Practice Area: BioQuest

ROGER ANDERSON

Managing Director

ROGER ANDERSON

Managing Director

As co-founder and Managing Partner at BioQuest, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016, Roger Anderson sets the highest standards for client service for the firm. His vision and commitment to excellence provide the platform for the BioQuest service model, which for nearly three decades has transformed the firm into one of the leading healthcare specialty executive search firms in the United States.

Anderson’s practice is focused exclusively on conducting searches at the CEO, board, and vice president levels. He has successfully completed more than 75 CEO searches for medical device and diagnostic companies, raising significant value for clients through the recruitment of outstanding leadership.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Roger.Anderson@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Zoology

University of Wisconsin

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST CEO LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY

KAREN BERTRAND

Managing Director

KAREN BERTRAND

Managing Director

Karen Bertrand leads the Biopharma and Diagnostics practices at BioQuest, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016. She has more than 20 years of experience recruiting CEOs, senior management teams, and board members for a wide range of both established and emerging life science companies.

Bertrand is passionate about recruiting for companies that are developing breakthrough technologies and leveraging innovation in related fields like nanoparticle technology and biomaterials. She has completed searches for senior executives in general management, discovery and clinical research, product development and finance, and commercial leadership roles. Her clients include companies focused in ethical Rx development, POC and molecular diagnostics, drug delivery/combination therapy products, and analytical tools and services.

She has a knack for identifying talent that can take burgeoning innovative technology organizations to the next level—whether it’s a founder-CEO transition, adding independent board members, a progression to clinical development, or defining a strategic roadmap.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Karen.Bertrand@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Master of Arts

Universite de Paris-Sorbonne

Master of Arts

University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Business Administration - International Relations

University of California, Davis

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

BRAD BUEHLER

Vice President and Senior Associate

BRAD BUEHLER

Vice President and Senior Associate

Brad Buehler joined BioQuest in 2002, and remains with the firm after its acquisition by Diversified Search in 2016. He recruits cross-functional VP and C-suite level individuals for emerging and established clients in the Medical Device and Digital Health sectors.

Buehler’s expertise is built around deep industry and domain knowledge; he has developed and cultivated a broad network of established and emerging leaders whom he calls upon frequently to vet candidates.

Prior to joining BioQuest, Buehler spent 10 years with a retained executive search firm, staffing senior level leadership for healthcare information technology companies, including startups, health IT vendors, and systems integration and consulting firms.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Brad.Buehler@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration (International Business)

Dominican University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

KIM ENNIS

Managing Director

KIM ENNIS

Managing Director

Kim Ennis specializes in the recruitment of senior-level executives for medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical, and healthcare IT companies.

Since joining BioQuest, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016, in 2001, Ennis has focused her practice on recruiting C-suite executives, board members, and other senior leaders in the medical device, consumer health and wellness, and health IT markets. Well-honed at assessing talent, she recruits for all functional leadership roles, including sales and marketing, R&D, operations and manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, quality, and finance. She has built an impressive roster of clients and works with companies of various stages of growth—from early-stage and venture-capital-backed to global public.

Ennis brings almost 30 years of healthcare experience to her search work. She has held positions in sales, training, and business development for leading medical device companies such as Mallinckrodt, Haemonetics, and Laserscope. She also spent a decade as a registered nurse, specializing in cardiovascular and open-heart surgery.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Kim.Ennis@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Master of Arts - Education

Columbia University

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Adelphi University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

HEATHER LINEHAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

HEATHER LINEHAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Heather Linehan focuses on cross-functional VP and C-suite level assignments, working with venture-backed, development stage, and high-growth publicly held companies in the medical device, biopharma, diagnostic, digital health, and health IT markets. With her collaborative approach to recruitment and a deep background in research, Linehan is adept at identifying, tracking, and aligning top talent with top companies. She is highly regarded for her work on key technical searches in R&D, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, and quality assurance, as well as on commercial searches in general management, sales, marketing, and business development.

Prior to joining BioQuest in 2007, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016, Linehan held leadership positions at retained search firm McCormack & Farrow,  where she specialized in recruitment strategy and candidate development and evaluation.

Linehan is the founding President of the Southern California Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, where she led the establishment of the organization’s Advisory Board.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Heather.Linehan@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Social Sciences

University of California - Irvine

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

JO MAHANEY

Vice President and Senior Associate

JO MAHANEY

Vice President and Senior Associate

JoAnn “Jo” Mahaney works within the Medical Device, Biopharma, and Healthcare Technology practices at BioQuest, a Diversified Search company. A seasoned professional with more than three decades of experience in retained executive search, she has consulted with a diverse range of clients—from emerging private companies to global public ones.

