Practice Area: Life Sciences

JAE ZHONG

Research Associate

JAE ZHONG

Research Associate

Jae Zhong is a Research Associate in the San Francisco office of Diversified Search, where she works primarily in the life sciences and biotechnology sectors.

Prior to joining the search industry in 2018, Zhong worked as a research assistant for the University of California – Davis, first at the Personality and Self-Knowledge Lab, and then in the Translational and Comparative Affective Science Lab and the California National Primate Research Center, where her duties included data analysis, project assistance, and independent academic research. Her work in the Primate Center also included assisting in the exploratory stage of the ZIKA virus project.

As part of her pre-health curriculum, Zhong also served as a clinical intern at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis, California, and before that as a medical intern in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Suqian People’s Hospital in Jiangsu, China.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.777.2422

E-Mail: Jae.Zhong@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Biological Psychology

University of California, Davis

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

CARRIE BAKER

Vice President and Senior Associate

CARRIE BAKER

Vice President and Senior Associate

Carrie Baker is a Vice President and Senior Associate at Diversified Search, working mainly in the Life Sciences Practice. She boasts strong expertise in the talent acquisition process, and has a deep background in both client and project management and global partner support.

Prior to joining Diversified Search in 2018, Baker was most recently a Practice Analyst for Korn Ferry International, based in Dallas, Texas. There, she managed both executive search and market intelligence operations, monitored department goals and objectives, contributed to marketing content, and was responsible for global research and knowledge management initiatives within her practice. In 2016, she was recognized by the firm as the Best Research Knowledge Management Team Player in North America.

Baker began her career in the executive search industry as a practice coordinator at EWKP, previously Ray and Berndston/A.T. Kearney Executive Search, in Fort Worth. While there she served in the key role of coordinating data, strategy, research, and daily operations of the life sciences recruitment team.

CONTACT

Phone: 817.913.0441

E-Mail: Carrie.Baker@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Marketing Studies

Murray State University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

SEAN LEE

Managing Director

SEAN LEE

Managing Director

Sean Lee is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office of Diversified Search, where he works primarily in the Healthcare, Life Sciences, Consumer and Retail, Education, and Nonprofit sectors. With more than 10 years of global search experience, he has successfully completed leadership searches for organizations facing changing business climates and significant transformation. He joined the firm in 2018.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Lee was Head of Executive search at Blue Shield of California, a $17 billion healthcare organization. Lee most recently worked as Head of Talent Acquisition for Marin Health, a health system based in the Northern California.  Lee’s in-house experience on both the payor and provider side focused on innovative leadership that leveraged disruptive technologies and services to transform the healthcare ecosystem.

Lee began his search career in 2009 as a Managing Director at at a global boutique search firm headquartered in Singapore.  Based in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific, his clients included large integrated healthcare systems and multinational corporations in the consumer and hospitality industries.  Throughout his search career, Lee has worked with numerous organizations undergoing mergers and acquisitions.  Additionally, Lee continues to serve both domestic and global private equity and venture capital clients as an executive search partner to their portfolio companies.

Prior to his search career, Lee worked in fundraising for the University of California, Davis, his alma mater.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.354.2156

E-Mail: Sean.Lee@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Managerial Economics

University of California, Davis

PRACTICE AREAS

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT CONSUMER AND RETAIL EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION LIFE SCIENCES

MOLLY A. ROBB

Managing Director

MOLLY A. ROBB

Managing Director

Molly A. Robb joined Diversified Search in 2018, working primarily in the life sciences sector and with BioQuest, the subsidiary of Diversified Search based in San Francisco. Robb previously worked at Horton International, where she served as a Managing Director specializing in recruiting senior-level healthcare investors and operating leaders within Healthcare Private Equity and Venture Capital and both public and private Life Sciences companies. Previously, she worked in Korn Ferry’s Healthcare Private Equity and Venture Capital practice, splitting her time between the Los Angeles and Boston offices.

