Arnaldo De Lisio Joins Catalyst Advisors as Partner, Expanding the Firm’s European Presence

LONDON, October 9, 2017 Catalyst Advisors, L.P., a global executive recruitment firm focusing on board, C-level and other senior engagements for high-growth life sciences companies, today announced that Arnaldo De Lisio has joined as a Partner. He will be based in London along with Simon Bartholomew, who opened that office in 2014.

“Arnaldo is a respected counselor to the boards and CEOs of European life sciences enterprises, and we are very pleased to have him as part of Catalyst Advisors,” said John Archer, who founded the firm in 2008. “Having firmly established our position in the North American market, we are now making a concerted effort to expand our global footprint. Adding Arnaldo’s market knowledge, networks and experience is the first step in that strategy.”

Mr. De Lisio joins Catalyst Advisors from Coulter Partners, where he was a Managing Partner. During his 12 years there, he conducted board, CEO and other C-level recruitment engagements for biopharma, traditional pharma, med tech and venture capital firms in both Europe and North America. He has deep experience working with clients in highly innovative areas of medicine, including immuno-oncology, oncology and rare diseases. As a Managing Partner, he was part of the executive team that developed the firm’s strategy and led its growth.

“Boards and investors know that top-tier leadership teams are essential in today’s complex and fast-moving life sciences market,” Mr. De Lisio said. “Catalyst Advisors has become a go-to resource for leadership at a time when the competition for talent is relentless, and I’m excited to be a part of the team.”

Prior to joining Coulter Partners in 2005, Mr. De Lisio was a start-up entrepreneur in Italy and a management consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners in Germany, where he advised biopharma and pharmaceutical companies on pricing and reimbursement strategies. Mr. De Lisio holds a Global Executive M.B.A. from the Hult International Business School and Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration from the University of Molise in Italy. He is fluent in English, Italian and German.

About Catalyst Advisors

Catalyst Advisors is a premier executive search firm devoted to finding transformative board directors, chief executive officers and senior executives for innovative biopharma companies ranging from established global enterprises to start-ups backed by leading venture funds. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in London and Los Angeles.

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