WittKieffer Names Schroetlin Co-Leader of its Professional Search Practice

Jeffrey Schroetlin has been named managing partner and co-leader of WittKieffer’s Professional Search Practice (formerly known as its Mid-Level Executive Search Practice). He will share leadership responsibilities with managing partner Elaina Genser, who has guided the Practice since 2020. Both individuals will continue their executive search work for WittKieffer—Genser in the Healthcare Practice and Schroetlin in the Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Practice.

The Professional Search Practice recruits outstanding healthcare, higher education and not-for-profit leaders across a range of roles, including vice presidents, executive directors, directors, assistant/associate vice presidents and more. It continues to grow substantially—in its latest fiscal year, the Professional Search Practice saw a 50% increase in team members, a similar increase in searches, and revenue growth of more than 70%.

“I am excited to partner with Jeff in the operations and strategy of the Professional Search Practice,” said Genser. “Our team is significantly expanding our capabilities and client work, and I welcome his assistance in guiding the management and continued growth of the Practice.”

“This is a terrific opportunity for me to collaborate with Elaina as we look to continue to grow the Professional Search Practice to serve clients better and bring them impactful leadership,” Schroetlin said. “Elaina has been in the executive search industry for more than 35 years. She has had a strong influence upon my career and I look forward to serving alongside her.”

WittKieffer’s Professional Search Practice’s approach to recruitment is client-centered, communicative and comprehensive. Clients in healthcare include the nation’s top 100 hospitals, health systems, ACOs, academic medical centers, managed care organizations, and physician group practices. In education the Professional Search Practice serves top liberal arts schools, flagships and campuses across state systems, as well as major national and international research institutions.

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