Toft Group Executive Search


Changing the Future of Medicine – One Relationship at a Time

Toft Group Executive Search is a retained global executive search firm that is 100% dedicated to Life Sciences, including biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare high-tech and diagnostic companies.

Our mission is “Changing the Future of Medicine, One Relationship at a Time” by placing talented executives into companies that are developing novel approaches to improve healthcare.

We’re passionate about developing executive teams because we believe innovation and healthcare advancements are only made possible through effective leadership. We take pride in the fact that our work helps our clients accelerate getting novel products to market.

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Given the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the healthcare industry is hardly alone in facing technology-related issues. But these take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders, especially those with vision and transformational skills, to sort through such complex challenges,

Toft Group Lands CEO for Neurotrope

Executive search firm Toft Group Executive Search has recruited Charles S. Ryan as a board member and CEO at NY-headquartered clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Neurotrope. He assumes his new role in two weeks. Mark Soufleris, Toft Group’s pharmaceutical practice leader, led the search along with vice president Raul Lamas. “We are proud to have placed Dr. Ryan as Neurotrope’s next

Toft Group Expands Leadership Team

Executive search firm Toft Group Executive Search has added Lucy Lu to its leadership team as senior vice president. She will support Toft Group’s entrepreneurial client base in northern California. Ms. Lu previously served as chief commercial officer for iNDx Lifecare Inc., a point-of-care diagnostic startup, and SVP of corporate and business development at Crescendo Bioscience. She previously

Toft Group Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Rosetta Genomics

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mark R. Willig as chief commercial officer of Rosetta Genomics Ltd. In this newly created position, Mr. Willig will be responsible for sales, marketing and market access for Rosetta Genomics’ entire portfolio of high-value diagnostic assays. Throughout his career Mr. Willig has developed and executed global commercial and business

What Makes A Good CEO?

The average U.S. CEO approval rating stands at 67 percent, according to a new statistical analysis of CEO approval ratings by Glassdoor, which measured CEO quality according to employees. The Glassdoor Economic Research reveals a number of factors that ultimately drive employee perception of CEOs, some of them quite surprising. The study, ‘What Makes a Great CEO?‘ looks


Toft Group Appoints Ronald Giannotti as Chief Operating Officer

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 21, 2018 — Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, today announced Ronald Giannotti has been appointed as Toft Group’s chief operating officer. Mr. Giannotti has more than 35 years of healthcare sales, marketing and executive leadership experience, with a particular focus on medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices. He will

Toft Group Completes CEO Search for Neurotrope, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRP)

SAN DIEGO, CA, December 18, 2017 –  Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Charles S. Ryan, JD, PhD as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Neurotrope, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRP) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in New York, NY. Dr. Ryan becomes a Director of the Company effective immediately and will assume his responsibilities as CEO

Robin Toft, CEO and Founder of Toft Group, Named 2017 Business Woman of the Year by San Diego Business Journal

SAN DIEGO, CA, November 27, 2017 — Executive search firm Toft Group today announced that its CEO, president and founder, Robin Toft, has been selected as a 2017 Business Woman of the Year in the small business category by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ).The annual Business Women of the Year program recognizes women business leaders who are making a difference in their

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agendia in Irvine, CA

SAN DIEGO, CA, January 16, 2017 — Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Christopher Barbazette as North American Commercial Leader at Agendia in Irvine, CA. Most recently, Mr. Barbazette served as Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Operations at Affymetrix in Santa Clara, CA. He earned a Bachelor degree in International Business – Finance from University

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Ionetix Corporation

SAN DIEGO, CA, January 3, 2017 — Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. José Zayas as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Ionetix Corporation in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Zayas most recently served as Director of Quality Assurance at Trelyst in Carpinteria, CA. About Ionetix Corporation Ionetix Corporation is engaged in the development,