January 9, 2023 – Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has 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.
Adam Slone, founder of Slone Partners, will continue to advise both companies and be actively involved in guiding Slone Partners Cybersecurity as a value-driven organization committed to its clients. Leslie 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.
“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 Slone. “We are fully prepared and excited to deliver on our mission of securing critical cybersecurity talent who build and protect amazing organizations.”
“We look upon this name change as an opportunity to extend our reach and enhance the impact that we can have in the cybersecurity market,” said Ms. Loveless. “The scarcity of cybersecurity talent is a serious challenge for companies in all sectors and health systems, and Slone Partners Cybersecurity is uniquely designed to address those needs.”
“The cyber threat landscape is changing rapidly, the risks are expanding, and organizations are having to revamp their operational infrastructures to keep up,” said Ms. Kochis. “That includes building robust and diverse cybersecurity teams that are trained and empowered to develop and implement the initiatives needed to manage those risks. As a company, we are sincere advocates of the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion to make great companies even greater, and that is baked into all of our cybersecurity recruiting strategies.”
The company’s new service line, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies by Slone Partners, is designed to help companies in all sectors negotiate the DEI landscape, develop smart and effective diversity recruiting strategies, and foster healthy inclusive cultures that will serve as magnets for diverse workers and candidates over the longer term.
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, Mr. Slone founded Slone Partners and he acted as the CEO of the company from 2000 to 2016 and 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.
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.
Ms. Kochis joined the firm in 2004, bringing over a decade of healthcare experience. Her past sales career with industry leaders such as VERSYSS, American Medical Laboratories and Quest Diagnostics covered a wide variety of healthcare segments, including information technology, medical records, and the diagnostic and laboratory testing industry. Prior to healthcare, Ms. Kochis recruited executive and management talent in the banking and finance sector.
Ms. Loveless has nearly 20 years of healthcare industry and executive search experience to Slone Partners. She joined the firm in 2007, became COO in 2014 and CEO in 2016. At Slone Partners, Ms. Loveless acts as the leader of the organization as well as the head of the executive search team. Her involvement with clients and candidates enables her to understand the key motivations of each. As CEO, Ms. Loveless’ focus extends to cultivating new business partnerships and expanding relationships with existing clients. Through her leadership, life sciences and biotechnology have emerged as the primary client base for Slone Partners.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media