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Baxter Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs

Lynn Pawelski has joined Baxter as Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Pawelski joins Baxter from Johnson & Johnson, Medical Devices ETHICON Inc., where she served as the Worldwide Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. In addition to a MBA from the Fairleigh Dickinson University, Ms. Pawelski has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Johnson & Johnson throughout her 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.

Neural Analytics Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Vice President, Clinical Affairs

Bisrat Woldemichael has joined Neural Analytics as Vice President, Clinical Affairs. Ms. Woldemichael joins Neural Analytics from Medallion Therapeutics where she served as Clinical Affairs Director. In addition to a MS from the University of Washington, Ms. Woldemichael has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Guidant Vascular Intervention, Boston Scientific, and St. Jude Medical.

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.

BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC

Jocelyn Oriondo has joined BioMarin as Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC. Ms. Oriondo joins BioMarin from Amgen where she served as Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC. In addition to a BS from the University of California, Ms. Oriondo has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Siemens Medical Solutions, Probitas Pharma Inc., and Amgen.

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.

Verily Life Sciences Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Chief Operations Officer

Ashraf Hanna has joined Verily Life Sciences as Chief Operations Officer. Dr. Hanna joins Verily from Oric Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he served as the CEO. In addition to a PhD from Harvard, and an MD from the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Hanna has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Tanox, Nexvet, and Genentech.

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.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Associate Medical Director, Clinical Development-Hematology/Oncology

Ron Cheung has joined Jazz Pharmaceuticals as Associate Medical Director, Clinical Development-Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Cheung joins Jazz from Seattle Children’s Hospital where he served as Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. In addition to a MD and PhD from the University of Washington, Dr. Cheung has held positions of increasing related responsibility at University of Washington School of Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research 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.

BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Senior Medical Director, PegPal

Jan Iles has joined BioMarin as Senior Medical Director, PegPal. Dr. Iles joins BioMarin from Amgen, Inc. where she served as Clinical Research Medical Director, Sensipar/Mimpara, Parsabiv. In addition to a MD from McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Iles has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Immediate Family Medical Care, INC Research, and Quintiles Transnational Corporation.

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.

Kristin Speer Joins Westwood & Wilshire as Managing Director, Technology Practice

We are excited to welcome Kristin Speer to the Westwood & Wilshire team as Managing Director, Technology Practice, based in Redwood Shores, CA. Kristin distinguished herself in Korn/Ferry International’s Global Technology Practice, and went on to establish AccelSearch, completing numerous retained executive searches across a variety of C-level roles for both emerging technology startups and global technology companies. Her expertise in placing cross-functional CXO’s and VP’s to build high-performance executive teams is sought after by CEOs and HR leaders.

Kristin’s experience in SaaS, PaaS, IoT companies focuses on enterprise application software, network security, fintech, and digital health. “Kristin’s experience aligns well with our expanding Technology Practice that has grown out of our Biotech and Life Sciences Practice,” said Alan Cullen, Westwood & Wilshire’s CEO. “Kristin’s unique background and dedication to client satisfaction is a natural fit for our firm.”

“I’m delighted to join the outstanding team at Westwood & Wilshire to continue expanding their Technology Practice and office in Silicon Valley,” said Kristin. “The firm’s reputation for speed, excellence and transparency is being recognized by the valley’s top tech companies. It’s a privilege to be part of their team.”

Please feel free to reach out to Kristin at her contact info below:

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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 Vice President of Medical Services, Global Medical Affairs

Bert Bakker has joined BioMarin as Vice President of Medical Services, Global Medical Affairs. Bert is a senior industry executive with expertise in pediatric and adult endocrinology and joins BioMarin from Versartis, where he served as Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs. Prior to Versartis, Dr. Bakker held positions of increasing related responsibility at Pfizer, Genentech, and Ipsen.

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.

BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Director of Regulatory Affairs

Julie Rider has joined BioMarin as Director of Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Rider joins BioMarin from Bioelectron Technology Corp. where she served as Director, Nonclinical Development and Regulatory Affairs. In addition to a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rider has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Northrop Grumman Corp., Cato Research, and Pharus Solutions, LLC.

