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Ben Haden


Ben Haden, a senior associate in Witt/Kieffer’s Education practice, believes in a relationship-driven approach to the search process. He focuses on engaging fully with the client and recruiting leaders who can specifically address each institution’s needs. Based in San Diego, he supports nationwide searches for executive leaders within higher education as well as healthcare and the non-profit sector. His primary focus and expertise is in advancement, business/administrative (HR, Finance, IT), campus operations, student affairs, academic and presidential searches.

Ben brings over 15 years of experience in talent management and executive search in higher education and healthcare. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, he was an executive recruiter for University of California at San Diego for seven years. In this role, Ben co-established an in-house executive search function filling key senior leadership positions throughout the UC system, and specializing in advancement, HR, IT, student affairs and campus operations. In addition, he was a lead talent manager for six years at Scripps Health, a top-ranked health system based in San Diego.

Ben has a genuine passion for executive search and the impact this work has on higher education and healthcare institutions of our country.

Education
B.A., International Studies, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

 
Ben Haden
Senior Associate
San Diego, CA
Phone: 949-797-3507
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