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TalentRISE CFO Laura Witter-Johnson Prism Healthcare
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TalentRISE Recruits CFO for Prism Healthcare Partners

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has placed Laura Witter-Johnson as chief financial officer of Prism Healthcare Partners. The assignment was led by J. James O’Malley, partner and executive search practice leader, and Beth Gordon, director for executive search. Prism was seeking a CFO who could help the organization with its strategy to continue profitable organic growth while looking at

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Witt/Kieffer Seeks Diversity Leaders for Central Michigan and Ohio Universities

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Hudson Global Posts 15.9 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter revenues of $16.2 million, up 15.9 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 35 percent. Meanwhile, Hudson America and Hudson Europe struggled, posting revenue decreases of 14 percent and two percent, respectively. The New York-based recruiting company posted

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Four Corners Group Names Technology Practice Leader

Toronto-headquartered executive recruiting firm Four Corners Group has expanded with the addition of Sup Das as leader of its technology practice. Mr. Das has 15 years of expertise as an IT professional, helping enterprises to reach their business, organizational, and technical potential through the acquisition of top talent. His philosophy has focused heavily on the cultivation of

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What to Really Consider When Hiring a Search Firm

Organizations justifiably take many criteria into account when considering partnering with an executive search firm. But which ones are the most important? A new report by Mitch Oakley, founder and CEO of search firm Charles Aris, lays out the questions to ask when selecting a recruiting firm for your next big assignment. Various studies have underscored

Ventura Partners Courtney Gruber chief retail officer drybar
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Ventura Partners Places Chief Retail Officer for drybar

Beverly Hills, CA-based executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has placed Courtney Gruber as the new chief retail officer for drybar, a blowout hair salon chain. Ventura founder and partner Julie Ford led the search. “Courtney is the consummate, ‘customer first’ executive and a dynamic, well-rounded leader with a proven track record of success,” said John Hefner,

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Herbert Mines Lands CEO for Art Van Furniture

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

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Ichor Leadership Search Finds CIO for the Department of Corrections

New Zealand-based executive recruiting firm Ichor Leadership Search has placed Alastair Turrell into the position of chief information officer at the Department of Corrections. Mr. Turrell was most recently director of the software division at Datacom, a strategic leadership role he held over a decade, contributing significantly to growth and expansion. Joining the IT services firm in 2002, he was initially appointed to lead the infrastructure division, with

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ProClinical Launches New Executive Search Service

Life sciences talent solutions provider ProClinical has launched a new executive search service dubbed ProClinical Executive. The company said that it “is aiming to redefine expectations of retained search by demonstrating a more targeted and streamlined process with a core emphasis on outcomes and delivery. The new executive brand has set out a vision of

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With Skilled Applicants in Short Supply, AI Emerges to Lure Passive Candidates

These are challenging days to find well-qualified talent for top roles. Beyond the well-documented, worldwide shortage of talent, unemployment is down. In fact, it hit a 19-year low of 3.9 percent in April, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate for college-degreed workers who are 25 or older was just

CohenTaylor Chris Coleman CEO Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
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CohenTaylor Places CEO at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis-headquartered CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman as the new president and chief executive officer of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. He will replace Susan Haigh, who is retiring after leading the non-profit for more than 13 years. The organization was seeking someone with a passion for affordable housing, along with a fluency and aptitude for

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Tapped by Generation Church to Find New Executive Pastor

Generation Church in Mesa, AZ, has retained executive recruiting firm Vanderbloemen Search Group to lead its hunt for a new executive pastor. The church is seeking candidates who can perform well in the role, whether their education came formally or through learning on the job. “The individual who never stops learning will especially be attractive,”

ZRG Partners Wendy Murphy Global HR Practice Group
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ZRG Partners Expands Global HR Practice Group

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded its global human resource officers’ practice with the addition of Wendy Murphy as managing director and global practice leader. She will also be engaged in ZRG’s healthcare practice, where she has deep experience in private equity healthcare searches. Joining Ms. Murphy are several key

