the red report.

  • 10 30
    2019

    Part 1: Two-time Life Sciences CEO Challenges Aspiring Leaders to Rethink Success

    Mike Bonney is one of the most highly respected executives in the biopharmaceutical industry. As former CEO and Director of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, he grew the company into a global leader in antibiotics, culminating in the company’s acquisition by Merck for $9.4 billion in 2014. Today, Mr. Bonney serves as board chair or board member of several biopharma companies and top academic institutions, and supports the community through not-for-profit leadership roles and contributions. Throughout ...

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  • 10 16
    2019

    What Background Checks Reveal

    Background checks, especially at the executive level, are a necessary and integral part of the recruiting process. Why necessary? We uncover a surprising number of skeletons lurking, from unpaid tickets and bad credit to "misstatements" on candidate's bios and resumes (resumes that have often taken these candidates far in their careers).

    Some of these skeletons prove enough to disqualify a candidate: Years ago, a background check for a public company board search revealed that ...

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  • 10 09
    2019

    Success Stories: How Ann M. Palmer Led the Arthritis Foundation to Become the Champion of Yes

    To celebrate our sister firm The Alexander Group’s 35-year history in executive search, we are reaching out to a several of the outstanding candidates our firms have placed to learn of their challenges, successes and leadership style, as well as the lessons they have learned and the legacies they will leave.

    This month, we interviewed Ann M. Palmer, who joined The Arthritis Foundation as President and CEO in 2013. With more than 30 years ...

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  • 10 02
    2019

    Your Resume: Before You Press Send

    I'd like to talk about the unsolicited email. Specifically, the one with a resume attached, and not referencing any specific search we are managing. We receive lots of those at The Alexander Group, as you might well imagine. As a retained, boutique search firm working with a small select group of clients on specialized leadership positions, there is unfortunately only a microscopically slim chance that we can make a match with any of our ...

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