Chairman, Healthcare Services
Vice Chair, Office of the Chief Executive

Based in Chicago Thomas J. Giella is the Chairman of Korn Ferry’s Healthcare Services Practice the largest executive search healthcare services practice in the country.

Mr. Giella has been with Korn Ferry for 30 years and previously managed the Healthcare Services Practice for 15 years.

Mr. Giella has conducted over 900 senior-level assignments in the healthcare services industry working primarily for not-for-profit healthcare companies in the areas of integrated delivery systems, community teaching hospitals, health insurance companies, health/medical associations, academic health centers and other health services delivery companies.

Mr. Giella specializes in C-suite placements (specifically CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CHRO, and CIO assignments). Over his career at Korn Ferry, he has successfully completed 75 CEO assignments working closely with Boards of Directors and Search Committees.

Before his executive search career, Mr. Giella worked as a corporate bond analyst in New York for Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to this, he was a teacher and coach at Avon Old Farm School in Avon, Connecticut where he taught mathematics and history and coached football, wrestling and track. 

Mr. Giella is actively involved in Health Insights and the Scottsdale Institute.  He is also a board member of the Yale Football Association.

Mr. Giella holds a master's in business administration from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a bachelor's degree in American History from Yale University.