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Signium Names Leader of Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice

Executive search consortium Signium has named Annelize van Rensburg as leader of its global consumer goods and services practice. She has 20 years of executive search experience and is one of the founding members of Talent Africa, which became Signium Africa last year. “Ms. van Rensburg is fulfilling a critical role as successful practice groups are a key part

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A New Way to Build Partnerships with Recruitment Firms

Qualified executive talent is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit. The recent drop of the unemployment rate to a 19-year low of 3.9 percent has impacted the availability of talent, and as a result businesses are realizing the benefits of building long-term relationships with recruiters. “Companies are more open than ever to hire retained search firms

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JDG Associates Seeks President for Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Rockville, MD-based search firm JDG Associates has been selected to find the next president of the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA). Lynn M. Schubert, the group’s current president, announced in December that she would be retiring at the end of this year. Paul Belford, principal at the recruitment firm, is spearheading the search. Ms.

Kirk Palmer Associates Molly Adams President Famous Footwear
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Kirk Palmer Associates Lands President for Famous Footwear

Retail-focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates has recruited former Walt Disney executive Molly Adams as the new president of Famous Footwear. The company considered both internal and external candidates. Rick Ausick, who became president in 2009, is retiring this year as part of a planned succession. He will remain actively involved in day-to-day operations during the transition. “Molly

SRiCheyenne hires Glenn Horine sports practice
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SRiCheyenne Expands North American Sports Recruiting Practice

SRiCheyenne has undergone a wave of growth since its creation last year with the merger of the Cheyenne Group and SRi. Recently, the firm brought aboard a new partner, Glenn Horine, to focus on developing the firm’s North American sports practice. Mr. Horine previously led his own sports & entertainment consulting practice, H & H Consulting, for the

Per Ardua Associates launches Pantheon Leadership Consulting
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Per Ardua Associates Launches Leadership Consulting Division

London-based financial services search firm Per Ardua Associates has added a new consulting business, Pantheon Leadership Consulting, joining a long and growing list of search firms moving into the leadership advice space. Jennifer Jones will be assisting the lead team at Per Ardua in putting together the new leadership consulting operation. Offerings will include coaching, mentoring,

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Talent Shortage Could Threaten Global Business Growth

By 2030, demand for skilled workers will outstrip supply, resulting in a global talent shortage of more than 85.2 million people, according to a newly released report by Korn Ferry. The study found that left to run its course, the shortage will result in nearly $8.5 trillion in unrealized revenue in the economies analyzed. The eye-opening figures are the

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University of Texas Taps College Sports Solutions for Head Track Coach

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been selected by the University of Texas to lead its search for a new head coach for its track team. The previous coach, Mario Sategna, was fired after five years on the job, with the school saying it wanted to go in a new direction. Jeff Schemmel, founder and

Long Wharf Theatre Arts Consulting Group Artistic Director
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Long Wharf Theatre Picks Arts Consulting Group to Find Artistic Director

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven has chosen Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to find its next artistic director. The previous leader, Gordon Edelstein, was fired in January after accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Josh Borenstein, the group’s managing director, has taken on the artistic director responsibilities in the interim. The search is expected to

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HR Veteran Joins hrQ

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, hrQ added HR veteran Jack Reynolds to its Dallas office as a principal consultant. Mr. Reynolds is said to be a results-driven global human resources executive and consultant with a broad portfolio of expertise in

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Amrop Adds New Member Firm in South Africa

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. Its newest member firm is Woodburn Mann in South Africa. Led by managing partner Andrew Woodburn, Woodburn Mann was established in 1982 in Johannesburg. It serves a range of clients across southern

Alexander Mann Solutions Acquired OMERS Private Equity $1.1 Billion
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Alexander Mann Solutions to be Acquired by OMERS Private Equity for $1.1 Billion

