Erik Rocheford

Managing Director

Erik is a Managing Director at The Bowdoin Group. With over 16 years of experience in the life sciences, Erik has spent his career working with and for biopharma companies across different therapeutic areas. He currently heads executive and senior leadership searches in Life Sciences and Digital Health.

Prior to The Bowdoin Group, Erik focused on retained executive and board search at Perspective Group at a national level, serving therapeutic, medical device, and diagnostic companies. Erik also spent a number of years at Stratacuity where he started recruiting talent at several levels for early stage biotech companies and progressed to managing a team of client partners, ultimately leading business development activities for the firm. Before his career in search, Erik worked at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research as a pharmacologist targeting Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases; he then moved to Charles River Laboratories where he ran a discovery pharmacology team, performing early screening for BioPharma clients.

Erik received an M.S. in Health Sciences from Colorado State and a B.S. in Exercise Science from Colby-Sawyer College.  He lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and three children. In his free time you can find him at the beach or on the ski trails with his family as well as in The Atlantic Ocean as a happily addicted ye