Richard “Rich” J. Carter, Ph.D.
Rich Carter brings over 30 years of diverse industry experience and success, both in business leadership and in executive search. As former CEO and prime stakeholder in an international network of 60+ offices, Rich brings an intimate knowledge of the executive search industry, a wealth of expertise in the life sciences sector (specifically biotech, pharma, medical devices and diagnostics), and a full appreciation of the added value that results from finding the “perfect fit” for a key position.
Rich earned his Doctorate in Chemistry from Georgia Tech and subsequently joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work in major health assessment programs. Rich’s private sector experience included various cross-functional management positions for DuPont Medical Products and Baxter Healthcare before joining Chiron Corporation to head its diagnostics business unit, which included business ventures with Johnson & Johnson and other global entities in Asia. Rich held senior management positions with Boehringer Mannheim (Roche), Mast Immunosystems (Hitachi Chemical), and a medical foundation/contract research organization.
Rich is active in executive coaching and partnering with clients through R. Carter & Associates, LLC, and is President of Sanford Rose Associates – The Carter Group. Over the years, he has been a member of numerous professional societies and organizations, and has held board appointments. Rich currently resides in the Atlanta, GA area.