Robin Toft is the founder and CEO of Toft Group a ZRG Company, where she combines a deep inside knowledge of the life science industry with a passion for building game-changing management teams. Robin has placed more than 500 executives at innovation-led companies in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, life science tools and digital health. A champion of diverse executive teams, Robin has built a reputation for recruiting women and minorities into top roles and helping the life science industry overcome unconscious bias in hiring. Prior to founding Toft Group in 2010, Robin served 20+ years as a biotech executive, most recently as Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations at Roche.
Robin’s first book entitled WE CAN, The Executive Woman’s Guide to Career Advancement, is available on Amazon and is recognized within the list of 100 Best CEO Books of All Time by BookAuthority. WE CAN provides the confidence, language, tools, and practical advice for women to design and realize the career of their dreams. WE CAN was honored with Silver for Best Business Book in the American Business Awards for 2020.
In the American Business Awards for 2020, Robin won Gold in the three major individual categories of Lifetime Achievement, Maverick of the Year and Woman of the Year. Robin also won silver for Entrepreneur of the Year – Business and Professional Services. In 2018 and again 2019, she was honored as a finalist in Ernst & Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year awards. In 2017, she was named Woman of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal and also as a finalist for their “Most Admired CEO” awards. Under Robin’s leadership, Toft Group received Athena’s prestigious Pinnacle Top Company Award in 2013. Robin currently serves on the boards of The Clearity Foundation, supporting ovarian cancer patients; and is the Chairman of LEAD San Diego, dedicated to developing civically engaged leaders.
Robin holds a B.S. in Medical Technology (Clinical Laboratory Science) from Michigan State University and pursued her teaching credential at San Diego State University.