David Fortier

Managing Director

With nearly 20 years of global, retained senior executive search experience, Dave’s practice is focused on recruiting inspiring and impactful leaders for global life science and healthcare companies to improve patients’ lives through disruptive and innovative science and technology. Dave’s clients include pre-revenue VC-backed start-ups to PE-owned growth-stage investments to multi-billion dollar industry leaders. Each is unique and trust Dave to attract C-suite executives and functional leadership that fit well culturally and produce results. Both clients and executive candidates appreciate his integrity, responsiveness, candor, and desire for successful outcomes with immediate and long-term benefit for all parties.

Prior to entering executive search, Dave began his career as a CPA in the Chicago office of Coopers & Lybrand (later Price Waterhouse Coopers) serving global clients.  He later joined a $2 Billion conglomerate where he progressed through a series of finance, operations, and commercial leadership roles, gaining experience on multiple assignments in the U.S., Asia, South America and Europe.