OMERS Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of Ontario-headquartered OMERS, has entered into an agreement with New Mountain Capital to acquire Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, for $1.1 billion. Alexander Mann Solutions has industry expertise in a number of sectors, specifically retail and financial services; investment banking and

Calibre One Scott Gutz CEO Monster
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Calibre One Recruits CEO for Monster

Executive search firm Calibre One has placed Scott Gutz as the new CEO of jobs website Monster. He replaces Mark Stoever, who left the company in 2017. Partner Diane McIntyre and principal Mark Frank led the assignment. “Monster is at a pivotal point in its digital transformation and we’re thrilled to have someone with Scott’s experience and

Sterling Martin Associates CEO National Association County City Health Officials
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Sterling Martin Associates Places CEO at National Association of County and City Health Officials

Following a national search conducted by Sterling Martin Associates, the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) selected Lori Tremmel Freeman to be its next chief executive officer. Prior to joining NACCHO, Ms. Freeman served for four years as CEO of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, where she

ZRG Consumer Products Practice Leader
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ZRG Names Consumer Products Practice Leader

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Giovanni Lamarca as a managing director and a consumer products sector leader within the firm’s growing consumer practice. “The addition of Giovanni strengthens our strategy and commitment to accelerate our ability to serve a wider range of

CPS Energy Taps Korn Ferry To Find Its Next CEO

CPS Energy has selected Korn Ferry to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Doyle Beneby is leaving the organization to join Chicago-based New Generation Power International. Paula Gold-Williams, currently its group EVP and chief financial officer, has assumed the interim CEO role as Korn Ferry conducts the search. “We have made great progress,

Talentsoft Receives Funding From Goldman Sachs

Talentsoft, a global, privately held leader for cloud-based talent management solutions, has completed a funding round of $27 million. The round was led exclusively by Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division. The company’s software application suite provides an end-to-end talent management solution, ranging from recruiting to learning, and from compensation to performance management. Talentsoft targets both mid-market and

Coleman Lew Heading Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Search

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte to lead its search for a chief executive officer. The CEO will report to the board of directors and lead the BBBS agency to ensure that the mission, strategy, values, and goals of the organization are achieved. Big Brothers

Conroy Ross Partners Expands Executive Search Practice

Executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners has named Terry Stein as vice president with the firm’s executive search practice. He has an extensive background in recruiting and talent management for organizations in the energy, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and property development industries. Prior to joining Conroy Ross, Mr. Stein was a partner in a boutique search

The Specialist Global Boutique: Challenges and Opportunities in Life Sciences

One of the hallmarks of outstanding companies is that they have a knack for being one step ahead of others in understanding where the market and the innovations that drive it are headed. Bianca Coulter has built a career out of staying ahead of that curve. After a successful 10-year stint with Korn Ferry in

Russell Reynolds Taps Outsider to Run L.L. Bean

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Stephen Smith as president and chief executive officer of Maine-headquartered L.L. Bean. He replaces Chris McCormick who has served as president and CEO since 2001 and is retiring in three months. He will be the fourth president in L.L. Bean history and the first outsider to lead the company. Mr. Smith

Allegis Partners to Recruit CHRO for The Children’s Place

Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has been retained by The Children’s Place to recruit a chief human resources officer (CHRO). The position is based in Secaucus, NJ, and will report to Jane Elfers, chief executive officer. Leading the search is Mike Bergen, managing partner & global practice leader, HR, and Cher Murphy, managing director, human resources. Demand for

Judith von Seldeneck Receives 2015 William Penn Award

Diversified Search founder and chairman Judith M. von Seldeneck has been honored as this year’s recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce William Penn Award. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a business executive in Greater Philadelphia. Awarded annually since 1949, recipients are chosen for their outstanding contributions toward the betterment of the region,

