GTS worked on a retained search with a start up biotechnology company that was still in stealth mode, focused on targeted protein stabilizers located in San Francisco, CA. The founder needed help building out the executive team, specifically their CFO role.


The GTS team met with the founder of the start up and investment company to discuss the position. We came to that meeting with 7 candidate profiles to discuss what the team liked and what they didn’t.  Based on this conversation we were able to write the job description and strategize a plan to make sure the interview and offer process was streamlined once the right candidate was identified. We discussed how the founder wanted to market the company to better engage with qualified talent and get them excited about the opportunity.


The GTS team presented a total of six candidates to the client; the first qualified candidate was presented within 48 hours of the initial intake call.  The remaining five candidates were presented within two weeks of the intake call with stakeholders. The candidate who received and accepted their offer was found a month and a half into the search and research shows that the average time frame to identify an executive level candidate can range from 4-8 months. Due to GTS Scientific pinning down the interview process during the qualification call, we were able to get the candidates through the process quickly and close the role out within a two-month period.