December 10, 2014 – Global executive search firm Bench International has appointed Nicole Webber as executive director, and Stefanie Zechner, Ph.D., as senior director of recruitment. Ms. Webber is based out of the firm’s San Francisco office, contributing 17 years of recruitment experience and a vast network in one the world’s largest life science clusters. She formerly served as president and CEO of Prescience Consulting. Dr. Zechner operates from Basel, Switzerland, supporting clients across Europe with unique insights gained from previous clinical trial management experience. She was previously an HR business partner for T-Systems Schweiz and before that was head resource management/recruitment manager at CTC Clinical Trial Consulting AG. “By bringing in Nikki and Stefanie, we have dramatically grown our footprint in two of the most significant life science hubs,” said Denise (DeeDee) DeMan, chairman and CEO. “They both embody the value system that is very much a part of Bench International’s fabric, and will further distinguish our deep commitment to the life sciences – a passion shared by our entire team.” Bench International specializes exclusively in providing senior talent to the global life sciences sector.