NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Odgers Berndtson, one of the world’s top executive search and organizational leadership firms, today announced that Patrice (Pat) W.L. Young joined the global Life Sciences and Healthcare practices as a Partner based in the firm’s Boston office. She will also collaborate with the firm’s Private Equity team.
Ms. Young focuses on domestic and international searches for senior executive and managerial roles within the biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical industries. She is responsible for managing engagements for C-suite and senior executive roles within those industries, as well as leadership positions overseeing critical functions such as corporate and business development, sales and marketing, finance, research and development, and manufacturing operations. Ms. Young also partners with the firm’s Private Equity (PE) practice on engagements to recruit investment professionals for PE firms that invest in healthcare and life sciences companies, as well as on senior-level searches for their portfolio companies.
“Pat has exceptional insights on the leadership challenges that companies within the ever-evolving, consolidating healthcare and life sciences markets must contend, and a stellar track record of identifying compelling candidates with the right mix of business savvy, financial acumen, and science knowledge to creatively address them,” said Steve Potter, managing partner for Odgers Berndtson’s U.S. operations. “She is a strong addition to our team.”
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Ms. Young focused on the recruitment of senior operating executives to major healthcare companies and to financial sponsor-backed healthcare companies for executive recruiting firm Korn/Ferry International. She held similar roles at Sextant Search Partners, where she worked in its Private Equity and Health Care Practices, and at J. Robert Scott, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity Investments, where she focused on the recruitment of senior operating executives for early-stage biotechnology companies and financial services firms.
Ms. Young is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois; she was previously the managing partner of the Chicago office of a Los Angeles-based law firm, among other law positions.
She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Boston College Law School and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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By Tim Spagnola
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