Robb began her search career in Los Angeles as a Search Consultant at Baeder/Murphy & Associates, and later worked as an Associate both at Korn Ferry and at Heidrick & Struggles, in San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. She was then named Search Director at Ken Clark International in Newport Beach, California. Following that, she moved east, where she has lived for the past thirteen years.

Active in the healthcare ecosystem, Robb is a supporter for the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, is a member of New England Women in Science, and has worked a business mentor for C-Sweetner, a mentoring organization for women in the healthcare C-suite.

CONTACT

Phone: 860.878.9525

E-Mail: Molly.Robb@divsearch.com

Location: Boston, MA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

University of Wisconsin

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Research Associate

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Research Associate

Vanessa DeCollibus is a Research Associated based out of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search, working primarily in the Life Sciences sector. Prior to joining Diversified in 2015, Vanessa worked as a research assistant for a local not-for-profit economic development organization, followed by a period working as a business development coordinator for a technology public relations firm. There she targeted potential consumer and enterprise tech clients.

Vanessa holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration, specializing in Community Development as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. She is fluent in Spanish.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.974.9573

E-Mail: Vanessa.DeCollibus@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations

Florida International University

Masters of Public Administration, Community Development

Florida International University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

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

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Director

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Director

The leader of the firm’s Board practice, J. Veronica Biggins  brings more than 15 years of search experience to the firm—including several years working in the White House.

Biggins served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Presidential Personnel under Bill Clinton, a role that tasked her with selecting and hiring all political appointees within the federal government. She worked directly with the President on appointments at all levels of the administration, including the placement of agency heads, ambassadors, and members of presidential boards and commissions.

Biggins has also served as Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. She also served as Chairman of the Czech Slovak American Enterprise Fund—a role that earned her a Points of Light Award from President George W. Bush for her leadership.

Biggins’ background also includes 20 years’ experience with NationsBank (now Bank of America) and its predecessor, The Citizens, and Southern National Bank. There, as Executive Vice President for Human Resources, she was one of the highest-ranking women in the banking industry.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6305

E-Mail: JVBiggins@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Advanced Leadership Fellow

Harvard University

Master of Education

Georgia State University

Master of Arts - Psychology and Sociology

Spelman College

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION LIFE SCIENCES

JUDY BOREHAM

Managing Director

JUDY BOREHAM

Managing Director

Judy Boreham is a Managing Director at Diversified Search, where she manages a broad range of clients including those in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. As co-leader of the firm’s Human Resources practice, she specializes and is engaged in placing senior executives at the local, regional, national, and global level, and has gained expansive experience covering a wide variety of human capital related roles including CHRO, compensation/total rewards, talent acquisition and development, learning and development, organizational development, workforce planning, shared services, and business partnering assignments with such clients as LabCorp, Ametek Inc., AstraZeneca, Radius Health, Barnabas Healthcare, and JM Huber.

Prior to joining Diversified Search in 1995, Boreham worked for a search firm in Central London serving the consumer market. Working with a portfolio of blue-chip international clients such as Kraft, Duracell, McKinsey, AC Nielson, Guinness, and SmithKline Beecham, she managed key business assignments across the United Kingdom.

Prior to her search career, Boreham held various business and marketing leadership positions with the largest and fastest-growing division of Baxter Healthcare, Inc., where she was responsible for launching a range of product lines that gained worldwide recognition, and more recently as Business Manager for the Critical Care division at Johnson & Johnson, where she was responsible for the development of a patient monitoring technology product in the provider healthcare space.

CONTACT

Phone: PHL - 215.656.3575 NYC - 212.542.2581

E-Mail: Judy.Boreham@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA / New York, NY

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - Marketing

Henley Management College, UK

Bachelor of Arts - Marketing

Henley Management College, UK

PRACTICE AREAS

CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES HEALTHCARE SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES

LYN BRENNAN

Managing Director

LYN BRENNAN

Managing Director

Lyn Brennan joined Diversified Search as a Managing Director in the Healthcare Services practice in 2017, based in the New York office.

