Based in Washington, DC, Philip “Flip” Jaeger is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Healthcare and Education & Social Impact practices. He has deep experience building the leadership teams of healthcare organizations—especially academic medical centers and national professional organizations. Flip’s work is informed by a broad view of healthcare enterprise growth, and the leadership required to enable organizations to innovate and thrive.

He has developed a reputation for being highly engaged with clients throughout the search process; this emerges vividly in working with boards to develop a shared understanding of ideal candidate profiles, and in the subsequent partnership, to narrow the pool and close with an exceptional leader. Values of inclusion, diversity, and equity are central to Flip and, with each client, he approaches them thoughtfully and actively.

Long-term leadership in academic healthcare recruiting

  • Flip’s expertise in academic healthcare and understanding of the interconnection between the multiple missions in biological research, clinical care and education enable him to add real insight to clients defining their leadership needs. His networks and experience assessing candidates position clients to recruit transformative leaders.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Flip was a partner at a boutique executive recruiting firm for eighteen years. He co-led their healthcare group and served as a member of their executive committee.
  • Early in his career, he served as an associate dean of admissions for Hamilton College and was an associate at leadership development firm Cambria Consulting.

Flip has a B.A. from Hamilton College and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. He is an ardent advocate for diabetes research and has served on the JDRF Capital Region board. He’s also been on the alumni board of the American School in London, where he attended high school.

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