Apotheker Search & Advisory Opens Doors

October 16, 2018 – An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year.

The latest: Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City.

Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s  primary fields of focus include but are not limited to biotech, diagnostics, medical device, pharmaceutical, and venture-capital / private equity funds.

“Suzana’s unique, unconventional style stands out dramatically from other executive search consultants I have worked with in the past,” said Dieter Weinand, president and CEO of Bayer Pharma AG at Bayer. “She is trustworthy, and absolutely tireless in her business transformation efforts. Suzie is constantly expanding her network through highly exclusive events and this is a huge benefit for anyone who partners with her.”

Ms. Farah Rahman specializes in connecting executive talent with companies within the industries of biotech, diagnostics, medical device, pharmaceutical and venture capital / private equity funds. Her recruitment expertise lies in executive search within life sciences such as CEOs, board of directors, chief medical offices and physicians.

Ms. Farah Rahman also offers highly sought-after client-specific advisory services. She has helped many companies navigate complex organizational challenges on their way to success.

Most recently, Ms. Farah Rahman was vice president of executive search at GQR Global Markets. She serves on the board for the American Cancer Society with lead responsibilities on the corporate engagement committee and assists the nominating committee in many capacities.

Open for Business

Over the past year new recruiting firms have put out shingles around the world in a wide range of industries. Here’s a look at a recent sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Former DHR International recruiters Tina Winner and Steven Oberhoffer have launched Winner Partners in St. Petersburg, FL. Ms. Winner has experience in the fields of human resources, information technology, finance, accounting, engineering, operations, sales and marketing and supply chain. 

City Executive Search has been launched in the U.K. by Mike Lee, Dale Williams and Duncan Powell. The firm provides executive search services to organizations in a range of sectors including financial services, information technology, fintech, human resources, sales and marketing.

FIND Executive Consulting recently opened its doors in New York City. The firm was launched by former Martens & Heads! search consultants Kate Benson, Theresa Fuchs-Santiago and Jennifer Puckett. FIND’s industry focus spans the worlds of fashion, beauty, retail, luxury and lifestyle.

Wealth management industry veteran Michael Brody, along with KDS Strategic Search, announced the establishment of Fiduciary Search Group (FSG), a recruiting, placement and search firm offering a new model designed to provide fiduciary representation for premier wealth managers, RIAs and small to mid-sized broker dealers. 

Flashlight Partners, an executive recruitment firm based in Carmel, IN, has opened for business. “I believe that one should live intentionally and not vicariously,” said founder and CEO Laura Latham in a recent interview. “For me, being intentional meant starting a company where values and relationships mattered more than business transactions.”

Former Credit Suisse banker and personnel consultant Christian Haas has opened Haas Associates in Zurich to focus on the asset management industry. Mr. Haas has more than 10 years of practical experience in the field of asset management. Previously he was active as, among other things, the head of business development institutional clients at Credit Suisse.

Simon Pollock has launched Simon Pollock & Co in London, specializing in senior level executive search in global media and entertainment. Mr. Pollack most recently served as head of the media & entertainment practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Before that, he was a partner at the SevenArts, a boutique search firm.

Veteran executive recruiter Jennifer Muller has launched Academic Career and Executive Search (ACES), a higher education search firm focused on high precision, flexible executive search services, career planning and candidate coaching. Ms. Muller has 20 years of experience in research and development for higher education and Fortune 500 companies.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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