Brennan began her career in search in 1998 as a Vice President and Director at Isaacson Miller in Boston. Specializing in healthcare and life sciences, she subsequently worked in similar roles at Amrop Battalia Winston and, most recently, at Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to her career in executive search, Brennan, a registered nurse with degrees from both Georgetown and New York University, worked as a practice leader in healthcare operations at Ernst & Young, and as a director of health care operations and quality at Coopers & Lybrand.

CONTACT

Phone: 212.542.2585

E-Mail: Lyn.Brennan@divsearch.com

Location: New York, NY

EDUCATION

Master of Arts - Delivery of Nursing Services

New York University

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Georgetown University

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES 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

JULIE KANAK

Managing Director

JULIE KANAK

Managing Director

Julie Kanak serves as a Managing Director in the firm’s Chicago office, where she contributes expertise in global business, banking, and natural resources. She is active in the Industrial, Life Sciences, Consumer and Retail, and Natural Resources practices, as well as being a key member of the Board, CEO and CFO practices.

Kanak has recruited board, general management, and financial executives for public, private equity-backed and family-owned enterprises. Her clients range from Fortune 500s to emerging companies. Her banking activity encompasses senior level placements in coverage/corporate finance, treasury, risk management, investment banking, and capital markets for the world’s leading financial institutions.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Kanak spent four years with a leading global search firm and boutique global agribusiness firm. That work complemented her 26 years in banking and corporate finance, where she principally focused on agribusiness, food, and energy. The bulk of her global corporate and investment banking career was spent as North American head of AgriFoods at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank. Her career also includes more than 10 years as a global banker and senior executive with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, and State Bank of South Australia in New York and Chicago.

CONTACT

Phone: 312.756.0381

E-Mail: Julie.Kanak@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Bachelors Business Administration

University of Iowa

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL OFFICERS FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

LORENA KEOUGH

Managing Director

LORENA KEOUGH

Managing Director

Managing Director Lorena Keough works in the life sciences, chemical, consumer, industrial, and diversity practices. She is also the practice leader for our Supply Chain field. Keough has a strong record in completing senior executive searches within the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, chemical, and consumer sectors. Her focus has been on recruiting world-class talent for U.S. and European multinationals in countries across the world and has worked with Fortune 500, and small- and medium-sized public and private companies. Several of her assignments have included the placement of entire senior management teams to help firms establish subsidiary companies in new countries.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Keough successfully headed up the Latin America Region practice for a global boutique search firm that focused on the life sciences and chemical Industries. Before entering the search profession, she was the General Manager and Vice President of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging and Clinical Diagnostics divisions for Latin America. Over her career at Kodak, she worked for the Canadian, U.S., and Latin American regions.

CONTACT

Phone: 305.679.6258

E-Mail: Lorena.Keough@divsearch.com

Location: Miami, FL

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration and French

Utah State University

PRACTICE AREAS

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

JAMES A. LANGSTON

Managing Director

JAMES A. LANGSTON

Managing Director

Jim Langston is a Managing Director and leader of the Financial Officers practice at Diversified Search. After beginning his career in public accounting, Langston spent eight years with Prudential Financial in audit, finance, and treasury operations. He later founded a consultancy providing succession and estate plans for business owners and high-net-worth individuals and families. His executive search career began in 1995 with an at-that-time boutique firm—now Kenexa—where he was instrumental in starting their retained Financial Officers practice. He was later a Managing Director with both Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry, continuing to focus on Financial Officer searches. Although his business has often focused on Fortune 1,000 clients, working at the director, VP, and C-suite levels, he also works with international early-stage and venture-backed organizations to identify and recruit world-class management talent.

Langston’s process is built on his varied and unique business experience. Using a consultative approach, insight, and intuition to understand an organization’s dynamics and operating environment, he identifies leadership that is best suited to its particular needs. Having built management teams for both domestic and international clients, he has been retained by such premier global clients as Genworth Financial, IMS Health, Sun Life Financial, Cisco, AmeriHealth Caritas, EMC, Saint Gobain, Ascension Health, Drexel University, and Cigna.