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.

miRagen Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Senior Vice President, Clinical Science

Diana Escolar has joined miRagen as Senior Vice President, Clinical Science. Dr. Escolar joins miRagen from Akashi Therapeutics, Inc. where she served as Chief Medical Officer. In addition to a MD from the University of Buenos Aires, Dr. Escolar has held positions of increasing related responsibility at the Children’s National Medical Center, Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center, and Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group.

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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

 

Regeneron Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Head, Clinical Trial Operations

Gretel Cammarata has joined Regeneron as Head, Clinical Trial Operations. Ms. Cammarata joins Regeneron from Shionogi, Inc. where she served as Vice President, Clinical Operations. In addition to a B.S. in Biology from Colgate University, Ms. Cammarata has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc. and Shionogi, Inc.

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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Pharmavite Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Labeling Manager

Ashwini Telang has joined Pharmavite as Labeling Manager. Ms. Telang joins Pharmavite from Nestle USA where she served as Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager. In addition to a B.S. from UC Davis, Ms. Telang has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Clinical Research Center LAC + USC Hospital, Herbalife, and Natrol, Inc.

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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs

Paul Solari has joined BioMarin as Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs. Dr. Solari joins BioMarin from Genentech where he served as Medical Director, New Therapeutic Areas. In addition to a M.D. from University of Southern California, Dr. Solari has held positions of increasing related responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, and private practice.

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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Myovant Sciences Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Senior Medical Director

Laura McKain has joined Myovant Sciences as Senior Medical Director. Dr. McKain joins Myovant from PPD where she served as Senior Medical Director. In addition to a M.D. from Georgetown, Dr. McKain has held positions of increasing related responsibility at South East Area Health Education Center, Wilmington Health Associates, PLLC, and Kendle International.

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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Gerard Danishek Joins Westwood & Wilshire as Executive Recruiter

We are excited to welcome Gerard Danishek to the Westwood & Wilshire team. Prior to joining Westwood & Wilshire, Gerard began his recruiting career with Apex Systems, Inc. where he found success placing IT professionals with the company's Fortune 500 Financial and Healthcare clients. Gerard’s approach to recruiting is methodical and detail oriented. He especially enjoys working in biotech because of the dynamic and innovative nature of the industry. In 2005, Gerard received a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University.

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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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Emily Nechvatal Joins Westwood & Wilshire as Director of Research

We are excited to welcome Emily Nechvatal to the Westwood & Wilshire team. Emily has more than seven years of recruiting research experience, including more than two years dedicated to biotech and pharmaceutical recruiting research. Emily graduated with a BA in Public Relations from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation, she spent five years as an Analyst and Manager supporting all aspects of executive searches for Spencer Stuart in their Chicago Headquarters before moving to Bench International Search as a Research and Operations Manager in the areas of biotech and pharmaceutical recruiting.

Please feel free to reach out to Emily at her contact info below:

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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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

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

Scott Wong has joined BioMarin as Medical Director, Drug Safety Surveillance. Dr. Wong joins BioMarin from Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. where he served as Pharmacovigilance Physician. In addition to an M.D. from the University of Miami, Dr. Wong has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development throughout his entire 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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

Pliant Therapeutics Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Vice President, Chemistry

Katerina Leftheris has joined Pliant as Vice President, Chemistry. Dr. Leftheris joins Pliant from Celgene Corp. where she served as Senior Director, Sitehead, Discovery Chemistry. In addition to a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, Organic Chemistry, Dr. Leftheris has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vitae Pharmaceuticals, and Celgene.

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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Medical Director, Achondroplasia

George Jeha has joined BioMarin as Medical Director, Achondroplasia. Dr. Jeha joins BioMarin from Baylor College of Medicine where he served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, as well as Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital where he served as a Staff Physician. Dr. Jeha received an MD from the American University of Beirut, as well as Post-Doctoral Research Training at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he held positions of increasing related responsibility throughout his entire career.

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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

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

Suman Machinani has joined Regeneron as Associate Medical Director, Immunology. Mr. Machinani joins Regeneron from Synlogic, Inc. where he served as Associate Medical Director. In addition to an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Machinani has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Huntington Hospital, Boston Scientific, and Pfizer.

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 and Connecticut, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.

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