March 1, 2021 – Boyden has named Gilbert J. Carrara as a managing partner and Americas leader for the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. “We are delighted that Gil will further strengthen our services to clients in the United States and collaborate with exceptional sector colleagues around the world,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “His professional medical background, search experience and business acumen are invaluable to our clients.” With more than 30 years’ experience, Dr. Carrara’s search career covers board and C-level officers, R&D, regulatory and pharma-economics leaders, as well as clinical and therapeutic experts in oncology, CNS, cardiology, GI, and other specialist areas. His extensive business expertise includes leadership development, strategic planning, pharmaceutical pricing, health economics, outcomes research, contracts and negotiation, revenue generation and growth.
Dr. Carrara joins Boyden from Battalia Winston, where he served as a partner. Before that, he was managing director, North American healthcare practice at Nicholson International. Dr. Carrara was medical director at an international pharmaceutical company before pursuing a career in executive search and leadership consulting. He received his MD from Ross University School of Medicine, and has a bachelor’s degree from Drew University, and holds high level affiliation with a number of civic healthcare organizations. “I am fortunate in spending my career with medical and scientific peers, which gives me insight into commercial imperatives and clinical developments on the horizon,” said Dr. Carrara. “As a physician, the perspectives I share at Boyden are based on both the needs of our industry and its patients”.
Boyden, headquartered in Purchase, NY, is a leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. It continues to expand and add talent across several global regions.
Here are some related Boyden news items from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Boyden opened a new office in Edmonton, Alberta, led by new partner Lindsay Osmond. “Serving our many clients in Northern Alberta has always been a priority to us at Boyden,” said Robert Travis, managing partner, Boyden United States and Canada. “We are thrilled that Lindsay will lead the office, bringing her exceptional drive and business leadership to clients and colleagues throughout Canada and worldwide.”
Boyden is expanding into Greece and Cyprus, hiring Anny S. Chatzikonstantinou to lead the firm’s new location. “We know these are challenging times for people in Greece and Cyprus and Boyden does not shy away from countries experiencing adversity,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “Greece has attracted significant foreign investment in recent years. The full array of Boyden’s global capabilities is at Anny’s disposal to help her clients maintain momentum in a complex environment.”
Boyden appointed Dina Akimova as managing partner and leader of the firm’s fully integrated brand, Boyden Russia. A distinguished expert in C-level executive search, Ms. Akimova first worked with Boyden in 2016, and returns to lead the business with a team of seven, including a number of former Boyden colleagues. Fluent in Russian, English and Italian, she offers broad industry experience, with particular expertise in industry and financial services. Ms. Akimova began her search career in 2005 and also gained prior recruiting experience with Ward Howell.
Boyden added Liesl Forve, who will serve as a partner and attend to clients throughout California. Boyden has seen strong growth in the U.S., particularly on the West Coast. The firm has doubled the number of partners there in the last six months. Joining Boyden’s global industrial, social impact and human resources practices, Ms. Forve has a strong track record in enabling clients to acquire C-suite and senior-level executives. She covers finance, human resources, marketing, sales and operations leaders.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media