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Sports Leadership Searches with Integrity

Witt/Kieffer's Sports Leadership practice recruits truly exceptional collegiate athletic directors, coaches, and other sports executives through a client-centric, communicative, comprehensive process.

We get to know key stakeholders at each organization we partner with and tailor our search process accordingly. We work with and for our clients based on a timeline that is aggressive yet sources unique and intriguing candidates. And we work with the utmost integrity and respect for the individuals involved, their time, and their reputations.

Our clients include:

  • Top-ranked colleges and universities (Div. I, II, and III athletic directors; coaches for major Div. I sports)
  • Sports foundations
  • Alumni associations
  • Governing bodies and sports federations
  • Professional leagues and teams
  • Other nonprofit charitable organizations

We push clients to think creatively about their leadership needs and which candidates would excel in addressing these needs. These executives must live the missions of their organizations and be adept at communications and marketing, fundraising, developing new revenue sources, and building consensus for change.

Witt/Kieffer is the only leading executive search firm exclusively serving organizations committed to improving the quality of life. We bring to our sports business clients a passion for excellence, personalized service and integrity. Integral to all the work that we do are our Leadership Solutions, a proven portfolio of tools and methodologies for assessment, executive development, onboarding, and more.

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Recent Searches

  • Cal Berkeley Names Jim Knowlton as Director of Athletics. Read more.
  • Vicky Chun becomes first female AD at Yale University. Read more.
  • Drew Galbraith hired as AD of Trinity College. Read more.
  • Samantha Huge selected as William & Mary Athletics Director. Read more.
  • Case Western Reserve names Amy Backus Athletic Director. Read more.
  • Columbia University names Peter Pilling Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education. Read more.
  • Lindenwood University names Brad Wachler as VP of Intercollegiate Athletics. Read more.
  • Tufts University names John Morris as Athletic Director. Read more.
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