Ashley is a Senior Vice President at Bench International with over a decade of experience serving the life science industry. Over the course of her career, she has successfully executed over 150 retained search assignments, spanning the Board and C-suite levels, as well as Vice President and other leadership roles. Beyond her focus in the biotechnology industry, Ashley has experience in related sectors, including medical devices, diagnostics, drug delivery technologies and personalized medicine.
Functionally, Ashley possesses expertise recruiting across the entire R&D spectrum, to encompass discovery, preclinical, translational medicine, clinical development, and commercialization. Her track record extends to recruiting across business and corporate development, finance, human resources and other operational disciplines through the value chain. Ashley has particularly excelled in filling challenging positions within fields such as Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, and Biometrics.
Ashley has partnered with a diverse array of clients, ranging from agile, venture capital-backed startups to multinational, publicly traded commercial organizations. She has consistently demonstrated her ability to place gender-diverse leaders and people from historically underrepresented communities. Ashley is proficient at cultivating and nurturing professional relationships through consistent communication, honesty and transparency. Her dedication to identifying top-tier talent, both in terms of technical aptitude and cultural fit, defines her as a true "headhunter" who tirelessly pursues excellence.