Press Releases

Robin Toft featured in STAT: A Biotech Recruiter’s Advice to Women: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect - Aug 18th, 2017

Too often, women hesitate to pursue a new opportunity or position simply because they don’t feel they're qualified. Where men confidently apply for a role when they only meet 60% of the job qualifications, women tend to only apply if they meet 100%. Robin Toft shares her thoughts on the need for women to put aside the “not good enough” mentality. Why? Because there’s no better time for them to land their dream job in biotech than right now. Read Robin’s interview in STAT...

Robin Toft Interviewed by WealthChoice: Aiming for the C-Suite? 4 Resources You Need - Aug 16th, 2017

Your career is what you make it, but developing key relationships can make all the difference in how far you’ll go. Robin Toft has advised many men and women on their career paths to the C-Suite. While they have all had extensive experience and an impressive resume, additional resources and relationships have played a significant role in their success. Robin’s interview with WealthChoice outlines these 4 key areas that should be part of your ongoing career development to land a seat at the e...

Robin Toft in Xconomy: An Insider’s Guide to Bridging the Biotech Gender Gap - Aug 8th, 2017

As an executive recruiter who has spent an extensive career placing top-level candidates in life sciences and healthcare positions, Robin Toft is the first to acknowledge the industry’s gender gap. However the job market is shifting. Finding and retaining talent is one of the biggest challenges for companies, and the pressure is only increasing. Robin reveals why, for women, the change means there is no better time to land an executive role in biotech. Read Robin’s Article on Xconomy   Vote...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Cell Medica, Ltd. in Houston, TX - Aug 1st, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Luis Borges as Chief Scientific Officer at Cell Medica, Ltd. in Houston, TX. Dr. Borges most recently served at Five Prime Therapeutics as the Senior Vice President, Research, where he assisted in rebuilding the company’s pipeline and re-focusing efforts in cancer immunotherapy. For 12 years prior, he held multiple roles at Amgen, Inc., where his work focused on the development of new immunotherapy approaches to engage different immune cell subse...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Zenith Epigenetics, Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Jul 31st, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Edward van der Horst as Vice President, Discovery Biology & Pre-Clinical Development at Zenith Epigenetics, Ltd., in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. van der Horst brings 15 years of experience developing monoclonal antibody therapeutics, target discovery, selection and validation. He previously served at Igenica Biotherapeutics as Senior Director of Preclinical Drug Development. Previous, Dr. van der Horst’s contributions and discoveries at Onc...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for ClickDiagnostics in San Jose, CA - Jul 17th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Ryan Schmidt as Vice President, Marketing at ClickDiagnostics in San Jose, CA. Mr. Schmidt is a sales and marketing executive specializing in the healthcare industry. He most recently served with Alere, Inc. as Vice President of Marketing, Infectious Diseases. In this role, he successfully launched the Alere™ i Point of Care molecular platform which attained market leadership.. Mr. Schmidt received his BA in Business Communications from Gustavus...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Retrophin (NASDAQ: RTRX) in San Diego, CA - Jul 10th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Gayle Bresnahan as Associate Director, Clinical Operations at Retrophin in San Diego, CA. Ms. Bresnahan offers 20 years of clinical research within Oncology, Diabetes, Nephrology, Neurology and Infectious Disease therapeutic areas. She most recently served at Intercept Pharmaceuticals as Associate Director, Clinical Operations, where she was responsible for project management and execution of Phase II and III non-viral liver disease studies. Ms. Bresna...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Retrophin (NASDAQ: RTRX) in San Diego, CA - Jul 10th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Andrea Loewen-Rodriguez as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Retrophin in San Diego, CA. Ms. Loewen-Rodriguez is a global regulatory executive with 20+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience. She previously served at Vital Therapies as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs/ Quality where she was appointed to manage development and execution of U.S., EU, and RoW regulatory strategies. Prior to her role at Vital, Ms. Loewen-Ro...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Ascendis Pharma Inc., (NASDAQ: ASND) in Palo Alto, CA - Jul 1st, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Aimee Shu as the Director, Clinical Development Endocrinology for Ascendis Pharma in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Shu is a board-certified Endocrinologist who joins Ascendis from Stanford University where she served as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program. She earned her MD from Harvard Medical School. About Ascendis Pharma Ascendis Pharma is applying the TransCon technology platfo...

Robin Toft, CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, 5-Time Finalist for Most Admired CEO Award - Jun 20th, 2017

San Diego, CA – Toft Group, a top executive recruiting firm focusing exclusively on building leadership teams for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce that President & CEO, Robin Toft, was named a finalist for the 2017 Most Admired CEO Award, in the category of Private Company by the San Diego Business Journal. This presigious award recognizes San Diego business leaders’ significant achievements in innovation, financial success, philanthropic involvement, and emp...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Greenwich Biosciences (NASDAQ: GWPH) in Carlsbad, CA - Jun 19th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Jeff Krol as Vice President, Market Access at Greenwich Biosciences in Carlsbad, CA. Mr. Krol brings 25 years of experience in managed markets leadership. He most recently served with Avanir Pharmaceuticals as Executive Director, Managed Markets and Project Management, and previously served in the same company as Senior Director, Managed Markets. Mr. Krol earned his B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from The Ohio State University, and his M.S. in Educa...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Muse Bioscience in Boulder, CO - Jun 15th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Jason Amsbaugh as Senior Director, Marketing at Muse Bioscience in Boulder, CO. Mr. Amsbaugh brings over a decade of experience in marketing and product management in the industry to this new role. He most recently served as the Director of Global Marketing for ArcherDX, a NGS-based cancer diagnostic startup. Prior, he served with Thermo Fisher Scientific as a Product Portfolio Manager and early in his career held sales roles for industry leaders A...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for First Light Biosciences in Bedford, MA - Jun 5th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Kevin Wyckoff as Vice President, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs in Bedford, MA. Mr. Wyckoff brings 25 years of diverse management experience to First Light in quality assurance and regulatory affairs. He most recently served with Roka Bioscience, a molecular diagnostics company, as the VP, Quality, Regulatory and Compliance, and previously served as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. Mr. Wyckoff earned his B.S. in...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) in Hercules, CA - Jun 1st, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Jaime Humara as Vice President, LSG Marketing at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. in Hercules, CA. He most recently served with Beckman Coulter, a leading life sciences and diagnostics product company, as Director of Global Strategic Marketing, Molecular Diagnostics. Dr. Humara brings over a decade of experience in marketing and product development, having worked in multiple roles for Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly Life Technologies), most recently a...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for LabCorp (NYSE: LH) in Burlington, NC - May 22nd, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Mary A. Williamson as the Vice President of Laboratory Operations at LabCorp in Burlington, NC. She is a senior laboratory leader offering 20+ years of clinical experience. She most recently served as the Vice President of Scientific Affairs & Laboratory Operations at ACM Global Central Laboratory in Rochester, NY. She holds a PhD and Master’s in Toxicology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. About LabCorp Lab...

Toft Group Completes Chief Business Officer Search for GeneCentric Therapeutics in Durham, NC - May 21st, 2017

GeneCentric Therapeutics, Inc., a precision medicine company dedicated to accelerating drug development by redefining the advanced classification of cancers, today announced the appointment of Walter M. Capone as Chief Business Officer. In his role as CBO, Mr. Capone will lead the expansion of pharmaceutical and biotech drug development collaborations involving GeneCentric’s Cancer Subtyping Platform (CSP™), and will oversee the company’s commercial strategy and growth. “We are excited t...

Toft Group Ranked ‘Top 50 Executive Recruiter’ for 2017 by Hunt Scanlon Media - May 17th, 2017

Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, announced it has been ranked in the Top 50 Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon Media, the most widely referenced, single source for information in the human capital sector. Toft Group was one of eleven new companies ranked in the Top 50 this year with Hunt Scanlon Media describing the group as the largest, fastest growing, and leading boutique specialty executive search firms in the Americas. The...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Genalyte, Inc. in San Diego, CA - May 15th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Michael O’Neil as Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy at Genalyte, Inc. in San Diego, CA. Mr. O’Neil brings over a decade of experience in product innovation and market share growth, and is a senior leader in product development, strategy and marketing. He served in various leadership roles within Blue Shield of California, most recently as the Vice President, Product & Market Alignment where he oversaw product development, marke...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) in Santa Clara, CA - May 8th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Kenneth Hood as the Senior Director of Enterprise Regulatory Affairs for Agilent Technologies in Santa Clara, CA. Ken is a Regulatory Affairs leader offering 20 years within the medical device and diagnostics industries spanning multiple therapeutic areas. He joins Agilent from Hologic, Inc., where he served as Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs. He earned an MBA from San Jose State University. About Agilent Technologies, Inc. Agilent Technologies...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) in Santa Clara, CA - May 1st, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Nina Green as the General Manager, Companion Diagnostics for Agilent Technologies, Inc., in Carpinteria, CA. Ms. Green offers 30 years’ experience as an executive leader within the diagnostics and life science industries with expertise in growing existing businesses and entrepreneurial ventures, mergers, acquisitions and business integrations. She most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for Clarient at GE Healthcare specializing in ca...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in Norwalk, CT - May 1st, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Christopher Williams as Vice President, Business Development at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in Norwalk, CT. Mr. Williams is a business development leader with a strong scientific background, specializing in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics space. He previously served as the Vice President of Business Development at WaveSense where he managed US commercialization strategy and product expansion. In addition, he also led business develo...

Toft Group Completes Chief Medical Officer Search for Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. in Dallas, TX - May 1st, 2017

Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., a drug discovery and development company focused on advancing novel small molecule cancer therapies, announced the appointment of Mohammad Hirmand, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hirmand assumed his new role on the executive management team on May 1, 2017 and will lead the Company’s clinical drug development forward. “Dr. Hirmand is a solid leader and clinician with an impressive track record of successfully developing novel medicines in oncology,” said Joh...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Theravance BioPharma (NASDAQ: TBPH) in South San Francisco, CA - Apr 25th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Sidney Bennett as the Associate Director, Marketing & Commercial Operations for Theravance BioPharma in South San Francisco, CA. Mr. Bennett brings over a decade of experience within marketing, strategy and product development. He previously served in various roles at Genentech, culminating to Senior Product Manager, Ocrelizumab Patient Marketing. He earned an MBA from Cornell University. About Theravance BioPharma Theravance Biopharma is a div...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Retrophin, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTRX) in San Diego, CA - Apr 24th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Scott Generes as Director of Business Development at Retrophin, Inc., in San Diego, CA. Mr. Generes is a senior executive offering 15 years of finance, strategic planning and business development experience within the biotechnology arena. He most recently served with Gradalis, Inc., as their Senior Director, Finance and Strategic Planning. He earned an MBA from UCLA. About Retrophin, Inc. Retrophin, Inc. (NASDAQ:RTRX) is a fully integrated biopharm...

