Liftstream is an executive search recruitment company in the life sciences sector
Two months ago, Liftstream had the privilege of holding our 2nd annual diversity conference in Boston with our partner Biogen. The event, as you perhaps know by now, bought together some great leaders from across life sciences, investment and academia to address the challenges associated with diversifying the talent in the boardroom. We looked predominately at the issue through the lens of gender, but with a broader consideration of all types of diversity, including those less apparent to us, such as cognitive diversity.
Clarus Ventures, a life sciences investment firm, has appointed Kiran Reddy and Robert DeBenedetto to Venture Partner, and Lazar Dimitrov to Associate. Based in the firm’s Cambridge, Mass. office, Reddy will focus on both new company formation and risk-sharing partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. DeBenedetto and Dimitrov will be based in Clarus’ South San Francisco, Calif. office.
Codiak BioSciences, a venture-backed start-up in Cambridge, Mass, has appointed Ariel Jasie as Chief Business Officer, Linda Bain as CFO and Konstantin Konstantinov as Senior Vice President.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Biogen, Bio-9 Building, 300 Binney Street Cambridge, MA 02142 – View Map
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 throughout the biotech sector in positive gender-inclusive dialogue. This led to a successful event; Prioritizing Gender Equity, which we constructed collaboratively with partner organisations; Women in Bio and growBOLD. This was a great success with over 100 leaders from across the San Francisco and Bay Area biotech cluster cramming into Genentech’s HQ office to hear some of our top-line data, and even more importantly some great insights from a range of industry leaders.