May 17, 2018 – 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 identifying leaders that will help clients in the life science sector tackle unmet medical need worldwide.”
The new search service will complement ProClinical’s global contingent permanent and contract recruitment offerings and will be led by an experienced search team, including one of the group founders, Richard Thomas, and managing partner David Bowers, with initial teams in London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai. The team will support clients with senior appointments exclusively within the life sciences sector.
“We live in a world of access and increased technological capability, but it is our clients’ belief that traditional executive search practice has often fallen behind and become stuffy and far too slow,” said Mr. Bowers. “ProClinical Executive is the antithesis of a mainstream executive search firm, born out of a dissatisfaction with the status quo.”
ProClinical Executive is not a generalist executive search firm that affords solutions to life science companies, said Mr. Bowers. “We are built on a foundation and track record of over 12 years’ success in global life sciences recruitment and can draw upon the group’s deep technical understanding, global infrastructure and world class technology systems to support our clients biggest challenge: finding game-changing executive talent,” he said.
While developing the new business unit, ProClinical Executive has already delivered on a range of projects across many global locations. These projects include regional director, vice president and C-Level appointments at multiple global biotech companies.
Offering Search Solutions
Over the past year, a number of other organizations have expanded into executive search as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media Archives:
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.
U.K. recruitment solutions provider Acorn strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors and executive & non-executive board members.
i4cp, a network of HR and business professionals, added Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division. Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who has a deep understanding of the nuances of organizational culture.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media