Toft Group Executive Search Expands Team with Michael Young Based in San Diego - Apr 21st, 2017

April 21, 2017 – San Diego, California: Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, today announced Michael Young has joined as Director based at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, CA. In this role, Mr. Young will focus on placing Director through Executive Level positions for the company’s pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, technology, and diagnostic clients. “Mr. Young brings an incredibly dynamic background to Toft Group t...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Mesa Biotech, Inc., in San Diego, CA - Apr 17th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Steven Sepulveda as the Vice President, Global Business Development & Channel Management for Mesa Biotech, Inc., in San Diego, CA. He brings 15+ years in sales and corporate development, most recently serving in leadership roles for Sekisui Diagnostics and Horiba Medical. About Mesa Biotech Mesa Biotech is an emerging molecular diagnostic company, bringing the superior diagnostic performance of nucleic acid amplification to the point-of-care (P...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Ascendis Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ASND) in Palo Alto, CA - Apr 10th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Kamal Bharucha as Director of Clinical Development for Ascendis Pharma in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Bharucha is trained both as a Scientist and Pediatrician. He spent time in academia before joining the biotechnology community where he most recently served as the Associate Medical Director, Division of Immunology, Infectious Disease and Ophthalmology at Genentech. He earned his MD from Yale University and PhD inn Chemistry from University of California, B...

Toft Group Completes Senior Vice President Search for Oncimmune Holdings plc (AIM: ONCL) in Nottingham, UK - Apr 3rd, 2017

Oncimmune Holdings plc (AIM: ONC.L), a leading early cancer detection company developing and commercialising its proprietary EarlyCDT® platform technology, announced the appointment of Shane Smith as Senior Vice President, Market Access & Reimbursement Oncimmune (USA). Shane is a commercial leader with more than 15 years’ experience within market access, reimbursement and sales management. He has extensive knowledge of the US market and a proven track record in sales force development, tr...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) in Santa Clara, CA - Mar 28th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. David Shack as the Global Director - Diagnostics and Genomics Engineering for Agilent Technologies in Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Shack is a technology and engineering leader offering 20+ years of industry experience. He previously spent the past 11 years with BD Biosciences, most recently with their Genomics division as Senior Director of Engineering. He holds a PhD and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. About Agilent Technolo...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for EvoFem Biosciences, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Mar 27th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Craig Audet as the SVP Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for EvoFem Biosciences, Inc., in San Diego, CA. Dr. Audet is a pharmaceutical industry executive specializing in regulatory affairs, compliance drug and device development and marketing. He most recently served at Arena Pharmaceuticals as Senior Vice President, Operations & Head of Global Regulatory Affairs. He holds a BS in Biology/Pre-med from Boston College and a PhD in Public H...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) in Santa Clara, CA - Mar 27th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Jeffrey Heimburger as the Senior Director of Marketing, Genomics for Agilent Technologies in Santa Clara, CA. He offers 20 years of marketing leadership experience, most recently serving as a strategy consultant for mobile enterprise start-up ventures and private equity firms. About Agilent Technologies, Inc. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is the premier laboratory pa...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Axovant Sciences (NYSE: AXON) in New York, NY - Mar 27th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Timothy King as Senior Director, Market Access for Axovant Sciences in New York, NY. Mr. King’s career spans 20 years of marketing leadership within the pharmaceutical industry. He most recently served as SVP of Strategic Services for Spark Health, LLC. Prior, he spent 13 years with Boehringer Ingelheim, his last role as Director of Biosimilar Marketing supporting market access for their lead immunology candidate. He earned an MBA from the Univer...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Specific Technologies in Mountain View, CA - Mar 27th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Elias Fayad as Vice President of Software at Specific Technologies in Mountain View, CA. He has been leading software development, data mining and visualization product development projects for almost 20 years. He previously served as the Director of Software Engineering, Instrument Control & Customer Applications for Pacific Biosciences. He holds a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University. About Specific Technologies...

Toft Group Completes Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development Search for Agilent Technologies Inc. in Santa Clara, CA - Mar 20th, 2017

Agilent Technologies Inc., (NYSE: A) today announced that Samraat “Sam” Raha has been named Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, reporting to Agilent President and CEO Mike McMullen. Raha will serve as strategic lead and advisor to the CEO and executive team in developing Agilent’s overall growth strategy, including leading its mergers and acquisitions plans globally. “Sam shares our vision of the marketplace and knows what it takes to drive new growth,” McMulle...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Genalyte, Inc., in San Diego, CA - Mar 20th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Kristin Blitsch as Director Product Marketing, Cloud at Genalyte, Inc., in San Diego, CA. She brings 15 years of experience to her new role in global product lifecycle management for capital equipment, software and various products. Kristin previously managed Critical Care at Edwards Life Sciences including development of hemodynamic monitoring system connectivity products that interfaces via HL7 with hospital information technology, a cloud server...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Akili Interactive Labs in Boston, MA - Mar 20th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Jeffrey Abraham as the Vice President of Market Access at Akili Interactive Labs in Boston, MA. Jeffrey has over 10 years’ experience in healthcare services/operations, market access, reimbursement, and HEOR. Jeffrey has worked both on the industry and consulting side of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics. His previous experience includes global work in the US, EU, and select APAC markets, covering 30 different products. Most recen...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Northway Biotech in San Francisco, CA - Mar 10th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Tamara Smith as Vice President, Sales and Business Development at Northway Biotech in San Francisco, CA. She offers 20 years of strategic planning, complex negotiations, and extensive knowledge of bioprocessing operations in business development and sales, project management roles within the biotechnology space. She joined Northway from CMC Biologics where she held the role of Sr. Director of Business Development. About Northway Biotech Northway Bi...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Ascendis Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ASND) in Palo Alto, CA - Feb 27th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Michael Cohrs as Director of Clinical Quality at Ascendis Pharma in Palo Alto, CA. Prior to this role, he was a consultant within the biotech and pharmaceutical industries where his efforts focused on Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Quality Systems and Validation from early stage drug development through commercialization. He earned his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Washington University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. About Ascendis...

Toft Group Executive Search Named as one of the “Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms” by Hunt Scanlon Media - Feb 22nd, 2017

Feb 22, 2017 – San Francisco, California: Toft Group, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, today announced it has been named a Top 50 Executive Search Firm in Healthcare and Life Sciences by Hunt Scanlon Media, the most widely referenced global news source in the human capital sector. Hunt Scanlon has been ranking firms in various categories for nearly 30 years. This is the first year the news source has ranked firms in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors. €...

Toft Group Executive Search Announces Leadership Team Expansion - Feb 15th, 2017

Feb 15, 2017 – San Francisco, California: Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, today announced that Lucy Lu has joined the leadership team.  As Senior Vice President, Lucy will support Toft Group’s entrepreneurial, rapidly growing clients in northern California. “We are thrilled to have Lucy Lu as the newest member of our experienced team based in San Francisco. She brings 25+ years of biotech industry experience to the role, havin...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD) in Boca Raton, FL - Feb 13th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Valerie Nahay as Senior Director of Marketing at TherapeuticsMD, Inc., in Boca Raton, FL. She offers 25+ years’ experience within the healthcare industry, most recently serving with Boehringer-Ingelheim where she led their hematology marketing efforts. About TherapeuticsMD, Inc. TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing and commercializing products exclusively for women. With its SYMBODA™ technology, Therape...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Axovant Sciences (NYSE: AXON) in New York, NY - Feb 8th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Victoria Carey as Vice President of US Marketing at Axovant Sciences in New York, NY. She brings 20+ years of global healthcare leadership to her new role. She previously served as VP, Cardiovascular Business Head at Sanofi and spent 16 years with Bristol Myers Squibb in various leadership roles. She received her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. About Axovant Sciences Axovant Sciences Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focus...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agendia in Irvine, CA - Jan 16th, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Christopher Barbazette as North American Commercial Leader at Agendia in Irvine, CA. Most recently, Mr. Barbazette served as Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Operations at Affymetrix in Santa Clara, CA. He earned a Bachelor degree in International Business – Finance from University of San Francisco, CA. About Agendia Agendia is a privately held, leading molecular diagnostics company that develops and markets FFPE-based genomic diagnosti...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Ionetix Corporation in San Francisco, CA - Jan 3rd, 2017

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. José Zayas as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Ionetix Corporation in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Zayas most recently served as Director of Quality Assurance at Trelyst in Carpinteria, CA. About Ionetix Corporation Ionetix Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing and distribution of a novel class of superconductng cyclotrons for the point-of-care production of PET radioisotopes. With their significantly sma...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Bioniz Therapeutics, Inc. in Irvine, CA - Dec 19th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Paul Frohna as Vice President of Clinical Development at Bioniz Therapeutics, Inc. in Irvine, CA. Dr. Frohna, is a physician-scientist with over 15 years of experience in the biotech industry with expertise in translational medicine, clinical trial design, and clinical and regulatory strategy. Prior to this role, Dr. Frohna was the Vice President of Clinical Development and Translational Medicine at Receptos, Inc. in San Diego, CA. "Dr. Frohna is u...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Greenwich Biosciences Inc. in Carlsbad, CA - Dec 12th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Lisa De Boer as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Greenwich Biosciences in Carlsbad, CA. Ms.  De Boer is a leader in global medical affairs and commercial development, offering more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Ms. De Boer was most recently Vice President of Medical Affairs at Auspex Pharmaceuticals in La Jolla, CA. She earned her MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Ca...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for HealthTell in San Ramon, CA - Dec 5th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Gary Riordan as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality at HealthTell, Inc. in San Ramon, CA. Most recently, Mr. Riordan served as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs with NanoString Technologies in Seattle, WA. About HealthTell, Inc. HealthTell is committed to empowering the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics for complex immune-mediated diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. Based...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for TherapeuticsMD in Boca Raton, FL - Dec 1st, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Julie Loving as Director of Market Research at TherapeuticsMD in Boca Raton, FL. Ms. Loving offers over 15 years’ experience within market research, strategy, commercialization and lifecycle management with companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca. Ms. Loving earned her MS in Communications from University of Illinois, Urbana. About TherapeuticsMD TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing and commerc...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Cord Blood Registry in San Bruno, CA - Nov 21st, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed James Cusack as Director of Scientific and Strategic Alliances at Cord Blood Registry in San Bruno, CA. Mr. Cusack previously served as Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at Sysmex America, Inc. in San Francisco, CA and earned his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business. About Cord Blood Registry Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) is the world’s lar...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for LabCorp (NYSE: LH) - Oct 24th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Chris Bosler as the SVP, Southeast Division at LabCorp in Tampa, FL. Mr. Bosler is a commercial leader offering 30+ years of sales and management experience within diverse healthcare markets. He has served the past decade with Stericycle, Inc., most recently as their Senior Vice President of SQ and Healthcare Compliance Services. Earlier in his industry career, he held Marketing and Sales roles with Roche Diagnostics and Abbott Laboratories. About...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Cytovale in South San Francisco, CA - Oct 24th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Cyrus Maher as the Head of Data Science at Cytovale in South San Francisco, CA. Dr. Maher is a Scientist with a passion for using data to improve human health. He specializes in Chemical Biology, Statistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiologic Methods. He most recently served with Physiosigns, Inc., as a Machine Learning Lead where he built an end-to-end machine learning pipeline which has leveraged deep learning to increase the number of heart attac...

