Yvonne is a senior member of the firm’s global Healthcare Sector. She partners with biotech and pharma clients in the US and Asia Pacific to build transformative leadership teams, spanning across functions. Yvonne works extensively with boards and venture firms to find the best talent for growth-oriented biotech and pharma companies, focused on innovation and disruptive technologies. She is also building the cross-border talent bridge between China and US/Europe biopharma, advising clients on establishing best-in-class leadership teams that can operate seamlessly in today’s global environment. Based in San Francisco, Yvonne brings both local and global industry experience and knowledge to her role.
Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Yvonne was a management consultant in the life sciences industry. Most recently, she was with global network-based consulting firm a-connect, as global head of their Talent Service team, where she focused on building its international talent network and on talent innovation initiatives. Yvonne started with a-connect in their Zurich office as Director, EU Life Sciences Practice Lead and Hub Lead. In that role, she helped to establish their life sciences practice and expand their business in Europe, the US and Latin America. She began her career with ZS Associates in San Mateo as a consultant. While there, Yvonne led sales and marketing strategy projects for biotech, pharma and medical device clients.
Yvonne holds a BA in economics and Chinese from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Healthcare, Biotechnology, Assessment, Executive Search, Digital, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning