Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego Expands Firm, Adding Partner and East Coast Office

Mark Soufleris brings biopharma expertise to personalized medicine firm.
By: Sanford Rose Assoc San Diego
Sept. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Robin Toft, President & CEO of Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego has expanded her firm and is excited to welcome Mark Soufleris, former owner and practice leader of Sanford Rose Associates® – Fort Lauderdale, to her team as Partner, Pharma & Biopharmaceuticals.  

Mark has spent over 30 years as a pharmaceutical industry veteran who dedicated his career exclusively to helping companies successfully commercialize life-saving products that addressed significant patient healthcare needs.  As a senior Partner, Mark has consistently placed executives from Director through C-level in key roles within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device sectors of rapidly growing companies for the past six years.  

“Mark's extensive industry experience, coupled with his executive search practice are the reasons he is selected by our clients to lead their most challenging search assignments.” Said Robin Toft, President & CEO of Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego.  “We are passionate about building leadership teams for our personalized medicine, oncology, cardiology and women’s health clients. Mark brings his expertise in the pharma and biopharmaceutical industry to the firm that complements our business model.  We make every effort to carefully align our candidates with what they truly aspire to do – it makes all the difference.  We both believe getting novel advances to market is "all about the people’”. said Robin Toft.

Mark joined the Sanford Rose Associates® family in 2006 and has led the Fort Lauderdale practice since that time.  In 2009, Mark was elected President of the Sanford Rose Associates® Owners Association Board of Trustees and  served a three year term on the Board.  

“Our clients will benefit from the years of industry knowledge we jointly bring to the table.  With so much recent activity in life sciences, we anticipate industry expansion on the east coast, particularly in the Boston, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park, North Carolina areas.  Our firms’ combined  global reach and international capabilities will strengthen our candidate pool immensely.” said Mark Soufleris.

Prior to joining Sanford Rose Associates®, Mark worked in commercial leadership roles for industry leaders like Bristol-Myers and served as a Vice President for Wyeth, Novo Nordisk and Nabi Biopharmaceuticals. Mark directed early stage product and commercial assessments, prelaunch planning and development market research efforts, launch plan execution activities and post-launch evaluations. He has commercialized both large and small molecule products used to treat infectious diseases and hematology/oncology disorders of the immune system. He has also brought products to market used in transplantation; cardiovascular; CNS (pain management and sedatives/hypnotics); and critical care arenas; as well as products used to treat diabetes and nephrology related disorders.  Mark secured his Master's in Public Administration from Syracuse University and a BA in Zoology from the University of Vermont.

Robin Toft is an industry veteran.  With more than 30 years in the biotech industry she has placed hundreds of executives in high level positions over the years.   She has consistently received the highest awards each year and continually achieves success with her clients ranking her the #1 office among all 60+ Sanford Rose Associates® offices internationally.

Sanford Rose Associates® - San Diego (  is committed to filling mid to executive-level management positions exclusively in biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Sanford Rose Associates® - San Diego is the top performing Life Sciences focused executive search firm within the global Sanford Rose Associates® network, which has 60 offices worldwide and is a member of the International Executive Search Federation (IESF).  We can help bring “A-players” to your organization- please contact us below:

Robin Toft, President and CEO, at  (858) 546-4801

Mark Soufleris, Partner at (727)-796-2201
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Tags:Pharma, Medicine, Device, Executives, Oncology
Industry:Biotech, Medical
Location:San Diego - California - United States
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