Toft Group Completes Chief Commercial Officer Search for Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ: ROSG) in Princeton, NJ - Oct 20th, 2016

Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (NASDAQ:ROSG), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based and other molecular diagnostics, announces the appointment of Mark R. Willig as Chief Commercial Officer. In this newly created position, Mr. Willig will be responsible for sales, marketing and market access for Rosetta Genomics’ entire portfolio of high-value diagnostic assays. He will report to Kenneth A. Berlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rosetta Genomics. Throughout his career Mr. Willig h...

Toft Group CEO, Robin Toft, Joins The Clearity Foundation Board of Directors - Oct 18th, 2016

October 18, 2016 – San Diego, CA – Robin Toft, Chief Executive Officer of Toft Group Executive Search, has joined the Board of Directors of The Clearity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on helping women with ovarian cancer live longer, healthier lives. The Clearity Foundation strives to support ovarian cancer patients and their physicians in making better-informed treatment decisions and has become a scientific source of hope for the ovarian cancer community. More...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Drawbridge Health, Inc. in Menlo Park, CA - Oct 17th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Greg Nagy as Senior Director of Marketing for Drawbridge Health, Inc., in Menlo Park, CA. Mr. Nagy offers 15+ years’ experience as a marketing leader within the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries. He most recently served with Topcon as Vice President of Global Marketing supporting their ophthalmic medical devices. He previously led global marketing efforts at Cutera and Solta Medical. He earned his MBA at Pepperdine University. Abou...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Accriva Diagnostics in San Diego, CA - Oct 10th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. David Bird as Vice President of Operations at Accriva Diagnostics in San Diego, CA. He formerly served with Alere as their Vice President of Operations and Site General Manager. Prior to Alere, Mr. Bird served with Hoya as the Director of Operations and previously held the role of Director of Operations/Multi-site Plant Manager for Photonix. About Accriva Diagnostics Accriva Diagnostics is the result of ITC's 2013 acquisition of Accumetrics. The co...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for XOMA Corporation (NYSE: XOMA) in Berkeley, CA - Sep 30th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Alexander R. Strange as the Senior Director of Business Development at XOMA Corporation in Berkeley, CA. Prior to joining XOMA, Mr. Strange served with Zosano Pharma, most recently as Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development. Mr. Strange also led business development at Predictive Bioscience. Earlier in his career, Mr. Strange was a Financial Analyst for LeeRink Swann and got his start in the industry as a Research Associate for Revolut...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Immucor in Norcross, GA - Sep 26th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Michael G. Spigarelli as the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Immucor in Norcross, GA. He joins Immucor from the University of Utah where he served as Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Pharmacy. Prior, Dr. Spigarelli, served as Medical Director, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, dividing his time between the CTO/ Division of Clinical Pharmacology/Cincinnati Center for Clinical...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for GenomeDx Biosciences, Inc., in San Diego, CA - Sep 26th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Christopher Roberts as the SVP of Marketing for GenomeDx Biosciences, Inc., in San Diego, CA. Mr. Roberts joins GenomeDx from HTG Molecular where he most recently served as their Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Marketing. Previously, he led the Oncology division of Caris Life Sciences and helped build the Caris Target NowTM business line into a global leader of molecular profiling services. Earlier in his industry career, he served in...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for HUYA Bioscience International in San Diego, CA - Sep 26th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Kristine Figueroa as Vice President of Human Resources for HUYA Bioscience International in San Diego, CA. She joined HUYA from Xifin where she held the role of Sr. Director of Human Resources. Ms. Figueroa previously served with Sangart as VP of Human Resources and Sr. Director of Human Resources at SGX Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Figueroa began her career in industry with Élan Pharmaceuticals. She earned her Master’s in Human Resources Management at...

Toft Group Completes Senior Vice President, Research Search for aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE) in San Diego, CA - Sep 21st, 2016

aTyr Pharma, Inc., today announced that David J. King, PhD, has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Research. Dr. King will lead aTyr's research and preclinical efforts to advance its Physiocrine biology and support the clinical development of meaningful medicines that target immune and tissue homeostatic pathways for patients with various severe and rare diseases. Robin Toft, Chief Executive Officer of Toft Group, Inc. said: “We are thrilled to have represented Dr. King and connected...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for FIND in Geneva, Switzerland - Sep 15th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Zachary Katz as the Chief Access Officer at FIND in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Katz was most recently the Senior Director of Diagnostic Services for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), working to increase access to drugs and diagnostics for HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and other essential areas and introducing new diagnostics for HIV. Earlier in his industry career, Mr. Katz served as a Consultant for Margaret Sanger Center International and C...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) in Hercules, CA - Sep 6th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Erik Molitor as the Chief Information Officer at Bio-Rad Laboratories. Prior to joining Bio-Rad, Mr. Molitor was the Vice President, IT Global Customer Facing Systems for the Life Sciences Business Unit of BD, Prior to BD, he was with GE industrial systems in various roles, most recently as their Manager, Customer Relationship Management Systems. Mr. Molitor holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts and is Six Sigma certified a...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Singulex in Alameda, CA - Aug 29th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Jessica McCarthy as Vice President of Marketing at Singulex in Alameda, CA. Prior to joining Singulex, she served with Blue Shield of California in multiple roles over 6 years, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Client Experience. Earlier in her industry career, Ms. McCarthy held marketing leadership roles with Silicon Valley Bank and Eleven, Inc. Ms. McCarthy was recognized as one of the “Most Influential Women in the Bay Area"...

Toft Group Completes Chief Financial Officer Search for Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ONVO) in San Diego, CA - Aug 22nd, 2016

Organovo Holdings, Inc., a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, today announced the appointment of Craig Kussman as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 22, 2016. Robin Toft, Chief Executive Officer of Toft Group, Inc. said: “We are thrilled to have worked with the senior leadership of Organovo to select Mr. Kussman as CFO, and congratulate him on his new role. We have every confidence that he wil...

Toft Group CEO, Robin Toft, Appointed Board Member of LEAD San Diego - Aug 19th, 2016

San Diego, CA August 19, 2016 – LEAD San Diego, the only organization in the San Diego/Northern Baja California region solely dedicated to developing civically engaged leaders, officially welcomes Robin Toft, CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, as a new Board Member for 2017, with board term to officially begin on September 1, 2016. “Our Board’s decision to appoint Robin was unanimous,” commented Lorin Stewart, LEAD San Diego. “Robin brings incredible passion and a track-record for l...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) in Dublin, OH - Aug 15th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Robert L. Lundberg as Director of Regulatory Affairs at Cordis, a Cardinal Health Company based in Milpitas, CA. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Mr. Lundberg served with Alcon as the VP/Head of Global Regulatory Affairs. Previously, Mr. Lundberg was a Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager with Fenwal Inc./Fresenius Kabi. Earlier in his industry career, Mr. Lundberg held regulatory leadership roles with ev3 Inc., Neurovascular Division and eVent Medic...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Natera, Inc. (NYSE: NTRA) in San Carlos, CA - Aug 8th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Sundiep K. Phanse as Senior Director, Product Management at Natera, Inc., in San Carlos, CA. Dr. Phanse joins Natera from Thermo Fisher Scientific where she served in various management roles since 2006, most recently as the Director of Product Management, TaqMan Assays. Dr. Phanse started her career as a Consultant for Bain & Company, Inc. She earned her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. About Natera, Inc...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Trovagene, Inc. (NYSE: TROV) in San Diego, CA - Aug 1st, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. George Samuel, JD as Associate General Counsel at Trovagene, Inc., in San Diego, CA. Prior to joining Trovagene, Mr. Samuel was a Corporate Associate at Cooley, LLP and a Corporate Associate at DLA Piper LLP in San Diego. He began his legal career as a Corporate Associate at Winston and Strawn LLP in New York. Mr. Samuel is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of New York. He earned his JD at Columbia University School of Law....

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) in Hercules, CA - Jul 20th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Lisa Jensen-Long as the Head of Marketing for Bio-Rad Laboratories’ Digital Biology Center in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining Bio-Rad, Ms. Lisa Jensen-Long served as a Strategic Marketing Consultant, providing product and global commercial strategies for early stage IVD organizations. Formerly, she was the VP, North America Marketing for Qiagen, Inc., and the VP of Marketing for HTG Molecular Diagnostics. Earlier in her career, Ms. Jensen-Long sp...

Toft Group Named one of the 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego - Jul 14th, 2016

Executive recruiting firm recognized by San Diego Business Journal for significant revenue and growth trajectory San Diego, CA July 14, 2016 – Toft Group, an executive search firm focused exclusively on building leadership teams for life sciences and healthcare companies, today announces they have been named by the San Diego business Journal as one of the 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego for 2016. The 13th annual ranking by the San Diego Business Journal recognized 150 loca...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Genalyte, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Jul 6th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Richard Hockett Jr., as Chief Medical Officer at Genalyte, Inc. in San Diego, CA. Dr. Hockett is a board certified Clinical Pathologist with 30 years of experience in applying biomarkers to clinical medicine, and is recognized as a leader in personalized medicine. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Biodesix, CombiMatrix and Affymetrix. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. About Genalyte, Inc. Genalyte’s...

Toft Group Places Christopher M. Bernard as Chief Executive Officer of Newly-Formed Curetis USA, Inc. - Jul 6th, 2016

Executive recruiting firm places former Chief Commercial Officer of Epic Sciences who will lead Curetis U.S. subsidiary San Diego, CA July 6, 2016 – Toft Group, an executive search firm focusing exclusively on building leadership teams for Life Sciences and Healthcare, today announces another successfully completed search with Christopher M. Bernard as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Curetis USA, Inc. Curetis is an international corporations and developer of next-level mole...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Natera, Inc. (NYSE: NTRA) - Jun 26th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Sylvia Kainz as Senior Director, Sales Operations & Strategy at Natera, Inc., in San Carlos, CA. Ms. Kainz brings 20 years of experience in strategy and operations, having worked in a diverse range of industries across high-tech, manufacturing, retail, and management consulting. She most recently served with InsideView, the CRM intelligence leader, as VP of Business Operations. Prior, she led operations and branding strategies for companies inc...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for CareDx (NASDAQ: CDNA) in Brisbane, CA - Jun 20th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Jeffrey Salzman as Head of Reimbursement & Billing at CareDx (NASDAQ: CDNA) in Brisbane, CA. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Mr. Salzman most recently served as Sr. Director of Reimbursement & Health Policy at Transplant Genomics, Inc. in Brookline, MA. Mr. Salzman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Florida State University College of Business in Tallahassee, FL, and a Master of Health Manage...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) in Hercules, CA - Jun 6th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Timothy S. Ernst, JD as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Bio-Rad Laboratories. Prior to joining Bio-Rad, Mr. Ernst served for over 20 years with Big Heart Pet Brands (formerly Del Monte Corporation) in San Francisco, CA, most recently holding the title of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Ernst holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics/ History from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, and a D...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TXMD) in Boca Raton, FL - Jun 6th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Tad Carter as Senior Product Manager, Prenatal Vitamins at TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TXMD) in Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Carter is a marketing and sales professional with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Previously Mr. Carter served as Global Marketing Manager with Bolton Medical in Fort Lauderdale, FL. About TherapeuticsMD TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing and commercializing produ...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Accriva Diagnostics in San Diego, CA - May 23rd, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Mark Rubinstein, M.D. as Director, Medical Affairs at Accriva Diagnostics in San Diego, CA. Dr. Rubinstein most recently served as Senior Manager, Global Medical Affairs for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Westlake Village, CA. He holds a M.D. from the Universidad Anahuac, Graduate School of Medicine in Mexico City, Mexico and completed his post graduate surgical residency at USC and Huntington Memorial Hospital. About Accriva Diagnostics Accriva...