Executive Search Firms Continue Expansion to Latin America

Executive recruiting firm Proco Global Group has opened a new office in Mexico City and appointed Gabriela Bautista to lead the new location. She will reports to Girado Suarez, managing director of the firm’s New York office. The new office will cover recruitment in the automotive, aerospace, food & beverage and processing chemicals sectors. Ms. Bautista will be supported

Penna Plc Reports 20 Percent Net Revenue Spike

Penna Plc, a provider of executive search and interim management services across the public and private sectors, has announced significant increases in six-month revenue, its best half year performance since the Great Recession began. The firm’s interim unaudited financial results for the six months ended September 30 shows a 15 percent increase in gross revenue to £47 million and

DHR Lands CEO for Tampa Bay Partnership

DHR International has recruited Rick Homans as president and chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Partnership. The search was completed by David Smith, partner – economic development, and Tina Winner, a partner at DHR’s Jobplex. The Partnership conducted a nationwide search and interviewed candidates in Florida and throughout the U.S. Mr. Homans previously served as president

Spencer Stuart Recruits Barclays CEO

Spencer Stuart has recruited James Staley as chief executive officer of Barclays Plc. Executive chairman John McFarlane ousted CEO Antony Jenkins and had pledged to tackle a “cumbersome and bureaucratic” bank. Mr. Staley has nearly four decades of experience in banking and financial services. He worked for over 30 years at J.P. Morgan initially training as a commercial banker, and

Tatum Adds Integration Specialist In Houston

Tatum, a Randstad company and leading interim services and executive consulting firm, has added Eric Marin as a client service partner in the firm’s Houston office. He will be responsible for developing Tatum’s business in the Houston market with a specific focus on CFO and CIO services. “Throughout the course of his career, Eric has earned

Appointed Partners Launches to Serve Private Equity and Fortune 1000 Companies

Appointed Partners, a leadership advisory solutions firm, has been launched by Marci Nigro. The firm was created to connect private equity and Fortune 1000 companies with qualified board director and C-level leaders. The new plans to focus on board diversity, next generation leadership, and cross-functional board expertise. Ms. Nigro brings 25-plus years of experience in

Social Media Now No. 1 Global Platform for Finding Talent

Nearly two-thirds of companies (65 percent) found new hires through social media in the past year, according to a just-released Society for Human Resource Management survey entitled The Importance of Social Media for Recruiters and Job Seekers. The report was produced in collaboration with Ascendo Resources. Fifty-seven percent of organizations reported finding new employees through LinkedIn, 30

Life Sciences Specialist Expands to Pharmaceutical Capital

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has expanded into Switzerland with the appointments of Graham Johnson as executive vice president and Helene Johnson as executive assistant in its new Basel office. They join Toby Ernberg, who serves as EVP in Basel. The Swiss chemical industry operates largely from here. But the city also boasts a large pharmaceutical industry, hence its

ON Search Partners Recruits CFO for Tesla Motors

ON Search Partners has placed Jason Wheeler as chief financial officer of Tesla Motors. The search was led by partner Larry Ormsby. Mr. Wheeler previously served as vice president of finance at Google where he oversaw global financial operations for the company including FP&A, accounting, internal audit, treasury, tax and financial operations. He joined Google in 2002

Trilogy Search Taps Director for Pivot Learning Partners

Trilogy Search Non+Profit has recruited Michael Hopkins to serve on the board of directors of Pivot Learning Partners. He will support the work of Pivot and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner, led the assignment for Trilogy. Mr. Hopkins is the chief executive officer of Ice Energy, a provider of thermal energy

Dice Posts Four Percent Revenue Decline; Looks to Europe for Growth

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX) posted revenues of $65.1 million, a decrease of four percent from $67.6 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. This was due primarily to revenues from businesses acquired over the past year, which contributed $13.2 million of growth in the quarter. The company’s net income for the quarter totaled $6.5 million, or 12 cents

Boards Seek Diversity With Help of Executive Recruiters

Sixteen percent of new corporate board directors are 49 or younger according to the annual Korn Ferry Market Cap100 (KFMC100), a study of board practices at the largest U.S. companies by market capitalization. On boards as a whole, while just four percent are 49 or younger, youth nevertheless seems to be trumping long time experience. “The

