Laura Raynak exemplifies the best characteristics of the executives she looks for: a head for science and a heart for people, the vision to recognize the big picture, and the focus to track the details. She is one of those rare people who has the instinct to know when something will work out, and when it won’t.
Raynak Executive Search has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles for over 18 years as an executive talent scout for companies in the life science industry. Business leaders who have worked with Laura describe her as diligent, determined, thoughtful, and insightful. Clients find her honesty and transparent style of conducting business extremely refreshing. Her professionalism sets the tone for her associates at Raynak Executive Search.
Her broad industry relationships and skill in identifying the best fit for leadership talent is a hallmark of Laura’s. She incorporates a personal board of insider connections in her practice, and is active with centers of influence such as leading law firms. This strategy gives her invaluable industry knowledge before it becomes public for the advantage of all of her clients.
Laura earned her BA degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and holds a Certificate in Human Resources Management from UC Extension. Laura is a past board member of the NCHRA, an invited expert speaker, and is involved in several community organizations in the executive search and lifesciences industry.
In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time riding and showing American Quarter Horses in Reined Cow Horse events. In 2015-16 Laura was a nationally ranked rider and honed her team building skills working with trainers and barn mates and exercising good sportsmanship and she brings the same drive for results to her clients.
Laura’s personal philosophy is that good enough is not ok and it shouldn’t be. She believes exceptional should be the standard we are all held to.