Toft Group Completes Chief Medical Officer Search for Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FATE) in San Diego, CA - May 17th, 2016

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FATE), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders, today announced that Chris M. Storgard, M.D. has joined the Company as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Storgard is an experienced drug development clinician with a proven history of advancing early stage programs through clinical development and product commercialization. As CMO, he will lead the design and execution of the Company...

Toft Group Completes Chief Medical Officer Search for Agendia in Irvine, CA - May 12th, 2016

Agendia, Inc., a world leader in personalized medicine and molecular cancer diagnostics, recently announced the appointment of veteran medical oncologist M. William Audeh, MD, MS to the position of Chief Medical Officer. “I’m very pleased to take on this new role in my career as the new Chief Medical Officer of Agendia,” Dr. Audeh said. “I’m firmly committed to applying my experience to Agendia’s state-of-the-art clinical oncology programs and industry-leading marketed products.” T...

Robin Toft, CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, Joins the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team - May 9th, 2016

May 9, 2016 – San Diego, CA The American Heart Association – San Diego Division today announces Robin Toft as the first official member of the Executive Leadership team for the 2016-2017 Go Red for Women movement. Toft is the Founder, President and CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, an executive search firm focusing exclusively on building leadership teams for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies. She was chosen for the Go Red for Women executive role because of her dedication, passion, a...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for OPKO Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) in Miami, FL - May 2nd, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Thomas Nusbickel, MBA as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Market Access at OPKO Health, Inc. in Miami, FL. Mr. Nusbickel is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with 12 years of experience commercializing nephrology products, and 25+ years of experience in specialty pharmaceuticals. He most recently served as Head, US Market Access, Biologics at Hospira, Inc. in Lake Forest, IL. About OPKO Health, Inc. OPKO Health, Inc. is a diversified healthca...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for OPKO Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) in Miami, FL - Apr 25th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Jim DeMarco as North American Sales Director, Diagnostics at OPKO Health, Inc. in Miami, FL. Most recently serving as Managing Partner at Remedy Group in Princeton, NJ., Mr. DeMarco brings more than 30 years of commercial pharmaceutical experience which has led to increasing responsibility in successfully building and leading several broad and specialty operations with established large companies such as Schering Plough, Amgen, Eisai, as well as em...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for NanoString Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSTG) in Seattle, WA - Apr 25th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Brett Jensen as North American Sales Director, Diagnostics at NanoString Technologies, Inc. in Seattle, WA. Mr. Brett Jensen is a healthcare sales and marketing leader with more than 25 years of experience in molecular diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. He previously served as Vice President of Sales at Transplant Genomics Incorporated in Brookline, MA. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jensen held positions with Myriad Genetics and GlaxoSmithKline. About N...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Mesa Biotech in San Diego, CA - Apr 25th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. John Monroe as Senior Vice President, Operations at Mesa Biotech in San Diego, CA. Mr. Monroe brings more than 20 years of industry experience, and most recently served as Director of Operations and R&D at Alastin Skincare, Inc. Prior to Alastin, Mr. Monroe served 13 years as the Operations Leader for Alere Inc. where he served as General Manager of Cholestech and Hemosense Inc.; a role in which he successfully integrated both companies into Al...

Toft Group Completes Chief Medical Officer Search for Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. in South San Francisco, CA - Apr 18th, 2016

Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (CBIO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating and developing novel medicines to address serious medical conditions, today announced the expansion of its executive team to include Howard Levy, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D., M.M.M., as the company’s Chief Medical Officer. Robin Toft, President and CEO of Toft Group said: “We are thrilled to have represented Dr. Levy and connected him with his new role as Catalyst’s Chief Medical Officer. We expect that...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE) in San Diego, CA - Apr 15th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Naresh Nayyar, PhD, MBA, RAC. as Associate Vice President, Regulatory & Quality Affairs at aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE) in San Diego, CA. Dr. Nayyar is a proven Global Regulatory Affairs professional with experience leading and implementing regulatory strategies for novel pharmaceutical approvals. Dr. Nayyar previously served as Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs at Halozyme. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Asuragen, Inc. in Austin, TX - Apr 12th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Sumit Khurana, Ph.D. as Associate Director, Quality Assurance at Asuragen, Inc. in Austin, TX. Dr. Khurana brings over 15 years of industry experience with his most recent roles as Principal Quality Engineer at CareFusion and Sr. Design Quality Engineer/Manager for Illumina, Inc.. Dr. Khurana earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi, India, and an MBA from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA. Abo...

Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for OmniSeq, in Buffalo, NY - Apr 6th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Mark Gardner as Chief Executive Officer at OmniSeq. Mr. Gardner brings more than 30 years of senior management experience to OmniSeq. He is a proven business leader who has worked for globally renowned organizations and is well respected in the life science industry for his successful endeavors in both early stage and well-established businesses in the next-generation sequencing space. He was most recently Vice President and General Manager for The...

Toft Group Completes Chief Financial Officer Search for Mesa Biotech in San Diego, CA - Apr 5th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Thomas Willardson, MBA as Chief Financial Officer in San Diego, CA. Mr. Willardson previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Sapphire Energy. Mr. Willardson brings more than 20 years of diverse industry experience including Consumer Goods, SaaS, Clean-Tech, and Construction. He has successfully raised over $300M in public and private equity and debt as CFO, and has operating experience in both large global companies, as well as early stage st...

Toft Group Executive Search Opens San Francisco Bay Area Office in Booming Biotech Hub - Apr 1st, 2016

Exceptional growth prompts firm to open new Bay Area officein life sciences industry hot-spot Toft Group, an executive search firm exclusively dedicated to building leadership teams for life sciences and healthcare companies, today announces the opening of a new office in the San Francisco Bay Area to support continued growth and customer demand. The new office is strategically situated in South San Francisco, amongst neighboring biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, and digital health compan...

Toft Group Completes Chief Medical Officer Search for aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE) in San Diego, CA - Mar 30th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Sanjay Shukla, M.D., M.S. as Chief Medical Officer at aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE) in San Diego, CA. Dr. Shukla will lead aTyr's clinical efforts to advance Physiocrine-based therapeutics that promote tissue homeostasis for patients with various severe and rare diseases. Robin Toft, President and CEO of Toft Group said: “We are thrilled to have represented Dr. Shukla and connected him with his new role as aTyr’s Chief Medical Officer. We expect...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for bioMérieux (Nasdaq: BMXMF) in Durham, NC - Mar 28th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Steven Kolkin, Pharm.D., M.S. as Director Medical and Scientific Advisor at bioMérieux in Durham, NC. Dr. Kolkin was previously Medical Science Liaison II for Anesthesia and Critical Care at Baxter Healthcare. He holds a PharmD degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA and an M.S. degree in Parmacoeconomics from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. About bioMérieux A world leader in the field of in vitro diagno...

Toft Group Executive Search Implements Invenias to Support Growth Trajectory - Mar 10th, 2016

Invenias, the leading cloud-based platform for executive and strategic hiring, has announced today that California based Toft Group Executive Search, part of the IESF Global Network of executive search firms, has deployed its platform in order to support its impressive growth trajectory. Toft Group, which focuses exclusively on building leadership teams for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, required a system that would provide it with the operational confidence to scale, whilst sticking to...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Immucor in Norcross, GA - Mar 7th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. James Kennamer, Ph.D. as Vice President, Operations at Immucor in Norcross, GA.  Dr. Kennamer was previously the Vice President of Manufacturing for Talecris Biotherapeutics/Grifols Therapeutics in Clayton, NC.  He holds a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. About Immucor, Inc. Founded in 1982, Immucor is a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics that facilitate patient-donor compati...

Toft Group Executive Search Announces Dedicated Practice for Specialized Recruiting in Digital Health and Healthcare IT - Feb 18th, 2016

Healthcare and Life Sciences executive recruiting firm expands to include dedicated team for searches in Digital Health, Data Analytics, Genomics, Big Data, and Telehealth. SAN DIEGO, Calif. Feb. 18, 2016 -- Toft Group, an executive search firm focusing exclusively on building leadership teams for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, today announces their dedicated executive recruiting practice for Digital Health & Healthcare IT. Toft Group is known for completing highly specialized execu...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Human Longevity, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Feb 3rd, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Kenneth J. Bloom, M.D. as the new Head of Oncology and Immunotherapy at Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), the genomics-based, technology-driven company in San Diego, CA. HLI recently announced its oncology program which includes the development of comprehensive whole germline and tumor genome analysis, as well as tumor and germline exome analysis products. Dr. Bloom has more than 30 years of clinical and business experience and has been an early adopter an...

Toft Group Executive Search Announces Partnership with IESF to Further Growth of Specialized Search Capabilities Worldwide - Jan 19th, 2016

Executive recruiting firm’s exceptional growth and increasing client demand for executive leaders fuels partnership with leading search network. SAN DIEGO, Calif. Jan. 19, 2016 -- Toft Group, an executive search firm focusing exclusively on building leadership teams for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, today announces its direct partnership with the International Executive Search Federation (IESF), one of the largest retained executive search network in the world, to continually delive...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Lineagen, Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT - Jan 11th, 2016

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Lineagen, Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Holly Bauzon as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations at Lineagen in Salt Lake City, UT. Ms. Bauzon was previously the Vice President of Managed Markets at Vermillion, Inc. in Austin, TX. She has more than 20 years of healthcare experience at companies like PerkinElmer, Inc., PolyMedica Corporation, National Diabetic Pharmacies, Inc. and Byram Healthcare, Inc....

