Our industry sectors

We are committed to the placement of the most senior executives in healthcare, academia and life sciences.

Witt/Kieffer International Limited leverages its expertise and resources of its parent company, Witt/Kieffer, to extend a global reach and agility to conduct executive search assignments for organisations large and small – from privately held life sciences firms to universities, academic medical centers and large complex healthcare delivery systems. We value close partnerships and collaboration with our clients in order to recruit dynamic individuals who fit the leadership needs and cultures of their organisations.

As leading healthcare organisations address challenges and regulations specific to their communities, they also intently watch national and international trends, looking for ways to expand their impact. Witt/Kieffer International understands that these organisations require executives with powerful insights into the changing needs of the industry.

Witt/Kieffer International provides support for the following types of healthcare clients:

  • Hospitals and health networks
  • Government health departments
  • Medical and diagnostic groups
  • Primary, aged and community care
  • Private-equity backed healthcare
  • Health insurers and other health-related sectors

In recruiting healthcare executives, we cast a wide net and consider client organisations’ needs for today and for years to come.

Healthcare Circle

We work with the world’s most progressive and prestigious colleges and universities to recruit academic and administrative leaders for domestic campuses as well as international initiatives and collaborations, who can guide institutions to meet the shifting needs of students, faculty and alumni.

Witt/Kieffer International conducts searches for educational leaders with varied strengths and skills. Our clients include national and global universities, private colleges, independent schools and more. We recruit positions including:

  • Executive leadership
  • Corporate/administrative roles such admissions, alumni and advancement
  • Faculty and school leadership across all disciplines
  • Eminent professor/chair roles

We help our clients find leaders who are creative about the future of higher education.

Academia circle

Life Sciences continue to be one of the most innovative and vital sectors in the global economy. The innovation is not limited to biotech and medical device startups but includes major pharmaceuticals and even corporate-academic partnerships. Within such a dynamic landscape great leadership is critical. Firms that wish to maintain a competitive edge require executives who think and act differently than their counterparts.

Witt/Kieffer International, too, thinks differently about leadership. We are able to recruit executives that other search firms might not consider, and are imaginative about how to help clients position themselves to attract top talent in the industry.

Sectors within life sciences that we focus on include:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices and diagnostics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical research institutes
Witt/Kieffer Ccentric Life Sciences Circle