Hillary Ross

Senior Partner & IT Practice Leader - Chicago

Hillary Ross, J.D., senior partner and leader of WittKieffer’s Information Technology Practice, operates at the cross-section of disruptive technology and healthcare innovation. A frequent speaker at national events and thought leader in IT executive talent, Hillary is well connected nationally to visionary leaders, who are collectively designing the way we deliver and experience health and wellbeing services.

Hillary focuses on identifying CIOs, CISOs, chief digital officers and other information technology leaders for hospitals, healthcare delivery systems, academic medical centers, colleges and universities, start-ups, vendors and consulting firms across the country. She also leads the executive search industry in recruiting senior-level physicians and other clinicians for innovative technology leadership roles. She routinely leads searches for chief medical information officers (CMIOs) and chief health informatics officers (CHIOs) as well as IT leaders in the areas of data analytics, personalized medicine, informatics and biomedical informatics research. She is leading the practice toward emerging areas such as blockchain technology and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Prior to joining WittKieffer, Hillary was a senior executive search consultant for Hersher Associates, Ltd., an executive search firm that focused only on information technology in healthcare and higher education. She provided expertise in starting the product line for the recruitment of IT physicians. In addition to recruiting clinicians into CMIO positions, she was a consultant to physicians on their IT careers and served as a subject matter expert with healthcare clients.

Earlier in her career, Hillary was a litigator for the Chicago office of a New York law firm, Rivkin, Radler. As a litigator, many of her clients included hospitals and healthcare organizations. She also oversaw the firm’s recruitment of attorneys and paralegal staff.