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The Bowdoin Group Ranks as a Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firm by Hunt Scanlon

Posted by Lauren Kendall on May 4, 2020
WALTHAM, Mass., May 4, 2020 – The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic team expansions for companies across technology, healthcare, and life sciences, is proud to share that the firm has been named by Hunt Scanlon Media as a “Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firm” for the first time. 

Hunt Scanlon Media, the industry leader in executive search sector news and research, creates this and other lists based on executive search specialties each year. Their 2020 “Top 50” ranking of specialty search firms represents the most influential, best-in-class executive recruiters, who they consider to have the best reputation, largest reach, and that maintain highly respected cultures specifically in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. 

“It’s an incredible honor to be named to this ranking and sit alongside such an impressive list of firms,” said Sean Walker, Partner and Digital Health practice lead for The Bowdoin Group. “Both Josh [Gottlieb] and I see an incredible opportunity for innovation at the intersection of BioPharma, Digital Health, and Technology—now more than ever—and we look forward to providing the ecosystem with the highest quality service and expertise.”

Most recently, The Bowdoin Group worked with Mayo Clinic to place their new President of Platform, Dr. John Halamka, featured in the story here. Other recent executive searches have included partnerships with Quil Health, AbleTo, Diameter Health, Imprivata, Conversio Health, Cricket Health, and athenahealth, led by Sean Walker and Josh Gottlieb (Managing Director, Digital Health).

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as one of the top industry leaders for executive search in Life Sciences and Healthcare,” noted Dave Melville, CEO and Founder of The Bowdoin Group. “For over twenty-five years, our firm has been dedicated to delivering exceptional service to clients in the biopharma, digital health, and technology sectors, and we’re proud to serve industries like these that are making tangible impacts on people’s lives every day.”

The Bowdoin Group has built commercial teams and provided recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services for some of the biggest players in the life sciences space, including Seattle Genetics, Epizyme, Deciphera, Foundation Medicine, Generation Bio, Forma Therapeutics, and FerGene, led in partnership with Justin Endres (Managing Director, BioPharma) and Lindsey Potvin (Vice President, RPO Services & Team Expansion). Executive retained searches include those for Ribon Therapeutics, Ohana Biosciences, Sarepta Therapeutics, Synthego, and Akili Interactive most recently.

To view the entire “Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms,” visit

About The Bowdoin Group

Founded in 1994, The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning executive search firm that specializes in leadership and strategic roles, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, and major hiring projects for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to larger firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion. With deep expertise in BioPharma, Digital Health, FinTech and Financial Services, and Software and Technology, Bowdoin is a national leader with the ability to source talent and service companies globally. The company’s service reputation has earned it a ranking in the top 2% of the recruiting industry for client satisfaction year after year. The Bowdoin Group is also active in supporting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as several non-profit causes, including Life Science Cares, NEVCA, Hack.Diversity, and FinTech Sandbox.

About Hunt Scanlon Media

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