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

Guiding the Search Process with a Timeline

An executive search process timeline keeps your recruiting efforts on track and on schedule. It outlines the major milestones you need to hit when searching for someone to fill a senior leadership position. Crucially, it also outlines approximately how long each step should take. “Following a timeline matters because the speed of the executive search

The Bowdoin Group Assists CodaMetrix in Recruitment of Chief Revenue Officer

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, Paul Manning, Jordan

6 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

Executive recruiters have all seen good leaders, some of whom even rise to the “great” level. What distinguishes an individual as a leader often is subjective; if you ask 10 people, you’ll get 10 different responses that reflect some combination of vision, character, and trust. One thing that’s certain, though: It’s not the title that makes

The Bowdoin Group Names Three New Partners

The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm specializing in C-level search and strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), announced that Paul Manning, Josh Gottlieb, and Lindsey Potvin were promoted to partners. The promotions occur during a critical time for the firm as it expands its executive search and client solutions services across health and technology markets.

Press Releases

The Bowdoin Group’s Rebrand Reflects Evolution of Health and Tech Markets

BOSTON, MA, May 17, 2022 – The Bowdoin Group, an Executive Search and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firm, is rebranding to reflect the evolution of the Health and Technology markets. Dramatic shifts have occurred in these industries over the last few years, altering the needs of businesses within these ecosystems. High-growth companies within the Health

The Bowdoin Group Promotes Three Executives to Leadership Roles

(March 9, 2022) The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm specializing in C-level search and strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) for the innovation economy, announced that Paul Manning, Josh Gottlieb, and Lindsey Potvin were promoted to partners. The promotions occur during a critical time for The Bowdoin Group as it expands its executive search and client

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


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Why We’re Rebranding: A Message from Our Three New Partners
Moving DE&I in Hiring Beyond the Rooney Rule Checkbox
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
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