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Life Sciences Appointments
Life Sciences

Life Sciences - Recent Appointments

Chief Commercial Officer – located in Ireland

Nadeena was engaged by a large privately owned Life Sciences client which has operations globally to assist it to source a Chief Commercial Officer. The search was led by Nadeena’s Managing Partner, David Burke, and supported by its Research team under the guidance of Katherine Grace who is Nadeena’s Director of Research. Nadeena conducted a global search for potential appointees into the role which was a business critical role for the client organisation. Having delivered a market mapping research report in the first instance, Nadeena subsequently produced a shortlist report from which the preferred appointee was chosen. Nadeena completed the entire search in under 9 weeks. The new hire immediately joined the board of the organisation.

Chief Operations Officer – located in the UK

Our client in this instance, a leading life sciences company focused on the manufacture of generic medicines for a global market, sought the assistance of Nadeena to help it identify a Chief Operations Officer. Teresa Chambers, Nadeena’s Practice Leader for Life Sciences, managed this search supported by our research team. Our client was under a time pressure to make this appointment as the then incumbent had vacated the role to take up a role with a competitor organisation. Nadeena turned this search around in 5 weeks and presented a robust shortlist of high calibre executives from which the preferred appointee was chosen.

Technology Appointments

Technology - Recent Appointments

Chief People Officer – located in the USA

Nadeena was selected at the preferred Search partner to support a Tier 1 US based Private Equity entity which had invested in a mid-sized SaaS company with locations in the US and Europe. The company is a high-growth and was experiencing challenges in respect of integration post-acquisition. Following the resignation of the company’s Chief People Officer, it worked with Nadeena to conduct a global search on its behalf for a new CPO. David Burke led the assignment over 12 weeks which culminated in the selection of an executive based in the US with strong links to Ireland.

Construction Director – multiple locations in France, The Netherlands, and Denmark

Nadeena worked with a global technology client (Fortune 100 member) to support its activities regarding Data Centre construction across a number of European countries. Having been engaged to conduct multiple searches on behalf of this client, Nadeena brought talented individuals with sought-after sets of criteria forward for selection. The conclusion of this project saw several executives take up key appointments in various European locations.

Professional Appointments

Professional - Recent Appointments

Partner (Strategy Consulting) and Chief Economist – located in Ireland

Nadeena was engaged by a ‘Big 4’ Audit and Consulting firm to help it source two key hires for the firm, namely a Chief Economist and a Partner to lead its Strategy Consulting practice. Working closely with the senior leadership team, Nadeena invested a significant amount of time building a ‘best in class’ profile for each appointment. Over the course of an expansive executive search process, we presented a shortlist of internationally experienced executives to our client, each of whom entered into a rigorous interview process. Nadeena was successful on both counts in presenting a stable of choices so compelling that our client was able to confidently hire world-class appointees into each role.

Industrial Appointments

Industrial - Recent Appointments

Chief Operations Officer – located in Ireland

Nadeena was engaged by a privately owned Industrial Services client in the Transportation and Logistics sector to assist it to source a Chief Operations Officer. The search was led by Teresa Chambers. Our client had recently overhauled its management structure and the appointment of COO was a new and elevated role within the company. Furthermore, given the very specialised nature of the sub-sector within which our client operates, the appointee would require deep industry expertise. Nadeena’s efforts on our client’s behalf were successful and subsequent to extensive mapping and research, Nadeena presented a strong shortlist of potential candidates, all of whom met with the essential criteria for success in the role. The entire process was wrapped up within 10 weeks of commencement.

Chief Financial Officer – located in Ireland

A client of Nadeena’s which operates in the Engineering Services sector presented Nadeena with the task of sourcing a CFO for its business. Our client, a very successful SME entity with revenues of circa €100m, a strong export business and a high growth trajectory, required a senior finance executive to join its executive leadership team and its board. The search which was led by Teresa Chambers involved an international mapping of the market for potentially suitable candidates to occupy this critical appointment for our client. Nadeena brought a strong shortlist to our client from which its ultimately hired a CFO. The Search process from inception to completion took 12 weeks.

Consumer Appointments

Consumer - Recent Appointments

Managing Director – located in Ireland

Nadeena was engaged by a privately owned FMCG client in the Retail sector to source a Managing Director for the business. The search was led by David Burke. Our client is a well-known nationwide business owned by its original founder who was keen to step back from the business while assuming a Board Chairman role of his company. Nadeena engaged its research team and worked with our client to develop a brief for the role and a set of key criteria for the new incumbent. Given the entrepreneurial nature of the business and very ‘hands-on’ Chairman, it was critical that Nadeena identified candidates with the robustness of character and the necessary industry experience. Ultimately, the preferred candidate chosen from the shortlist was sourced in mainland Europe. Although the search’s goalposts altered a number of times throughout the process, Nadeena delivered on its mandate in 13 weeks.

Private Equity
Private Equity

Private Equity - Recent Appointments

CEO - Mid-sized Manufacturing Technology Company; COO - Food Processing Company; CEO - Logistics & Transportation Company.

Nadeena works with several Private Equity clients to support their senior management appointments. Typically, these appointments are made shortly after the PE transaction or in conjunction with an exit of the existing owners as their earn-out agreements come to a conclusion. Nadeena has supported clients in the PE space in the UK, US and Ireland across numerous sectors mainly at leadership level.