October 6, 2016 – Horton International – North America, a principal partner of Horton International, has appointed Molly A. Robb as a managing director for its global life sciences practice. She will be based in the U.S. and be responsible for expanding the firm’s life science practice sectors, including: biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, medical diagnostics/tools and web-enabled healthcare technology.
Throughout her 20 years as an executive search professional, Ms. Robb has attained a track record leading executive level consultancy assignments for technical and commercial leadership positions within public and private organizations.
Ms. Robb joins Horton from Korn Ferry’s healthcare and life sciences private equity and venture-backed healthcare practice. There and previously, she completed numerous executive search assignments, including chief executive officers, chief medical officers, chief financial officers and other senior level operators within early pre-clinical, clinical-stage and commercial-stage life sciences portfolio companies.
“Molly is an industry expert with an unmatched dedication to her clients,” said Josh Hollander, president and CEO of Horton International – North America. “She understands the importance that leadership style, values and motivation play in ensuring the cultural fit needed for executives to have long term success in a new organization.”
Mr. Hollander assumed his CEO post earlier this year when he replaced managing partners Larry Brown and Bob Gilchrist, who both remain with the firm. Throughout his career, Mr. Hollander has helped organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to global leaders, achieve their senior leadership and talent solutions objectives. Most recently, he was vice president of sales and marketing for William Raveis Mortgage.
With offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Horton is a global senior level recruiting provider specializing in the management, consulting, finance, human resources, information technology, sales, marketing, manufacturing and engineering disciplines.
Just recently, Horton elected Andreas Wartenberg as its new chairman of the board. He replaced Robin Billen, who is a managing partner of Horton International in Australia. Mr. Wartenberg is a managing director of Hager Unternehmensberatung / Horton International in Germany and has been an executive search consultant for almost 25 years, recruiting for management positions in various industries and sectors. “We are extremely pleased that Andreas has accepted this post and his experience and commitment will help drive the global group forward and be key in assisting us to achieve our ambitious plans for the future,” said Ross Eades, Horton Group chief executive officer.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media