Johanna Neuman and Annesha Holness Join Catalyst Advisors’ Team of Executive Recruiters

NEW YORK, September 28, 2021 – Catalyst Advisors LP, an international executive recruitment and assessment firm singularly focused on life sciences, announced two new additions to their growing global team. Johanna “Jo” Neuman has joined as an Associate Director and Annesha Holness has joined as a Project Manager.

Both based in New York, NY, Jo and Annesha will leverage their unique skillsets to assist the Catalyst Advisors team to support groundbreaking life sciences organizations at all stages of growth with their executive leadership and talent needs.

We are thrilled to welcome Jo and Annesha to our expanding team of experts who share a passion for connecting clients with high-caliber leaders,” said John Archer, Founder and Partner at Catalyst Advisors. “Jo’s expertise in biopharma and Annesha’s years of project management experience will be instrumental as we continue to grow and adapt to the ever-shifting leadership needs of life sciences companies.”

Johanna Neuman
Johanna Neuman

Jo brings more than 10 years of life sciences industry experience to the role of Associate Director. Prior to joining Catalyst Advisors, Jo was as Senior Business Development Manager at GLG Institute, where she focused on life sciences within the biopharma space. Previously, Jo worked at NationalSpine & Pain Centers, LLC as a Provider Liaison where she trained and developed sales professionals. Before that, she was a M.D.-Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University with a focus on Neuroscience after earning her B.S. in Neuroscience from Muhlenberg College.  

“It is an honor to join such a welcoming, dedicated team. In pursuing my next role, identifying a company with a supportive culture that places emphasis on continuous learning was critical, and I’ve found just that at Catalyst Advisors,” said Jo. “Every member of the team brings a unique background and set of experiences to the table, and I am looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to support the firm’s growing bench of clients.”

Annesha Holness

Annesha joins the firm with more than a decade of project management experience partnering with C-suite executives on various projects and programmatic efforts. Prior to joining Catalyst Advisors, Annesha was a Project Coordinator for a global executive recruitment firm specializing in the nonprofit sector and an Executive Assistant for an international management consulting firm, where she provided organizational project support to the executive team. Annesha started her career supporting the Chief Executive Officer at the Michael J. Fox Foundation. She earned an M.P.A. from the Metropolitan College of New York.

“By taking time to speak with each employee about their personal and professional goals, Catalyst Advisors differentiates itself from other firms, helping carve a unique career path for each individual to support their growth. They take a similarly personalized and thoughtful approach when serving clients,” said Annesha. “I am looking forward to making a measurable impact and growing alongside our clients.” 

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About Catalyst Advisors LP

Catalyst Advisors is a global executive recruiting firm that is singularly focused on connecting visionary leaders with life sciences organizations at all stages of growth. The team includes a purposeful mix of seasoned recruiters and category experts who employ a white-glove approach to help clients build transformational boardrooms and executive teams. For more information, please visit:

Johanna Neuman and Annesha Holness Join Catalyst Advisors’ Team of Executive Recruiters
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