TONY LENG

Managing Director

TONY LENG

Managing Director

Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads the firm’s CIO/IT practice from its San Francisco office. He is also the Acting Practice Leader in the Innovation and Transformation Practice. Previously, he was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners. Leng has conducted many C-suite-level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming and/or building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies. His clients have included Aurora Healthcare; Axalta; Catholic Health Initiatives; Blue Shield of California; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Delta Dental; Dignity Health; Esurance; Kaiser Permanente; Novant Health; PG&E; Polycom; Sutter Health; Symmetricom; TE Connectivity; and Wellmark.

Prior to joining the field of executive search, Leng was a board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million public company. Prior to that, he ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users and had responsibility for all data services and networking products. While at the telephone company, he was founder and chairman of its ISP and a board member of its two-million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary.

Leng uses his operating experience from being a CEO, financial background as a CPA and CA, and technical knowledge from the work that he has done for tech companies to drill down and understand at a nuanced level what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, Resources for the Modern CIO, at tonyleng.com.

The core of Leng’s consulting has been with senior leaders who are seeking to transform their organizations as they face a future of rapid change, digitization, regulation, shifting markets, and increasingly connected and informed customers.

For the past 12 years, Leng has facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum, a monthly venue where CIOs and CTOs discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and which affords such leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis. Participating companies in the Forum have included Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma, among others.

CONTACT

Phone: 415.354.2154

E-Mail: Tony.Leng@divsearch.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Commerce (honors) - Accounting

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Certified Public Accountant

Chartered Accountant

PRACTICE AREAS

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION

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: Southern California

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 public global leaders.

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: Southern California

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: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Management and Organizational Behavior

Rider University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST CEO HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY

IVAN PERRY

Managing Director

IVAN PERRY

Managing Director

Ivan Perry is a Managing Director at Diversified Search and is based in the Washington, D.C. office, where he partners with clients seeking executives possessing a diversity of culture and thought leadership at both the national and international level across multiple functional areas within the firm’s Innovation and Transformation, Human Resources, Industrial, and Life Sciences practices.

Prior to joining Diversified, Ivan was a Partner with Hanold Associates, a Chicago-based retained executive search firm where he focused on the recruitment of CHROs, leaders in talent acquisition and talent management, and human resources business partners. Before that, he was an associate with Heidrick & Struggles in Chicago, where he worked across several key practices, conducting searches focused on CEO, Board, Operations, and Financial Officers placements.

Ivan began his career in the United States Air Force prior to joining the executive search industry. He promoted to the rank of Captain, where he functioned as the Chief of Intelligence for multiple flying squadrons and as an Acquisitions Program Manager for multimillion-dollar systems. A proud veteran, Ivan served three tours in Afghanistan supporting the International Security Assistance Force during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Passionate in his efforts to give back to the veteran community, Ivan is a member of the Board of Directors of The Soldiers Project, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that provides post-9/11 veterans and their families with free, confidential, and unlimited mental health services. He also actively participates in veteran outreach programs within the Washington D.C. greater metropolitan area.

CONTACT

Phone: 312.576.0964

E-Mail: Ivan.Perry@divsearch.com

Location: Washington, DC

EDUCATION

Master of Science – Communication

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science – Management

U.S. Air Force Academy

PRACTICE AREAS

HUMAN RESOURCES LIFE SCIENCES INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE INDUSTRIAL PRIVATE EQUITY

JAMES D.S. PRUETT

Managing Director

JAMES D.S. PRUETT

Managing Director

James Pruett is a Managing Director in the Healthcare and Life Sciences practices of Diversified Search. During his 15 years of experience in retained executive search, Pruett’s focus has been on leading national search assignments for senior leaders and other key executives within the healthcare, life sciences, professional services, and financial services industries. He also has eight years of experience in healthcare consulting with one of the world’s largest management consulting firms, where he focused on organizational change and human capital strategy as an advisor to senior executives in Fortune 500 companies.

