December 13, 2011 – Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has added Patrice W.L. Young to its global life sciences and healthcare practices as a partner based in the firm's Boston office. She will also collaborate with the firm's private equity team. Ms. Young focuses on domestic and international searches for senior executive and managerial roles within the biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical industries. She is responsible for managing engagements for C-suite and senior executive roles within those industries, as well as leadership positions. Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Ms. Young focused on the recruitment of senior operating executives to major healthcare companies and to financial sponsor-backed healthcare companies for Korn/Ferry International. She held similar roles at Sextant Search Partners and at J. Robert Scott, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity Investments. "Pat has exceptional insights on the leadership challenges that companies within the ever-evolving, consolidating healthcare and life sciences markets must contend, and a stellar track record of identifying compelling candidates with the right mix of business savvy, financial acumen, and science knowledge to creatively address them," said Steve Potter, managing partner for Odgers Berndtson's U.S. operations.