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Harvard Grad, Working Mom and C-Suite Executive Wants Women in Science to Look at Her and Say, “I Can Do That Too”
To celebrate our 35-year history in executive search, The Alexander Group and Alex & Red are reaching out to a several of the outstanding candidates we’ve recruited. This month, we interviewed Kate Haviland, Chief Operating Officer at Blueprint Medicines.
Kate brings an impressive breadth of experience within the biopharmaceutical industry, encompassing business development, commercial and strategic planning, and program management. Kate joined Blueprint Medicines as Chief Business Officer in 2016, and assumed the COO role ...
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 ...
Alex & Red has seen its share of executive candidates, and (as revealed in our “Candidates Do the Darndest Things” article series) they don’t always make the best impression: Dressing too fashion-forward, bringing a significant other, or ordering a three-course meal for a coffee meeting are just a few examples… and that’s just scraping the surface. Even extremely qualified, accomplished executives have been known to display bad judgment.
But the same can also be ...
No leader works in a vacuum. It is critical to build teams that are well-positioned to cooperate, communicate and engage, particularly in the context of an organization’s culture. And given that an alarming percentage of C-suite hires are unsuccessful—CHROs reported a 10 to 50 percent C-suite succession failure rate in one survey—boards and hiring committees have a responsibility to collect as much information about a candidate as possible.
A 2010 study examined ...