David Fortier brings over ten years of executive search experience and an extensive record of senior level placements within the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. Dave has successfully recruited CEOs, CFOs, and other senior operating executives for numerous pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and healthcare service companies. In recent years, Dave has developed an expertise in the areas of vaccines and biologics with several key placements of global operating and general management executives.
Dave has lived or worked in nearly 20 countries worldwide and uses this global perspective on each assignment to produce the best possible candidate slate. His clients range from pre-revenue start-ups to multi-billion dollar global industry leaders.
Dave began his career with the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand serving global manufacturing clients, and later joined Premark International, a $2 billion conglomerate comprised of thirteen premium branded consumer and industrial manufacturers. He gained global finance, operations, and profit and loss experience, as Premark deployed Dave to key subsidiary operations located in the U.S., Asia, South America, and Europe.
Areas of Expertise
Extensive experience within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device & Diagnostics, and Healthcare Service sectors along with a strong track record of finance and operations search experience for other discrete manufacturing companies.
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Dave is also a CPA (inactive) and Certified Personnel Consultant.
Hobbies and Interests
Dedicated to the community at large, Dave has coached athletics and mentored for gang prevention organizations and has served on the board of directors of his local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He is an active supporter of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association. A lover of the outdoors, Dave enjoys back country hiking, camping, competitive sailing and the occasional sandlot football game. Dave is based in ZRG’s Washington DC office.