June 4, 2013 – Sanford Rose Associates- San Diego has announced the acquisition of the life science firm’s San Francisco practice, Sanford Rose Associates – San Francisco, originally established in 1999. The company’s new name will be Sanford Rose Associates – Toft Group and will specialize in placing life sciences executives into personalized medicine, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic companies. Richard Carter, Ph.D., former owner of Sanford Rose Associates – San Francisco and CEO of SRA International (2005-2011), will remain an active search consultant and advisor to the Toft Group. “Our clients and candidates will receive the most benefit from merging our two successful life science executive search practices and our networks,” said Dr. Carter. “Bringing our networks together will provide our clients with what they need – the ability to find the highest quality candidates far more efficiently than with other firms in our industry.” Sanford Rose Associates – San Diego provides specialized in building management teams for personalized medicine, molecular diagnostic and oncology companies.