Kensington International Recruits President for Dohmen Life Science

May 13, 2016 – Executive search firm Kensington International has placed Joe Nolan as president of Dohmen Life Science Services (DLSS). Executive vice president Mary Jane Schermer led the search.

Mr. Nolan joins DLSS with more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently serving as chief commercial officer and senior vice president of Marathon Pharmaceuticals, a rare disease treatment company, and earlier as chief commercial officer at Lundbeck, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases.

Prior to his roles at Marathon and Lundbeck, Mr. Nolan’s global pharmaceutical expertise includes leadership positions at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories/Hospira, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough and Walgreens.

“The success we’ve seen is directly attributable to our commitment to assembling the very best talent,” said Cynthia LaConte, chief executive officer of Dohmen. “We’ve invested in industry experts from scores of great companies like Genzyme, Abbott and AstraZeneca. Joe’s leadership experience within rare disease not only brings incredible expertise to our clients, but his patient-centric perspective makes him an ideal cultural match to lead our next phase of growth.”


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Dohmen Life Science provides intelligent outsourcing to biopharma and medical device companies. With a broad suite of services, the organization has helped more than 600 companies connect more closely with their customers, growing their businesses in the process.

Kensington International provides executive search, leadership assessment, executive development, coaching and outplacement services throughout the U.S. Its practice areas include board director services; construction & infrastructure; consumer & retail; financial services; healthcare services; industrial manufacturing; and private equity.

Ms. Schermer recently recruited Scott Sasserson as chief operations officer of MedOptions, the nation’s largest outsourced provider of behavioral health services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Mr. Sasserson has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry and most recently served as EVP, COO of U.S. Renal Care, one of the largest kidney care companies in the U.S.

“The rise in healthcare consumerism, the growth of personalized medicine and the intersection of IT and healthcare have created an environment of change,” said Ms. Schermer. “One in which companies are in demand of forward-thinking leaders who bring a unique blend of experiences to meet the needs of this ever-evolving marketplace.”

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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