CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - Mediatum U.S., Inc., an executive search firm specializing in life sciences, today announced that Patrice Young, a seasoned life sciences industry executive recruiter, has joined the firm as senior partner. Young brings over 20 years professional experience that has included senior-level positions in law firms and global executive search companies. As senior partner at Mediatum, her responsibilities will include contributing to business development and the expansion of Mediatum U.S., Inc., addressing management needs and recruiting staff for the company's Boston office.
Prior to joining Mediatum, Young was a partner in the U.S. office of Odgers Berndtson, a global conglomerate delivering worldwide executive search solutions. Previously, she held life sciences executive recruitment positions at Korn/Ferry International, Sextant Search Partners, and J. Robert Scott, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fidelity Investments.
Before entering the field of executive search, Young practiced law for 10 years. She was the managing partner of the Chicago office of a Los Angeles-based law firm and served as legal counsel to Aon Technical Insurance Services in Chicago. Throughout her legal career, Young was a litigator specializing in professional liability defense, including defense of medial professionals. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Boston College Law School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
"Pat has the senior-level professional and executive search experience we look for on our team, as well as the understanding of the life sciences industry our clients need," said Mike Steyer, managing director of Mediatum U.S., Inc. "We are privileged to welcome someone of Pat's caliber and with her background in law, executive management and global companies to join our firm as senior partner."
"I look forward to contributing my knowledge and expertise to client engagements and to the continuing growth and expansion of Mediatum in the U.S.," said Young. "Mediatum is more nimble, flexible and in tune with clients' needs than the behemoth recruiting firms. With its exclusive focus on the life sciences industry, and its mission to do more than just a plain vanilla approach to search to find the right fit for it clients, Mediatum's philosophies match up very closely with my own. This is a great opportunity to leverage my senior-level experience in domestic and international recruiting for senior executive roles at companies in the biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical industries."
Mediatum is a globally-based executive search firm focusing exclusively on finding the best executives in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics fields. Founded by Christoph Boehringer and Dirk Wilken in Heidelberg, Germany in 2001, Mediatum has since grown steadily, now operating branch offices in Basel, Vienna, London and Boston. For more information on Mediatum, visit http://www.mediatum.com/en.html.