August 6, 2012 – Boyden has added Lori Christiansen as managing director in its San Francisco office. Ms. Christiansen will play a key role in recruitment of senior executive and functional leader roles in global companies as well as in early-stage private equity and venture-backed firms. She previously was biotech practice leader and vice president of the biopharma practice for two retained executive search firms specializing in the life science industry. "Lori's deep experience in the life science industry and impressive track record in executive search are great assets to our clients at all stages of their business cycles," said John Holland, managing partner of Boyden San Francisco. "She will play a key role in leveraging the crucial nexus between the life sciences, energy and technology sectors to shape our leadership services around common opportunities in the biotech and biofuel industries." Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries.