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Acceleron Pharma Partners with Westwood & Wilshire to fill Pulmonary Medical Director Role

Dr. Jonathan Lu has joined Acceleron Pharma as their Pulmonary Medical Director. Dr. Lu joins Acceleron from Sarepta Therapeutics, where he served as their Medical Director of Clinical Development. In addition to this, Dr. Lu has held positions of increasing related responsibility at AstraZeneca and Columbia University Medical Center throughout his career.

The search was successfully led by Tamir Halaban at Westwood & Wilshire.

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. Partners with Westwood & Wilshire to fill Information Management Business Process Lead

Raghavan Ramanathan, Ph. D. has joined BioMarin as their Information Management Business Process Lead. Dr. Ramanathan joins BioMarin from Amazon where he served as their Corporate Program Manager, Human Resources. In addition to an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, Dr. Ramanathan has held positions of increasing related responsibility at The B-Smart Consulting Company, Third Horizon, and the University of Technology, Sydney throughout his career.

The search was successfully led by Kristin Speer at Westwood & Wilshire.

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Partners with Westwood & Wilshire to fill Senior Director of Global Drug Supply and Logistics

Dr. Nigel Bowers has joined Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as their Senior Director of Global Drug Supply and Logistics. Dr. Bowers joins Regeneron from Baxalta, where he served as their Head of Inventory Strategy and Governance as well as their Director of Oncology Supply Chains. In addition to this, Dr. Bowers has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb at various locations and in different capacities throughout his career.

The search was successfully led by Chris Tillman at Westwood & Wilshire.

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Baxter Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Global Medical Business Head – Medication Delivery

Ajit Patwardhan has joined Baxter as Global Medical Business Head – Medication Delivery. Dr. Patwardhan joins Baxter from Integra Life Sciences where he served as Global Head of Medical Affairs. In addition to a Clinical Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Yale University, Dr. Patwardhan has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Paradigm Spine LLC, NLT Spine, and HealthPro BioVentures LLC throughout his career.

The search was successfully led by Tamir Halaban at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Medical Director, Safety Science

Lori Seid has joined BioMarin as Medical Director of Safety Science. Dr. Seid joins BioMarin from Scientific Solutions, LLC where she served as Senior Medical Director. In addition to an MD from George Washington University, Dr. Seid has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Novartis, Genentech and SFJ Pharmaceuticals throughout her career.

The search was successfully led by Gerard Danishek at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Takeda Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Medical Director, Clinical Development Norovirus

Libby Adams has joined Takeda as Medical Director, Clinical Development Norovirus. Dr. Adams joins Takeda from the Military HIV Research Program where she served as Senior Research Physician for Henry Jackson Foundation. In addition to a MD from the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Adams has held positions of increasing related responsibility at the NIH throughout her career.

The search was successfully led by Julie McDonald at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Director, Statistical Genetics

Karol Estrada has joined BioMarin as Director, Statistical Genetics. Dr. Estrada joins BioMarin from Biogen where he served as Associate Director, Head of Statistical Genetics. In addition to a PhD from Erasmus MC University, Dr. Estrada maintains an Adjunct Professorship with Brandeis University. Prior to Biogen, he held positions of increasing related responsibility at Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Erasmus MC University Medical Center.

The search was successfully led by Gerard Danishek at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Baxter Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Global Clinical Development Lead Acute Therapies

Ryan Robinson has joined Baxter as Global Clinical Development Lead Acute Therapies. Dr. Robinson joins Baxter from the FDA where he served as Medical Officer. In addition to a MD from Southern Illinois University, Dr. Robinson has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Midwest Emergency Department Services, Great Plains Orthopedics, and Executive Health Resources.

The search was successfully led by Chris Tillman at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Syneos Health Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Executive Director Clinical Development

Lori Helgeson has joined Syneos Health as Executive Director Clinical Development. Ms. Helgeson joins Syneos from Ora, Inc. where she served as Senior Director, Clinical Operations. Ms. Helgeson has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Radiant Research Inc., PPD, Inc., and INC Research.

The search was successfully led by Chris Tillman at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Genentech Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Group Medical Director & Global Development Team Leader, Cancer Immunotherapy Solid Tumor Combination Studies

Julie Maltzman has joined Genentech as Group Medical Director & Global Development Team Leader, Cancer Immunotherapy Solid Tumor Combination Studies. Dr. Maltzman joins Genentech from Nektar where she served as Vice President, Clinical Development. In addition to a MD from the University of Colorado, Dr. Maltzman has held positions of increasing related responsibility at GSK, Morphotek, Inc., and Gilead.

The search was successfully led by Tamir Halaban at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Prolong Pharmaceuticals Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Chief Medical Officer

Jeffry Lawrence has joined Prolong as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Lawrence joins Prolong from LFB USA, Inc. where he served as Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President. In addition to a MD from Northwestern University, Dr. Lawrence has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Becton Dickinson, Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., and Ipsen Pharma.

The search was successfully led by Michael Cane at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Regeneron Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Senior Director, Clinical Development

Tolga Baykal has joined Regeneron as Senior Director, Clinical Development. Dr. Baykal joins Regeneron from Shionogi where she served as Medical Lead, Clinical Development, Antivirals & Anti-infectives. Dr. Baykal has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Eli Lilly, Abbott/AbbVie, and Intercept.

The search was successfully led by Julie McDonald at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Agios Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Medical Director Hematology

Thomas Winkler has joined Agios as Medical Director Hematology. Dr. Winkler joins Agios from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he served as Staff Clinician. In addition to a MD from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Dr. Winkler has held positions of increasing related responsibility at National Institutes of Health (NIH) throughout his career.

The search was successfully led by Chris Tillman at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Astellas Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Associate Director of Medical Safety

Shaka Martin has joined Astellas Pharma as Associate Director of Medical Safety. Dr. Martin joins Astellas after consulting for Tesaro where he was their leading Safety Physician. In addition to a MD from Palacky University Medical Faculty, Dr. Martin has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Boston Biomedical Inc., Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Merck Kgaa – Serono, and Seqirus Pharmaceuticals. 

The search was successfully led by Gerard Danishek at Westwood & Wilshire.

 At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Regeneron Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Associate Director, Clinical Sciences Immunology

Angeliki Giannelou has joined Regeneron as Associate Director, Clinical Sciences Immunology. Dr. Giannelou joins Regeneron from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases -(NIAMS)/NIH where she served as a Visiting Research Fellow. In addition to a MD from the University of Patra, Dr. Giannelou has held positions of increasing related responsibility at NIAMS throughout her career.

The search was successfully led by Julie McDonald at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Agios Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Head of Rare Disease Clinical Development

Chris Mix has joined Agios as Head of Rare Disease Clinical Development. Dr. Mix joins Agios from Sarepta Therapeutics where he served as Executive Medical Director, Global Development and Head of Clinical Development. In addition to a MD from the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Mix has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Tufts New England Medical Center, Amgen, and Alexion.

The search was successfully led by Tamir Halaban at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Agiloft Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Director of Customer Success

Michael Ford has joined Agiloft as Director of Customer Success, responsible for Agiloft’s professional services team supporting Agiloft’s award-winning no-code application development software platform. Mr. Ford joins Agiloft from a long term consulting engagement at Sephora where he was responsible for launching a complete replacement of backend (SAP/ERP) and Retail Point of Sale (Micros POS) systems for Sephora Brazil.

“It was a tall order to find the right person to offload this critical area of responsibility that I’ve personally managed since the company’s inception,” said Bridget Conrad, Agiloft co-owner. “Mike quickly became an invaluable addition to our management team. I can’t imagine a better outcome on this search, which also went much faster than expected. Westwood & Wilshire was an excellent partner to find the right executive talent for our unique company’s business and culture.”

The search was successfully led by Kristin Speer at Westwood & Wilshire.

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Takeda Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Director, US Medical Affairs Oncology

Robert Schlossman has joined Takeda as Director, US Medical Affairs Oncology. Dr. Schlossman joins Takeda from Dana Farber where he served as Assistant Professor of Medicine. In addition to a MD from Harvard University, Dr. Schlossman has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, BWH/DFCI, and Harvard Medical.

The search was successfully led by Gerard Danishek at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

 

BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Director, Business Development

Thaminda Ramanayake has joined BioMarin as Director, Business Development. Mr. Ramanayake joins BioMarin from Amgen where he served as Senior Manager – Business Development. In addition to a MBA from the University of Rochester, Mr. Ramanayake has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Empire Valuation Consulting, Ernst & Young, LLP, and Grant Thornton, LLP.

The search was successfully led by Chris Tillman at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Calico Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Pharmacology Scientist 4

Tian Cai has joined Calico as Pharmacology Scientist 4. Dr. Cai joins Calico from United Therapeutics where he served as Senior Manager (Head) of Translational Studies, Regenerative Medicine. In addition to a PhD from the University of Illinois, Dr. Cai has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc. throughout his career.

The search was successfully led by Julie McDonald at Westwood & Wilshire.

 

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

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