About Us

Catalyst Advisors LP is an international executive recruitment and assessment firm that connects visionary leaders with innovative life sciences companies at all stages of growth. They are singularly focused on building transformational boardrooms and executive leadership teams for organizations making life-changing scientific contributions.

Their global team is a mix of seasoned recruiters and life sciences industry experts who work collaboratively with organizations in pursuit of solving the world’s most pressing unmet medical needs. With a deep belief in the power of science to change lives, they are collectively informed by their vast and carefully curated network to deliver impactful talent solutions.

Catalyst Advisors is Different

  • Insightful Engagement: They leverage their unique connections and experience in life sciences to meet their clients’ complex business needs and deliver impactful leadership recruitments.
  • Authentic Collaboration: The cornerstone of their success is the respect for the collective wisdom their team brings to every assignment.
  • Purposeful Impact: They are committed in heart and mind to partnering with the world’s most innovative organizations dedicated to making breakthrough treatments a reality.

They are advisors in the truest sense of the word. Underpinning their high success rate is a rigorous approach that starts with an understanding of their clients’ cultures, missions and objectives so they can holistically assess their needs and provide the best results. Their team structure is designed to foster collaboration, not competition, so that their clients benefit from greater efficiencies and shared institutional knowledge.

Achievements

Solutions And Expertise

Catalyst Advisors is an international executive recruitment and advisory firm that is singularly focused on bringing visionary leaders to transformative life sciences companies. They seek meaningful partnerships, and their high success rate is underpinned by a white-glove approach to connecting companies with high-caliber leaders who will drive tomorrow’s scientific innovations. Their recruitment assignments include board members, C-Suite executives, senior management and scientific executives across all functions and disciplines.

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Executive Recruitment
  • Succession Planning
Industries
Functions

News Briefings

Selecting the Right Candidate Begins with Emotional Connection

The recruiting market today is highly competitive and experienced senior leaders are in high demand across every industry. This is particularly the case with the biopharma industry, where companies invest enormous amounts of time and money into the recruitment process. For these businesses, critical executive hires are needed to accelerate pipelines and commercialization of critical

Bridging Social Distancing to Make Key Hires 

Senior executives and business leaders are navigating through contingency plans, employee safety measures and remote work set-ups all while making key recruitments without face-to-face interviews. A new report from Catalyst Advisors’ Amy Bottoms and Borjana Fermaud says that this is all far from what we previously considered ideal. Yet, the current environment brings an important question to the

Catalyst Advisors Opens Office in Cambridge, Names Partner

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences. Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human resources.

Catalyst Advisors Adds New Partner
Catalyst Advisors Adds Partner Arnaldo De Lisio London

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences.  Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human

Press Releases

Catalyst Advisors LP Promotes Borjana Fermaud to Principal

(Jan. 13, 2021) Catalyst Advisors LP, an international executive recruitment and assessment firm singularly focused on life sciences, today announced the promotion of Borjana Fermaud from Director to Principal. “Since joining us two years ago, Borjana has leveraged the professional services skills she developed at GLG Institute to become a highly valued and sought-after advisor

Catalyst Advisors LP Announces New Hire Kelsey Hallman

(Feb. 9, 2021) Catalyst Advisors LP, an international executive recruitment and assessment firm focused on life sciences, announces new Associate Director, Kelsey Hallman. Ms. Hallman joins the Catalyst Advisors team in delivering targeted talent solutions to support clients’ executive leadership and board needs. “Kelsey will be an integral contributor to our on-going and future client

Catalyst Advisors Announces Gilbert Forest as Partner, and New Office in Cambridge, MA

NEW YORK, NY, Nov 13, 2018 – Catalyst Advisors, L.P., a global life sciences executive recruiting firm, announced that Gilbert Forest has joined the firm as a partner. Gilbert brings over 20 years of experience in the talent strategy and recruiting space. For much of that time, he was a partner with a global executive search firm

Arnaldo De Lisio Joins Catalyst Advisors as Partner, Expanding the Firm’s European Presence

LONDON, October 9, 2017 – Catalyst Advisors, L.P., a global executive recruitment firm focusing on board, C-level and other senior engagements for high-growth life sciences companies, today announced that Arnaldo De Lisio has joined as a Partner. He will be based in London along with Simon Bartholomew, who opened that office in 2014. “Arnaldo is a