John Mitchell is the global managing partner of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice at Heidrick & Struggles. He is also a core member of the CEO & Board of Directors and Private Equity Practices.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles he led the global Private Equity Practice at a leading executive search firm. Previously, he was the firm’s Life Sciences Practice Leader for the Americas and a core member of its CEO & Board practice. He also served as the managing partner of another international search firm’s Life Sciences Practice. He was elected to this firm’s board of directors.
John has nearly 30 years of experience in executive search, working at the senior executive and board levels, primarily advising companies in healthcare and life sciences, including global conglomerates, emerging firms, private equity-backed companies and startups. He has worked with firms operating in a broad range of investment areas from mega deals to venture capital and the middle-market arena.
Prior to entering the search profession, John was a senior vice president of Efficient Health Systems, a leading healthcare cost management company. He began his career with American Hospital Supply Corporation (AHSC) serving in a number of commercial and general management positions. He achieved vice president status at AHSC, becoming the youngest company officer elected in the history of this market-leading company.
John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. In 2015, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor an alumni can receive.