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Identifying Leaders for the Investor-Owned Landscape

Investor-owned systems and ventures make up approximately one-quarter of all healthcare organizations today. From for-profit hospitals and systems to independent medical group practices to private equity-backed ventures to real estate investments trusts (REITs), these for-profit entities are shaping the health provider landscape across the globe. With more change, consolidation and competition on the horizon, investor-owned healthcare organizations demand exceptional leadership.

Witt/Kieffer excels at identifying and placing CEOs, presidents, COOs, CFOs and other senior healthcare leaders who thrive in for-profit environments. Representative searches which we have recently conducted include:

  • CEO of a major faith-based, for-profit health system in the southern U.S.
  • Chief Medical Officer of a thriving, mid-sized independent hospital in New England
  • Chief of Medical Oncology for a market-leading cancer treatment center
  • CEO of the flagship hospital for a major medical corporation in the Middle East
  • Division Chief Administrative Officer for one of the largest integrated healthcare conglomerates in the U.S.
  • CHRO of a progressive, integrated health services company

Other titles for which we recruit include regional and divisional presidents; Chief Information Officer, Chief Quality Officer, Chief People Officer, Chief Growth Officer; Vice Presidents in the areas of Risk Management, Finance, Strategy, Business Development, Facilities, and more.

Our firm’s success over a half century is due to our expert consultants and our proven, tailored search process. We customize our established practices so that qualified candidates are sourced, screened and interviewed on an accelerated timeline that meets the needs of your organization and enables the achievement of business goals.

Read our report: The Fading Line in the Sand: Insights from Non-Profit and For-Profit Healthcare Leaders


Nelson Mann, FACHE, senior partner in Witt/Kieffer’s Healthcare Practice, has over 25 years of experience in healthcare executive recruiting. Based in Austin, Texas, Nelson identifies CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and other C-suite executives and senior leaders on behalf of not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery systems, managed care organizations, academic medical centers, medical schools and group practices.

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