Mr. Wierichs brings to Korn Ferry nearly 19 years of extensive experience, recruiting senior-level and board leaders for clients in the pharmaceuticals, generics, medical devices and specialty pharmaceutical sectors. His work has spanned across many therapeutic areas such as HIV and virology, oncology, urology, respiratory, dermatology and ophthalmic areas.
Prior to joining the Firm, he served at another leading executive search firm as senior partner, where he specialized in recruiting senior-level executives in general management, senior human resources, and senior commercial roles (marketing and sales) for life science organizations that ranged from startups to multinational corporations. Earlier, he was a consultant at another global executive search firm, where his focus was in the same area and also included the consumer products arena.
Before entering the search industry, Mr. Wierichs served as vice president of sales and marketing for Time Warner. He also held divisional and national sales management and marketing positions with ConAgra, RJR Nabisco and Procter & Gamble.
Mr. Wierichs formerly sat on the board of trustees of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and is an active member of the Union League Club of New York where he has served on the steering committee and is a past chairman of the admissions committees. He is a former member of the Board of Governors. He is also active in working with charities for military veteran's organizations.
Mr. Wierichs is a graduate of St. John's University where he holds respective bachelor's degrees in American studies and theology.