Ellen Travers

Partner, Biopharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare

Ellen Travers is a national leader in executive search services focused on Board and 

C-level assignments in our biopharmaceutical and consumer healthcare practices. In her most recent role as the leader of the Talent Acquisition team for Xontogeny, a life science accelerator, Ellen managed executive, C-Suite, and Board recruitment needs for the portfolio companies of the accelerator and Perceptive Advisors’ PXV Fund. Ellen has dedicated her career to life science and biotech recruitment, offering clients an expertise and depth of knowledge that is unparalleled.

Ellen served as Senior Vice President at a boutique healthcare search firm where she spearheaded the strategic development and recruitment of senior-level executives in a global biotech and pharma arena.  She also leverages her prior in-house talent acquisition experience from her leadership roles at Celgene, The Medicines Company, Sanofi (formerly Aventis) and McKinsey & Company.

Ellen earned her BA from Catholic University and master’s degree from Columbia University and serves as an active mentor for Women in Bio.

Believing in the gift of giving back to the community, Ellen honors her parents’ legacy through her yoga teaching to inmates and as an ESL teacher to immigrants in her local community.