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Susan Oliver is a partner at Battalia Winston. She focuses on senior-level search assignments in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device, diagnostics and healthcare industries. A significant portion of her work in the life sciences arena is with early stage and clinical stage venture-backed companies.

In the life sciences industry, Susan has placed numerous clinical, regulatory, commercial and operations executives in biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Susan has an excellent understanding of specialties that are of critical importance to life sciences companies, including regulatory and clinical affairs, clinical development in specialty pharma and the growing arena of drug/device combination therapies.

Prior to joining Battalia Winston, Susan was a Senior Partner with NGS Global, where she earned a reputation for delighting both clients and candidates with her high-quality search process. Prior to her time at NGS, Susan was a Founding Partner and Senior Executive Search Consultant at Oliver John Partners, where she conducted numerous senior-level assignments for pharmaceutical, biotech, retail and consumer packaged goods companies. Before co-founding Oliver John Partners, Susan was a Senior Consultant at 54th Street Partners, the consulting division of the venture capital firm Global Accelerator, where she led assignments for a variety of early-stage technology clients, placed CEOs and other senior executives in a broad range of functional areas, including sales, engineering, information technology, business development, marketing, finance and human resources.

Susan was previously a Senior Associate for Korn/Ferry International, where she became a key member of the firm’s Consumer Products and Advanced Technology Practices. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Susan worked Heidrick & Struggles. Before joining the recruiting field, Susan taught history and coached a debate team at the high school level.

Susan holds a degree in Sociology from Idaho State University.
Susan has served on the board of the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association, a non-profit organization founded to promote downtown Atlanta and improve the quality of life for Atlanta’s businesses and residents.



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