Miriam Kessler has 15+ years executive search experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, consumer goods and VC industries gained with established ”big players” as well as emerging companies throughout Europe and North America. Her successful assignments include Advisory Board, Board Director, CEO, CMO and CSO searches as well as SVP/VP and other senior level positions within General Management, Commercial, Business Development & Licensing, Research & Development, Medical Affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Quality, and Enabling Functions.
Her special interest is to help growing (biotech) companies and start-ups in recruiting their management team, using a holistic recruiting approach, managing client’s as well as candidate’s expectations and proactively winning top talent for not yet (regionally) established companies.
Miriam’s Master’s Degree in International Business/Intercultural Management from the Universities of Passau, Germany, London, UK and Nancy, France helped lay the foundation for her international career. Before joining RSVP GROUP as Junior Consultant in 2003, she acquired professional experience at the Commerzbank in London, where she held a post in the credit risk management department. Within the course of her tenure at RSVP GROUP, she spent some time in the New York office where she contributed significantly to building up new practice groups, e.g. a division for handling specialized recruiting assignments, and the evaluation and implementation of personality analysis tools.