April 23, 2019 – Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office.
In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in Charlotte, NC. The Raleigh office team of search consultants provides a broad spectrum of expertise in technology, life sciences, bio-technology, healthcare, financial services and banking.
“This is an important market and region for Stanton Chase,” said Mickey Matthews, international chairman of Stanton Chase. “It has a diverse economy with a wide range of companies that require quality executive search to pave the way for growth. Kathleen is an outstanding search professional who has built a strong team to serve this region.”
Ms. Hajek has more than 20 years of experience in executive search, recruiting C-suite, senior executive leaders and board members for healthcare services organizations, health plans, biotech and pharmaceutical companies. She is the North American leader for the Stanton Chase life sciences and healthcare practice group. Her diverse client base includes: leading integrated delivery systems, research institutions, physician practices, emerging growth companies, non-profit organizations and associations. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Ms. Hajek was a partner with MVP Executive Search and Development. During her career, she also gained search experience with Martin Partners and Heidrick & Struggles.
Dynamic Growth Area
“This is a dynamic area known for innovation and growth” said Ms. Hajek. “Stanton Chase combines strong local knowledge with national and international perspectives due to its worldwide presence in major global centers.”
“North Carolina is leading the way toward better healthcare, transformative life sciences and biotechnology, along with a broad range of high-growth technology focused industries,” she said. “We are excited to be part of this dynamic growth, helping organizations build winning leadership teams to guide them into the future.”
Raleigh is part of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, one of the country’s largest and most successful research parks, and a major center in the U.S. for high-tech and biotech research, as well as advanced textile development. Companies based in Raleigh include BB&T Insurance Services, Capitol Broadcasting Co., Carquest, First Citizens BancShares, Golden Corral, Martin Marietta Materials, Red Hat, Waste Industries and Lulu.
With offices in major cities around the world, the Stanton Chase team offers clients a global perspective while understanding local cultures and the challenges of moving products by sea, air, rail and trucking.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media