Mahaney’s breadth and depth of experience give her a keen eye for recruiting executives that align with her clients’ corporate cultures. She partners with senior management to understand a client’s challenges, competitive landscape, mission, culture, and plans for growth. She finds that the excitement and satisfaction of her work are in identifying the right skill set and personality in candidates, effectively communicating the opportunity to potential candidates, and successfully placing that essential team member to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Prior to joining BioQuest, Mahaney held executive recruiting positions in global firms such as Heidrick & Struggles, SpencerStuart, and Ward Howell International. She also led her own retained search consultancy, The Mahaney Group, which focused on building executive teams for emerging growth companies.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Jo.Mahaney@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

Minnesota State University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

DAVE MILDREW

Managing Director

DAVE MILDREW

Managing Director

Since joining BioQuest, which was acquired by Diversified Search in 2016, in 2001, Dave Mildrew has teamed with CEOs, senior executives, and board members to find the right leaders for fast-growing healthcare organizations. His specialty is building leadership teams for emerging companies, with a mandate for fast growth.

Before entering the field of executive search, Mildrew spent more than 30 years working in the healthcare industry, including in senior-level roles and as a human resources executive for global corporations including Pfizer, Medtronic, CareMark, and Tokos Medical. As Vice President, Human Resources at CareMark and Tokos, Mildrew played a key role in growing the organizations from emerging startups into large public companies. He was also instrumental in hiring the senior leaders who led IPOs and subsequent strategic acquisitions.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Dave.Mildrew@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Management

The George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Arts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

HENRY MILLER

Managing Director

HENRY MILLER

Managing Director

As the leader of Diversified Search’s Life Sciences Practice, Henry Miller specializes in executive search for life sciences and healthcare organizations. He assists in identifying impactful key executives for high-level general management, commercial, operational, financial, and technical roles. Miller has successfully led global assignments in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, China, Philippines, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, among others.

Miller’s previous work experience includes serving as Senior Vice President and Global Life Sciences Practice Leader with the Solomon Page Group; managing director at a privately held search firm; and a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice at Heidrick & Struggles International.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3596

E-Mail: Henry.Miller@divsearch.com

Location: Philadephia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Management and Organizational Behavior

Rider University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST CEO HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY

GALE RICHARDS

Managing Director

GALE RICHARDS

Managing Director

Gale Richards has built and developed senior leadership teams for fast-growing medical technology companies for more than 25 years. As both a seasoned executive recruiter and an experienced sales and marketing leader in the healthcare space, she understands a company’s DNA and adeptly identifies and places leaders that will help an organization grow and evolve.

A partner at BioQuest, a Diversified Search company, since 2003, Richards has become a key advisor to CEOs, venture capitalists, and senior executives as they search for high-impact talent to lead their companies. Her passion is finding those transformational leaders that can embrace challenges and develop a thriving company culture. Her search experience includes C-suite, board members, and senior executives for every cross-functional role, and her industry expertise includes work in the medical devices, healthcare IT, digital health, and diagnostics sectors.

Richards is a member and investor in Life Science Angels and is a featured speaker at industry events—such as the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center and HealthTech Capital’s annual conference—where she tackles topics such as leadership and building innovative teams.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Gale.Richards@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Texas Women's University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

LAUREN E. SMITH

Managing Director

LAUREN E. SMITH

Managing Director

Lauren Smith is a Managing Director in the Miami office of Diversified Search. She conducts senior-level executive search assignments for clients ranging from high-growth early-stage organizations to multinational corporations, specializing in working with companies that are growing and/or transforming into new markets and businesses.

Smith is valued by clients for her ability to understand an organization’s strategic direction, her skills at assessing the cultural fit of candidates, and her dedication to quality and timeliness. She has placed executives and/or board members at clients such as Apple, Citrix, Comfort Systems, DHL, Kaplan Inc., Novell, Office Depot, Polyconcept, Ryder, Sheridan Healthcare, Tupperware, and Winn-Dixie. She has recently co-led board searches for a number of Fortune 500 boards, including Jacobs Engineering Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, and Navient Corporation.
She started her career in executive search in 2000 with Egon Zehnder. Before moving into the search field, she had 12 years of experience leading marketing and strategy at two Fortune 50 companies, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Motorola Inc. During her time at Motorola, she led marketing and customer operations for a wireless joint venture in Bogotá, Colombia.

Smith is an active member on numerous boards of directors. Some of these include the American Red Cross South Florida Chapter, the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University, and the Women Executive Leadership. She President of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Florida Chapter and an active member of the Thirty Percent Coalition and Women Corporate Directors.

Smith has been quoted as an expert on executive and board recruiting a wide range of publications, including NACD Directorship, Entrepreneur magazine, American Way magazine, the Miami Herald, and South Florida CEO Magazine. She has served as a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University and as a speaker for the National Association of Corporate Directors. In 2010, she was named a Most Influential Business Woman by the South Florida Business Journal.

CONTACT

Phone: 305.679.6230

E-Mail: Lauren.Smith@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Thunderbird School of Management

Bachelor of Science

Pennsylvania State University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST BOARD OF DIRECTORS TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION