Bailey Fisher promotes Claire Button to Director: Life Sciences - 07/03/16

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Claire Button PhD has been promoted to Director, Life Sciences at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

Claire joined the Cambridge and London-based executive search firm as an Associate in 2014 where she has spearheaded the growth of the Life Sciences practice. Claire works with clients at various stages of the growth cycle in drug discovery, biotech and medical devices, with a particular focus on supporting investors looking to hire a CEO and leadership team to commercialise IP in their portfolio companies.

Recently Claire led a global CEO search for an early stage oncology business. Within weeks of joining the company, the successful candidate had devised a new business strategy and secured multi-million dollar investment from a global fund. A Commercial Director search for an AIM-listed microbiome-focused company resulted in the appointment of an individual with a corporate background, coupled with entrepreneurial flair. The impact of this individual on the subsequent impressive growth of the business has been reflected in a rapidly rising share price. Claire has also recently introduced an entrepreneurial CEO into a company with a novel technology in protein production. The successful candidate has changed the direction and focus of the business, resulting in the opening up of whole new markets.

Claire hosts Bailey Fisher’s programme of events for business leaders in the Life Sciences sector, which has included Joining Forces in Regenerative Medicine, a series of Visionary Seminars across Cambridge, London and Leuven, in partnership with Leuven Inc, a network of innovative high-tech entrepreneurs, businesses and researchers based in Flanders. The series will be extended to Heidelberg in 2016.

Building on the successful growth of the Life Sciences practice under Claire’s leadership, Bailey Fisher is currently recruiting an additional team member to continue development of this area of the business.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is an independent executive search firm specialising in building boards and leadership teams for innovative companies in technology and life sciences. The company operates in internationally from offices in Cambridge and London.

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