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:LIFE) in San Diego, CA - Jan 11th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Ari Gershman, DO as Senior Medical Director at aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:LIFE) in San Diego, CA. Previously Dr. Gershman served as the Executive Medical Director of Clinical Development at Xencor in San Diego, CA. He earned a DO degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, MO. About aTyr Pharma, Inc. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, aTyr Pharma is engaged in the discovery and clinical development of innovative medicines for pa...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:KITE) in Santa Monica, CA - Jan 6th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Greg Mann, MS as Vice President of Investor Relations at Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:KITE) in Santa Monica, CA. Previously, Mr. Mann was Executive Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Fibrogen in San Francisco, CA. About Kite Pharma Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:KITE) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products, with a primary focus on engineered autologous cell...

Toft Group completes SVP, General Counsel and Secretary Search for Agilent, Inc. (Nasdaq:A) in Santa Clara, CA - Jan 6th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group conducted the search resulting in the placement of Michael Tang as Agilent (Nasdaq:A) new Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in Santa Clara, CA. Tang had previously served as Agilent Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, and was responsible for advising the board of directors and management team on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities matters. He served as interim secretary following the depa...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TXMD) in Boca Raton, FL - Jan 4th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Richard Katzenback as Director of Market Research at TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TXMD) in Boca Raton, FL. Previously Mr. Katzenback served with Actavis, PLC in Parsippany, NJ as the Director of Business Analysis & Research. About TherapeuticsMD TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing and commercializing products exclusively for women. With its patented SYMBODA™ technology, TherapeuticsMD is developin...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Asuragen, Inc. in Austin, TX - Jan 4th, 2016

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Colin Hill, MSc as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations at Asuragen, Inc. in Austin, TX. Previously, Mr. Hill served as Vice President of Clinical Laboratories, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Raritan, NJ. Mr. Hill earned a Master of Science degree in Molecular Pathology and Toxicology from University of Leicester, UK. About Asuragen Asuragen is a molecular diagnostics company driving better patient management in oncology and genetic disord...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for 10X Genomics, in Pleasanton, CA - Dec 16th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Josephine Harada, PhD, MBA as Senior Director of Strategic Alliances for 10X Genomics in Pleasanton, CA. Previously, Ms. Harada was Associate Director of Strategic Alliances at Illumina, Inc. in San Diego, CA. Dr. Harada earned a PhD in Molecular Biology from UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. About 10X Genomics 10X Genomics is a private San Francisco Bay Area start-up company, commercializing groundbreaking sequencing technologies. The Company works on impo...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) in San Carlos, CA - Dec 4th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Michael C. Little, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President, R&D at Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA). Prior to Natera, Dr. Little was the Global Head of Diagnostics Development at Novartis. During his tenure, Dr. Little managed the diagnostic development of all molecular diagnostic programs, as well as oncology and general medicine companion diagnostic programs. Previously, Dr. Little served as Vice President, R&D, Medical Affairs, Regulatory & Scientific...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Evofem, Inc., in San Diego, CA - Nov 30th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Robert Charboneau as Senior Director of Global Supply & Manufacturing at Evofem, Inc. Mr. Charboneau was previously the Director of Manufacturing Operations at Organogenesis, Inc. in La Jolla, CA. About Evofem Evofem, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes prescription and over-the-counter products in the areas of feminine health and hygiene and for the prevention of sexually transmitted infec...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) in San Carlos, CA - Nov 19th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Jimmy Cheng-Ho Lin as Chief Scientific Officer for Oncology at Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA). Dr. Lin joins Natera coming from a long history as a pioneer in cancer genomics. Most recently, he led the clinical genomics program at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Previously, at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Lin led the computational analysis of the first ever exome sequencing studies in cancer, including breast, colorectal, pan...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for GenomeDx Biosciences in San Diego, CA - Nov 16th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. William Kachioff as Chief Financial Officer at GenomeDx Biosciences in San Diego, CA. Prior to joining GenomeDx, Mr. Kachioff served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Biocept, Inc., a publicly traded cancer diagnostics company from 2011 to 2015. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the life science industry, having served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Althea Technologies, Inc., a pharmaceutical con...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Vela Diagnostics, in Fairfield, NJ - Nov 9th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Tine Normann-Badger as Vice President of Business Development at Vela Diagnostics. Ms. Normann-Badger most recently was the Director of North American Sales at Thermo-Fisher Scientific is Portola Valley, CA. She holds a B.S. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of California at Berkeley. About Vela Diagnostics Vela Diagnostics is a worldwide supplier of integrated in-vitro diagnostic solutions. Founded in 2011, Vela has built its ow...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Personalis, Inc., in Menlo Park, CA - Nov 9th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Elizabeth Kearney, MS, MBA, CGC as Director of Product Management at Personalis, Inc. Ms. Kearney is the former Director of Brand Marketing, Endocrinology for Veracyte, Inc in South San Francisco, CA. About Personalis Personalis, Inc. is based in Menlo Park, CA and provides clinicians and researchers advanced genome sequencing and interpretation services for cancer and inherited genetic disease. The company’s clinical laboratory is CLIA licensed...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Astute Medical, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Nov 4th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Donald Chalfin, MD, MS, MPH, FCCP, FCCM as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Astute Medical, Inc. Dr. Chalfin previously served as a Consultant Medical Director for Theravance Biopharma in South San Francisco, CA. He also spent 7 years with Abbott Laboratories in various roles, most recently as the Medical Director for Ibis Biosciences and Medical Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research at their Abbott Park facility where he was a Founding...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Gradalis, Inc., in Dallas, TX - Oct 30th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Ernest Bognar as Vice President of Operations at Gradalis, Inc.  Mr. Bognar was previously the Senior Director of Operations at Dendreon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Bridgewater, NJ. About Gradalis Gradalis is a fully integrated biotechnology company based in Dallas, Texas that focuses on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of novel proprietary personalized immunotherapies to treat cancer. Gradalis operates a cGMP manufacturing facil...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Asuragen, Inc. in Austin, TX - Oct 28th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Iskra Mraković, PhD, MS as Director of Regulatory Affairs at Asuragen, Inc. in Austin, Texas. Previously, Ms. Mraković served as Principal of Regulatory Affairs for Beckman Coulter in Carlsbad, CA. Ms. Mraković earned a PhD in Environmental Engineering/Science from Stanford University and an M.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, Europe & University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia. About Asuragen Asuragen...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:KITE) in Santa Monica, CA - Oct 27th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Jesus Varela as Vice President of Human Resources at Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:KITE) in Santa Monica, CA. Mr. Varela was previously the Executive Director of Human Resources at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Aliso Viejo, CA. Prior to Avanir, Mr. Varela served as Director of Human Resources at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Mr. Varela received a B.A. degree in Criminology, Law and Society with a Minor in Psychology and Social Behavior from...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for TherapeuticsMD, Inc. in Boca Raton, FL - Oct 26th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Leony Gonzalez as Director of Digital Marketing at TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TXMD).  Previously, Ms. Gonzalez was serving as an Associate Director for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, a role she held since September 2010. In this role, she was responsible for strategic planning, development and implementation of multi-channel targeted marketing to HCPs via the company’s portal and 3rd party partnerships. She also managed medical, e-strategy digi...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Miltenyi Biotec, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Oct 19th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Mazen Karaman as Marketing Product Manager at Miltenyi Biotec. Mr. Karaman previously served as Senior Manager of Global Product Management & Marketing at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Carlsbad, CA. Dr. Karaman holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from UCLA, and an MBA in Strategic Marketing from UC San Diego.   About Miltenyi Biotec Miltenyi Biotec is committed to empowering scientific discovery and impacting human lives.  Since i...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agena Bioscience, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Oct 19th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Alok Tomar as Product Manager of Consumables and Content at Agena Bioscience, Inc. Previously Dr. Tomar was the Senior Manager of Product Management at Pathway Genomics in San Diego, CA. Dr. Tomar received his PhD in Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of Tennessee as he decided to supplement his previous sales/marketing and product management experience in India as Product Specialist at E. Merck India Ltd and Product Manager at Gujarat...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. in San Francisco, CA - Sep 28th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Andrew Hetherington as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBIO). Mr. Hetherington brings to Catalyst Biosciences more than two decades of experience in global commercial and clinical manufacturing, technology transfer and product development. "We are extremely pleased to have Andrew join our executive team as we expect to advance multiple clinical programs during the course of 2015 and 2016," said Nassi...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. in San Diego, CA - Aug 31st, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Jane Ryskamp as Vice President of Manufacturing at Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD). Previously, Ms. Ryskamp was Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Supply for Astra Zeneca (formerly Amylin) in San Diego, CA. Prior to Astra Zeneca, Ms. Ryskamp held multiple roles with increasing responsibility for Ligand Pharmaceuticals over 9 years including Purchasing Manager, Director of Materials Management and most recently Executive Director of S...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Natera, Inc. in San Carlos, CA - Aug 24th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Francisco Cifuentes as Senior Director, Product Management for public company Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA).  Dr. Cifuentes has a strong technical background in building high performing product lines and applications within genomics companies. He has held multiple roles with increasing responsibility for Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly Life Technologies) since early 2010. About Natera, Inc. Natera is a genetic testing company that develops and co...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for EtE Medical, Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA - Aug 24th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Keith Rowland as Chief Financial Officer at EtE Medical, Inc.  In his most recent role, Mr. Rowland was Chief Financial Officer for Churchill Aerospace in Chino, CA where he directed consolidated operations for three subsidiaries.   About EtE Medical, Inc. ETE Medical, Inc. is a holding company focused on providing end-to-end solutions for the medical device industry. It currently holds two subsidiary companies: Biomedical Structures, Inc. and Modifi...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Veracyte, Inc. in South San Francisco, CA - Aug 17th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Neil M. Barth as Chief Medical Officer at Veracyte, Inc. (NYSE: VCYT).  Dr. Barth has more than 30 years of experience providing and directing patient care for healthcare-provider organizations and diagnostics companies. Most recently, he served as Chief Medical Officer for Agendia NV, a molecular diagnostics company focused on oncology, where he guided the company's medical strategic direction, quality initiatives, and interface with regulators a...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agena Bioscience, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Jul 20th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Winton Gibbons as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Agena Bioscience, Inc. Previously, Mr. Gibbons was the President and CEO of Siloam Biosciences. From 2007 to 2013, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Research at Nanosphere, and from 2005 to 2007, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Global Product Management at Biosite. Prior to this, Winton was a Principal and Group Head for Healthcare Equity Resear...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Fate Therapeutics, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Jul 15th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Stewart Abbot as Vice President, Translational Research at Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FATE). Dr. Abbot comes to Fate Therapeutics from Celgene Corporation, where he most recently served as Executive Director, Integrative Research at Celgene Cellular Therapeutics. During his eight year tenure with Celgene, Dr. Abbot successfully led internal research and development programs for multiple novel cell therapy candidates and played a pivotal role i...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Omicia, Inc. in Oakland, CA - Aug 4th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Selena Larkin, Ph.D., M.B.A. as Chief Commercial Officer at Omicia, Inc.  Most recently, Dr. Larkin served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for SISCAPA Assay Technologies in Washington, DC. Dr. Larkin has a PhD in protein chemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Graduate School of Business, where she teaches classes in leadership and marketing for the Executive MBA...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for OmniSeq, Inc. in Buffalo, NY - Jul 13th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Alan Gallantar as Chief Financial Officer for private company OmniSeq, Inc.  Prior to joining OmniSeq, Mr. Gallantar was the CFO for Passport Brands, Inc and Ivivi Technologies, a medical device company specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing FDA approved electroceutical devices in domestic and international markets. About OmniSeq OmniSeq is a Roswell Park Cancer Institute innovation, a for-profit Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) c...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Accriva Diagnostics, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Jul 13th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Loralie Yzerman as Director of Scientific Affairs at private company Accriva Diagnostics, Inc. in San Diego, CA.  Prior to joining Accriva, Ms. Yzerman served as Director of Clinical Affairs at GenMark Diagnostics in San Diego, CA. About Accriva Accriva Diagnostics (Accriva) is a global point-of-care diagnostic company newly headquartered in beautiful San Diego, California.  The company was formed as the result of ITC's 2013 acquisition of Accumetric...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Natera, Inc. in San Carlos, CA - Jul 1st, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Jonathan Wolin, J.D. as Chief Compliance Officer at public company Natera, Inc. in San Carlos, CA. Prior to joining Natera, Mr. Wolin was the Chief Compliance Officer for Pacific Pulmonary Services in Novato, CA. About Natera Natera is a genetic testing company that develops and commercializes non-invasive methods for analyzing DNA. The mission of the company is to help families diagnose and manage genetic disease. In pursuit of that mission, Natera op...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Bio-Rad Laboratories in Hercules, CA - Jun 8th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Matthew Werner, J.D. as Corporate Compliance Officer for public company Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.  Most recently, Mr. Werner was the Director of Compliance & Ethics at Blue Shield of California in San Francisco, CA.   About Bio-Rad The publicly traded global Company manufactures and distributes a broad range of products for the life sciences research and clinical diagnostics markets. Their customers include hospitals, universities, research org...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Human Longevity, Inc. in San Diego, CA - May 5th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. Pamila Brar as Medical Director, Health Hub at Human Longevity, Inc.  Most recently, Dr. Brar practiced Internal Medicine at her own private concierge practice in La Jolla, CA. About Human Longevity, Inc. Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, CA was founded in 2013 by pioneers in the fields of genomics and stem cell therapy. Using advances in genomic sequencing, the human microbiome, proteomics, informati...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for OmniSeq, Inc. in Buffalo, NY - May 4th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mark Aguillard as Vice President of Marketing at OmniSeq, Inc.  Previously, Mr. Aguillard served as Director of Managed Markets at Myriad Genetic Laboratories in Salt Lake City, Utah. About OmniSeq OmniSeq is a Roswell Park Cancer Institute innovation, a for-profit Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) commercial spin-off that is currently majority owned by RPCI, but will accept additional investors in the future.  Their mission is to redefine actiona...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for OmniSeq, Inc. in Buffalo, NY - May 4th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Richard Sherak as Vice President of Business Development at OmniSeq, Inc.  Prior to joining OmniSeq, Mr. Sherak was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oncoplex Diagnostics, a start-up cancer diagnostics service laboratory in Rockville, MD. About OmniSeq OmniSeq is a Roswell Park Cancer Institute innovation, a for-profit Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) commercial spin-off that is currently majority owned by RPCI, but will accept additional i...

