May 28, 2013 – Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has made two additions to its West Coast operations: to the San Francisco office Sofie Qiao has been named as executive director of the healthcare sector, and Max Zuckerman has been named as associate in the technology sector based in Palo Alto. Ms. Qiao joins the firm with over 15 years of experience in the life sciences industry. She previously co-founded LEAD Therapeutics, a U.S.-China small molecule drug discovery company in 2006, raised $17 million in venture financing, and set up operations in both the U.S. and China. Mr. Zuckerman most recently managed sales, marketing, and business development at Livefyre, a social media startup. With 41 offices and more than 300 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.