Mr. Israel is an acknowledged industry expert and consultant mainly to venture backup start-ups and emerging growth companies whose management needs are entrepreneurial as well as highly specialized in drug discovery and development. He assists companies primarily in attracting chief executive officers, board members, heads of research and development, heads of business development, chief commercial officers, and chief financial officers.
Mr. Israel joined Korn Ferry in 1984 and established the Biotechnology Sector at the Firm.
Prior to returning to Korn Ferry in 1996, Mr. Israel served as chief administrative officer for Cytel Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company in San Diego.
Mr. Israel received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.