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WittKieffer is the premier executive search and leadership advisory firm developing impactful leadership teams for organizations that improve quality of life. We work exclusively with organizations in healthcare, science, and education—the Quality of Life Ecosystem—and provide the essential knowledge, analysis and perspective that produce effective leaders and inclusive cultures. Through our executive search, interim leadership, and leadership advisory solutions, we strengthen organizations that make the world better. WittKieffer is proud to be 100 percent employee-owned. Visit www.wittkieffer.com to learn more.

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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
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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 Recruits 7th President for Franklin Pierce University

Following a unanimous vote of the board of trustees, Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has assisted in the recruitment of Peter A. Eden as the 7th president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. President Kim Mooney recently retired after serving eight years. Lucy Leske, Jeff Compher, and Kim Migoya led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Eden as

WittKieffer Unveils New Program to Speed the Impact of Physician Executives

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has released a new program to expedite time to success for physician leaders taking on new roles. The accelerating impact for physician leaders solution differentiates itself from other physician leadership training and support in that it is customized to the executive, their specific role, and their organization. In addition to a coaching component, the program features

WittKieffer Seeking CHRO for Texas Tech

A number of universities have recently turned to search firms to find new chief human resources officers. Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer was recently selected by Texas Tech University to lead in its search for a new CHRO. Ryan Crawford and Luis Bertot are leading the assignment. The school seeks an CHRO to lead the institution’s efforts to redefine human

WittKieffer Seeking Chief People Officer for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has been retained by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to lead in its search for a chief people officer. Stephen Davis, Keshia Harris, and Katie Mazzuckelli are leading the assignment. Memorial Sloan Kettering seeks a dynamic, progressive, and innovative human resources executive to serve as its next chief people

Press Releases

Anthony Jones Named VP of Enrollment Management at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans announced the appointment of Anthony E. Jones, M.Ed., as Vice President of Enrollment Management. With nearly three decades of experience in higher education leadership, Jones brings an innovative approach to enrollment and a deep commitment to increasing access for underrepresented and marginalized students. In his most recent position, Jones served as

LaVonda Reed Named Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law

LaVonda N. Reed, J.D., former dean and professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, has been named dean of The University of Baltimore School of Law. Following an extensive national search led by an internal committee and the WittKieffer search firm, UBalt President Kurt L. Schmoke, in consultation with representatives from the law

Alan Bernstein Named Director of Global Health at University of Oxford

Alan Bernstein, Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto and former inaugural president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, has joined the University of Oxford as its new Director of Global Health to lead Oxford Global Health spanning all four academic divisions of the University to transform research capacity and impact in global

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita Named Dean of University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Prof. Ethan Bueno de Mesquita has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, President Paul Alivisatos and Provost Katherine Baicker announced. Bueno de Mesquita, the Sydney Stein Professor at the Harris School and in the College, served as interim dean of the school since March 2023. Under his leadership,

WittKieffer Offers Novel Program to Speed Impact of Physician Executives

Oak Brook, Illinois, June 4, 2024 – WittKieffer, the premier executive search and leadership advisory firm improving quality of life through impactful leadership, today announced a unique program to expedite time to success for physician leaders taking on new roles. The Accelerating Impact for Physician Leaders solution differentiates itself from other physician leadership training and