We are proud to announce the successful completion of Search Assignment # A42201 for an Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Diadexus, Inc. Our Northern California based client is a privately held biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel, patent protected diagnostic products with high clinical value.
The successful candidate chosen is Mr. Bernard Alfano. He has over 20 years of sales, marketing, and general management experience in the medical field. Most recently he served as Corporate Vice President, President of Diagnostics Business unit at Iris, Inc. where he was instrumental in the company’s turnaround. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Business and Product Development for Oxibio, Inc. where he authored the business plan and raised money through private investors and strategic partners for this start up company. Previously, he held various sales and marketing management positions of increased responsibility at companies like Litmus Concepts, Inc., C.R. Bard, Bard Diagnostics Sciences Division, Syntex, and Syva Company.
During the search process, there were a total of 75 candidates screened. The search was narrowed to three semifinalists, prior to final offer and acceptance. Mr. Alfano will play a leading role in our client’s future growth and commercialization programs, providing a vital cornerstone for the Company’s future growth and success. We look forward to the continued success of both Bernard and our client.