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.


Solutions and Expertise

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.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Flex RPO
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical
  • Mobile
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Software
  • Venture Capital
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.

News Briefings

Hiring Top Talent In Unprecedented Times

What are the key value-drivers for operating executives when both exit values and resignation rates are at all-time highs? In a record-breaking year, there are heightened variables to consider: Exit values are through the roof, and human capital is rising as talent is increasingly empowered to dictate how and where they work. CEOs, especially those

The Bowdoin Group Adds Director of Marketing, Eight Other Hires

In its largest hiring spree in the more than 25-year history of the firm, The Bowdoin Group has added nine new hires, including a director of marketing, to its team. Lauren Kendall, the new director of marketing, joins the firm from T3 Advisors, where she was senior marketing director. The other additions include two senior consultants,

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

Press Releases

Growth Continues at The Bowdoin Group with New Director of Marketing and Strategic Hires

(Aug. 26, 2021) The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic build-outs for innovative companies, announced the next expansion of their growth efforts, including the strategic hiring of a new Director of Marketing, to scale marketing and branding. A total of nine new hires, including two Senior Consultants, a

The Bowdoin Group Continues Significant Growth With Hiring of Connie Mudge as Principal

(June 14, 2021) The Bowdoin Group, an award-winning executive search firm specializing in leadership search and strategic company build-outs, announces today the hiring of Connie Mudge as a Principal to the firm’s executive search practice. Mudge joins a strong team of executive search professionals and will focus on management of existing client relationships, support business development

Indico Adds Key Executives to Guide Exponential Growth

(May 10, 2021) Indico, a provider of intelligent process automation for the intake, understanding, and automation of document-based workflows, today announced new additions to the company’s executive leadership. Following the company’s Series B at the end of 2020, Indico has continued to add to its Fortune 500 customer roster as well as doubling headcount in

Health Scholars Announces Scott Johnson as New Chief Executive Officer

(June 17, 2021) We’re proud to announce the appointment of Scott Johnson as the new Chief Executive Officer. Scott will further accelerate our growth and solidify our market leadership in VR training and care delivery transformation. Scott has more than 20 years’ experience executing high-impact growth strategies and business transformations, with an impressive track record of


In the Media

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Executive Search Process Timeline: The Key Dates and Milestones
But Don’t I Have to Meet Them in Person? How to Hire Executives Remotely
5 Ways to Open More Doors for Underrepresented Talent in Executive Leadership
Post-Pandemic Physician Engagement: 4 Areas to Consider When Rethinking Your Sales Talent and Their Approach
Infographic: Hiring Medical Science Liaisons
How To Hire When Preparing For Commercialization
The Art of Building Leadership Teams: PE and VC Talent Partners Weigh In
How Smart Investors & CEOs are Hiring Executives During COVID-19
Behavioral Interviewing: The Achilles Heel of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Thinking About Hiring a COO? Here’s What You Need to Know
Heading Back to the Office: 5 Things I Learned from a Lawyer, a Doctor, and an HR Executive
5 Major Indicators Your Company May Be Ready to Hire a CPO—and What to Do About It
Ensure Your Video Interview is Flawless From Your Indefinite Home Office
How COVID-19 Has Affected Hiring in Digital Health
When You Can’t Meet In-Person: 4 Tips for Hiring via Video in an Era of Social Distancing
Weathering the Storm: How Competitive Firms are Prioritizing Hiring
Is the Person You Know the Best Person for the Job?
How Do Executive Search Firms Find Candidates?
Conventional Headhunting—Dead, Dead, Dead: Big Changes Ahead in Executive Search and What’s to Come


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The Future of Pharma Sales Post-Pandemic
The Convergence in Healthcare's Impact on Digital Health's Talent Market
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