Over our two decades as a dedicated life sciences boutique executive search firm, Cornerstone has developed executive search expertise across all life sciences corporate functions.


Connections Across the Life Sciences Industry

The life sciences industry is unique and extremely dynamic. Cornerstone prides itself on using our extensive network, based on personal relationships, to locate the specialized corporate talent that is required to drive these exceptional companies.

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Diverse Clients

Our practice has partnered with Big Pharma, mid-sized companies, generics, non-profits, biotech and start-ups. We understand the difference and dynamics of each and find the appropriate talent.

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Completely Customized

We don’t follow the antiquated, exorbitantly expensive search model. Our nimble and adaptable Practice is designed to be completely customizable and to move at your pace.

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Corporate Expertise

Within the life sciences industry, our recruiting capabilities span human resources, talent acquisition, accounting and finance, corporate communications, operations, investor relations and legal.

IAVI engaged CornerstoneSG to recruit a Vice President of Business Development and Alliance Management. With their deep network in life sciences, they were able to find highly qualified candidates from across the pharmaceutical industry and academia. We would use CornerstoneSG in the future, and recommend their services.

— Ana Cespedes, Chief Operating Officer
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Corporate Culture, Diversity and Progress

We Follow Your Lead

Cornerstone has had the privilege to work alongside many of the finest organizations within the life sciences industry. The corporate functions within these organizations serve as their backbone, supporting the organization across culture, process, diversity, and progress.

We take the approach of listening and learning to better understand our partners and then adapt our solutions to each unique company. We are proud to partner across these corporate functions and assist them as they grow and support the entire organization.

Corporate Functions

Customized Solutions for Your Needs

We understand your need to bring specific talent and skills to your organization. We offer several solutions and can customize each to your specific requirements.

Our Executive Search model is ideal if you are looking to hire a particular senior leader. This can also be  supplemented with our Leadership Assessment expertise to assure you are hiring the right executive.

If you need to build out a team, our talent mapping or growth expansion/build-out approach offers a cost-effective approach to growing a team quickly.

Searches We've Completed In This Area

Connect with our Executive Leadership Team so we can learn more about you, understand your
needs, build the right Practice Area Leadership Team and customize the appropriate solution.

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief People Officer

Human Resources:

  • CPO/Head/EVP/SVP/VP/ED/SD/Dir/AD/Mgr
  • Talent Acquisition (VP/ED/SD/Dir/AD/Mgr)
  • HR Business Partner (SD/Dir/AD/Mgr)
  • Compensation (SD/Dir/AD/Mgr)

Accounting & Finance:



  • Chief Legal Officer 
  • General Counsel/Associate General Counsel
  • Compliance

Investor Relations:

  • Head/SVP/VP/ED/SD 

Corporate Communications:

  • Head/SVP/VP/ED/SD 

Other Functional Areas of Expertise