Who We Are
Bente Hansen & Associates is a boutique, retained, national executive search firm headquartered in San Diego with a national reach.
Our competencies include:
- Identification of leadership and competency gaps
- Development and implementation of succession programs
- Executive search assignments
- Consultation regarding direction, timing, and execution of hiring needs
- Board development and search work
For over a decade we have conducted searches for the biopharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, agricultural, clean technology, healthcare, chemical, research institutes, non-profit and technology industries. We are independent and smaller by design and measure our success by the quality of the hire, our ability to match cultural fit, the speed of the search completion, and ultimately, the contributions of the hired individual.
Our doors opened out of an immediate need for superior service, accountability and consultative advice. Since then, we have streamlined a comprehensive search strategy, built a superior research team that enables us to work with our clients on an individual level and reach candidates on a grand scale. Our cultural assessment questionnaire is a unique search component which we take seriously and to which we give time and attention.
Bente Hansen, Ph.D.
Mary G. Colacicco, Ph.D.
Board of Advisors
Our Board of Advisors provide strategic advice, recommendations and a range of perspectives and insights into a specific scientific/medical field in which we are recruiting. Each is an expert in his/her disciplines and comes with current knowledge in a disease area and in a specific functional discipline. This is especially helpful as the personalized medicine is evolving and genomics has become a reality.
Our mission is to recruit exceptional talent who will make an immediate, positive impact on the organization.