gerald Hector,