Dave Melville

CEO & Founder

Dave founded The Bowdoin Group over 25 years ago in a small, windowless office, and currently serves as CEO of the firm. Dave’s focus is on providing superior service through a strategic business approach, exceptional industry expertise, and an obsessive pursuit of excellence. With over 30 years of search experience, Dave leads Bowdoin’s strategic planning initiatives and is involved as a key resource for the firm’s growing client base.

Dave’s passion for BioPharma and Healthcare stems from his work and personal experiences, seeing firsthand what innovations in BioTech can provide. His expertise includes executive and strategic searches within the Clinical/Scientific, Medical Affairs, Commercial roles, and Finance & GA fields, in addition to large-scale commercial team expansions and build-outs for pre-clinical trial BioPharma companies.

Dave’s commitment to helping people who are underserved in the local community can be seen through his involvement with several nonprofits, where he sits on the Boards of Directors for both Hack. Diversity and Life Science Cares, along with the Board of Trustees for the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation. He previously served on the Board of Trustees for Nativity Preparatory School Boston.

Prior to founding Bowdoin, Dave worked for Procter & Gamble and also held various roles in the staffing industry. Dave holds a B.A. in Government from Bowdoin College.

Outside the office, you’ll find Dave running on the roads of Dover, MA, where he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.

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