Who We Are

  • As the primary search professional, Nicholas A. Maczkov has over 40 years of combined business experience in marketing, management consulting and executive search. In his over 25 years of interviewing and assessing talent in the Life Sciences, Nick has developed unparalleled industry knowledge and an extensive network of personal and professional contacts, and has completed over 180 senior level searches, including 36 CEO searches.

  • Since 1982, Paula Blank of Paula Blank International has been conducting executive and senior level retained searches in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical segments, as well as Medical Devices and Instrumentation, first for Howe-Lewis, and subsequently as founding partner of Lewis & Blank. In addition to offering search capabilities, Paula has worked with emerging and established companies and venture capital investors, helping to secure funding and corporate partners, and advising on organizational structure and executive compensation. Like Nick, Paula has completed over 100 senior level searches, including 25 CEO searches.

  • Rounding out the team, Larry McGrath, Ph.D. of McGrath & Associates, Inc. has over 25 years of general management experience in Diagnostics and Medical Devices, having held management positions at Cooper Biomedical, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Kallestad Laboratories, and Immuno Nuclear Corporation. Additionally, he is Founder and Publisher of the leading subscription-based publication of the Diagnostics industry, IVD News, which provides market and competitive intelligence to over 80 clients worldwide.

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