Witt/Kieffer Taps President for Robert Morris University

Witt/Kieffer has placed Dr. Christopher B. Howard as the eighth president of Robert Morris University. Dr. Howard was previously president of Hampden-Sydney, a private college for men in Hampden-Sydney, Va., one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions. He was formerly vice president for leadership and strategic initiatives at the University of Oklahoma and has worked for General Electric’s Corporate Initiatives Group and

Heidrick Recruits Outsider As DuPont CEO

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Edward D. Breen as chairman and chief executive officer DuPont. This is the first time in 213 years the chemical maker will be led by someone who isn’t a Du Pont or has a long history at the company. Mr. Breen has served as interim chair and CEO of DuPont since October; he joined the company’s

Webber Kerr Associates Expands in Europe

Executive search firm Webber Kerr Associates has named Victoria Leonard as a senior consultant in its London office. She will help contribute to the firm’s growing engagements in Western Europe within the engineering and manufacturing sectors, in addition to helping with the firm’s overall strategic direction. Ms. Leonard has more than 18 years of recruitment experience, including 10 years

Executive Search Firms Continue Migration to South Africa

MRINetwork, a global executive search and recruitment organization, has launched offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg Fourways. Lynn Kleinsmith has been named president of MRINetwork Cape Town while Nina Axt will lead the offices as managing director in Johannesburg Fourways. With a background in talent acquisition and HR leadership, Ms. Kleinsmith previously served as head

Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 2008

The labor market bounced back in October as employers added 271,000 jobs and the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a flat five percent according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The unemployment rate stands at its lowest mark since April 2008. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg estimated 182,000 new jobs were created, according to

Diversified Search Recruits CIO for Aurora Health Care

Diversified Search has placed Preston T. Simons as chief information officer for Aurora Health Care. The search was led by managing director Tony Leng, practice leader for the firm’s chief information officer/IT practice and head of Diversified’s technology and private equity practices. Mr. Simons most recently served as vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Abbott

Caldwell Partners Appoints CEO & Board Practice Leader

Caldwell Partners has added Jay Millen as a managing partner, leader of the firm’s CEO & board practice and member of its industrial practice. Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, he joins Gerard Cameron, a partner in the firm’s financial services practice. Mr. Millen joins Caldwell Partners from DHR International, where he served as a vice chairman and

Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Signal Genetics

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has placed Dr. Richard Bender as chief medical officer at Signal Genetics, a commercial stage, molecular genetics diagnostic company located in Little Rock, AR. Dr. Bender has spent 25 years in clinical practice the majority spent serving as the medical director for oncology / hematology for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. In 2002 he

Search Firms Look To Latin America For Expansion

Talengo, a global leadership consulting and executive search firm, has opened a new office in Mexico and named Borja Díaz-Pache as director. This opening is part of the firm’s expansion plan in the markets where Talengo already operates, including Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Mr. Díaz-Pache has more than 15 years of experience in sales

Two Recruiting Specialists Take Strategic Approach to Identifying Top Talent in Asset Management

Derek Braddock and Bill Matthews are founding partners of BraddockMatthews, a leading search firm with offices in New York and Boston that specializes in recruiting top leaders for the asset management sector. The firm was selected earlier this year by Executive Search Review as one of the ‘Power 60’ – an exclusive ranking of leading search firms

Catalyst Advisors Places Chief Scientific Officer for Mirna Therapeutics

Search firm Catalyst Advisors has recruited Miguel Barbosa, Ph.D. as executive vice president and chief scientific officer of Mirna Therapeutics, Inc. Director Sara Hagar and partner Christos Richards led the assignment. Dr. Barbosa joins the company with 20 years of biopharmaceutical research discovery experience. For the past decade, he served in senior leadership roles at several Johnson & Johnson

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