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The Bowdoin Group Continues Growth by Welcoming Two New Strategic Hires

Posted by Lauren Kendall on October 5, 2020
Tracie-Jo (TJ) Crowthers, new Consultant at The Bowdoin Group
Tracie-Jo (TJ) Crowthers, new Consultant at The Bowdoin Group

WALTHAM, Mass., October 5, 2020 – The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic company build-outs for high growth  organizations, announced the expansion of their core team with two new strategic hires, including the expansion of their research team and finance department in the last quarter.

Tracie-Jo (TJ) Crowthers joins The Bowdoin Group as a Consultant, bringing with her several years of experience leading client engagements and managing candidates through the recruitment process. She will be responsible for developing and building relationships with clients and candidates across our healthcare and technology verticals, managing them through the entire recruitment process. Prior to joining The Bowdoin Group, TJ served as an executive search consultant at Slone Partners, specializing in life sciences. She has also served as a senior recruiter at Scientific Search, a life sciences recruiting and staffing firm. She received her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University-Camden.

Also joining the firm as a Consultant, Christine Lipowski brings significant expertise in executive search with several years of market research, search strategy, and candidate engagement experience. At The Bowdoin Group, Christine will also be responsible for client and candidate management, partnering with them through the full recruitment process.

Headshot of Christine Lipowski
Christine Lipowski, new Consultant at The Bowdoin Group

Previously, Christine most recently served as a manager and Head of Research at Page Executive, the division of PageGroup focused on executive and C-level searches. While there, she worked with a lead consultant to develop their executive search business from scratch, building out a research team and infrastructure to support the business. Prior to that role, she started her recruitment career as a consultant, specializing in candidate management and recruitment of HR professionals, and received her Masters degree in International Business from EGADE Business School.

“We are thrilled to continue to grow The Bowdoin Group’s delivery arm with search professionals like TJ and Christine,” said Kara Barr, Vice President of Delivery at the Bowdoin Group. “They have incredible foundational and domain-relevant search experience and highlight our continued commitment to deliver exceptional work for our clients and candidates alike.” 

In addition to these two strategic hires, The Bowdoin Group also welcomed three new associates earlier this summer, including Amber Graves, Marcus Witherspoon, and Gabrielle Kontra, and a new staff accountant, Jessica Wright (MSA, MBA), to provide additional support to our finance team.

“We are fortunate to bring all of these new team members onboard at such a unique time in the world as we continue to support strong growth at The Bowdoin Group. Each individual is a great addition to the team and brings a perspective and set of skills that will help us continue our expansion across the life sciences, healthcare, and technology sectors,” said Dave Melville, CEO & Founder at The Bowdoin Group.

The Bowdoin Group’s vision in partnering with the world’s most innovative companies to fuel growth and create more connected ecosystems is furthered by the continued growth across our core vertical markets with the support that these six new hires bring to the firm.

About The Bowdoin Group

The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning retained executive search firm that specializes in C-suite leadership and strategic roles, commercial team expansions, and recruitment process outsourcing for a wide range of companies, ranging from venture-backed startups and emerging growth companies building out their C-suites to larger organizations sourcing talent for rapid market expansion. With deep expertise in Life Sciences, Digital Health, Software & Technology, and FinTech, Bowdoin is uniquely situated to solve recruiting challenges and unmet talent needs more than any other search firm across the U.S. due to its cross-functional reach and domain understanding across healthcare and technology. The firm continuously ranks in the top 2% of the recruiting industry in the U.S. and Canada for client and candidate satisfaction as measured by ClearlyRated’s annual NPS survey. The Bowdoin Group is also active in supporting the local entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as several non-profit organizations, including Life Science CaresNEVCAHack.Diversity, and FinTech Sandbox. For more information, visit us at and connect with us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

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