Principal, Life Sciences

Based in Minneapolis Mr. Cotter serves as a Principal for the Life Sciences Practice of Korn Ferry. He supports many client partners across the Life Science vertical including: biotechnology medical device pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.

Mr. Cotter has extensive expertise in strategic talent acquisition solutions that has enabled him to be a key contributor to the growth of organizations ranging from companies in the growth/development stage, to enterprise level Fortune 100 companies.

Prior to coming to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cotter was a leader within the staff augmentation and contingent search space, holding the title of Sales Director at one of the top 5 Life Science staffing firms in the US.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Cotter has successfully partnered with over 200 clients and has grown a large network of professionals across the industry. He has successfully completed engagements within the R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Manufacturing, Business Development, Sales, HR, Clinical, and others.

Mr. Cotter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquatic Biology from Bemidji State University and is a Minnesota native.