April 8, 2014 – Executive recruiters Slone Partners has added four new specialist members to its advisory board as the firm looks at shifts in healthcare that could impact finding leadership talent for its client portfolio. Dr. Vijay Aggarwal, Ph.D. is a managing partner of The Channel Group. He has over 30 years of experience in both pharmaceutical services and clinical diagnostics, providing strategic advisory services to companies with operations or investments in the clinical diagnostics, molecular diagnostic and anatomic pathology sectors. David Nichols is the founder of The Nichols Management Group. He has been fundamental in identifying, negotiating and closing 12 acquisitions worth over $800 million and launching five start-ups worth $675 million. Bijan Salehizadeh, MD is a co-founder and managing director at NaviMed Capital. Before founding an investment firm focused on growth capital healthcare investments, he spent nearly a decade as an investment professional at Highland Capital Partners. Elizabeth Hutt is the CEO of NuGEN Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the development and supply of genomic sample preparation products. “Our client portfolio is composed of several categories of companies, all of which have very specific needs. By bringing the expertise of our board of advisors to the next level, and adding a broad scope of competencies, we benefit from specialized insights to deliver better results for every aspect of the business, no matter what the need,” said Tara Kochis, president. Slone Partners is a national recruitment firm that specializes in delivering top executive, management and leadership talent for the diagnostics, laboratory testing and life sciences industries.