The Bowdoin Group Continues Expansion with Three Strategic Hires

Firm adds significant expertise to its executive search practice

Posted by Lauren Lessard on April 12th, 2018

WALTHAM, Mass., April 12, 2018 – The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with expertise in leadership search and strategic build-outs for innovative companies, announced today that three leading professionals with strong industry experience and proven track records in executive search are joining their growing team. Kirk Bukowski, Brad Bauer, and Jeff Harris come to Bowdoin from the Boston office of a global executive search firm, where they excelled at helping their clients find, recruit, and retain top-notch organizational leaders.

Kirk Bukowski joins Bowdoin as Vice President, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in executive search and talent management consulting to the company. Before joining Bowdoin, Kirk was a National Managing Partner at his firm, responsible for leading the North American Executive Search Practice. Prior to that, he served as Senior Managing Director at RHI Executive Search. In addition to his work with public and private firms, he has significant experience partnering with private equity groups, helping them hire and retain high-quality leaders.

Also joining Bowdoin as Vice President, Brad Bauer has more than 20 years’ business and consulting experience in human capital and talent acquisition. In his last position, Brad was a founding Partner of his firm’s Executive Search practice. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO at Bird Dog Executive Search. He has extensive experience working with companies of all sizes across industries, including private equity and investment banking, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, professional services, and technology development.

Finally, Jeff Harris joins the company as Director, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in executive search, management consulting, and sales. Jeff’s last position was as Principal in his firm’s Executive Retained Search practice. Before that, he was Managing Partner at Monument Executive Search, where he specialized in CFO and other senior financial leadership searches across Healthcare and Financial Services industries.

“We are excited to welcome Kirk, Brad, and Jeff to the Bowdoin family,” said Dave Melville, Founder and CEO of The Bowdoin Group. “They have proven skills and a reputation for success helping clients of all sizes attract and retain top talent, with particularly strong expertise and experience recruiting CFOs and other senior executives across a variety of vertical markets.”

While their expertise will benefit Bowdoin’s clients across industries, Kirk, Brad, and Jeff will focus on the needs of clients in the Software, Digital Health, Fintech and BioPharma spaces. They will be working at The Bowdoin Group’s expanding Boston office.

“We have a great opportunity in today’s market to help our clients find and recruit the executives who are most likely to drive positive business impact,” said Scott Aldsworth, Chief Revenue Officer of The Bowdoin Group. “We are confident that these three high-performing leaders will be strong contributors as we continue to grow our business.”


About The Bowdoin Group

Founded in 1994, The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning executive search firm that specializes in leadership and strategic roles for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to large firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion. With deep expertise in BioPharma, Digital Health, FinTech and Financial Services, and Software, The Bowdoin Group is a leader in the Greater Boston area with depth of experience in sourcing talent and servicing companies globally. The company’s service reputation earned it a ranking in the top 2% of the recruiting industry for client satisfaction. Bowdoin is active in supporting Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as several non-profit causes.

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