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Brian Bloomfield

Brian Bloomfield has over a decade of executive recruiting experience in higher education, nonprofit and the biomedical health sciences.  Based in the firm’s Irvine office, Brian has participated in approximately 200 executive appointments, ranging from university presidents and provosts, to professional school deans and executive directors for international universities, elite colleges, academic health centers and independent research enterprises.  With a personal interest in information technology and database-driven web services, Brian has helped develop streamlined processes and techniques for the recruitment of senior-level executives.  He focuses his practice upon health and the environment, the natural sciences, engineering, related policy and technological innovation and commercialization for economic and workforce development.

Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Brian spent seven years with another leading recruiting firm where he participated in senior-level searches for high profile clients.  Before then he co-created a small executive recruitment firm, Education Executives.  Early in his career, Brian worked at the University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the California Space Institute as a science writer and research assistant conducting fundamental space science and global climate change research employing satellite data and remote sensing techniques.  He has also served as a special assistant to the executive vice chancellor (provost) at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he provided administrative, editorial and technical support.  Once fluent in French, Brian taught elementary French grammar and language to undergraduates while a graduate student at the University of Southern California.

Brian studied physics and mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California.  An avid sportsman, he grew up in Southern California surfing, playing squash and basketball.  Brian supports and participates in a variety of philanthropic causes and organizations that help fight disease, poverty and endangerment of the planet’s ecosystems.

M.A., University of Southern California (1996)
B.S. University of California, Berkeley (1984)


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Georgetown University | Endowed Chair and Director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative | Washington, DC
University of California San Diego | Dean, Division of Biological Sciences | La Jolla, CA

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Brian Bloomfield
Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: 949-797-3548
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