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Path to the top: What kind of experience does it take to get tapped for the helm of a biotech?

We all know the narrative by now: One by one, Big Pharma execs are migrating to biotech in search of a higher level of focus, more direct impact, nimbler operating structure and equity. But is that anecdotal, or a quantifiable trend? What else is notable about this new generation of biotech execs?

Helping sketch that picture, Coulter Partners, a life sciences executive recruitment firm based in London, sifted through 50 of its recent biotech CEO appointments between Europe and the US and offered a glance of the collective profile of this group.

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Recursion Pharmaceuticals Salt Lake City, UT
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Atlas Venture Cambridge, MA

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