Michael Kelly Associates Names Global Healthcare Practice Head

September 18, 2015 – Executive search firm Michael Kelly Associates has added Rosanne F. Ott as global head of its global healthcare practice. She will serve as a senior financial services healthcare specialist assisting healthcare clients in the selection, integration and development of senior leaders.

Ms. Ott has over 25 years of professional leadership experience in the fields of corporate healthcare, investment research, portfolio / fund management, and as a military officer. She was previously a founder of Highground Capital Management, LLC, providing advisory expertise to healthcare and financial services companies.

Having built, developed and led industry teams in sales and training development at both Johnson & Johnson and Sulzermedica, Ms. Ott has a strong operational background. Subsequent to her corporate healthcare work, she became a medical device research analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co. and, later, as a senior equity analyst at Lehman Brothers, responsible for orthopedic devices and life sciences. More recently she devoted the majority of her 15-year investment research and portfolio management career working at Fred Alger Management, a privately owned investment management firm. As an equity research analyst, she spent nearly a decade developing long-term views and near-term catalysts in the healthcare industry for investment purposes. Her work included detailed scrutiny across all healthcare sectors and individual security research. Later, she was promoted to SVP and for five years was portfolio manager of the Alger Health Sciences Fund.

Earlier, Ms. Ott served on active duty in the U.S. Army as an aviator. She commanded the crews of special mission Blackhawk helicopter teams in combat during Operation Desert Storm; she later rose to the rank of captain and served with distinction during a decade of active and reserve status.

“Given her experience as an Army officer with combat experience, Rose has a strong background in leadership,” said Michael Kelly, president. “As a former portfolio manager investing in healthcare companies across all market caps, public and private, Rosanne has a deep understanding of successful management teams and corporate governance within organizations. Her knowledge and experience will strongly benefit our clients.”

Founded in 1992, Michael Kelly Associates is a provider of executive search, corporate governance consulting and leadership services to leading corporations.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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