As WittKieffer’s chief quality officer as well as the leader of its Board Services and Children’s Hospitals practices, senior partner Jim King is a versatile leader serving organizations spanning the continuum of care. He has found great success by prioritizing client and candidate experiences, ensuring high caliber placements that demonstrate culture fit, strategic vision and organizational impact. Positions for which he commonly recruits include CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CHROs and board members; his physician executive credentials include assignments for chief medical officers, chief clinical officers, chief population health officers, chairs, and service line chiefs.
Jim specializes in advising and identifying senior executive and board leaders for integrated health systems, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, faith-based hospitals, behavioral health/addiction treatment organizations and health insurance companies. He has also conducted searches on behalf of not-for-profit organizations and colleges and universities nationwide.
Jim has been with WittKieffer since 2001 and brings over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience to the firm. Prior to joining WittKieffer, Jim served as vice president of governance and organizational research for Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas, one of the largest faith-based, not-for-profit U.S. healthcare systems. Based upon his broad expertise, Jim speaks frequently to hospital trustees, state hospital associations and other professional organizations on healthcare leadership, industry trends and career planning topics.
In addition to his other roles with WittKieffer, Jim serves on the firm’s Diversity Council and recently concluded nine years of service on WittKieffer’s board of directors, seven years of which he served as secretary.