Stephen J. Williams


Steve Williams is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Catalyst Advisors, Steve served as the president and chief business officer of a global life sciences recruiting firm.

Before his recruiting career, Steve held a range of roles at both pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including leading pre-clinical development of Cardiolite® and Neurolite® at DuPont and DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals. He also held leadership positions in line marketing, strategic product planning and business development.

He was a medical director in new product planning at Bristol-Myers Squibb and was a key member of the management team that executed a successful IPO at Progenitor, a biotechnology company.

Steve received his B.S. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Duke University.