Waypoint Capital has retained GattiHR for their Head of People, Life Sciences search, located in Boston, MA. Michelle DesChenes and Fernando Zuniga will lead this search.

With offices in Geneva, London, Jersey, Boston and Luxembourg, Waypoint has two principal areas of focus:

  1. Healthcare, building on the Bertarelli family’s long involvement in biotechnology and life sciences.
  2. Asset Management, where Waypoint uses its expertise to develop interests in areas such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate, and fund of fund investments.

Waypoint’s professionals provide expert advice, support and execution capabilities to the companies and investments associated with it. These span legal support, financial accounting, internal audit, management reporting, tax support, operational due diligence, communications, human resources, and technical infrastructure.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of People, Life Sciences will play a crucial role in building the human capital and talent development strategies the organization needs in order to achieve its goals. This HR Leader will be a visionary and pragmatic leader, providing leadership, coaching and guidance to management teams by planning, developing, and implementing Human Resources programs and projects to achieve strategic business goals and operational objectives.

The successful candidate will serve as a trusted advisor, coach and colleague to the executive leadership team. The successful candidate will be a proactive partner and collaborator, stimulating and supporting senior executives in their ability to effectively recruit, deploy, grow and lead talent throughout the organization. Additionally, a key role of this position will be to advise leadership on compensation and benefit plans, their relationship to competitive practice and appropriate administration and governance.

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