Pruett joined Diversified from Morgan Samuels Company, a retained search firm where he established the Chicago office and was a Partner and National Practice Leader.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International, where he successfully completed retained searches for leading U.S. companies within the Global Financial Services practice. Pruett has also worked with Equinox Partners, a boutique retained search firm, and Russell Reynolds Associates in the Professional Services, Consumer, and Financial Services practices.

Pruett began his career with Accenture (Andersen Consulting), where he focused in healthcare and life sciences as a management consultant working directly with senior executives and other business leaders to address needs in human capital strategy, organizational change and development, and change strategy.

CONTACT

Phone: 312.756.0383

E-Mail: James.Pruett@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration - Healthcare and Marketing

Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts - English Language and Literature

University of Michigan

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES

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

HENRY “TERRY” J. SCHERCK III

Managing Director

HENRY “TERRY” J. SCHERCK III

Managing Director

Terry Scherck brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of general management, strategy development, marketing and sales leadership, and consulting services. Since entering retained executive search, Scherck has recruited senior executives in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and device industries for a range of positions, including chairman of the board, president, chief executive officer, and CHRO. In December 2008, he was recognized by Businessweek magazine as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters.”

Prior to joining Diversified, Scherck was the Global Leader of A. T. Kearney’s Healthcare/Life Sciences practice and a senior member of its Board of Director practice. In addition, he served on ATK’s Executive Committee.

Before entering executive search, he spent more than 15 years in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries as a senior executive with Bristol Myers Squibb, Guerlain, SA, and Warner Communications (Cosmair).

CONTACT

Phone: 312.756.0382

E-Mail: Terry.Scherck@divsearch.com

Location: Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Princeton University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FINANCIAL OFFICERS LIFE SCIENCES PRIVATE EQUITY

PAM LISLE

Vice President and Senior Associate

PAM LISLE

Vice President and Senior Associate

Pam Lisle is a Vice President and Senior Associate with Diversified Search. She possesses deep experience in multiple industries, with an emphasis in Healthcare Services and Life Sciences. With over 15 years of retained search experience, she has conducted senior-level searches within healthcare systems, academic medical institutions, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, device and biotech companies, as well as sports, media, and entertainment organizations.

Lisle joined Diversified Search in 2012. She began her search career in 1999, with Ray & Berndtson; previously, she was with A. T. Kearney, Korn Ferry, and Lisle Associates. She also served as Vice President, Recruiting and Training, for Pegasus Golf Management, a Carlyle Group company. Lisle began her career with Burlington Northern Railroad, in human resources and sales.

CONTACT

Phone: 630.207.1647

E-Mail: Pam.Lisle@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Management

LeTourneau University

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIFE SCIENCES

JILL BOCCUTO

Vice President and Director of Research

JILL BOCCUTO

Vice President and Director of Research

Jill Boccuto is the Director of Research at Diversified Search, where she oversees all aspects of the firm’s research functions. Boccuto also serves as a multi-industry specialist for a range of clients, including those in the Life Sciences, Financial Services, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Healthcare sectors. She has vast experience utilizing sophisticated resources and participates in identifying cutting-edge primary and secondary methods in e-research. Boccuto’s participation is integral to the search process, in which she develops unique strategies that have proven to be highly effective in helping identify unknown resources for particularly complex search assignments.

In addition to her research, Boccuto is an active member on a variety of internal practice teams, keeping abreast of pertinent external information utilized in business development activities and candidate selection.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Boccuto served as a research manager at a global boutique search firm focusing on the life sciences, industrial, and chemical industries.

CONTACT

Phone: 215.656.3577

E-Mail: Jill.Boccuto@divsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Environmental and Business Economics

Rutgers University

PRACTICE AREAS

FINANCIAL OFFICERS HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL LIFE SCIENCES