Witt/Kieffer Expands Dedicated Not-for-Profit Practice Team

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has announced the expansion of its dedicated Not-for-Profit Practice team. The team includes practice leader and consultant Julie A. Rosen, as well as consultants John McFarland and Steven J. Yamada, senior associates Kim Brettschneider, John Fazekas and Andrew R. Trechsel, and associate Molly Gauss, all of whom have deep understanding of not-for-profit leadership and broad experience in the sector.

Today’s not-for profit organizations face fierce competition for resources and talent, requiring leaders with both the insight of corporate executives and the drive of community and civic leaders. The Not-for-Profit Practice builds upon Witt/Kieffer’s mission to provide outstanding leadership solutions to organizations committed to improving the quality of life, complementing the firm’s work in healthcare, academia and the life sciences. The practice’s areas of expertise and experience in the not-for-profit sector include:

  • Leading philanthropic foundations and trusts;
  • National service-oriented nonprofits;
  • Disease-focused organizations;
  • Community health centers;
  • Mission-oriented member associations;
  • Health conversion foundations; hospital and health plan foundations; and,
  • Mission-driven civic cultural institutions.

“The need for excellent leadership is so pressing in the not-for-profit sector today,” said Rosen, who is based in the firm's Boston office and joined the firm in 2018 following more than 30 years in the not-for-profit and healthcare sectors. “Our Not-for-Profit team looks forward to continuing to strategically place passionate, mission-driven leaders who can ensure that their organizations not only survive but thrive in this competitive environment.”

Witt/Kieffer's core Not-for-Profit practice team is built on a foundation of teamwork, drawing on the individuals' years of experience in not-for-profit and healthcare organizations. It is also supported by the collective expertise of more than 90 Witt/Kieffer search consultants across the U.S. and abroad.