February 5, 2015 – Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named James Utterback as principal and practice leader of its information technology practice. Mr. Utterback brings a wealth of global experience to the position, with 30 years of diverse executive leadership and consulting experience in information technology and entrepreneurial, private equity and venture capital backed endeavors. He previously founded and served as chairman of Rxcel Partners. He has hired C-suite healthcare executives on five continents, including presidents and general managers, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, and leadership positions in IT, technology, and human resources. “Jim has deep expertise in the IT space, especially in healthcare, one of our core industries, as well as with technology-driven service companies. He has an appreciation for the vital importance of great leadership to organizational growth, value creation, and shareholder returns,” said Charles W.B. Wardell III, president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to welcome Jim and look forward to putting his creativity and vision to use for our firm and our clients.” Witt/Kieffer assists hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, medical schools and physician groups; biotech, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device companies; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service and cultural organizations with senior administrative recruiting assignments.