Susan has more than 20 years of experience conducting executive and board level searches for companies in the biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries.
Drawing from her deep understanding of critical issues in the life sciences sector, including clinical and regulatory affairs, specialty pharmaceuticals, and drug/device combination therapies, she identifies high-performing executives who provide transformational results for her clients.
Susan began her recruiting career at Heidrick and Struggles and later joined Korn/Ferry International as a key member of the firm’s Consumer Products and Advanced Technology Practice. She co-founded Oliver John Partners, where she conducted executive searches for pharmaceutical, biotech, retail and consumer packaged goods firms. Before joining Battalia Winston, she served as Managing Partner of NGS Global’s Life Sciences Practice.
“My approach to executive search centers on two primary goals: delighting my clients and ensuring that my candidates feel appreciated for the time and effort they’re investing with me,” said Susan. “My success in search is largely due to my commitment to creating long-lasting relationships with my clients. Their success is my success.”
Susan’s executive search approach is also informed by her keen understanding of the most pressing issues in the life sciences industry.
“Both biotech and device companies continue to be under pressure to produce improved clinical outcomes in a challenging regulatory environment,” explained Susan. “As a result, our clients have to be better, smarter, and more efficient than their competitors. My job is to help them attract and retain the talent they need to do just that.”
Battalia Winston’s Life Sciences Practice specializes in recruiting executives and other senior-level leaders for a broad spectrum of companies, including clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and equipment, diagnostic and consumer health, and animal health industries.
“We’re thrilled to have Susan join our team,” said Dale Winston, CEO and Chairwoman at Battalia Winston. “Her long track record of success in the life sciences sector is a valuable addition to our practice.”