BarkerGilmore Assists Bio-Rad Laboratories with General Counsel Search

June 14, 2024 – Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has helped to recruit healthcare industry executive Courtney Enloe as the new executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Bio-Rad Laboratories. The search was led by John Gilmore, managing partner, Brittney McDonough, partner, and Katie Gilmore, managing director. “Courtney’s experience scaling and developing global teams and navigating geopolitical challenges for large, publicly traded manufacturing organizations proved valuable to Bio-Rad,” said Mr. Gilmore. “Her return to the Bay Area is a professional achievement and a personal homecoming. Courtney’s sound judgment and business savvy will help to perpetuate Bio-Rad’s 70+ years of success as an innovative, quality-driven leader in the life sciences industry.”

“Courtney’s extensive experience in global healthcare and manufacturing sectors, coupled with her strategic legal expertise and proven track record in highly matrixed global organizations, makes her an outstanding choice to lead Bio-Rad’s legal team,” said Ms. McDonough. “Her passion for Bio-Rad’s mission and her ability to navigate complex legal landscapes will be invaluable as she helps drive the company’s continued success and innovation. We are thrilled to have played a part in her placement.”

Ms. Enloe is a highly sophisticated legal professional with experience at two public medical supply organizations. Her role at Bio-Rad Laboratories marks her first position as general counsel. She has significant and broad experience providing legal and strategic business advice to large, multinational companies engaged in the provision of consumer and commercial goods and services in the healthcare, technology, industrial, manufacturing, and consumer products sectors with additional experience serving as the interim global head of government affairs. Most recently, Ms. Enloe served as deputy general counsel at 3M. In this role, she led the global litigation, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, environmental/health & safety, and labor and employment teams and served as a trusted advisor to executive management and the board of directors for a Fortune 100, $32 billion multinational conglomerate with over 90,000 employees and sales in more than 200 countries.

“This engagement has significantly enriched our pool of vetted and actively engaged general counsel candidates,” said BarkerGilmore. “As a result, we are well-positioned to make swift progress on similar searches within the sector.”

Bio-Rad is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of innovative products for life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. With a focus on quality and customer service for 70 years, the company’s products advance the discovery process and improve healthcare. Bio-Rad’s customers include universities and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and applied laboratories that include food safety and environmental quality.

Law & Compliance Veterans

BarkerGilmore is a boutique firm specializing in executive search and selection in law and compliance. With a network of advisors and recruiters spanning the U.S., BarkerGilmore consistently places talent at leading consumer, energy, financial, healthcare, industrial, and technology companies.

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Mr. Gilmore, co-founder and managing partner, has over 30 years of executive search experience. He has developed trusted relationships with general counsel and C-suite leaders across the country. With a profound institutional understanding of how in-house legal and compliance departments function most effectively, Mr. Gilmore has earned a reputation as one of the top executive search consultants for general counsel and chief compliance officer placements.

BarkerGilmore Assists Methodist Healthcare System in Finding New General Counsel

BarkerGilmore has assisted in the recruitment of Teresa Burroff as the new general counsel of Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, TX. “Teresa’s appointment as general counsel not only underscores her legal prowess but also exemplifies her unwavering commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards, resonating with her genuine dedication to the well-being of Methodist Healthcare System patients and the organization as a whole,” said Ms. McDonough. “In Teresa, Methodist Healthcare System gains a seasoned legal mind and a strategic partner adept at steering organizations through regulatory complexities,” said Ms. Gilmore. “Her track record for service to the community and advancement of health equity were especially appealing to the selection committee. We are thrilled to have played a role in securing her as a vital asset for Methodist’s future endeavors.”

Bob Barker is co-founder, managing partner, and chair of the industrial practice at BarkerGilmore. He brings over three decades of executive search and international business experience to his clients. Mr. Barker has successfully managed general counsel and chief compliance officer engagements for mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies, including consumer, energy, financial, healthcare and life sciences, industrial, non-profit, technology, and private equity industries. Clients rely on Mr. Barker for advice and counseling both during and after the engagement.

Ms. McDonough is partner and chair of the healthcare and life sciences practice at BarkerGilmore. She partners with executive leadership on a national platform and focuses on identifying and delivering top legal and compliance talent across a wide range of organizations, including service providers, insurers, senior living, health IT, medical devices, and pharmaceutical companies. Some of Ms. McDonough’s recent engagements include the general counsel for a growing research and development company, the corporate compliance officer of a health and nutrition organization, the general counsel of a public healthcare technology company, and the general counsel for a large healthcare system.

Ms. Gilmore has a background in talent acquisition and knowledge of the healthcare industry. Throughout her career, she has placed executives in key leadership positions, including general counsel, chief compliance officers, and their strategic reports. Her expertise lies in identifying and attracting executive talent across various disciplines, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, health systems, and healthcare services.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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