October 12, 2016
The Talent Bottleneck – Recruiting Senior Level Management for Life Science Startups
Every startup needs talent, funding and space. Of those three, management talent can be the biggest challenge for new life science companies in Michigan. The state has an abundance of technology and innovators but limited availability of senior management talent. Our panel will discuss the factors that contribute to that scarcity, and how companies can thrive despite it. Learn about why it can be smart to recruit beyond your local environment and discuss strategies for finding top talent anywhere.
Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
- Dr. Jasmine Ferrer is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry's Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Sectors within the Global Life Sciences Market, based in the Firm’s Philadelphia office.
With almost 16 years of executive search and life sciences industry experience, Dr. Ferrer's primary focus is to assist venture-backed and emerging high growth biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in recruiting Chief Executive Officers, Heads of Research and Development, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and Chief Business Officers.
In addition to her advanced scientific training, Dr. Ferrer has broad industry expertise with seven years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical company experience at both Amgen and Pfizer.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Dr. Ferrer served as director, worldwide business development for Pfizer, based in New York City, where she co-led product licensing and business development for the oncology therapeutic area. Previously, she was director, business development for Amgen, where she covered multiple therapeutic areas.
She received a doctorate of philosophy from the department of pharmacology, with a focus on neuroscience from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a master’s of public health from Columbia's School of Public Health. She also received a bachelor’s degree in French literature from Georgetown University.
Managing Director, BERINGEA
- Michael is responsible for investment sourcing, deal execution and portfolio management, with a focus on healthcare, technology enabled services, and sustainability. Michael serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio companies MI Bioresearch, D3O, Delphinus Medical Technologies, InTouch Health, Intervention Insights, Xanitos, Freeosk, Rethink and Fiber By-Products. Previous portfolio companies include Pioneer Surgical Technologies (acquired by RTI Biologics), Relume Technologies (acquired by Revolution Lighting), and EcoSynthetix (offered publicly at TSX: ECO).
Prior to joining Beringea, Michael was a vice president of investment banking with P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF). While at PMCF, Michael led M&A transactions and capital raises for companies in the life sciences, health care and outsourced business services sectors. Before working at PMCF, Michael worked in the investment banking group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Michael is a CFA charterholder and earned a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.
Talent and Engagement Manager, University of Michigan Tech Transfer
- Barbara brings over 25 years’ experience working as an executive coach and organizational development consultant, primarily in areas related to leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and career transition and she has partnered with start-ups, small businesses and global organizations such as Toyota, Stryker and ProQuest.
Prior to working in Tech Transfer, Barbara worked at UM Stephen Ross School of business providing career consulting with MBA students interested in Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Technology and Careers with impact. In her current role at Tech Transfer, Barbara works with alumni, and other partners in the ecosystem to provide talent and other resources for new venture spinouts from UM. More recently, she partnered with Ann Arbor SPARK and MEDC to lead and facilitate a career transition program known as Michigan Shifting Gears.
Barbara earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Centre College and a M.S. Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from Eastern Michigan University.
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Raising Your First $1M
Founder/Leadership Transition: When and How do You Step Away
What You Need to Know About Life Science Venture Capital
Tips on Partnering From the Industry Playbook
So What is Your Reimbursement Strategy?
Big Data, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Wild West
New Models for Life Science Angel Investing
The Quantified Self: How Big Data and Mobile Technology are Revolutionizing Health Care
Corporate Investors in Life Science Companies
Building Value with Virtual Teams
FIH to NDA in 5 Years
Patient Advocacy Foundations
Insider's View of a Start Up: Year One
The State of Investing in Healthcare: Opportunities from a VC Perspective
Beyond the Hype: The Impact and Potential of Personalized Medicine
Use of Social Media for Marketing in Life Science Companies
Getting to an Exit: Success Stories from the Life Sciences
Assessing the Potential of Your Product
Harnessing I.T. to Create Breakthroughs in Healthcare
New Strategies in a Challenging Regulatory Environment
Driving a Genomics Revolution Through Open Source Innovation
Successful Collaboration Comes in All Shapes and Sizes
When the Wheels Fall Off Your Startup, What Do You Do?
How to Raise Your First Million – Getting New Ventures Off the Ground
Pitching to Venture Capitalists: A Real World Example
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Serial CEOs Tell Their Stories
Patent Reform Has Finally Arrived! Friend or Foe?
Defining the Future Growth of Michigan's Biosciences Sector
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