NEW YORK (April 17, 2024) – Acertitude, the global executive search firm unleashing human potential, is thrilled to announce that it has been recognized on Hunt Scanlon’s rankings of Top Healthcare and Top Life Sciences Executive Search Firms, highlighting the most influential, best-in-class recruiters in each space.

“We are proud to see Acertitude rank amongst the elite executive recruiting firms for healthcare and life sciences companies,” said Rick DeRose, co-founder and managing partner at Acertitude. “This honor underscores our continued dedication to helping our clients unleash their potential and transform these industries. An enormous thank you to our clients for their fierce loyalty and to our team for their unwavering commitment.”

Highly specialized, the Acertitude Healthcare team works as genuine business partners with private equity and VC investors in the space and leaders of companies across behavioral health, healthcare technology, hospitals & health systems, payers, reimbursement & managed care, providers & specialty providers, and senior care, home health & hospice. Most frequently, the team conducts searches for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Technology Officers, Go-To-Market Officers, and Clinical Officers.

Acertitude’s Life Sciences team focuses on biotechnology, CDMO/CRO, chemicals, drug discovery & development, medical devices & diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals. Similarly, the team conducts searches for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Technology Officers, Go-To-Market Officers, and Chief Medical and Scientific Officers.

Both teams are distinct in their ability to serve the world’s premier private equity firms, delivering talent for lower middle market, middle market, and large cap investments. Acertitude brings the knowledge and nuance to support dynamics related to rapid growth, carve-outs, transformation and restructuring, robust M&A activity, and founder transitions.

As demand in this sector continues to grow, Acertitude recently appointed a new partner in its Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice, Heather Johnson. Heather has completed over 300 C-suite searches throughout her executive search career, focused on healthcare with a diverse skillset and network in key areas such as behavioral health, pharmacy services, and outsourced services.

“I am thrilled to build upon our Practice’s growth and recognition as a recruiter of choice for healthcare organizations,” said Heather. “And, most of all, to be part of a team that believes in forging enduring partnerships with clients and is determined to deliver only exceptional standards of service and results.”