Life Sciences Executive Search

As a nationwide search firm delivering extraordinary talent for life sciences organizations for more than two decades, Slone Partners has the resources and expertise needed to ensure high-quality executive, Board, and functional leader search experiences for both early-stage and established companies.

Our value proposition is the extraordinary level of service we bring to our client partners. We don’t simply place a single executive; we help build companies and their leadership teams, often from the ground up. Slone Partners forms long-term partnerships with start-up and growth-stage companies that are driving exciting change in the life sciences. We work with you to stand up and scale up with the acquisition of high-performing Board members, C-suite executives, and other functional leaders. We are more than just a recruiting firm. We are a comprehensive search partner with life sciences companies supporting every step of your evolution.

Finding the most talented leaders through a life sciences executive search involves more than identifying candidates with the requisite education and work experience. It requires finding visionary leaders who can challenge and push the boundaries of possibilities for both early-stage and established life sciences companies. We deliver transformative leaders who can stimulate change, spark innovation, and inspire their teams to exceed their most ambitious goals.

At Slone Partners, we source broadly in every life sciences executive, Board, and functional leadership search and take pride in building robust and diverse candidate pools with top performers from across the industry. With access to a nationwide network of accomplished leaders, we have the relationships and expertise to identify those candidates who will make the greatest impact on your company. We do so with expediency, transparency, and an exceptional client experience.

We hope to work with you on your next life sciences leadership search.


Academic Medical Centers
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Clinical Trials/CRO/CDMO
Companion Diagnostics
Data Sciences and Analytics
Diagnostics/In-Vitro Diagnostics
Laboratory and Testing Services
Medical Devices
Molecular Diagnostics
Precision Medicine
Research Tools

We Deliver Premier Diverse Talent

Women Placements

Diversity Placements

Women + Diversity Placements


At Slone Partners, we believe in the power of talented leaders to change our world. Our company values – excellence, commitment, accountability, inclusion, collaboration, and empathy – are the foundation of who we are and how we work. It is our job to execute recruiting strategies that go beyond your expectations and help you build amazing life sciences leadership teams that support your mission, vision, and business goals. We know you want the very best and we will not stop until we deliver on our promise. Our track record over more than two decades proves it. With the right funding, devoted leadership, and the exceptional candidates we deliver, there are no limits to what you can do. Let us help you get there.


More than 20 years of experience innovating, challenging, planning, and executing with excellence.


Leslie Loveless

Slone Partners’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leslie Loveless joined the firm in 2007, became Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and CEO in 2016. At Slone Partners, Leslie acts as the leader of the organization as well as the head of the Executive Search team. Her involvement with clients and candidates enables her to understand the key motivations of each. As CEO, Leslie’s focus extends to cultivating new business partnerships and expanding relationships with existing clients. Through Leslie’s leadership, life sciences and biotechnology have emerged as the primary client base for Slone Partners. To learn more about Slone Partners’ life sciences executive recruiting services contact Leslie at


Slone Partners’ SVP, Practice Leader, Healthcare, Nonprofits and Social Impact Bridget Burke is an accomplished and respected executive recruiting specialist with more than 20 years of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Before joining Slone Partners, Bridget was Principal at Acertitude, Private Equity Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Group, where she led the execution of full life cycle national talent searches to identify C-suite professionals in private equity firms’ portfolio companies. To learn more about Slone Partners’ healthcare executive recruiting services for hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers, contact Bridget at