Toft Group Completes Board Search for Sente, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Apr 30th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Leonard Mazur as Board Director at Sente, Inc.  Since 2008, Mr. Mazur has been serving as the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a rapidly growing cardiovascular/metabolic pharmaceutical company where he oversees strategic direction and business development. About Sente, Inc. Sente, Inc. is a privately held specialty aesthetics company leveraging its expertise and foundation in biotechnology to deliver novel, science-based s...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Natera, Inc. in San Carlos, CA - Apr 13th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Damon Silvestry as Vice President of Operations at Natera, Inc. Mr. Silvestry was previously Vice President of Laboratory Operations at Miraca Life Sciences in Irving, Texas. About Natera Natera Inc. is a genetic testing company that specializes in analyzing tiny quantities of DNA for reproductive health. Natera operates a CLIA-certified laboratory in San Carlos, Calif., providing a host of preconception and prenatal genetic testing services. For more...

Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for TOMA Biosciences in Foster City, CA - Apr 15th, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 15, 2015 – Toft Group, an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce the successful placement of Wolfgang Daum as Chief Executive Officer at TOMA Biosciences. "Today’s announcement reflects an exciting milestone for TOMA Biosciences, and we are delighted to have placed Dr. Daum into TOMA’s leadership team given his CEO and Board experience in emerging medical companies." said Robin Toft...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for SomaLogic, Inc. in Boulder, CO - Apr 20th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Charles Martin as Head of Marketing at SomaLogic, Inc.  Previously, Mr. Martin served as Director of Marketing and Field Applications at Luminex Corporation in Austin, Texas. About SomaLogic SomaLogic® is a privately held protein biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics company based in Boulder, Colorado. For more information, please visit www.somalogic.com.

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Interpace Diagnostics in Parsippany, NJ - Apr 13th, 2015

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Glenn Gershon as Senior Vice President of Lab Operations. Mr. Gershon will be based out of the Pittsburgh, PA lab location. About Interpace Diagnostics Interpace Diagnostics provides full product commercialization and is working to develop and commercialize molecular diagnostic tests leveraging the latest technology and personalized medicine for better patient diagnosis and management. The Corporate Headquarters is located in Parsippany, New Jersey. Fo...

Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (ILIU) in San Diego, CA - Apr 7th, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 7, 2015 – Toft Group, an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce the successful placement of Mark B. Carbeau as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (OTC: ILIU). Mr. Carbeau is a transformative healthcare leader who brings to Interleukin more than three decades of business expertise in the life science industries, with a proven track record of building high...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Innovative Diagnostics Laboratory in Richmond, VA - Mar 2nd, 2015

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Karl Florence as Head of Reimbursement. Previously, Mr. Florence was the Director of Reimbursement at Vermillion, Inc. in Austin, Texas. About Innovative Diagnostics Laboratory Innovative Diagnostics Laboratory (“IDL”) is a national clinical reference lab specializing in personalized blood-based testing to find, understand, and treat cancer. IDL’s mission is to provide a comprehensive menu of traditional and advanced clini...

Toft Group Completes Chief Commercial Officer Search for Epic Sciences, San Diego, CA - Feb 25th, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA, February, 2015 - Toft Group an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce the successful placement of Chris Bernard, as its Chief Commercial Officer effective February 25th, 2015.  Mr. Bernard has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive and company officer leading sales and marketing teams to build biopharma and translational research partnerships and commercialize IVD platforms....

Toft Group Completes Sr. Director, Global Quality Search for Illumina, in San Diego, CA - Feb 16th, 2015

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Victor Garcia as Sr. Director, Global Quality.  Previously, Mr. Garcia served as Sr. Director, Head of Quality & Compliance at OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd., in Israel. About Illumina Illumina is transforming human health as the global leader in sequencing and array-based technologies. The company serves customers in a broad range of markets, enabling the adoption of genomic solutions in research and clinical settings. To...

Toft Group Completes Medical Director Search for Toma Biosciences, in Foster City, CA - Jan 26th, 2015

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Anagh Vora, M.D. as Medical Director. Previously, Dr. Vora served as Medical Director and Vice President of Global Medical Affairs at Cellmax Life in Mountain View, CA. About TOMA Biosciences Toma Biosciences, Inc. develops and provides DNA-based cancer testing technology. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Foster City, California.

Toft Group Completes Chief Medical Officer Search for Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Novato, CA - Jan 12th, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA, January 12, 2015 - Toft Group an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce the successful placement of Krishna R. Polu, M.D., as its Chief Medical Officer effective January 12, 2015. Dr. Polu will oversee all global clinical development programs, medical affairs and other related functions. Dr. Polu will report to Julie Anne Smith, Raptor's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted...

Toft Group Successfully Places Caren Mason as Board Director for HealthTell - Jan 12th, 2015

Toft Group – Sanford Rose Associates®, an executive search firm focusing exclusively on building executive teams for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, today announces that Caren Mason will join the HealthTell™ Board of Directors as Independent Board Director. In this role, Mason will work closely alongside HealthTell CEO, Bill W. Colston, PhD, and other Board Members to develop strategic plans around the company’s financing, operational performance, and commercialization strategies....

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for ChemBio Diagnostics Systems, Inc., in Medford, NY - Jan 8th, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA, January 8, 2015 - Toft Group an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce the successful placement of Paul Lambotte, Ph.D., as Vice President, Product Development for Chembio Diagnostics Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEMI), a leader in point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. In this newly created position, Dr. Lambotte joins Chembio’s Executive Leadership Team reporting to Sharon...

Toft Group Completes Chief Scientific Officer Executive Search for CareDx, Inc. in Brisbane, CA - Jan 5th, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA, January 5, 2015 - Toft Group an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce the successful placement of John J. Sninsky, Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer for CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high value, non‐invasive surveillance solutions for transplant recipients. Dr. Sninsky brings a wealt...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for TOMA Biosciences, Inc. in Foster City, CA - Jan 5th, 2015

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Philip Ginsburg, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer. Previously, Dr. Ginsburg Corporate Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer at IRIS International, Inc. in Chatsworth, CA, and President of Arista Laboratories, a division of IRIS International, Inc. About TOMA Biosciences Toma Biosciences, Inc. develops and provides DNA-based cancer testing technology. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Foster City, California....

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Cardinal Health, Inc. (NSYE: CAH) In Dublin, OH. - Dec 15th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Michael Pintek as Vice President, Strategic Sales Marketing & Business Development. Previously, Mr. Pintek served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Luminex Corporation in Austin, TX. About Cardinal Health Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a $91 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardina...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for BioNano Genomics In San Diego, CA. - Dec 15th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Romain Prieur as Senior Director of Marketing. Previously, Mr. Prieur served as Senior Director, Critical Infections Disease at Cepheid in Sunnyvale, CA. About BioNano Genomics Headquartered in San Diego, CA, BioNano Genomics is delivering an altogether better way of gaining a fully informed understanding of genomes. The Company’s platform provides researchers and clinicians the most comprehensive, organized and actionable pic...

Employer Branding: Interview Process - Dec 9th, 2014

Recruiters often say that the purpose of a first interview is to get invited back for a second interview. This is because the decision for next steps then rests solely on the shoulders of the candidate, and options are limitless. But does every candidate who interviews with your organization want to be invited back for a second interview? If not, consider the possibility that although the interviewing process is designed to both screen as well as sell, there are ways to maximize the odds of cand...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM) In San Diego, CA. - Nov 3rd, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Celia Szczuka as Associate General Counsel. Previously, Ms. Szczuka served as Senior Director, Legal Affairs at Prometheus Laboratories in San Diego, CA. About Sequenom, Inc. Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM) is a life sciences company committed to improving health care through revolutionary genomic and genetic analysis solutions. Sequenom develops innovative technologies, products, and diagnostic tests that target and serve molecul...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Resverlogix Corp. (TSX:RVX) in Calgary, Canada. - Nov 3rd, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Michael T. Sweeney, M.D., as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development. Dr. Sweeney, a cardiologist with extensive experience in pharmaceutical product development and marketing, will oversee clinical development programs for RVX-208 in cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes mellitus, and other indications. This will include the company's Phase 2/3 trial of RVX-208 in patients with high-risk CVD with low HDL and diabetes mel...

