The fast-paced challenge of today’s life sciences, biopharma, biotechnology and healthcare space demands visionary leadership. From pharmaceutical manufacturers to cutting-edge biotech and medtech innovators, Pender & Howe is one of the top consulting and recruitment firms in the field. We proudly connect industry leaders and executives with top-performing talent at the heart of the life sciencees sector. Using our life sciences expertise and years of experience working with candidates in these sectors, our recruiters help life sciences companies find the right people to build impactful teams, resulting in well-balanced organizations with strong, multi-product anchors.
The complexity of the life sciences industry is part of what makes it so difficult for companies to connect with high-quality candidates. The development of new technology and medicine happens at a lightning pace, and business leaders need employees who can keep up with those trends. At the same time, there is an increased demand on these talent markets, especially for those who understand how the latest software and hardware can be best used for diagnostics, research, treatment, and therapies in a real-world medical practice.
There is an equally elevated candidate demand among the clients who develop those cutting-edge products. From engineers and data analysis to management and c-suite candidates, organizations across healthcare and the life sciences are eager to fill roles with professionals who can lead a digital transformation and grow their company into the future. To address the unique and pressing needs of life sciences, leaders in this space must be driven to move the life sciences forward with a holistic vision. Companies demand passionate advocates for innovation who can balance the commercial, operational and scientific complexities of their work and deliver value to shareholders and patients.
At Pender & Howe, we lead the executive search process to identify leaders ready to steer this course and implement successful solutions for everyone. We know the nuances of the life sciences industry and use those insights to deliver results. Our recruiting approach starts with building relationships with both candidates and companies, understanding what job seekers want from their career, as well as the company’s expectations and needs, whether that’s a niche skill set for a single role or an organization-wide push on equity and inclusion initiatives. From individual contributors all the way up to CEO and other leadership roles, Pender & Howe knows how to find the talent you need today.
Pender & Howe Executive Search was formed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in executive search services. We provide a fully streamlined boutique retained service for companies looking to bolster their executive leadership team.
We have offices across North America: Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Our clients range from pre-seed startups and VC-backed disrupters to global public companies.
Our Partners have firmly established a trusted network of connections across a wide range of sectors and industries, which has proven invaluable in finding and attracting the best executive talent. Your team can expect transparency, collaboration and high-level service on every assignment we lead.
Céline leads Pender & Howe’s development focused on the Life Sciences industry. Specifically, cutting-edge pharmaceutical and clinical research, digital and medical health, pharmacology, and artificial intelligence (AI) companies. Previously, she built and led the scientific practice for Lock Search Group, Pender & Howe’s sister firm.
With a hybrid profile combining senior consulting in the Life Sciences industry and a true passion for talent and career development, Céline aligns her professional values with her vision of leadership and professionalism in the healthcare industry.
Glenn is a Co-Founder of Pender & Howe’s North American operations, previously, he built and led the Education, Life Sciences and Consumer Goods Practice in Western Canada for Lock Search Group, Pender & Howe’s sister firm.
As a Partner, Glenn is focused, tenacious and highly engaged in every assignment he and his team take on for Pender & Howe.
Travis is a Co-Founder of Pender & Howe. In addition, he leads the Americas Technology Practice for Kestria and is an Advisor with Loyal VC.
Travis’ primary focus is partnering with both founders and venture investors on new business initiatives. He leads the business strategy in identifying and attracting senior executives to join new, revolutionary businesses. As a Principal, Travis is tenacious, transparent, and highly engaged in every assignment he leads along with his team at Pender & Howe.
Tara-Lynn supports Pender & Howe’s North American operations. She holds a degree in Human Resources Management and recruitment experience within industries such as life science, technology, industrial & manufacturing, consumer goods, and the public sector. Tara-Lynn partners with Pender & Howe’s Partners in discovering top talent, collaborating on market trends, and building partnerships with our clients.
Michelle Moore is a Strategic Talent Attraction & Executive Recruitment Advisor with 10 years of experience managing Talent Attraction Strategies and driving recruitment functions within large, multi-national professional service firms including the Big 4 and a mid-market accounting firm. Executive Recruitment experience across multiple industries including financial services and life sciences across North America. Michelle is recognized by clients as ambitious, hardworking, resilient, and determined.
Oya is the newest member of Pender & Howe team. She supports team operations, engages in international stakeholder relations, and executes marketing material. She holds a degree in International Relations and has experience both in public and non-profit sectors in North America and Europe. As the project coordinator for Pender & Howe, Oya is detail-oriented, innovative, and ambitious.