Managing Consultant, Life Sciences

As a member of Korn Ferry’s Life Sciences Division Ashley Cross is a Managing Consultant servicing pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations across North America. 

For almost a decade, Ms. Cross has a proven track record providing staffing and recruiting solutions for a variety of industries and functional roles.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2022, Ms. Cross worked in Boston, MA as a talent director over the life sciences team for a boutique search firm where she was responsible for business development, leading a team of recruiters and establishing strong client relationships for small to mid-size biotech and pharma companies. She began her career in Washington, DC with a top US search firm and quickly grew into the role of Division Director of the Accounting Operations Team.

Ms. Cross currently resides in San Diego, California and places a high standard on transparency, work ethic, and confidentiality on every search that she executes with a goal of exceeding client expectations each and every time.

Ms. Cross earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with minors in Mass Communications and Entrepreneurship as well as her MBA from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. She was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Shenandoah University in 2022 for her field hockey and lacrosse accomplishments.