Deerfield Hires Vicki Gaddy as Head of HR Strategy and Talent Acquisition

Monday, February 6, 2017 General News
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NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Deerfield announced it has hired Vicki Gaddy as the

Head of HR Strategy and Talent Acquisition. Ms. Gaddy will initially focus on supporting Deerfield's portfolio of private investments.

Ms. Gaddy will crystalize Deerfield's efforts

for finding and hiring outstanding talent for each portfolio company utilizing Deerfield's extensive network and will create formal recruiting processes to ensure that each company has the right leadership, managerial and operation skills to carry it forward to success. In addition, critical to this will be the continued engagement of the founding scientists and entrepreneurs that are involved with each portfolio company.

Ms. Gaddy joins Deerfield from BioNJ, the biotechnology industry trade association, where she has been the Vice President of Talent Services, leading the effort to create supportive services to connect employers with talent and provide HR advisory services to the industry for the past 7 years.  Ms. Gaddy's career has included HR leadership roles at biotech and high technology companies, several of which were early stage organizations, including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, MannKind Biopharmaceuticals, International Pharmaceutical Research, as well as Virgin Mobile USA. 

Vicki has led the growth of the industry HR 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.

"Finding the right talent and management expertise for our startup portfolio companies is a key element to ensure that the innovative science and technology is able to reach the patients. We are proud to have Ms. Gaddy join our team and help to lead our companies," stated Jim Flynn, Managing Partner at Deerfield. "Not only does Ms. Gaddy understand the needs of early stage companies, but she has been a leader of startups herself and embodies many of the tenants and philosophies that Deerfield subscribes to."

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.

About Deerfield

Deerfield is an investment management firm committed to advancing healthcare through investment, information and philanthropy.

For more information, please visit www.deerfield.com

Contacts

Deerfield Management CompanyKaren Heidelberger, 212-692-7140karenh@deerfield.com

 

 

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SOURCE Deerfield Management Company



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