Executive search firm Toft Group completes Chief Medical Officer for Vermillion, Inc. in Austin, TX. - Sep 15th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates® – Toft Group has placed Judith Wolf, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer at Vermillion, Inc. Over the last few years, Wolf has held several key leadership positions including Division Chief of Surgical Oncology and vice chair of the Department of Oncology Services at the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Arizona. She has also served as Chairman of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, a fellow at the Ame...

Toft Group Completes Corporate Development & General Counsel Search for CardioDx, Inc., based in Palo Alto, CA. - Apr 28th, 2014

Sanford Rose Associates® – Toft Group announced today that diagnostics industry veteran Melinda Griffith, J.D., has joined the CardioDx, Inc. as Head of Corporate Development and General Counsel. Prior to joining CardioDx, Ms. Griffith served in multiple executive management positions at Clarient, Inc., a leading oncology molecular diagnostics company that was acquired by GE Healthcare, including Senior Vice President, Business Development & Product Strategy, and General Counsel and Secre...

Toft Group Completes Chief Operating Officer Search for Provista Diagnostics in Scottsdale, AZ. - Jul 7th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group announced the successful placement of Rao V. Mulpuri, PhD, MBA, as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for molecular diagnostics company Provista Diagnostics. In this role, Dr. Mulpuri will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the company's operations, including integration of the scientific and business functions, as well as quality and regulatory oversight to support the launch of Provista's pipeline of products. Dr. Mulpuri...

Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for Nabsys, Inc., based in Providence, RI. - Sep 15th, 2014

Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for Nabsys, Inc., in Providence, RI. Executive search firm Toft Group and Nabsys, Inc., a life sciences company pioneering semiconductor-based tools for genomic analysis, today announced the placement of Steve Lombardi as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. The firm has also appointed Mr. Lombardi to its Board of Directors. The Nabsys platform utilizes semi-conductor technology to create an electronic de...

Toft Group Completes Chief Scientific Officer Search for Blueline Bioscience, Inc. In Toronto, Canada. - Aug 25th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Jeanne Magram as Chief Scientific Officer. Previously, Ms. Magram served as Site Head, Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) at Pfizer, Inc. based in New York. About Blueline Bioscience Blueline Bioscience is a biotech incubator established by Versant Ventures in Toronto, Canada. Headquartered in the MaRS Discovery District of Toronto, Blueline Bioscience works with academic and medical researchers to translate discoveries in...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Vermillion, Inc., In Austin, TX. - Aug 25th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed David Jansen as Senior Director of Marketing at Vermillion, Inc. Previously, Mr. Jansen served as Senior Director of Marketing at Myriad Genetic Laboratories . About Vermillion: Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML) is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel high-value diagnostic tests that help physicians diagnose, treat and improve outcomes for patients. Vermillion, along with its prestigious scientifi...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for EtE Medical Device Solutions in Sunnyvale, CA. - Oct 1st, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Sonny Travland as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Previously, Mr. Travland served as Regional Business Director-Northwest at Medtronic, Inc. (Medtronic Advanced Energy, formerly Salient Surgical) in Portsmouth, NH. About EtE Medical, Inc. ETE Medical, Inc. is a holding company focused on providing end-to-end solutions for the medical device industry. It currently holds two subsidiary companies: Biomedical Structures, In...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for PPD, LLC. In Highland Heights, KY. - Sep 29th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Dr. Michael Murphy as Executive Director, Global Clinical Labs. Previously, Dr. Murphy served as Chief Operating Officer and Laboratory Director at Pacific Biomarkers (formerly Pacific Biometrics, Inc.) in Seattle, WA. About PPD, LLC. A leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management and laboratory services. PPD's clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology...

Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for bioTheranostics, Inc., in San Diego, CA - Oct 7th, 2014

Toft Group an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce the successful placement of Nicolas Barthelemy as the Chief Executive Officer of bioTheranostics, Inc., a San Diego based commercial stage, diagnostic company providing oncologists with a comprehensive suite of tests for metastatic and breast cancer. Mr. Barthelemy joins bioTheranostics with more than twenty years of life sciences and biopharmaceutical exp...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Boston Heart Diagnostics, Inc. in Framingham, MA. - Aug 15th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Hari Nair, Ph.D., DABCC as Technical Laboratory Director at Boston Heart Diagnostics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Nair served as Senior Scientist, Technical Leader at Perkin Elmer in Waltham, Massachusetts. Boston Heart Diagnostics, Inc. (BHD) is re-inventing the role of diagnostics and working alongside healthcare providers to treat cardiovascular disease (CVD), the number one cause of death in the United States. BHD helps people make...

Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for Asuragen, Inc. in Austin, Tx. - Aug 15th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group, focusing exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce another successful placement. Matthew McManus, M.D., Ph.D. has been selected for the position of Chief Executive Officer of Asuragen, Inc.,a molecular diagnostics company with a pioneering position in miRNA using genomics to drive better patient management through best-in-class clinical testing solutions, located in Austin, TX. Dr. McManus joins Asuragen with mor...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for HealthTell Inc., in San Ramon, CA. - Aug 4th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Glen Ferguson as VP of Corporate Development at HealthTell, Inc. Previously, Mr. Ferguson served as Vice President, Molecular Biomarkers at ApoCell, Inc. HealthTell, Inc. is an early stage start-up company that is developing powerful new tools to help individuals monitor their health status. This technology has already been demonstrated to work for over 30 diverse illnesses, ranging from cancer to infectious disease. The test is...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for diaDexus, Inc. in San Francisco, CA. - Aug 4th, 2014

Executive search firm Sanford Rose Associates-Toft Group has placed Alex Johnson as President of diaDexus, Inc. Previously, Mr. Johnson served as Consultant to CareDx, Inc., and earlier the Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Novartis AG. diaDexus, Inc. based in South San Francisco, California, is a public company focused on the development and commercialization of patent-protected in vitro diagnostic products addressing unmet needs in cardiovascular disease....

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Jun 16th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Paul Grint, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer at Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Grint served as President at Cerexa Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories. Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs. Regulus is uniquely positioned to leverage its mature therapeutic platform that harnesses the oligonucle...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in East Hanover, NJ - Jun 9th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Steven Rosen as Senior Director, Diagnostic Strategy at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Previously, Mr. Rosen served as Senior Director, Business Development, Investment Healthcare at Johnson & Johnson Inc. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative medicines aimed at improving patients’ lives. We offer a broad range of medicines for cancer, cardiovascular disease, endocrine disease, i...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agilent Technologies Inc. in Santa Clara, CA - Jun 1st, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Peter Serpentino, Ph.D. as Agilent Technologies’ Vice President, Research & Development, Diagnostic and Genomics. Previously, Dr. Serpentino served as Executive Leader of Office Technology Management-Healthcare at GE Global Research. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600 employ...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Organovo Holdings, Inc. in San Diego, CA - May 8th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Wendell Baschnagel, as Director of Facilities at Organovo Holdings, Inc. Previously, Mr. Baschnagel served as Associate Director of Facilities at Life Technologies. Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONVO) designs and creates functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications. The Company is collaborating with pharmaceutical and academic partners to develop human biological disease models in three dimensio...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Organovo Holdings, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Apr 30th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Susan Daugherty as Vice President of Human Resources at Organovo Holdings, Inc. Previously, Ms. Daugherty served as Senior Director, Global Human Resources at Onyx Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Amgen, Inc.). Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONVO) designs and creates functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications. The Company is collaborating with pharmaceutical and academic partners to develop hum...

Sanford Rose Associates® - Toft Group Expands East Coast Presence with Boston Office - May 5th, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – May 5, 2014 Robin Toft, President & CEO of privately held executive search firm Toft Group announces the addition of the firm’s Boston-based life sciences practice, Boston South Shore to the Toft Group. This marks the successful expansion of the Toft Group’s firm to have a strategic presence in the top three Life Science markets in the United States – Boston, San Francisco, and San Diego. “We believe that expanding our national footprint to include Boston South...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Singulex, Inc. in Alameda, CA - Apr 28th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Peter Heseltine M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., as Chief Medical Officer for Singulex, Inc. Previously, Dr. Heseltine served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Prometheus Laboratories. Singulex, Inc. is a development-stage company whose unified platform technology, Direct Molecular Detection, enables quantitation and quantification of extremely low concentrations of molecules. Their primary focus is on their proprietary ultrasensitive instrumen...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for iRhythm Technologies, Inc. in San Francisco, CA - Apr 21st, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Tammy Al-Homoud as Director, Payer Relations at iRhythm Technologies, Inc. Previously, Ms. Al-Homoud served as Executive Director, Health Policy & Reimbursement at Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. iRhythm is a privately-held healthcare information services company with a proven approach to long-term continuous monitoring that enables diagnosis earlier in the clinical pathway to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs....

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Vermillion, Inc. in Austin, TX - Apr 15th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Benjamin Kimball as Vice President, Regulatory & Quality Systems at Vermillion, Inc. Previously, Mr. Kimball served as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Spinal Elements, Inc. Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), is a molecular diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers, developing and commercializing high-value, multi-marker, diagnostic tests which address unmet needs in gynecologic oncology and women’s health....

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for PDI, Inc. in Parsippany, NJ - Apr 7th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Greg Richard, as PDI’s General Manager, Interpace Diagnostics. Previously, Mr. Richard served as the Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Strata Pathology Services, Inc. PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDI) is a leading healthcare commercialization company dedicated to enhancing engagement with healthcare practitioners and optimizing commercial investments for its clients by providing strategic flexibility, full product commercialization service...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for SomaLogic, Inc. in Boulder, CO - Apr 1st, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Daniel W. Muehl, as Chief Financial Officer at SomLogic, Inc. Previously, Mr. Muehl served as Chief Financial Officer for OPX biotechnologies, Inc. SomaLogic, Inc., is a privately held biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics company based in Boulder, CO. The company’s mission is to use its proprietary proteomic technology to develop a wide range of enhanced protein-analysis tools and reagents for the life sciences community, to facilitate bi...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Immucor, Inc. in Norcross, GA - Mar 31st, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Dr. John Saldanha, as Senior Director of Clinical Affairs at Immucor, Inc. Previously, Dr. Saldanha served as Senior Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs at Roche Molecular Systems. Immucor, Inc. is a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics that facilitate patient-donor compatibility. The company’s mission is to ensure that patients in need of blood, organs or stem cells get the right match that is safe, accessible and affo...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Agilent Technologies Inc. in Santa Clara, CA - Mar 17th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Nancy Lelicoff as Global Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance at Agilent Technologies, Inc. Previously, Ms. Lelicoff served as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Quality at Volcano Corporation. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and instrumentation and assay systems for nucleic acid a...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for bioMérieux, Inc. in Durham, NC - Mar 3rd, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Samuel A. Bozzette, M.D., Ph.D., as Vice President Medical Affairs, Americas at bioMérieux, Inc. Previously, Dr. Bozzette served as Physician Executive, at Cerner Population Health. bioMérieux is a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, providing diagnostic solutions (reagents, instruments, software) which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. bioMérieux is present in more...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Millennium Laboratories in San Diego, CA - Feb 17th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Steve Soe as Chief Compliance Officer at Millennium Laboratories. Previously, Mr. Soe served as Chief Compliance Officer at AssureRx Health. Millennium Laboratories, a leader in the science of medication monitoring and pharmacogenetic testing, is transforming the way health care professionals monitor and manage their patients’ medication therapy. Through the use of advanced technology, supported by research and education, Millennium helps practit...

