New York – February 6, 2017 – Deerfield announced Vicki Gaddy will be joining as the Head of Human Resource Strategy and Talent Acquisition. In this role, Ms. Gaddy will lead Deerfield’s efforts to identify and attract outstanding leaders to companies in which Deerfield has invested.
Over the next decade, Deerfield expects to form and operate dozens of new healthcare enterprises across the fields of biotherapeutics, medical devices and healthcare services. These companies will have the potential to greatly improve treatment and healthcare delivery paradigms and require strong operational leadership. By leveraging Deerfield’s extensive healthcare industry networks and creating a formal recruiting infrastructure, Ms. Gaddy will provide invaluable strategic and tactical support to our founding scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.
Ms. Gaddy joins Deerfield from BioNJ, a leading biotechnology industry trade association, where she has been the Vice President of Talent Services for the past seven years. In this role, Vicki has led the growth of the industry human resource community in New Jersey, organizing conferences and networking opportunities, as well as co-chairing BioNJ’s annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference. She has been a frequent speaker to professional organizations and has participated on an assortment of university and industry advisory boards, contributing perspective on workforce issues and policies. Ms. Gaddy’s career has also included human resource leadership roles at biotechnology and high technology companies, including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, MannKind Biopharmaceuticals, International Pharmaceutical Research, and Virgin Mobile USA.
“Helping our partner companies identify and encourage the right talent and management expertise is a key element of Deerfield’s role in ensuring valuable new healthcare technologies and delivery systems reach the people who need them,” stated James Flynn, Managing Partner at Deerfield. “Not only does Vicki understand the needs of early stage companies, but she has shown herself to be successful executive across many dimensions of human resource management. We are delighted to have her experience and expertise available to our partners.”
Vicki holds a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management and was awarded lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management from HRCI.
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