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  1. 1. Finding the best fit for you
  2. 2. About Us
    • A boutique executive search firm specializing in recruiting senior level executives and scientists for life science & clean tech companies.
    • Building superb executive and scientific teams since 2004.
  3. 3. Search Services
    • Our Approach
    • We strive to understand your business goals as well as those intangibles elements of your company such as chemistry, values and style.By comprehending your critical corporate objectives, we strive to find the best candidates for you.
    • Markets
      • Life sciences tools,
      • diagnostics & clean tech
    • Geographies
      • North America & Europe
  4. 4. Our differentiation
    • Think operationallywith an understanding of who it takes to make emerging companies a commercial success.
    • Placing people whodeliver immediate valuewhile decreasing investor risk.
    • Focus on the end resultnot putting you, the client thru a process.
    • Leverage an extensive network to find highly qualified candidates witha track record of success.
    • Understand your business and corporate goals torepresent you in the best way.
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  5. 5. Expertise
    • Our expertise is working with life science companies who have developed a unique technology, serviceor medical device and are looking for people who deliver.We thrive at finding the perfect candidates who are domain/technology/market experts with high energy, a proven track record of success and can hit the ground running.
    • Personalized Medicine
    • Genomics & Proteomics
    • Diagnostics & Biomarkers
    • In Vivo imaging & Cell biology
    • Medical Device
    • Clean Tech
  6. 6. Building teams that build value
    • We understand theimportance of the right strategic fitfor building teams at dynamic life sciences companies.
    • - C Level Management - Business Development
    • Research & Development - Sales & Marketing
    • Service & Support - Finance & Human Resources
    • Scientific Advisory- Board Members
  7. 7. Karen Whitney, President Operational & Executive Search Experience Karen founded The Sonder Group in 2003 and works with emerging companies to deliver value by placing top executive leaders and scientists.Most recently, she was Vice President of Business Development at The NewcoGen Group (a Flagship Ventures Fund).In this role she built teams andtherevenue streams forGenstruct (Selvanta) and BG Medicine (NASDAQ: BGMD), both personalized medicine companies.For seventeen years, she held sales, marketing leadership roles at Celera Genomics, Applied Biosystems, (Life Technologies), and Pharmacia (GE Healthcare).Over the span of her career she has developed a wide network and a unique appreciation for the type of people who add value to todays companies.She earned a Bachelors of Arts, PreMed at Colby College.
  8. 8. Recommendations
    • Nobody is better at talent acquisition for early stage life science companies than Karen. Based on her own personal experience of developing life science commercial organizations and venture investing, sheknows what companies at this stage need to be successful .
    • Steve Becker, Chief Commercial Officer, RainDance Technologies (now at Thermo/Athena Dx)
    • Effectively works with the hiring managers to clarify and refine the position, responsibilities then presenting qualified candidates invery efficient time frames . She filled out my leadership team (Director level and above) as well as brought manysuperior contributorsto our company.
    • Kevin Munnelly, Vice President, General Manager at Biotove (Life Technologies)
    • Karen's true advantage is that sheunderstands the science worldand thus can recruit the right people to meet your needs.
    • Elizabeth Holland, Vice President of Human Resources, Avantra Biosciences
  9. 9. Contact
    • The Sonder Group, LLC
    • 20 Read Road
    • Sudbury MA 01776
    • (o) 978-443-1854
    • (m) 978-337-1199
    • (fax) 978-443-9199
    • [email_address]
    • www.sondergroup.com