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Our client is a private equity concern with a long track record of investing in and building international companies with development stage bio-pharmaceutical products. Beckford was asked by the owners to identify potential CEO candidates for a new start-up venture to be based in New York and Dublin.

The successful individual needed to have a sophisticated business development background; deep operational and technical experience in the pharmaceutical sector and proven experience with building companies that have acquired late stage development projects and early commercial stage products and duly taken them through all required clinical phases to regulatory and market approvals.

Through our extensive network we identified several individuals who had excellent sector experience and a strong understanding of the private equity value proposition as it related to the Bio=pharmaceutical sector. The successful candidate had been working in a non-executive director’s capacity for numerous start-ups and had recently completed the sale of biotechnology venture to a global organisation. Beckford completed the search within a 12 week time-frame.

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