Michael J. Loiacano


Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Michael Loiacano is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office. He leads the Healthcare Services Practice and is a member of the Global Healthcare & Life Sciences and CEO & Board of Directors Practices.

A knowledgeable and trusted advisor to clients, Michael has extensive experience identifying and attracting the best-qualified professionals available across 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 information officer, chief marketing & sales officer, chief customer service & experience officer, and chief human resources officer.

Michael is co-leader of Heidrick & Struggles’ Diversity Council and previously served on multiple committees, including Ethics and Integrity and Enterprise Risk Management. He acts as an advisor to The Leverage Network, Inc., where the mission is to provide support to individuals and organizations committed to the promotion of African Americans in executive leadership, governance, and entrepreneurship healthcare roles. In the community, Michael serves as a trustee of the Allendale Association and is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Merrimack College Leadership Council, where he serves as an advisor and mentor.


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.