Life Sciences

Preparing For Commercialization
April 7, 2021

How To Hire When Preparing For Commercialization

Originally published in Life Science Leader by Dave Melville, CEO & Founder of The Bowdoin Group, with contributions from Justin Endres, Managing Director, Life Sciences at the firm. Only 30% to 40% of commercial drug launches recoup their development costs.

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April 6, 2021

How to Select an Executive Search Firm: 6 Critical Success Factors

Originally published on LinkedIn by Scott Aldsworth, President at The Bowdoin Group. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that leadership matters. This is especially true among companies in the Digital Health, Life Sciences, FinTech, and Software & Technology sectors with the myriad challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic.

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April 1, 2021

MSLs: Understanding the Phenotype When Building Your Field Medical Affairs Team

Written by Aaron Harris, PhD (Senior Consultant), Lindsey Potvin (Vice President, Team Expansions and RPO Services), and Justin Endres (Managing Director, Life Sciences). Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) play an integral and specialized role in the growth of life science organizations, and never more so than during the COVID pandemic.

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March 16, 2021

Human Capital: The Smartest Investment Investors Can Make

Originally published on LinkedIn by Jim Urquhart, Managing Director, FinTech at The Bowdoin Group. The pandemic and an increasingly competitive market have clearly and significantly changed the staffing needs and hiring practices in many industries.

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March 8, 2021

A 21st Century Framework for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Executive Search

Originally published on by Dave Melville, CEO & Founder of The Bowdoin Group. Last year was an incredible and challenging year for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Coming into 2020, many HR departments had slashed their DEI budgets, putting it on the back burner among other priorities.

Private Equity Partners - Hiring Executives and Finding Talent
February 22, 2021

Virtual Panel Recording: How Investors Are Still Hiring Executives Amidst Uncertainty

What is one of the top concerns keeping Private Equity partners up at night? Talent. Great executive talent is one of the most important factors driving portfolio company performance, and during an unprecedented era of uncertainty, there is even more pressure and competition on PE firms and executives to staff their management teams with top-tier leaders.

Person on laptop analyzing key metrics to track
February 16, 2021

What Key Metrics Should You Track for Your Executive Search?

Metrics are essential to track throughout your executive search process. Monitoring key numbers ensures that the right candidate is found fast, but it also measures, more transparently, whether or not your search partner is stacking the odds in your favor. 

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January 21, 2021

The Future of Executive Search: Can You Handle the Truth?

Originally published on LinkedIn by Dave Melville, Founder & CEO of The Bowdoin Group. Hurry up, faster, now or never—we need this leader NOW. Sound familiar? The pace of everything (including hiring) is palpably accelerating.

Steps of Executive Search
December 17, 2020

What Are the Steps of a First-Class Executive Search Process?

Founders and HR leaders across industries have asked: What are the steps of a first-class executive search process? All executive search processes are not created equal (and neither are the firms you might partner with).

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November 10, 2020

Post-Pandemic Commercialization: Building the Best Team on the Timeline You Need

Launching into the commercialization process during COVID-19? Start by reading this eBook. The current pandemic has added a lot of pressure and complexity to the traditional commercialization process, but success is still possible.

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