Toft Group completes Chief Financial Officer search for Natera, Inc. in San Carlos, CA - Jan 13th, 2014

TOFT GROUP, focusing exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce another successful placement. Mr. Herman (Herm) Rosenman has been selected for the position of Chief Financial Officer at Natera, Inc. Located in San Carlos, CA. Natera is a genetic testing company that specializes in analyzing tiny quantities of DNA for reproductive health indications. Mr. Rosenman brings a wealth of financial and executive management experience and knowledge to his...

Toft Group completes President and Chief Executive Officer search for Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. - Jan 7th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. J. David Enloe, Jr., CPA as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., a fully integrated, contract development and manufacturing organization located in San Diego, California. Mr. Enloe is a dynamic business leader with 20+ years of biotechnology executive management experience. His background includes broad skill sets in leadership, financial management, manufacturing and contractual negotiations within both small startup...

Toft Group Completes Search for Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. in Tucson, AZ - Jan 4th, 2014

Toft Group has placed Ms. Connie Bridges as Accelerate Diagnostics’ Head of Regulatory Affairs. Previously, Ms. Bridges served as Director, Quality Audits and Project Management for Hologic / Gen-Probe. Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc., is an in vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing solutions to the global challenge of drug resistant organisms and hospital acquired infections. They are focused on developing and commercializing innovative instrumentation for the rapid identification and...

Toft Group completes search for HealthTell, Inc. - Jan 1st, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Mojgan Haddad, Ph.D., as HealthTell’s Senior Director, Bioinformatics and Analytics. Previously, Dr. Haddad served as Associate Director, Bioinformatics/Biostatistics for Monogram Biosciences. HealthTell Inc., is an early stage start-up company that is developing powerful new tools to help individuals monitor their health status. This technology has already been demonstrated to work for over 30 diverse illnesses, ranging from cancer to infectious...

Toft Group Completes Executive Search for Genalyte, Inc. in San Diego, CA - Jan 30th, 2014

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Sean Patrick, as Chief Commercial Officer at Genalyte, Inc. Previously, Mr. Patrick served as Vice President, Commercial Operations at Naviscan, Inc. Genalyte, Inc., is commercializing its Maverick™ Detection System based on the company’s revolutionary Microring Sensor Technology™, a new approach to multiplexing that uses a silicon chip containing arrays of photonic ring sensors to reduce or eliminate sample preparation and provide scalable m...

Toft Group Completes Search for Millennium Laboratories in San Diego, CA - Dec 4th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Lisa Hellman-Rhodes as Millennium Laboratories’ Vice President of Human Resources. Previously, Ms. Hellman-Rhodes served as Associate Vice President, Human Resources for Hologic / Gen-Probe. Millennium Laboratories provides fast, accurate medication monitoring and drug detection results and interpretive toxicological guidance to healthcare professionals. They are the leading research-based clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the li...

Toft Group Completes Chief Executive Officer Search for SomaLogic Inc. in Boulder, CO - Dec 2nd, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Byron Hewett as SomaLogic’s Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Hewett served as President and Chief Executive Officer for BioBehavioral Diagnostics. SomaLogic, Inc., is a privately held biomarker discovery and clinical diagnostics company based in Boulder, CO. The company’s mission is to use its proprietary proteomic technology to develop a wide range of enhanced protein-analysis tools and reagents for the life sciences community, to faci...

Toft Group Completes Search for RuiYi in La Jolla, CA - Nov 15th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Erik Karrer, Ph.D., as RuiYi’s Chief Scientific Officer. Previously, Dr. Karrer served as Vice President, Molecular Biology and Discovery for Perseid Therapeutics. RuiYi is focused on the discovery and development of novel biologic therapeutics that meet the medical and commercial needs for China’s patients and healthcare system and that have the potential to be disruptive globally. Their focus is on extremely potent monoclonal antibodies that...

Toft Group Completes Search for HealthTell Inc., in San Ramon, CA - Nov 14th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Michael Rowe, Ph.D., as HealthTell’s Director of Biostats. Previously, Dr. Rowe served as Senior Biostatistician, Medical Affairs/Research for Tethys Bioscience. HealthTell Inc., is an early stage start-up company that is developing powerful new tools to help individuals monitor their health status. This technology has already been demonstrated to work for over 30 diverse illnesses, ranging from cancer to infectious disease....

Toft Group Completes Search for Vermillion, Inc. in Austin, TX - Nov 6th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Christina Hudson as Vermillion’s Director, Program Management. Previously, Ms. Hudson served as Associate Director, Operations Engineering for Inova Labs. Vermillion, Inc., is a molecular diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers, and develops and commercializes high-value, multi-marker, diagnostic tests which address unmet needs in gynecologic oncology and women’s health.

Toft Group Completes Search for Vermillion, Inc. in Austin, TX - Nov 6th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Leah DiMascio, Ph.D., as Vermillion’s Senior Program Manager. Previously, Dr. DiMascio served as Project Manager, ApoCell, Molecular Profiling and Diagnostics. Vermillion, Inc., is a molecular diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers, and develops and commercializes high-value, multi-marker, diagnostic tests which address unmet needs in gynecologic oncology and women’s health.

Toft Group Completes Search for Millennium Laboratories in San Diego, CA - Oct 28th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Susan Ahl as Millennium Laboratories’ Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management. Previously, Ms. Ahl served as Executive Director of Revenue at USC, Med Assets and Sutter Health. Millennium Laboratories provides fast, accurate medication monitoring and drug detection results and interpretive toxicological guidance to healthcare professionals. They are the leading research-based clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of peop...

Toft Group Completes Search for Therapeutics MD, Inc., in Boca Raton, FL - Oct 14th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Lina Ortiz as TherapeuticMD’s Senior Clinical Research Associate. Previously, Ms. Ortiz served as Project Manager for Comprehensive Clinical Development. TherapeuticsMD, Inc., is a women’s healthcare company focused on developing and commercializing products targeted exclusively for women. They are currently developing advanced hormone therapy pharmaceutical products, branded and generic prescription prenatal vitamins, over-the-counter vitamins...

Robin Toft, President & CEO of Toft Group Named as Finalist for SDBJ 2013 Most Admired CEO Awards - Oct 13th, 2013

We are happy to announce that our President and CEO, Robin Toft, has been named as a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s 7th Annual Most Admired CEO Awards. This prestigious award recognizes industry leaders who excel in guiding their organizations to great success along with creating a vibrant and productive environment for their teams. Toft’s Sanford Rose Associates® -Toft Group is an award winning life sciences centered executive search firm specializing in placing executives in...

Toft Group completes Search for Roche Molecular Diagnostics Corporation in Pleasanton, CA - Sep 30th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Hal Mann, as Director of Clinical Operations, Trial Support and Strategic Outsourcing for Roche Molecular Diagnostics Corporation. Previously, Mr. Mann served as Clinical Research Services Vice President for ResearchDx, LLC. Roche Molecular Diagnostics is a business area of Roche Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland) that develops, manufactures and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, services, tests, platforms and technologi...

Toft Group completes Search for Vermillion, Inc. in Austin, TX - Sep 23rd, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Cindy Mask as Director of Reimbursement – Payor Relations for public company Vermillion, Inc. Previously, Ms. Mask served as Director of Reimbursement for Linde Therapeutic Solutions. Vermillion, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers, develops and commercializes high-value, multi-marker, diagnostic tests which address unmet needs in gynecologic oncology and women’s health.

Toft Group completes Search for Vermillion, Inc. in Austin, TX - Sep 23rd, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Ms. Coleen Bimle as Director of Reimbursement – Payor Relations for public company Vermillion, Inc. Previously, Ms. Bimle served as Manager, Medical Policy for Highmark, Inc. Vermillion, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers, develops and commercializes high-value, multi-marker, diagnostic tests which address unmet needs in gynecologic oncology and women’s health.

Toft Group completes Search for TriReme Medical, Inc. in Pleasanton, CA - Sep 16th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Alexander Milstein, M.D. as Vice President, Clinical Affairs for TriReme Medical, Inc. Previously, Dr. Milstein served as Vice President, Clinical Research for Cardio3 Biosciences. TriReme Medical is a global company engaged in the design, manufacture, and distribution of advanced therapeutic solutions for the treatment of complex vascular disease.

Toft Group completes Search for Singulex, Inc. in Alameda, CA - Sep 16th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Jeffrey Bishop, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research & Development for Singulex, Inc. Previously, Dr. Bishop served as Global Vice President, R&D for Alere Toxicology. Singulex, Inc. is a development-stage company whose unified platform technology, Direct Molecular Detection, enables quantitation and quantification of extremely low concentrations of molecules. Their primary focus is on their proprietary ultrasensitive instrumentation and assa...

Toft Group Completes Search for GE Healthcare in Aliso Viejo, CA - Sep 15th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Leonard Pulig as Executive, Strategic Development Services for GE Healthcare. Previously, Mr. Pulig was General Manager for Mettler Toledo, Rainin Instrument LLC. GE Healthcare is General Electric’s health care conscious side. The GE segment is a major global maker of such diagnostic imaging equipment as magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) scanners. Its products are used in the fields of radiology and cardiology and are s...

Toft Group completes Search for CardioDx in Palo Alto, CA - Oct 10th, 2013

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mr. Mark Willig, as Senior Vice President of Sales for CardioDx, Inc. Previously, Mr. Willig served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales for Agendia BV. CardioDx, a pioneer in cardiovascular genomic diagnostics, is committed to developing clinically validated tests that empower clinicians to better tailor care to their patients. CardioDx is poised to expand patient access and improve healthcare quality for coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhyt...

Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego Expands Firm with Addition of San Francisco Office - Aug 1st, 2013

On June 1, 2013, Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego acquired the San Francisco Life Science practice, which was originally established in 1999. Our new name, Sanford Rose Associates® – Toft Group, encompasses our 3 locations: San Diego, San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale. Read More