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Executive Search Firm Toft Group Places Diane Ingolia as Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs with Ascendis Pharma in Palo Alto, CA

Toft Group Executive Search has placed Ms. Diane Ingolia, JD, as Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs with Ascendis Pharma in Palo Alto, California. Ms. Ingolia comes to Ascendis with many years of experience in growing biotechnology companies with her expertise in regulatory affairs. She was most recently the Executive Director of Global Regulatory Affairs with Dermira, Inc. Previously, Ms. Ingolia held leadership positions in regulatory affairs with Affymax, Inc. and Genitope Corporation.

Ms. Ingolia holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, a PhD in Biochemistry from Baylor College of Medicine, and a B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of New Orleans.

About Toft Group Executive Search

Toft Group is a global executive search firm fully devoted to life sciences and healthcare, with a focus on innovation-driven companies working at the intersection of biotech and high tech. Toft Group’s targeted, accurate search process translates into exceptional return-on-investment for clients nationwide. The team’s extensive relationship network and diversity focus enables Toft Group to present more highly qualified and diverse candidates than clients would otherwise meet. Toft Group excels at quickly filling the hardest to hire leadership roles where talent is limited. The company has offices in the three major U.S. biotech hubs: San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston.

About Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by its core values of patients, science and passion, the company utilizes its TransCon™ technology to create new and potentially best-in-class therapies. Ascendis Pharma currently has a pipeline of three wholly-owned, independent rare disease endocrinology product candidates in clinical development. Additionally, Ascendis Pharma has multi-product collaborations with Sanofi in diabetes and Genentech in the field of ophthalmology and continues to expand into additional therapeutic areas for both internal and external development. Ascendis is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with offices in Heidelberg, Germany and Palo Alto, California.

Toft Group Executive Search Places Charles Ziegler, MBA as Chief Financial Officer with MedLabs Diagnostics in Cedar Knolls, NJ

Executive search firm Toft Group has successfully placed Mr. Charles Ziegler, MBA as Chief Financial Officer with MedLabs Diagnostics in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. MedLabs Diagnostics is the longest-serving and one of the most advanced diagnostic testing laboratories in the northeastern United States.

Mr. Ziegler has over thirty years of financial leadership within the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device industries. He most recently served as Vice President of Finance for Abbott Rapid Diagnostics, North America. In that role, he led the finance functions for five business units in eight locations and three countries. Notably, Mr. Ziegler developed strategic financial operating plan projections for five North America business units and served on team that successfully integrated eleven acquisitions.

Previously, Mr. Ziegler served Alere as their Vice President, Finance and Operations. Prior to Alere, Mr. Ziegler held progressive financial roles with MedPointe Pharmaceuticals (a private equity owned medical diagnostics company), most recently as Corporate Controller.

Mr. Ziegler holds an MBA and a BS in Accounting from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

About Toft Group Executive Search

Toft Group is a global executive search firm fully devoted to life sciences and healthcare, with a focus on innovation-driven companies working at the intersection of biotech and high tech. The team’s extensive relationship network and diversity focus enables Toft Group to present more highly qualified and diverse candidates than clients would otherwise meet. Toft Group excels at quickly filling the hardest to hire leadership roles where talent is limited. The company has offices in the three major U.S. biotech hubs: San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston.

About MedLabs Diagnostics

MedLabs Diagnostics is one of the oldest independent reference laboratories in the United States with headquarters in Cedar Knolls, NJ. The Company provides a large, comprehensive menu of laboratory developed, esoteric, STAT and routine tests, which has been created through sixty-seven years of providing exceptional service and industry-leading turnaround time. The team of professionals at MedLabs, with the help of highly innovative diagnostic tests and proprietary software, enable medical providers to tackle today’s healthcare challenges and make a difference in the lives of millions of patients.

Executive search firm Toft Group places John Norkett as Vice President of Managed Care, East with LabCorp in Burlington, NC

Toft Group Executive Search has placed Mr. John Norkett as Vice President of Managed Care, East with LabCorp in Burlington, North Carolina. Mr. Norkett was most recently Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Services for Inform Diagnostics. Previously, Mr. Norkett was VP of Reimbursement for Progenity, and Sr. VP of Managed Care and Reimbursement for Miraca Life Sciences. Mr. Norkett held key leadership roles with Laboratory Corporation of America as an Area Director of Business Development He also served as Regional Sales Director of Health Plans at Quest Diagnostics.

Mr. Norkett holds a B.S. in Finance & Economics from DePaul University in Chicago.

About Toft Group Executive Search

Toft Group is a global executive search firm fully devoted to life sciences and healthcare, with a focus on innovation-driven companies working at the intersection of biotech and high tech. Toft Group’s targeted, accurate search process translates into exceptional return-on-investment for clients nationwide.  The team’s extensive relationship network and diversity focus enables Toft Group to present more highly qualified and diverse candidates than clients would otherwise meet. Toft Group excels at quickly filling the hardest to hire leadership roles where talent is limited. The company has offices in the three major U.S. biotech hubs: San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston.

About LabCorp

LabCorp, an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care.