The Hadelman Group


Passion. Experience. Diligence.



As a strategic consultant to governing boards and senior executives, Jordan Hadelman helps organizations drive growth by identifying the required leadership skills, strategies, and transparency to better manage HR systems and inspire performance excellence.

His vast experience in executive search firms is shown through his 30-year span at Witt/Kieffer, where he was named chairman and CEO in 1996 and grew the organization into the ninth largest recruiting firm in the country and the single largest specializing in health care, higher education, and not-for- profits. Jordan has consulted with many of the nation's leading academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery systems and community hospitals, as well as not-for- profit and service organizations. His consulting engagements include those for CEO and other C-suite recruitment, leadership assessment, talent management, succession planning, leadership transition and human resources strategic planning.

Jordan has worked closely with board chairs and trustees, as well as senior executives, to identify the best match of leadership skills, experience, expertise, and emotional intelligence to advance an organization’s mission and vision. He helps clients build highly effective senior management teams that thrive on mutual respect, shared values, and collaborative efforts to ensure organizational success.

His proclivity for leadership started early in life, through his master’s in hospital administration from George Washington University and Bachelor of Science in business administration from Georgetown University, as well as his service as a medical service corps officer in the U.S. Navy, at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Hadelman’s success has awarded him several honors. Having conducted 175 CEO searches for health care organizations, from single standing entities to some of the largest integrated systems in the country, Hadelman gained recognition as one of America’s top executive recruiters in The New Career Makers. In 2003, he received the George Washington University Health Services Management and Policy Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding leadership and performance in the healthcare field. In 2006, he was named recipient of the 70th annual Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from George Washington University, the highest form of recognition bestowed by the university for professional achievements of alumni.

Beyond business experience, Hadelman has been heavily involved in various philanthropies and organizations, including serving on the Boards of Trustees of Loyola University Health System in Chicago, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago and Hamden Hall in Hamden, CT. Hadelman is also the former Board Chair of Schwab Rehabilitation Center in Chicago, and he currently serves on boards of Christopher House in Chicago and The Chicago Jesuit Academy.