Korn Ferry

Defining leadership for

biotechnology companies.


Korn Ferry’s Biotechnology Sector is highly specialized and focused on the leadership requirements of high growth life sciences companies, both public and private. Our practice has an accomplished and dedicated team with advanced degrees in science and medicine, along with biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry experience. We have a long and proven track record of assisting growing life sciences companies in attracting Chief Executive Officers, Heads of Research and Development, Chief Commercial Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Heads of Business Development and Boards of Directors. We have an extensive network of relationships as well as the trust and respect of current and future leaders in the life sciences.

Our Experience.

Korn Ferry’s Biotechnology Sector is uniquely positioned to meet the talent needs of the biotechnology industry. Our clients include early-stage, venture-backed high science biotechnology companies as well as growing firms with marketed products. We focus on helping to attract CEOs, boards of directors, heads of R&D, CFOs, and business development and commercial executives. Given that many of our clients are scientifically driven, fifty percent of our activities are across the entire R&D spectrum, including drug discovery, clinical development, operations, and regulatory affairs. We are closely aligned with Boards and investors so we recognize the need to attract entrepreneurial executives who can contribute more broadly than their functional expertise. This includes the ability to raise money, forge relationships with strategic partners, drive R&D milestones, work effectively with the board, and hire the best teams.

Coverage and Functions.

  • Primarily Therapeutics — All Functions
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Los Angeles, CA 90067

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