After a conference production career spanning 20+ years and running my own business for the last 10 of those, I was ready to step back into employment but was looking for an opportunity that would hone my entrepreneurial skills, build on my appetite for taking risks and nurture my way of doing things a little differently.
I started at Searchlight – a start-up division that builds expert network within Hanson Wade in 2022 as employee #3. Thriving in my first year - I’ve launched 2 networks, inherited a 3rd and have 30+ senior level executive members in my care. I’ve travelled to Boston to meet my members face to face, hosted value adding dinners and meetings on site and virtually and am looking forward to meeting more of my members in 2023.
We have just recruited our 9th team member so our division, along with the whole company is growing at lightning-fast rates.
The most wonderful thing about Hanson Wade is they know talent when they see it and do everything they can to recruit, nurture and develop their people. They are a truly people-centred company, led by a smart, progressive, open-minded and ambitious leadership team. It’s also an exciting, fun place to work with a vibrant culture and fantastic people.
What motivates me is simply delighting my clients, making them smile - knowing that every meeting, encounter and experience that I invite them to will lead to valuable insights and meaningful connections. I know I’m making a difference and building something very special with these networks and Hanson Wade has trusted, empowered and supported me to create the rulebook on adding demonstrable value. I’m looking forward to building my dream team in the coming years to scale up Searchlight to other therapeutic areas - deepening our reach across the life sciences industry.