Slone Partners Appoints Chief Business Officer

February 22, 2023 – Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has expanded with the addition of Bridget K. Burke as chief business officer. This is a new position that reflects the firm’s commitment to long-term business planning and growth.

“Bridget Burke is a tremendously talented, driven, and accomplished business leader with a wide range of experience over more than 20 years in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors that she will draw upon as she joins our team,” said Leslie Loveless, CEO. “She possesses both the broader vision and the very practical on-the-ground set of skills that it will take to help elevate and expand Slone Partners’ business portfolio.”

Ms. Burke was most recently a principal at Acertitude, where she was in the firm’s private equity healthcare and life sciences practice group. In this role, she led execution on full life cycle national talent searches to identify C-suite professionals in private equity firms’ portfolio companies. Prior to that, Ms. Burke was principal at ZRG Partners. Before that, she served a four-year stint at The Angelitti Group, where she was the lead client manager to healthcare, educational institutions, and religious and community organizations, providing a range of philanthropic counsel including strategic planning, board management, development office assessments, and feasibility studies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Burke was a major gift officer at Drew University and director of parent programs at Brooks School, a college preparatory school in North Andover, Massachusetts. She also has legal experience, having founded her own law firm, and having served as a tax specialist.

In her role with Slone Partners, Ms. Burke will play an important part with the Slone Partners leadership team and will be responsible for leading, developing, and managing client development opportunities that result in active search engagements and client partnerships.

Related: Slone Partners Names Chief Talent Officer

Slone Partners is a nationally recognized senior-level recruitment provider that specializes in delivering executive, management, and leadership talent for the diagnostic, biopharmaceutical, healthcare information technology, and laboratory testing industries. The firm has offices in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Recently, Slone Partners was included among Hunt Scanlon Media’s “Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms.”

In 2000, Adam Slone founded Slone Partners and acted as CEO from 2000 to 2016. He remains chairman today. His industry knowledge and extensive contacts have enabled Slone Partners to place thousands of executives and industry professionals. Today, Mr. Slone remains engaged with Slone Partners, with a specific focus in strategy, finance, M&A advisement, and business development in Boston and California.

New Cybersecurity Services

Slone Partners recently launched Slone Partners Cybersecurity, a national talent recruitment firm that delivers diverse commercial, operational, and technical cybersecurity specialists and leaders for companies in all business verticals and health systems. The firm is a successor to Wolf Hill Group, which was founded as a joint venture with Slone Partners in 2019. Mr. Slone will continue to advise both companies and be actively involved in guiding Slone Partners Cybersecurity as a value-driven organization committed to its clients. Ms. Loveless will remain CEO of both firms, while Tara Kochis will remain president of both firms. “Slone Partners Cybersecurity will draw upon the expertise, experience, and networks that have positioned Slone Partners as one of the nation’s top executive recruiting firms in the life sciences and healthcare industries,” said Mr. Slone. “We are fully prepared and excited to deliver on our mission of securing critical cybersecurity talent who build and protect amazing organizations.”

The renamed firm has more than 75 years of combined recruiting experience among its founders and is well positioned to understand and meet the cybersecurity talent needs of high-performing organizations in a competitive market, said Slone Partners. While the firm will engage in searches for leadership positions including board members, CEOs, CISOs, and CTOs, it is also designed to support companies seeking specialists for their cybersecurity teams, including analysts, engineers, program managers, threat hunters, and security officers.

Related: Slone Partners Appoints Practice Leader for Healthcare

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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