Karen has more than 20 years of experience recruiting CEOs in emerging life science companies. Managing Director in Diversified Search, San Francisco.
Karen Bertrand leads the Biopharma and Diagnostics practices at BioQuest, which was acquired by The Diversified Search Group in 2016. She has more than 20 years of experience recruiting CEOs, senior management teams, and board members for a wide range of both established and emerging life science companies.
Bertrand is passionate about recruiting for companies that are developing breakthrough technologies and leveraging innovation in related fields like nanoparticle technology and biomaterials. She has completed searches for senior executives in general management, discovery and clinical research, product development and finance, and commercial leadership roles. Her clients include companies focused in ethical Rx development, POC and molecular diagnostics, drug delivery/combination therapy products, and analytical tools and services.
She has a knack for identifying talent that can take burgeoning innovative technology organizations to the next level—whether it’s a founder-CEO transition, adding independent board members, a progression to clinical development, or defining a strategic roadmap.