Sara Hagar is a Partner and leads Chartwell’s Biopharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice. Since 1991, she has specialized in this market, recruiting Board members and executive officers across all functions for highly innovative startups to established companies.
Before Chartwell, Sara was a Partner with a boutique, healthcare-focused search firm, which she joined at its inception in 2008. Earlier in her career, she was a member of the Healthcare Sector at Russell Reynolds Associates, specializing in senior-level recruitment for biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies. Sara joined that firm in San Francisco in 1993 and relocated to Philadelphia in 1996.
Sara is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and sponsor for Women in Bio’s Executive Women In Bio (EWIB) program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bucknell University.
Sara was introduced at an early age to the pharmaceutical industry by her father who finished his career as CEO for one of the industry’s early neuronal cell therapy companies. She and her husband live in the Philadelphia area and enjoy spending time with family and friends.