Leading executive search firm Witt/Kieffer announced the launch of a new practice, Witt/Kieffer Interim Leadership. Joining Witt/Kieffer as principal and leader of the practice is Brian Krehbiel, a seasoned executive search professional who brings more than 25 years of healthcare industry leadership and recruiting experience to this new role. The Witt/Kieffer Interim Leadership practice expands the reach and capabilities of the firm’s Healthcare practice in order to address the critical needs of these clients and ensure continuity in executive leadership.
“We continually assess how Witt/Kieffer can adapt to our clients' changing needs,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of the firm. “I am thrilled to announce the Witt/Kieffer Interim Leadership practice, which will provide a new strategic option for healthcare organizations in times of transition.”
The Witt/Kieffer Interim Leadership practice will place executives for CEO, COO, CNO (chief nursing officers), CFO, CHRO and other key roles in hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and related organizations. Krehbiel and the practice team will provide support to each client throughout the entire process, from initial consultation and placement through the executive's tenure. The practice will match the reputation of Witt/Kieffer as a firm, providing unparalleled personalized service and exceptional quality.
"I am extremely pleased to help Witt/Kieffer launch this important initiative. Interim leadership is an essential component of any healthcare organization's comprehensive executive talent strategy," said Krehbiel. "Interim leaders fill immediate needs but just as importantly support long-term continuity, flexibility, and strength of leadership teams in very challenging times in the industry."Krehbiel most recently held the role of vice president with a national executive search firm where he helped establish and develop the interim search practice and was responsible for business development strategy. Prior to that, Krehbiel was a principal with GCP, LLC where he founded a national medical device and home care company. Krehbiel holds a B.S. degree in Marketing and Management from Kansas State University.