Member Type: Partners

Amy Bottoms is a Partner with Chartwell’s Biopharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice. She brings more than 25 years of experience working with life sciences companies to build impactful boards and leadership teams for the ultimate benefit of patients. She is known for her collaborative approach and leverages her expertise and relationships to uncover leaders who…

Ellen Travers is a national leader in executive search services 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…

Bill Ward is a co-founding partner of Chartwell Partners and is based in Dallas, Texas. Bill’s search experience has spanned over 25-plus years and has exclusively focused on healthcare. His healthcare search experience has included Corporate Directors, “C”-Suite executives, and numerous functional leaders, including Operations, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, and IT. He has…

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…

J. Scott Petty is a Partner in the Dallas office of Chartwell Partners and leads the firm’s Financial Services Practice serving bank, mortgage, wealth management and real estate clients across the country. Scott has established a successful track record as an executive search consultant recruiting senior executives and board directors for small- and mid-cap public…

Sean O’Neal is a Partner with Chartwell Partners based in the firm’s Dallas office. Sean has 15 years of experience in Executive Search, following his career foundation and education in Finance. Sean is a member of Chartwell’s Financial Services practice focused on senior-level assignments including Board, CEO, and cross-functional Senior Leadership Teams across banking, real…

Mike DeSantis has over 30 years of executive search experience with expertise in recruiting C-Suite executives to the healthcare services space. Based in Philadelphia, his national practice focuses on serving clients in health insurance, healthcare technology, and technology-enabled service providers. His clients range from healthcare payers to publicly traded and privately held commercial service providers…