Kingfisher Talent, Innovator in Biotech Executive Search and Leadership Development, Expands Boston Team

21 June 2017

Announces the addition of Merle Kummer, Biotech R&D Leadership Luminary

BOSTON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kingfisher Talent, the Boston-based consortium for biotech executive search and leadership development, announces the addition of Merle Kummer, a leading figure in life science R&D leadership.

“Merle brings a unique value proposition, specifically in biotech innovation, that will bring immense value to our clients as we continue to push the boundaries of traditional executive search,” said Lucy Watson-Baker, President. “We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”

Kummer’s work on building innovation capability for life science teams accelerates the development of novel new treatments to the patients that need them. A pioneer in the practical application of new discoveries in the cognitive and interpersonal mechanisms of innovation, she brings cross-disciplinary creativity into the everyday work of life science teams.

As creator and facilitator of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development’s acclaimed course Leadership for Drug Development Teams, she has significantly contributed to building the careers of a generation of high-performing biopharma leaders. As Principal of Kummer Consulting, she has delivered breakthrough R&D performance improvement for leading innovators including Biogen, Shire, and Alexion.  Her de-risking approach to decision-making enables companies to synthesize knowledge across scientific, regulatory, financial, and commercial domains to make sound strategic choices in the fast-changing world of life science.

“I’m excited to join the Kingfisher team,” said Kummer. “We know that bringing in a new executive is an opportunity for transformational change. I look forward to leveraging Kingfisher’s deep level of understanding and trust developed in the executive search process to help companies excel in advancing drug development.”

About Kingfisher Talent

Kingfisher Talent is a Boston-based consortium of recognized industry experts in executive search and leadership development. Working exclusively in the biotech sector within the Bay state, Kingfisher provides biotech companies with a competitive advantage throughout the entire talent lifecycle from attraction through onboarding and development of talented leaders. Kingfisher Talent is a woman-owned business, and women are strongly represented throughout the consortium.

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Lucy Watson-Baker

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