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Liftstream is an executive search recruitment company in the life sciences sector

What is your post-IPO plan?

  Preparing a board and management team for the journey towards becoming a public listed company requires extensive planning to ensure that they are ready for all that being public throws at them. Leaving this too late can have negative … Continue reading

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Has your board reached a critical mass?

  Over 50% of biotechs across US and European markets have all-male boards [1]. Also, in only 7% of biotech companies, more than a quarter (25% or more) board directors are women. More importantly, our data show that biotech boards … Continue reading

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Are you taking the right path?

  As Liftstream aims to tackle the implicit challenge of progressing women up the career ladder to the C-suite and board, understanding the functions in which they work is important in determining why they might not be scaling the ranks … Continue reading

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Should you separate the role of CEO and Chair?

  The Chairperson and CEO are the power-axis of most company leadership structures. There are arguments for and against combining the CEO and Chair roles. Clearly, the vacancy of a Chair position provides an opportunity for the CEO to consolidate … Continue reading

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Has investment changed your board?

  Preparing a board and management team for the journey of growing the company requires extensive planning to ensure that they are ready for all that journey can throw at them. Leaving this too late can have negative implications for … Continue reading

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Turning Insight into Action for Improved Gender Diversity

Following the publication of our research studies into gender diversity in the biotechnology industry (Diversifying the Outlook – The X&Y of Biotechnology Leadership, Investing in Biotechnology Management), we decided to take the findings of this research and engage with leaders … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Appointing More Executive Women

Author: Karl Simpson This month, Corporate-UK trumpeted the fact that the FTSE 100 has reached a target threshold of 25% women representation across their board of directors (here). This is an achievement driven by voluntary participation encouraged from the targets … Continue reading

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Biotech M&A Continues to Climb the Curve

The trajectory of biotech M&A has been steep in 2015, so the $7.2bn acquisition of Receptos by oncology powerhouse Celgene, increases the gradient even further. This deal came out of left field, especially as commentators were still raking over the … Continue reading

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What does it take to reach and succeed at the ‘C’ and Board level?

Liftstream has been collaborating with two organisations to put together a key leadership meeting on gender diversity in biotechnology. The event is based on our published research and we have worked with our network of executives to bring about an … Continue reading

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Chief Compliance Officers address emerging challenges

Authored by Karl Simpson 04/12/2013 One of the stories of this year in the pharmaceutical sector is unquestionably the serious challenges that GSK have been facing in China, where it has been shrouded in a bribery scandal. The basis for … Continue reading

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67 Grosvenor Street
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   Tel: ​+44 (0)20 3178 5864
   info@liftstream.com

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