About Us

WittKieffer is a global executive search firm dedicated exclusively to organizations that improve quality of life in healthcare, education, the life sciences and the not-for-profit sector. Our industry-specialized consultants deliver solutions across the leadership continuum – experienced, emerging and interim – that build long-term partnerships and successful outcomes.

The firm understands leadership, people who lead and the impact they have on organizations and society. Our clients include leading hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and medical schools, physician group practices, managed care organizations and insurers, pharmaceutical and biotech firms, colleges and universities and community service and cultural organizations.

We are one global firm that works collaboratively together. WittKieffer’s more than 50 years of excellence and innovation in executive search ensure that our clients receive exceptional service, a customized approach to each assignment and high-quality outcomes. We share our clients’ values and proudly help them to make the best choices for their organizations. We also believe that diversity and inclusion are sources of leadership strength, and we proudly foster diversity on our team and for our clients. Visit wittkieffer.com to learn about how we are leading the way forward.

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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.

WittKieffer 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 WittKieffer 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.

Solutions And Expertise

WittKieffer 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.

Solutions
  • 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
Industries
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • 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

WittKieffer Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has named Christina Boiler as its chief operating officer. “Christina is well known for inspiring organizations to achieve excellence and meaningful change,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of WittKieffer. “She brings a unique, diverse skill-set developed through previous senior leadership roles while possessing an eager willingness to explore new opportunities

WittKieffer Places Chief Diversity Officer at Gettysburg College

After a national search, Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has placed Eloísa Gordon-Mora as the new chief diversity officer of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. Christine Pendleton, senior associate, and Randi Miller, associate, led the assignment. Dr. Gordon-Mora serves as a member of Gettysburg’s president’s council and is charged with advancing the school’s diversity, equity,

Surging Non-Profit Sector Seeks Senior Leaders

During a time of tremendous societal transformation, not-for-profit organizations provide support and stability for individuals and their communities. These mission-driven institutions create equitable opportunities for all, leverage funds and resources for critical social programs and initiatives, and ensure at-risk and underserved individuals are not left behind, according to WittKieffer. The value of not-for-profits has only

WittKieffer Appoints Co-Leader of Professional Search Practice

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has named Jeffrey Schroetlin as managing partner and co-leader of the firm’s professional search practice (formerly known as its mid-level executive search practice). He will share leadership responsibilities with managing partner Elaina Genser, who has guided the practice since 2020. Both individuals will continue their executive search work for WittKieffer—Ms. Genser in the healthcare practice and Mr.

Press Releases

WittKieffer Welcomes Christina Boiler as Chief Operating Officer

Oak Brook, Ill. – October 31, 2022 – WittKieffer, a leading global executive search and advisory firm, today announced the hiring of Christina Boiler as its Chief Operating Officer. In her role as COO, Boiler will implement creative business strategies and procedures that enhance the firm’s ability to carry out its mission to improve quality of

WittKieffer Announces New Partners – Firm Adds 7 Senior Partners to Expand Its Ownership Ranks

Oak Brook, Ill. – July 12, 2022 – WittKieffer, a leading global executive search and advisory firm dedicated to improving quality of life through impactful leadership, today announced that it has elevated seven consultants to the ranks of senior partner. “The WittKieffer Board of Directors and I are thrilled to announce the addition of these

WittKieffer Announces New Board Directors and Board Chair – Camille Chang Gilmore and Natalie Derry Join the Firm’s Directors

Oak Brook, Ill – July 6, 2022 –WittKieffer, a leading global executive search and advisory firm dedicated to improving quality of life through impactful leadership, today announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors and named a new board chair for its fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022. The changes reflect

WittKieffer Announces Launch of Leadership Advisory Practice – Firm Welcomes Susan M. Snyder to Lead Practice

Oak Brook, Ill. – June 29, 2022 – WittKieffer, a leading global executive search and advisory firm, announced today the hiring of Susan M. Snyder, a recognized executive and team development consultant, to launch the firm’s Leadership Advisory Practice. “For more than 50 years, WittKieffer has built a reputation as a trusted partner in executive

WittKieffer Life Sciences Practice Expands Global Capabilities Firm Adds 3 Consultants in Continued Support of Quality of Life Ecosystem

Oak Brook, Ill. – June 8, 2022 – WittKieffer, a leading global executive search and advisory firm dedicated to improving quality of life through impactful leadership, today announced the expansion of its global Life Sciences Practice with the addition of three experienced consultants. WittKieffer is pleased to welcome Susan Oliver and Luigi Frezza, who join