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Hillary Ross, J.D.

Hillary Ross, J.D., is a senior partner and leader of the Information Technology Practice with Witt/Kieffer. Based in the firm’s Oak Brook, Illinois office, Hillary focuses on identifying CIOs, CISOs and other information technology leaders for hospitals, healthcare delivery systems, academic medical centers, colleges and universities, vendors and consulting firms across the country. Specializing in the recruitment of senior-level physicians and other clinicians, she conducts searches for Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs), Chief Health Informatics Officers (CHIOs), Chief Nursing Informatics Officers (CNIOs) as well as IT leaders in the areas of data analytics, research, personalized medicine, informatics, and biomedical informatics. She is leading the practice toward emerging areas such as blockchain technology and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Hillary worked as a senior executive search consultant for Hersher Associates, Ltd., an executive search firm that focused only on information technology in healthcare and higher education. She provided expertise in starting the product line for the recruitment of IT physicians. In addition to recruiting clinicians into CMIO positions, she was a consultant to physicians on their IT careers and served as a subject matter expert with healthcare clients.

Earlier in her career, Hillary was a litigator for the Chicago office of a New York law firm, Rivkin, Radler. As a litigator, many of her clients included hospitals and healthcare organizations. She also oversaw the firm’s recruitment of attorneys and paralegal staff.

J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison


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Hillary Ross, J.D.
Senior Partner & IT Practice Leader
2015 Spring Road
Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-575-6116
Fax: 630-990-1382
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