John Holodnak


John specializes in healthcare executive recruiting and technology executive recruiting, calling on nearly a decade of experience in C-level executive search and his extensive experience in the financial services sector.

John previously worked as an equity analyst at Crédit Agricole, a fixed-income analyst at Western Asset Management, and a currency trader on Wall Street. John’s time in the investment world was decidedly the most instructive, teaching him much about the complexities of the global economy and the ways in which fiscal and monetary policy dictate the flow of capital. He graduated from Amherst College, where he was a starter on the men’s varsity soccer team and served as a two-year captain of the men’s varsity squash team. He also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Recent Placements

Recruited Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) to Recursion Pharmaceuticals’ executive team, followed by a Board Member placement

Wall Street luminary placed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Beam Therapeutics [BEAM], an F-Prime/Arch-backed gene therapy platform company

Placed an accomplished R&D oncology general manager from Moderna as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oncorus, an MPM-backed oncolytic virus company

Placed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at eGenesis, an Arch-backed gene therapy company focusing on pig-to-human organ transplantation

Seasoned rare disease commercial leader placed at helm of Chiasma [CHMA], a biopharma company preparing to launch a transformative treatment for acromegaly