Michael Loiacano

Michael Loiacano Michael is a managing partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office, focusing on recruitment and advisory services at the board, chief executive and senior executive level in the healthcare services sector. He is a member of the Global Healthcare and Life Sciences and CEO and Board of Directors practices. He serves as managing partner of the Healthcare Services Practice in the Americas region.

A knowledgeable and trusted advisor to clients, Michael has extensive experience identifying and attracting the best-qualified professionals available across the healthcare and insurance disciplines in the U.S. and abroad. Clients include health plans, integrated health systems, community hospitals, academic health systems, multisite healthcare services companies, and specialty services companies, such as pharmacy benefit management and information technology. Michael has successfully completed a broad array of executive assignments with companies ranging in size from private equity backed to Fortune 100. Engagements include board, chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief marketing & sales officer, chief customer service & experience officer and chief human resources officer.

Michael has co-led Heidrick & Struggles’ Diversity & Inclusion Council and is an active member of the Global Consultant Promotion Committee and the Accelerating Women Executive Committee.

He served as a board member of Bernie’s Book Bank and currently serves on the board of The Leverage Network, an organization providing support to individuals and organizations committed to the promotion of African Americans in healthcare. He is also engaged with the Black Health Equity Agenda, a national coalition of African Americans who serve on the boards of healthcare organizations seeking to make a difference. In the community, Michael is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Merrimack College Leadership Council. He previously acted as a trustee of the Allendale Association.

Michael earned his MBA with concentrations in Human Resources and Management from Loyola University Chicago and his bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.