Chartwell Partners, a national leader in executive search services, announced today that Ellen Travers has joined the firm as a Partner, focused on Board and C-level assignments in our biopharmaceutical and consumer healthcare practices. In her most recent role as the leader of the Talent Acquisition team for Xontogeny, a life science accelerator, Ellen managed executive, C-Suite, and Board recruitment needs for the portfolio companies of the accelerator and Perceptive Advisors’ PXV Fund. Ellen has dedicated her career to life science and biotech recruitment, offering clients an expertise and depth of knowledge that is unparalleled.
Before joining Xontogeny, Ellen served as Senior Vice President at a boutique healthcare search firm where she spearheaded the strategic development and recruitment of senior-level executives in a global biotech and pharma arena. She also brings an in-house experience perspective from her talent acquisition roles at Celgene, The Medicines Company, Sanofi (formerly Aventis) and McKinsey & Company.
Ellen earned her BA from Catholic University and master’s degree from Columbia University and serves as an active mentor for Women in Bio.
Believing in the gift of giving back to the community, Ellen honors her parents’ legacy through her yoga teaching to inmates and as an ESL teacher to immigrants in her local community.