Shrewd business leader and specialist in healthcare & life sciences joins Boyden to help clients drive profits and expand market access

PRINCETON, February 16, 2021Boyden, a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 75 offices in over 45 countries, is delighted to welcome Gilbert J. Carrara Jr., MD as a Managing Partner, United States, and Americas leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Carrara has a distinguished search career covering board and C-level officers, R&D, regulatory and pharma-economics leaders, as well as clinical and therapeutic experts in Oncology, CNS, Cardiology, GI and other specialist areas. His extensive business expertise includes leadership development, strategic planning, pharmaceutical pricing, health economics, outcomes research, contracts and negotiation, revenue generation and growth.

Upon making the announcement, Trina Gordon, President & CEO of Boyden, said, “We are delighted that Gil will further strengthen our services to clients in the United States and collaborate with exceptional sector colleagues around the world. His professional medical background, search experience and business acumen are invaluable to our clients”.

“I am fortunate in spending my career with medical and scientific peers, which gives me insight into commercial imperatives and clinical developments on the horizon,” commented Carrara. “As a physician, the perspectives I share at Boyden are based on both the needs of our industry and its patients”.

Carrara was Medical Director at an international pharmaceutical company before pursuing a career in executive search and leadership consulting. He received his MD from Ross University School of Medicine, and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Drew University, New Jersey, and holds high level affiliation with a number of civic healthcare organizations.

About Boyden

Boyden is a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 75 offices in over 45 countries. Our global reach enables us to serve client needs anywhere they conduct business. We connect great companies with great leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions. Boyden is ranked in the top 10 on Forbes’ Americas Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2020. For further information, visit


Chris Swee
Global Head of Marketing
T: +1 914 747 0172

Trina Gordon
President & CEO
T: +1 312 565 1300


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