Practice

Life Sciences

Global health spending is on the rise and the life sciences industry is expected to reach $1.5 Trillion by 2022.

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for health care spending across 60 countries is predicted to increase 5.4% for the period 2018–2022, compared to just 2.9% over 2013–2017.

As data-driven technologies provide biopharma, consumer healthcare and MedTech organizations with treasure troves of information, and automation takes over some mundane tasks, new talent models are emerging based on purpose and meaning. The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning approaches within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, time-effective, and cost-effective.

2020 will continue to see a focus on the impact of digital transformation in life sciences. This transformation will revolve around the use of technology symbiotically and strategically. Data is fast becoming the currency of life sciences, and digital enterprises are building new business models for the future.

What we do

The demands on today’s life sciences leaders are increasingly complex. They must adapt to an evidence-based, outcome-focused, and behavior-driven world; address the growing challenge of chronic diseases; shift from a mindset of treatment to one of prevention; incorporate big data; bring their organizations from product-centricity to customer-centricity; foster continuous relationships with patients rather than one-off transactions; and, ultimately, change the value proposition for patients, providers, and payers — and thus for shareholders.

While the next few years may be a transition period for the industry, we anticipate that with the right management in place, and with the understanding of current trends, the following decade could bring renewed productivity and prosperity to the industry. At August Leadership, we work with our clients to identify and develop the leaders who can make that happen.

Our Expertise

• Pharmaceuticals
• Biopharmaceuticals
• Consumer Healthcare
• Medical technology
• Contract Services

Practice Team

Anke Janssen

Partner
Anke has a long-standing career in executive search and has conducted Board level and senior executive mandates across a range of geographies and industry sectors.

John Durkey

Partner
John possesses over 20 years of experience in the retained search industry and has executed assignments across all functional disciplines in the Life Sciences & Health, Manufacturing and Technology sectors

Michael N. Curran

Partner
Michael's experience in executive search includes a broad range of sectors and management disciplines.

Michael Maeder

Managing Partner - Asia
Michael is Cofounder & Managing Partner of August Leadership in China and IOT ONE, a global IoT consulting practice.

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner
With over 25 years of business consulting experience, Tiffany is known for being a trusted business advisor to executives. She is recognized for her expertise in people strategy and her ability to assess top talent for critical roles.

Linda Schaler

Partner
Linda has over 20 years of executive search experience in Advertising, Marketing, Media & Mobility, Digital Transformation, and Life Sciences.

Andrew Gardner

Partner
Andy has extensive experience recruiting for digital and integrated marketing and media, consumer, technology, financial services, and life science companies and divisions.

John L. Pothin

Partner
John has more than 30 years of experience across several industry sectors.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

David Florence

Partner
David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

Jane Feng

Consultant
Jane Feng is an Advisory Partner of August Leadership, based in Shanghai.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

Michael Maeder

Managing Partner - Asia
Michael is Cofounder & Managing Partner of August Leadership in China and IOT ONE, a global IoT consulting practice.

Linda Schaler

Partner
Linda has over 20 years of executive search experience in Advertising, Marketing, Media & Mobility, Digital Transformation, and Life Sciences.

Andrew Gardner

Partner
Andy has extensive experience recruiting for digital and integrated marketing and media, consumer, technology, financial services, and life science companies and divisions.

Anke Janssen

Partner
Anke has a long-standing career in executive search and has conducted Board level and senior executive mandates across a range of geographies and industry sectors.

Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice
Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership.

John L. Pothin

Partner
John has more than 30 years of experience across several industry sectors.

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner
With over 25 years of business consulting experience, Tiffany is known for being a trusted business advisor to executives. She is recognized for her expertise in people strategy and her ability to assess top talent for critical roles.

John Durkey

Partner
John possesses over 20 years of experience in the retained search industry and has executed assignments across all functional disciplines in the Life Sciences & Health, Manufacturing and Technology sectors

Michael N. Curran

Partner
Michael's experience in executive search includes a broad range of sectors and management disciplines.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

David Florence

Partner
David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

Jane Feng

Consultant
Jane Feng is an Advisory Partner of August Leadership, based in Shanghai.

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