Founded in 1994, The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning retained executive search firm that specializes in C-suite and strategic roles, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, and major team expansions for a wide range of companies, from Venture- and Private Equity-backed firms building out their executive team to organizations sourcing talent for rapid market expansion.

With deep expertise in Life Sciences, Digital Health, Software & Technology, and FinTech, The Bowdoin Group is a national leader with the ability to source talent and service companies across the U.S. and beyond. The company’s service reputation has earned it a ranking in the top 2% of the recruiting industry for client satisfaction year after year, and most recently won Best of Staffing 2020 Diamond Awards for both Client and Talent based on our NPS of 95 (compared to the staffing industry average of 24). The Bowdoin Group is also active in supporting the broader ecosystem as well as several non-profit causes, including Life Science Cares, NEVCA, Hack Diversity, and FinTech Sandbox.

At The Bowdoin Group, we take the service part as seriously as the search itself. Going beyond just filling a position, we provide strategic advisement and expertise to zero in on how we can make you more successful. Customized, personalized service, along with an enviable record of finding the best talent (that stays) keeps our clients coming back for additional searches. Your requirements, goals, and industry are unique. You need to trust that your search partner is an extension of your team – finding the optimal fit based on skills, experience, diversity and culture. Our practice leaders have deep expertise in executive and leadership search, as well as the nuances for the industries they each serve. Above all, the personal attention and our partnership model have been ingrained into our culture from day one.


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Our clients are redefining, challenging, changing, and embracing the future at a rapid pace – and we’re right there with them. Let us help you along your journey – let’s build the future together.

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  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
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  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
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  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
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  • Cybersecurity
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  • Private Equity
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News Briefings

The Bowdoin Group Places Chief Growth Officer at SchoolCare  

The Bowdoin Group has placed Kevin McDonald as chief growth officer at SchoolCare, a provider of student health records software in K-12 schools. Partner Sean Walker led the search along with managing director Katelyn Marini. “It was a pleasure working with Kevin and the SchoolCare team throughout this search,” said Mr. Walker. “Kevin is a passionate, successful

5 Ways to Open Doors for Underrepresented Talent in Executive Leadership

Truth be told, executive recruiters have a disproportionate amount of influence in the process of hiring executive candidates. Unfortunately, that means talent from underrepresented backgrounds can be overlooked in the hiring process if the search firm doesn’t partner with clients to create a clear diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) placement strategy, according to a new

6 Critical Factors for Selecting the Right Executive Search Firm 

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that leadership matters. Whether you are bolstering your C-suite to support continued success and growth or seeking executives to help redefine your strategy in the face of change, you need an executive search firm that can connect you with leading-edge talent. A new report from The Bowdoin Group and

The Bowdoin Group Recruits CFO and Board Member for Genome Medical  

The Bowdoin Group has placed two key leaders for Genome Medical in South San Francisco, CA. Russell Glass, CEO of on-demand mental health company Ginger, becomes an independent director for the company, and Brandon Poe, who comes to the business from Illumina, was named CFO. Genome Medical is accelerating the availability, efficiency, and effectiveness of

Press Releases

RecoveryOne Hires Bill Meehan as Executive Vice President of Enterprise Sales

(April 13, 2020)  RecoveryOne, a leading innovator in evidence-based solutions that personalize and improve the path to recovery from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, today announced that Bill Meehan has been hired as the company’s executive vice president of enterprise sales. With nearly 25 years of sales leadership experience in health insurance, healthcare innovation, and Medicare delivery, Meehan brings

Using Remote Work as an Opportunity to Build Stronger, More Connected Teams

(April 10, 2020) MassChallenge FinTech wrapped up last month with our annual FinTech ReFuel event, where all 34 startups and 21 corporate partners gathered (virtually) to share best practices and key learnings on successful enterprise-startup partnerships. The cohort also participated in our enterprise-readiness programming, designed to provide guidance to startups as they scale. This year’s

Jim Urquhart, Managing Director, FinTech Selected for MassChallenge FinTech ReFuel Panel

(March 25, 2020) The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm based in the Greater Boston Area, is pleased to support this year’s fully remote MassChallenge FinTech ReFuel conference. We are thrilled to share that our own Jim Urquhart, Managing Director, FinTech, will be speaking in an afternoon session called “Building Teams and Culture” during this virtual summit. Please

The Bowdoin Group Wins ClearlyRated’s 2020 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards

WALTHAM, Mass., – February 4, 2020 – The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic team expansions for growth-stage companies, announced today that they have again won both Best of Staffing Client and Talent Diamond Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates for at least five consecutive years. ClearlyRated’s


In the Media

People: Bowdoin Group
Executive search firm The Bowdoin Group promoted Scott Aldsworth to president. Aldsworth had joined the firm in 2016 as chief revenue officer. In addition, Katelyn Marini was promoted to managing director.
The Bowdoin Group was ranked #186 in a recent Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms


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