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Oakbrook, IL

National - 9 Offices Nationwide


For over 40 years the Witt/Kieffer mission has been to identify outstanding leadership solutions for organizations committed to improving the quality of life.  By specializing in health care, education, and not-for-profit industries, Witt/Kieffer has the experience necessary to identify leaders with the best mix of skills, experience, vision, and character to fulfill their missions.


Healthcare – President/CEO, Hospitals/Health Systems, Information Technology, Informatics, Physician Leadership Integration, Faith-based/Catholic, Health Insurance/Managed Care, Advancement, Global Development/Relief, Associations, Children’s Hospitals, Diversity, Finance, Senior Care/Home Care/Hospice, Global Search

Life Sciences – Pharma and Biopharma Drugs, Devices, Clinical Diagnostics, Bio-Informatics, Generics

Higher Education – Presidential Leadership, Academic Affairs, Deans, Advancement/Development, Diversity, Enrollment Management, Human Resources, Finance & Administration, Information Technology/Informatics, Student Affairs, Global Search, Sports Leadership

Academic Medicine – Deans, Medical Schools, Health Science Schools, Clinical Department Chairs, Faculty Practice Plans, Children’s Hospitals, Cancer Centers

Not-for-Profit – Associations, Research Institutes, Community & Social Service Organizations, Cultural Organizations, Foundations, Global Development/Relief, Sports Leadership

Board Services – Board Director/Trustee Recruitment, Board Succession Planning

Sports Leadership


Witt/Kieffer President and Chief Executive Officer Charles (Chuck) W.B. Wardell III is internationally regarded as a leader in the executive search industry and a senior advisor to major corporations and boards worldwide. Mr. Wardell’s search career includes 10 years at Korn/Ferry, most recently as Chairman of Emerging Markets and Senior Advisor to Korn/Ferry’s Chief Executive Officer. BusinessWeek named him one of the world’s most influential search executives in 2008. He also received the prestigious Gardner W. Heidrick Award for contributions to the search industry.


Boonshaft School of Medicine, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pensylvania, Rogers Memorial Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital, Dartmouth College, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, Johns Hopkins University, Hebrew Senior Life, AT&T, Centara, UCLA Health System and others.

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