Catalyst Advisors Names Partner

March 22, 2024 – Catalyst Advisors recently named Todd Hutchings as a new partner, expanding the firm’s presence on the West Coast. “The hire further strengthens Catalyst’s mission of connecting innovative companies with exceptional talent, drawing on Todd’s expertise recruiting across sectors including diagnostics, med tech, pharma/biotech and tools and instruments,” the search firm said. “We are thrilled to have Todd as a partner at Catalyst Advisors,” said John Archer, founder and partner of the firm. “His extensive experience and leadership in the industry make him the perfect person to continue to grow our West Coast presence as he works with companies in the U.S. and internationally.”

Prior to joining Catalyst, Mr. Hutchings was senior partner at Egon Zehnder in the San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles offices. During his 18-year tenure, he led the Palo Alto office and the Los Angeles office, and significantly contributed to the growth of its life sciences practice. Mr. Hutchings is recognized as a partner for boards and CEOs seeking management assessment and advice on succession planning.

Previously, Mr. Hutchings served as director of business planning and strategy for Roche Diagnostics, where he led big data analytics and directed market insights. His diverse career also includes consultancy positions at McKinsey & Company and the Monitor Group, as well as roles at GE in corporate business development and auditing. He previously served on the board of Exceptional Minds, an organization focused on training and employment for young adults on the autism spectrum.

“I am tremendously excited to be part of Catalyst Advisors and to expand the firm’s footprint on the West Coast,” said Mr. Hutchings. “I look forward to working with the leadership team as we continue to connect great companies with top-caliber talent.”

Catalyst Advisors is an international executive recruitment and assessment firm that connects leaders with innovative life sciences companies at all stages of growth. The firm is singularly focused on building transformational boardrooms and executive leadership teams for organizations making life-changing scientific contributions. Publicly held clients include Acceleron Pharma, AveXis, BioMarin, Gilead Sciences, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Ovid Therapeutics, Regeneron, and Shire, among others.

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Based in New York, NY, Mr. Archer is a partner at Catalyst Advisors. He has more than 25 years of experience as a leading healthcare recruitment consultant, providing executive talent solutions for innovative biopharmaceutical and medical technologies companies. Prior to founding Catalyst Advisors in 2008, Mr. Archer was a senior member of a global executive recruitment and assessment firm, where he served as an international sector leader and a member of the executive and operating committees.

Recent Addition

Last September, Catalyst Advisors added Jason Turner as a director working out of the firm’s London office. With a background in biotech and digital health, his addition to the team further bolstered Catalyst’s mission of connecting talent with companies committed to advancing patient care through cutting-edge therapies. Mr. Turner has more than a decade of experience serving and advising prestigious biotech, pharma, medtech, and digital health clients on building their executive leadership teams and boards.

How Healthcare Recruiters Help Find Top Senior Talent

As healthcare organizations continue to navigate today’s complex landscape, the need for effective leadership has never been greater. That’s where healthcare executive recruiters come in – they can help organizations find the best candidates for their specific needs, according to a report from Newland Associates. But how exactly do healthcare executive recruiters find the best candidates? The search firm explores some of the strategies they use to find top-level candidates who can navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry.

“Before starting the search, healthcare executive recruiters take the time to understand what are the unique needs of your organization which may include the organization’s culture, values, and goals, as well as the specific challenges and opportunities facing your organization,” the report said. “Recruiters use this to narrow down the pool of potential candidates to those who are most likely to succeed in the role.”

“Jason’s career trajectory in the biotech sector strengthens our capacity to address the evolving leadership needs of our clients,” said Mr. Archer. “We’re confident that his insights will play a key role in driving our mission forward.”

Arnaldo De Lisio, a partner at Catalyst based in London, added: “We’re very excited that Jason is joining Catalyst Advisors. His experience and skill sets align perfectly with Catalyst’s commitment to driving innovation in the industry.”

Related: As Investors Retreat, Healthcare/Life Sciences Sector Stays Resilient

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

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