David C. Fortier Managing Partner & Co-Leader Global Life Sciences Practice • ZRG Partners
With more than 20 years of retained senior executive search experience, Dave is passionate about recruiting inspiring and impactful leaders for global life science and healthcare companies to improve patients’ lives through disruptive and innovative science and technology. Dave’s clients have ranged from pre-revenue VC-backed start-ups to PE owned growth-stage investments to multi-billion-dollar industry leaders. Each is unique and trust Dave to attract C-suite executives and functional leadership that fit well culturally and produce outstanding results. Clients and executive candidates appreciate his integrity, candor, and counsel toward successful outcomes with immediate and long-term benefit for all. Dave has deep expertise across biotechnology to include vaccines and cell and gene therapies. He has also collaborated extensively across the private equity, consumer, and industrial sectors. Dave has presented on leadership and career development issues for several clients and industry organizations including the Parenteral Drug Association. Dave serves his community through multiple initiatives and organizations including the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center Foundation, where he is a Board Member and Treasurer. In his free time, Dave enjoys several outdoor activities and exploring the world with his family. About ZRG Partners ZRG is a global talent advisory firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about how to find top talent. The company’s digital Zi platform combines talent intelligence, candidate insights, and process improvement to dramatically deliver executive searches quicker and with proven better results. Today, with the help of private equity investor RFE Investment Partners, ZRG is among the fastest growing firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of retained search, on-demand talent, and consulting and advisory solutions across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.