LifeSci Search Appoints Molly A. Robb and Danny Abiri as Managing Directors, Expanding its Recruitment Expertise in the Life Science Industries
LifeSci Search appoints Molly A. Robb and Danny Abiri as Managing Directors, expanding its recruitment expertise in the life science industries. The strategic hires reinforce the company's commitment to transformative leadership in the sector. The milestone aligns with the company's fifth anniversary and reflects its dedication to revolutionizing the approach to executive search in the life sciences sector.
New York, NY, June 20, 2023 – LifeSci Search, a global executive search firm delivering transformative leaders to businesses in the life science industry, announced today the appointments of Molly A. Robb and Danny Abiri as Managing Directors. Ms. Robb and Mr. Abiri have deep experience in placing Board, CEO and C-Suite professionals into companies with a life sciences and healthcare focus. LifeSci Search is excited to be growing the executive search team with these two senior hires.
“June marks our company’s fifth year in operation. I am very proud and excited that we are able to attract such great talent within the life sciences executive search space,” says Matt Toner, CEO and Co-Founder of LifeSci Search. “I feel we are still at the beginning of our journey to change the way we think about life sciences executive search. By adding Danny and Molly to the team, we will be able to grow in new ways.”
For the past 25 years, Ms. Robb has been partnering with Venture Capital and Private Equity firms to place Board, CEO and C-suite, and investment professionals into innovative life sciences organizations that compete in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostics & tools and health tech. She has previously worked for both large and boutique executive recruiting companies, including Korn Ferry, Heidrick & Struggles, and the Diversified Search Group. Additionally, Ms. Robb has been an avid supporter for the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and serves as a regular speaker on career management for the Wharton Healthcare Management Alumni Association. More recently, she has volunteered as a Business Mentor for C-Sweetener (now HTH Foundation), a mentoring organization with a charter to prepare women leaders for the healthcare C-suite, and she has served as a Strategic Advisor to Invincible Vision, a patient-led, nonprofit organization focused on serving the Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy (BCD) community.
Mr. Abiri brings 18 years of senior-level executive recruitment experience in the life science and biopharmaceutical industries across R&D, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, and commercial operations. Working with clients ranging in size from pre-IPO to Fortune-100 companies, he has led searches for Board and C-suite executives, as well as executives in research, clinical development, commercialization and manufacturing. Prior to joining LifeSci Search, Mr. Abiri worked with recruiting firms such as DHR Global, Bench International, and the Lucas Group. Mr. Abiri holds a master’s degree in life sciences from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and a bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
“Our unique platform and approach have enabled us to create significant value for our clients. We are excited to expand the team with such strong industry veterans who will bring valuable experience and new perspectives to our work,” says John Spencer, Chief Business Officer of LifeSci Search. “We continue to build a strong foundation that will help us expand our reach to more clients in need of top talent.”
About LifeSci Search
LifeSci Search is a fast-growing, global executive search firm led by a team of industry veterans and backed by the expertise of over 300 colleagues worldwide, including PhDs and MDs. The firm has the experience and reputation for building strategic leadership teams within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, and healthcare sectors. LifeSci Search also works to scale buy-side investment platforms, including private equity and venture capital.
Our executive search business is embedded within a unique and global life sciences consultancy that advises 500+ life sciences companies across a wide variety of areas, including Investor Relations, Communications, Venture Investing, Consulting, Capital Market Services, and On Demand Talent. More than just a search firm, LifeSci is a mission-driven company focused on improving outcomes in the life science and healthcare ecosystems.
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