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Search Completion Announcement – Jaguar Health

Search Completion Announcement – Jaguar Health

Melissa A. Yeager, J.D. SVP Regulatory Affairs and Quality Jaguar Health Melissa A. Yeager, J.D. Melissa joins Jaguar Health with 20 years of experience developing biopharmaceuticals. Companies she has lead regulatory affairs are: Alder Pharmaceuticals, Breath...

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Building Rapid Trust: Assess & Verify

Building Rapid Trust: Assess & Verify

When we are interviewing people to join our clients' teams we are closely looking into what the person's work history. We explore what kind of character traits this person possesses and how the person communicates trust. We listen to their stories about their...

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Virtual Trust: Part Two

Virtual Trust: Part Two

How Can I Demonstrate Trust in a Virtual World? We have been living and adapting to very few (or zero) in-person meetings and interviews. Meeting online in a video room can be more productive for people who already are familiar with each other, and have experience...

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Virtual Trust: Part One

Virtual Trust: Part One

How do you know you can trust the candidate without meeting them in person?   This  is  the  first  in  a  three  part  series  of  blogs  written  as  a  tool  for  you  to  use  during  this  pandemic  and  beyond.  This  tool  will  help  you  identify ...

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Selecting the Right CEO  for Your Company

Selecting the Right CEO for Your Company

Large  companies  are  able  to  craft  robust  succession plans, while  the  middle  market  and  smaller  companies  often have difficulty finding and retaining successors. CEOs impact the company's strategy, execution and ultimately  business  and  financial...

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How Your Brand Impacts Attracting Senior Executives

How Your Brand Impacts Attracting Senior Executives

You  as  a brand,  is  a  popular  concept.  It  seems  that people  are  embracing  this  tenet  and  communicating their brand in their LinkedIn profiles, Twitter handles, resumes,  and  other  social  media  profiles.  How does this  apply  to  the  selection  and ...

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Hiring Exceptional Leaders: Defining Chemistry

Hiring Exceptional Leaders: Defining Chemistry

Executive recruiters hear from clients nearly every day- "we chose the candidate because we felt he had the right chemistry". While this sounds good, how do you define Chemistry? Our clients seem to instinctively know when the right candidate is interviewed and...

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Can You Trust LinkedIn Profiles?

Can You Trust LinkedIn Profiles?

You can't assess  a  whole person  from a  LinkedIn profile  alone.  You  only  see  what  people  want  you  to see. LinkedIn  is  a  great  tool  to  identify  potential  talent. In fact, LinkedIn is so powerful, leadership candidates  now hire  consultants  to ...

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What Investors Look For in Leadership Teams

What Investors Look For in Leadership Teams

I  was  recently  asked  to  join  an  investor panel,  we  were  presenting  to  other investors,  about  how  we  perform  due diligence  of  a  company's management  team.  Investors,  as you may know,  evaluate  three  categories  when  considering  an investment:...

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Managing Candidate’s Perception of Risk

Managing Candidate’s Perception of Risk

We have all experienced it - make a great offer and boom, and your C-Suite candidate declines. WHAT??? How does this happen? After all, you received verbal acceptance, you checked references and the last thing you thought was that the candidate was all in - or were...

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Five Attributes for the Ideal CEO

Five Attributes for the Ideal CEO

Whether you are running a consumer health, medical device or a life science company, you need the strongest CEO possible to lead in this dynamic business climate. All CEO's need to have deep expertise of their subject matter in the industry. Full life-cycle product...

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Hiring Roadblocks:  Backdoor References

Hiring Roadblocks: Backdoor References

You are recruiting a Vice President for a key role. You have hired a search professional because you have run out of network. The senior recruiter has met your team, understands your company goals and objectives, and pulls together a targeted position description. You...

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Trusting Your Gut

Trusting Your Gut

In my role as executive recruiter, I sometimes hear from clients that the candidate they like just "feels right - and know in my gut."  This sounds great, but how can you be sure that this person will perform? When over 40% of external executive hires fail in the...

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Potential vs. Capacity

Potential vs. Capacity

Sometimes, when we initiate a search project, the client requests sound similar to this:  "We want to hire an 'up and comer' or a 'high potential' candidate". Generally, the motivations are along this thought process: The candidate will work harder for us, they will...

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Three Steps to Calibrating Talent for Fit

Three Steps to Calibrating Talent for Fit

When I was in elementary school, I became frustrated working on teams selected by a numbering system. Some people understood the project goals and got to work. Others focused their effort on destroying what we built or picking fights. Some simply goofed off. I would...

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Search Completion Announcement – JJDC

Search Completion Announcement – JJDC

JJDC Hired Asha Nayak MD PhD   Vice President Investor Consumer Health Asha Nayak MD PhD Asha joins Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation with over 20 years of experience developing medical technologies. Throughout her career, Asha has focused on game-changing...

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Can a Nice CEO still be Effective?

Can a Nice CEO still be Effective?

I recently had lunch with a serial successful CEO (more than 1 successful company he led to significantly increased shareholder value). We talked about the requirements for successful CEOs. I was curious, I wanted to hear his point of view. What was important to...

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