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Talentmark Expands its Executive Search Team


Talentmark, a specialist and executive recruitment solutions provider to the global life sciences market, announces the appointment of Patricia “Patti” Hall as Vice President, as the firm continues its strategic growth in the US.

Patti is a highly accomplished executive recruiter who joins Talentmark from QLK, where she led the Life Sciences Practice. She has also previously held key positions at Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry and has over 20 years’ experience in life sciences search, having conducted over 300 searches across the healthcare spectrum, from biotech start-ups through to global, public entities.

Patti will be based in Chicago and will report to Chris Coe, EVP, Executive Search.

Patti will be working very closely with Peter Kaplan, who joined Talentmark in 2018 and who has already established a strong presence for the Talentmark brand.  Patti and Peter, with support from Konrad Zappler, an Executive Search Delivery Consultant based in Austin, Texas, will continue to drive the business forward, to deliver on Talentmark’s ambitious growth strategy for 2020.

David Nolan, Talentmark’s Group Chief Executive, says:

“We are delighted to welcome someone of Patti’s calibre to the team.  Her experience and her excellent reputation for relationship building will undoubtedly be an asset. Our growth in the US has surpassed even our own ambitious targets – we have grown, year on year far beyond the industry average – and we expect to make additional hires both here and across the globe, as we take the Talentmark business to the next level and deliver exceptional results for our customers.”

Patti is active across numerous biotech and medtech networks, has been a board member of the Career Resource Center and a member of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association and WBL – Women Business Leaders.


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