SAN DIEGO, CA, August 19, 2016 — LEAD San Diego, the only organization in the San Diego/Northern Baja California region solely dedicated to developing civically engaged leaders, officially welcomes Robin Toft, CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, as a new Board Member for 2017, with board term to officially begin on September 1, 2016.
“Our Board’s decision to appoint Robin was unanimous,” commented Lorin Stewart, LEAD San Diego. “Robin brings incredible passion and a track-record for leveraging effective leadership to solve complex problems and catalyze positive change. We look forward to the impact her expertise will have on advancing our organization.”
LEAD San Diego provides balanced education and dialogue on issues of critical regional importance to empower community leaders to become more civically engaged and active participants in work that positively impacts the San Diego region.
“LEAD San Diego is an incredible organization that develops leaders both professionally and personally, giving them the tools needed to significantly impact our local and global community,” commented Robin Toft. “I am proud to serve alongside other members of the Board who are dedicated to ensuring the San Diego region continually has a strong pipeline of well-equipped leaders.”
Robin is the President and CEO of Toft Group, an award-winning, global, retained, executive search firm that is 100% dedicated to placing Director through C-level and Board Member positions within Life Sciences & Healthcare industries. Since founding Toft Group in 2010, Robin has led the company through annual double-digit revenue growth. As a result, Toft Group was recently recognized as one of the Top 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the San Diego Business Journal.
Robin’s passion and leadership in business and within the community has earned her numerous awards, including the Athena PINNACLE Top Company Award and recognition as a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” and “Most Admired CEO” Awards in multiple consecutive years. Additionally, Robin actively supports numerous community organizations including the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, Clearity Foundation, Mana de San Diego, Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, ALS Foundation, and Scripps Health Foundation. This year, Robin was selected as the first member of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team. Robin has also served on the Board for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Foundation of San Diego, California.
Before starting Toft Group, Robin had 20+ years in the biotech and molecular diagnostics industries with executive leadership and management roles at Roche, ViroLogic (now Monogram Biosciences), Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), and Innovative Biosensors, Inc. Robin earned her B.S. in Medical Technology (Clinical Laboratory Science) at Michigan State University, Internship at William Beaumont Hospital, a Teaching Credential at San Diego State University, and was a Medical Technology Professor at the University of Hawaii.
About Toft Group Executive Search
Toft Group Executive Search is “Changing the Future of Medicine, One Relationship at a Time” and we take pride in the fact that our work helps our clients accelerate getting novel products to market. We are a global retained executive search firm that is 100% dedicated to Life Sciences & Healthcare industries. Our customers include biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, digital health, and diagnostic companies. With offices in San Francisco, San Diego and Boston, we assist a wide range of local, national and international companies – from venture backed start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. For more information, visit www.thetoftgroup.com.
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