February 4, 2020 – Talentmark, a London-based specialist and executive recruitment solutions provider to the global life sciences market, has expanded with the addition of Patricia Hall as vice president as the firm continues its strategic growth in the U.S. She will be based in Chicago.
Ms. Hall joins Talentmark from Quick Leonard Kieffer, where she led the firm’s life sciences practice. She has also held key positions at Heidrick & Struggles and Korn Ferry and has over 20 years of experience in life sciences search. Ms. Hall has conducted over 300 searches across the healthcare spectrum, from biotech start-ups through to global, public entities. Active across numerous biotech and medtech networks, she has been a board member of the Career Resource Center and a member of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association and WBL – Women Business Leaders.
In her new positon, Ms. Hall will work closely with Peter Kaplan, who joined Talentmark in 2018 and who has established a strong presence for the Talentmark brand. Together, with support from Konrad Zappler, an executive search delivery consultant based in Austin, TX, they will continue to drive the business forward, to deliver on Talentmark’s growth strategy for 2020.
“We are delighted to welcome someone of Patti’s caliber to the team,” said David Nolan, Talentmark’s group chief executive. “Her experience and her excellent reputation for relationship building will undoubtedly be an asset. Our growth in the U.S. has surpassed even our own ambitious targets – we have grown, year on year far beyond the industry average – and we expect to make additional hires both here and across the globe, as we take the Talentmark business to the next level and deliver exceptional results for our customers.”
Life Science Specialists
Established in 1971, Talentmark specializes solely in recruitment for the life sciences industry. With teams that bring expertise in both science and recruitment, the firm also provides a range of bespoke consultancy services, such as psychometric testing and strengths analysis.
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Talentmark’s services are split across four teams: executive search, resourcing solutions, interim solutions and assessment solutions, between locations in London, Switzerland, Germany, France, China and the U.S. Over the past five decades, Talentmark has worked with board and C-level executives in more than half of the world’s top 200 pharma, biotech and medical technology firms.
Life Sciences Sector
According to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences, persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work. This will require a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human resources.
“Our sector has changed beyond anyone’s expectations over the last two decades,” said Ms. Coulter. “We need to understand the appetites and needs of the major multinationals. This requires reach into all corners of the market. While our office network is growing, the key has been to have multilingual, multi-market experienced and connected researchers and consultants. Our team speaks many languages and has worked in all major bio-pharma markets and is organized as one P&L, to ensure collaborative information and experience sharing.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media