Doug Melton

Founder | Semma Therapeutics

"I observed Bill’s work as the founder and a Board member of Semma. He helped us recruit a very effective Chief Executive Officer. Bastiano Sanna was able to reset the strategy, build the organization and ultimately sell the company to Vertex for almost $1 billion. The search exercise that Occam developed and led was fluidly interactive, intelligent, nuanced and thorough. Among Occam’s strengths, I would highlight the interactive nature and thoughtful listening the Occam team brings to the process."
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Dave Stack

CEO & Chairman | Pacira

"Occam has proven highly successful in recruiting key executives in two public companies on whose Boards I sit. In one case, I am both on the Board and serve as the CEO. They deliver results efficiently and thoughtfully, providing thoughtful and ethical advice along the way. In the last twelve months, we have filled two executive management positions for two different companies. Occam has provided three finalists for each of these positions and we could have hired any of these three candidates for each position. The firm’s expertise is expansive and includes both commercial and scientific/medical C-suite executives."
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Sean McCarthy

CEO | CytomX

"Occam has been a trusted partner of enduring value as we have progressed on our journey from a private company to a maturing, publicly traded organization. The Occam team consistently brings deep insight and has exhibited judgement, perseverance, and wisdom in helping us add many key members to our senior management team and to our Board. Occam brings strategic and executional capabilities to the search process that are truly differentiating."
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Halley Gilbert

Senior Biotech Executive | Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

"I had the pleasure of working with Bill and the Occam team recently as a candidate for a board position on the West Coast. Early in our relationship I could tell that Bill takes a highly differentiated approach to recruiting. He spent the time getting to know my strengths and background at a very detailed level and was able to showcase my candidacy in a unique and compelling manner.

The trust he has built with the leadership teams he has worked with for decades, and in many cases helped create, is also highly differentiating and results in a recruiting process in which there is a genuine expectation of a successful match. Finally, Bill also cares deeply about enhancing diversity in the boardroom and understands how to source and successfully represent diverse candidates."
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