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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Chase

How Can You Find AND Keep the Right Leaders in Life Sciences?

We all know that it’s both expensive to screen leadership candidates and difficult then to zero in on the best candidate to hire. 

And if an executive leader leaves your organization either voluntarily or involuntarily due to poor fit it can become even more expensive and harder to find their replacement.

In this webinar we look at various ways to get a better understanding of a candidate’s soft skills during the hiring process, evaluating behavioral patterns to select those that fit a company’s culture.

Myself and Cheryl Jacobs, Senior Vice President at MCG Partners discuss using the Predictive Index, a validated tool for assessing behavior and a valuable addition to the difficult process of recruiting. Use of the Predictive Index offers greater insights for hiring decisions and ultimately improves how your team integrates, as well as helps with better short term performance and retention.

Jennifer Chase, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Chase Partners LLC

With more than 25 years’ experience in international executive search, Jennifer has held leadership roles at some of the world’s top global executive search consultancies and European boutiques. Building from her past two decades of cross cultural search experience in Europe and North American placing cross-functional leaders in the open innovation life sciences industry, she founded her own firm Chase Partners LLC, the Life Sciences Partner of ZurickDavis, an executive recruitment firm in the healthcare industry.

Previously, she worked as Partner with both large and small boutique firms, including Witt Kieffer and Heidrick and Struggles. Prior to this, she gained over 10 years’ experience with a specialized Boutique firm, Euromedica, using her recruitment knowledge and life science industry focus to build out their firm across France, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.

Over the years, she has served as a trusted advisor to many clients across Europe and North America and gained deep industry expertise helping large, mid and small cap companies recruit leaders from a broad range of industry backgrounds including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, diagnostics and healthcare services. She takes a holistic approach to recruitment and client service and is always mindful that a clear understanding of a client’s business objectives, strategy, and corporate culture are critical to a successful executive search.

In the earlier part of her career, she held executive roles with Rhone-Poulenc where she worked in sales, marketing and business development roles across EMEA. A native of New England, she received a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University, and an MBA from University Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris. She is bilingual in English/French.

Cheryl Jacobs, Senior Vice President, Executive Coach, Leadership Developer & Facilitator, MCG Partners

With over 20 years’ experience leading teams and organizations to sustainable success, Cheryl develops and delivers a broad spectrum of customized training and development programs. She specializes in employee and leadership effectiveness, succession planning, organizational innovation, change and alignment.  Cheryl is a Harvard Business School executive coach providing coaching and advisory services to attending global executives.

Previously, Cheryl leveraged her passion for developing people and founded Talent Transformation, a coaching, training and talent management consulting firm.  She had been the Executive Director of Sales for The Providence Journal Company, a multimedia organization owned by Belo Corporation. At The Providence Journal Company, she oversaw a sales and marketing staff of 60 and drove strategies, revenue, and multimedia product development with a $50m budget. Prior to the Providence Journal, Cheryl spent 10 years in Sales and Strategic Planning at and The Boston Globe.

Cheryl holds a BA from Boston College and a MBA from Suffolk University. In addition, Cheryl is a certified Executive Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a certified Analyst in the Predictive Index® (PI®) and DiSC®. She is also certified in several 360 assessments. She is a faculty member of the Northeast Human Resource Association (NEHRA), a SHRM chapter.

This Webinar is a non-commercial presentation in partnership with and sponsored by ZurickDavis

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