Helping build first-rate management teams is a key commitment Polaris makes to the companies we back. We’ve learned that finding great talent, more than any other factor, can determine the degree of success a business ultimately achieves.

Polaris has two Directors of Portfolio Recruiting, Lindsay Barnett and Joanna LaPlaca. Both have extensive backgrounds in executive search, working with several of the leading search firms prior to joining Polaris. Lindsay manages our executive recruiting for our Technology and Consumer companies while Joanna handles our Healthcare companies.

They work with our portfolio companies in sourcing, screening, and hiring world-class talent at the executive level; including board members, CEOs and all direct reports to the CEO.

Over the past seven years the recruiting group has successfully completed over 350 searches for various positions including:

Board Members
Chief Executive Officers
Chief Business Officers
Chief Financial Officers
Chief Marketing Officers
Chief Medical Officers
Chief Scientific Officers/Vice Presidents R&D
Vice Presidents, Engineering
Vice Presidents, Business Development/Sales
Vice Presidents, Human Resources


Deb Gironda


We are managing numerous ongoing searches.




We have many more job opportunities within our portfolio of companies.  Please visit our careers page to see all available positions and to learn how to apply.