August 11, 2015 – Former CTPartners recruiter Morten Nielsen has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer as global managing director of the firm’s life sciences practice. Based in Cleveland, Mr. Nielsen brings extensive knowledge in life sciences and more than 10 years of experience in executive search, including various global leadership responsibilities with two international search firms.
Mr. Nielsen has recruited board directors, CEOs, and other senior-level executives for organizations in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries. He joins Witt/Kieffer from CTPartners, where he served as managing partner and head of the firm’s global life sciences and healthcare practice. Prior to that, he was a senior client partner with Korn Ferry. Before entering the executive search industry, Mr. Nielsen spent over 20 years working within pharmaceutical, medical products and medical device companies.
“Morten is a terrific addition to the Witt/Kieffer team,” said Chuck Wardell, president and CEO of Witt/Kieffer. “He has the experience, background and reputation of a principal thought leader in the industry as well as a proven track record of exceptional client service. Our life sciences practice is a core industry focus, and Morten will be able to deliver truly transformational leaders to the world’s leading life sciences companies.”
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.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media