July 26, 2018 – LifeSci Partners, a life sciences-focused consultancy, has launched LifeSci Search, a global executive recruitment service. It will operate exclusively in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. It was founded “to address the broad deficiencies in the life sciences recruitment market largely centered around the specialization required for life sciences clients,” the firm said.
The service will have a global presence in New York, Boston, California, Chicago, London, Geneva and Tel-Aviv, ensuring a deep network of recruiting capabilities for clients.
LifeSci Search will be led by managing directors Matt Toner and Andy Cronin, both of whom have extensive global executive search expertise within the life sciences. “This expert knowledge, paired with a global candidate network, provides a resourceful service with the capability to build entire executive teams for LifeSci Search clients,” said LifeSci Partners. Additionally, LifeSci Search will leverage its Board Placement Initiative, which helps companies in the life sciences industry diversify and strengthen their company boards.
“LifeSci Search will utilize LifeSci’s unmatched domain expertise, deep client relationships and ‘client as partner’ approach to fulfill the recruitment needs of our clients,” said Andrew McDonald, founding partner at LifeSci Partners. “We recognize that recruiting talent is one of the most important activities of an emerging life science company and we are proud to make a contribution.”
“We are excited to have Matt and Andy lead the LifeSci Search team to provide strategic candidate identification, seamless process management, a vast life science network and valuable data analytics of the recruitment process and overall market,” said Mr. McDonald.
Life Sciences Veterans
Mr. Toner brings nearly a decade of recruitment experience to his new role, having worked with a broad client base, ranging from venture capital groups seeking C-suite candidates to emerging biotechnology companies experiencing rapid growth. He previously served as SVP of life sciences and head of R&D at GQR Global Markets, a global talent acquisition and advisory firm specializing in the procurement of rare talent to the world’s most challenging industry sectors. Before that, he was manager, life sciences and contract solutions at TEC Group International.
Mr. Cronin has over six years executive recruitment experience and has built teams within hedge funds, trading groups and tier-one investment banks. He also joins the company from GQR, where he served as senior recruitment consultant and head of systemic trading.
“Andy and I are thrilled to join the LifeSci Search team to address the unmet need in the life sciences recruitment space,” said Mr. Toner. “The resources, experience and relationships at LifeSci provide a unique and unmatched foundation for life sciences recruiting. We look forward to working within the entire LifeSci platform to ensure the highest level of service, eliminating the challenges of recruitment for clients.”
LifeSci Advisors is an investor relations consultancy in the life sciences industry, founded to provide companies with a multi-faceted approach to investor communications and outreach. With a global focus and reach, the firm provides the highest quality service for its clients through its deep sector specialization.
Offering Search Solutions
Over the past year, a number of other organizations have expanded their retained executive search services or added them to their respective offerings as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media Archives:
MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO.
Vancouver-based recruitment company Goldbeck Recruiting recently launched a retained executive search division. For almost 20 years, Goldbeck has been helping companies fill mid- to senior-level positions on a contingency recruitment basis, and has accepted clients on a retained executive search upon request.
U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has formed a new executive search subsidiary, Portman Partners, to focus on C-level leadership and senior executive roles within the datacenter industry worldwide. “This is a new chapter in the growth of the firm” said Peter Hannaford, founder of Datacenter People.
Partners in Human Resources International (Partners International), a New York City-based provider of career transition services, executive coaching and talent consulting, has formed an executive search practice. Peter Movesian has joined the firm as senior vice president of executive search and will lead the new division.
The Medicus Firm, which specializes in permanent placement of physicians has created a physician executive recruiting division. The firm has conducted physician executive level searches for several years on a smaller scale, which was largely driven by established clients within the firm’s private practice sector.
AMM Communications, a St. Louis-based public relations, communications skills training and marketing firm, launched an executive search division to help clients identify talent for management positions in sales, business development, marketing, finance, accounting and operations. Ed Mayuga will manage the new division while overseeing the talent acquisition process.
U.K.-headquartered recruiting company TeamJobs appointed search veteran Sally Bennett to head its new executive search division. Ms. Bennett, a former executive recruitment director with 13 years of industry experience, will spearhead the firm’s advance into executive recruitment, sourcing candidates from senior manager to board level.
Irvine, CA-based professional services firm GPG Advisers appointed Bernie Ocampo as a managing director and leader of its newly-established executive search platform. Mr. Ocampo has nearly 30 years’ experience in the real estate and alternative investment industries. He previously served as principal of ELEOS Group, a boutique executive search and consulting firm.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media