|[January 10, 2014]
Christos Richards Joins Catalyst Advisors as Partner, Stephen J. Williams Elected Partner as Firm Strengthens West Coast Presence
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Catalyst Advisors, a leading boutique search firm specializing in
recruiting board members and senior leadership for innovative healthcare
and bioscience companies, announced that Christos Richards has joined
the firm as a partner and executive recruiter, bringing a team with him
for a seamless transition. In addition, Stephen J. Williams, Ph.D., has
also been named a partner of the firm. The new partnership is the first
initiative in Catalyst Advisors' 2014 expansion strategy, which will
further deepen the firm's market reach and strengthen its position as
the premier executive recruiting provider in the healthcare and
Christos joins Catalyst Advisors from Levin & Company, where he was CEO.
He spent the past 15 years there leading a team of nearly 20 consultants
across five offices, serving healthcare clients across North America and
"Christos' demonstrated commitment to his clients' needs along with his
market-specific expertise adds tremendous bench strength to our team,
and I couldn't be more pleased to have both Christos and Steve as my
partners," said John Archer, who founded Catalyst Advisors in 2008.
"Together on the West Coast, they powerfully expand our ability to
provide our clients with the intelligence, experience and high-quality
service expected from the Catalyst team."
Earlier in his career, Christos spent nearly 10 years as chief executie
officer of an integrated full-service human resources consulting group
providing both executive search and contract executives for biotech and
technology companies. He also managed the San Diego office and served as
North American technology practice leader for a multinational executive
"In today's competitive global marketplace, having the right leadership
talent has long been recognized as the differentiator of companies that
create meaningful value," said Christos. "As a partner of Catalyst
Advisors, I look forward to adding my two decades of search experience
helping innovative life sciences and biopharmaceutical companies build
the leadership teams they need to deliver important healthcare products
and services for patients and physicians."
Christos joins Steve in Los Angeles, where together they will spearhead
Catalyst Advisors' expanded operations on the West Coast. "I'm excited
to be a partner of the firm and to be working closely with Christos to
serve our West Coast clients," said Steve, who joined Catalyst Advisors
in 2012 after serving as President and Chief Business Officer of a
global life sciences recruiting firm. "Our combined experience in
meeting both the commercial and technical management needs of our
clients will create some very powerful synergies."
Before beginning his career in the executive search industry more than
15 years ago, Steve held a variety of biopharmaceutical roles, including
leading pre-clinical development at DuPont and DuPont Merck
Pharmaceuticals, serving as a medical director in new product planning
at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and being a key member of the management team
that executed a successful IPO at Progenitor, a biotechnology company.
For more background on the Catalyst Advisors team, please visit http://www.catalyst-advisorsllc.com/the-team
About Catalyst Advisors
Catalyst Advisors is a premier executive search firm devoted to finding
exceptional boardroom and executive leaders for innovative healthcare
and bioscience companies, including those in the biopharmaceutical,
device and diagnostics, healthcare analytics, biofuels, and bioprocesses
industries. Based in New York City, Catalyst Advisors was founded in
2008. Working with clients around the world, the Catalyst team
identifies and delivers talent solutions that best fit clients'
businesses and cultures at all stages of development and growth.
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