January 18, 2023 – Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has expanded with the addition of Fred McCallum as vice president, client partnerships. “Fred McCallum is a talented and driven leader with a successful track record as an external recruiting business partner with global stakeholders,” said Leslie Loveless, CEO. “He has vast experience with candidate development and recruitment all the way up through the C-suite and board of director level and will be an integral part of new client development as we seek to expand our portfolio and our impact in the life sciences and healthcare markets.”
In his new role, Mr. McCallum will focus on developing and fostering client relationships with life sciences and healthcare companies to support new client development and search execution strategies for leaders and executives. He brings deep experience across all functional areas including research and clinical development, quality and regulatory, medical affairs, business development, and corporate and commercial functions.
Mr. McCallum was most recently chief sales officer at OnPoint Facility Services, a national facility management company, where he was a member of the founding executive team integral to the design and execution of the business model and strategy. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of Bench International, a life sciences and healthcare executive search firm, where he was a member of the executive leadership team tasked with driving expansion of the company’s brand on the East Coast. Earlier in his career, Mr. McCallum served as vice president of a boutique life sciences retained executive search firm, and began his search experience in the mid-90s with a firm focused on accounting and finance areas. His initial professional role was in accounting as an external auditor with Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers).
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.”
Slone Partners Names Chief Talent Officer
Slone Partners expanded with the addition of Alicia Montgomery as chief talent officer. “Alicia Montgomery is a true superstar in the recruiting world,” said Leslie Loveless, CEO of Slone Partners. “She has a passion for providing an exceptional client experience and for developing effective training and onboarding programs to help advance internal talent. We are delighted to welcome her to the Slone Partners leadership team.” As CTO, Ms. Montgomery is responsible for building out internal systems and programs to support onboarding and the ongoing training, development, and growth of the executive search team. She will also support executive and leadership recruiting engagements through direct interactions with clients to ensure an exceptional experience on every search assignment.
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.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media