October 4, 2013 – Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has opened a new not-for-profit search practice which will recruit C-level executives for nonprofit organizations across a wide range of sectors, including leading organizations in philanthropy, education reform, community engagement, human services, and specialty education. Wayne Luke will join Witt/Kieffer’s Atlanta office as managing partner of the practice. John Fazekas joins the firm’s Burlington office and will serve as a consultant in the practice. Mr. Luke brings more than two decades of recruiting and leadership development experience, most recently with The Bridgespan Group, where he was head of that firm’s executive search practice and partner since 2008; prior to that was a principal with Polachi & Company. “The launch of our new not-for-profit practice is a natural continuation of Witt/Kieffer’s more than 40 years of work with not-for-profit organizations,” said Charles W.B. Wardell, president and CEO. “Over the past year, the firm has experienced fantastic growth, and we now have a unique opportunity to expand our work with nonprofits.” 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.