Connecting Today's Leaders to Tomorrow's Breakthroughs

Catalyst Advisors is an international executive recruitment and assessment firm singularly focused on building boardrooms and executive leadership teams for companies passionate about improving the lives of patients through scientific innovation.

Purposeful Impact

We are committed in heart and mind to partnering with the world’s most innovative organizations dedicated to making breakthrough treatments a reality

Insightful Engagement

We leverage our unique connections and experience in life sciences to meet our clients’ complex business needs and deliver impactful talent solutions

Authentic Collaboration

The cornerstone of our success is our respect for the collective wisdom our team brings to every assignment

About Us

Bringing visionary leaders to transformative life sciences companies

We are singularly focused on building transformational boardrooms and executive leadership teams for organizations at the forefront of making life-changing scientific contributions.
   Life Sciences-focused. We are focused on building transformational boardrooms and executive leadership teams for companies passionate about changing the world through scientific breakthroughs that have the potential to change patients’ lives.
   Targeted. We seek meaningful partnerships with companies that understand that our high success rate is underpinned by a white-glove approach to connecting them with high-caliber leaders who will drive tomorrow’s scientific innovations. We are advisors in the truest sense of the word. Our rigorous approach starts with an understanding your business and culture so that we can assess your needs and connect you with the type of leaders who will help drive your company’s success.
   Connected. Our global team is a purposeful mix of seasoned life sciences industry experts and best-in-class executive recruiters. With a deep belief in the power of science to change lives, we are collectively informed by our vast and carefully curated network to deliver impactful talent solutions.
   Collaborative. Our team structure is specifically designed to foster collaboration — not competition — so that our clients get the benefits of all, not just one. Much like them, we recognize that tomorrow’s breakthroughs require a team of singularly-focused experts who are in pursuit of solving the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges.
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Our deep relationships with current and emerging life sciences companies allow us to fulfill your executive leadership and talent needs.

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John Archer

Partner

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Amy Bottoms

Principal

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Arnaldo De Lisio

Partner

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Borjana Fermaud

Principal

Based in New York, NY, Borjana Fermaud is a Principal at Catalyst Advisors...

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Gilbert Forest

Partner

Based in Cambridge, MA, Gilbert Forest is a Partner at Catalyst Advisors...

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Kelsey Hallman

Associate Director

Based in New York, NY, Kelsey Hallman is an Associate Director at Catalyst Advisors..

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Jessica Hopkins

Research Associate

Based in New York, NY, Jessica Hopkins is a Research Associate at Catalyst Advisors...

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Lane Johnson

Research Associate

Based in New York, NY, Lane Johnson is a Research Associate at Catalyst Advisors...

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Nancy Kelly

Director

Based in New York, NY, Nancy Kelly is a Director at Catalyst Advisors...

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Susan Kelly

Director, Research & Client Management

Based in London, England, Susan Kelly is the Director of European Research...

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Rose McGovern, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Based in London, England, Rose McGovern, Ph.D. is an Associate Director at Catalyst...

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Johanna “Jo” Neuman

Associate Director

Based in New York, NY, Jo Neuman is an Associate Director at Catalyst Advisors...

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Susan Newman

Director, Research & Client Management

Based in New York, NY, Susan Newman is the Director of Research and Client...

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Cara Smith

Associate Director

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Cara Smith is an Associate Director at Catalyst Advisors...

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Stephen Williams, Ph.D.

Partner

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Steve Williams, Ph.D., is a Partner at Catalyst Advisors...

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Alyson Archer

Partner & Chief Operating Officer

Based in New York, NY, Alyson Archer is the Chief Operating Officer and a...

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Snow Montemayor

Director of Finance & Operations

Based in New York, NY, Snow Montemayor is the Director of Finance and Operations...

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