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’ Director of Portfolio Recruiting, Joanna LaPlaca has an extensive background in executive search, working with several of the leading search firms prior to joining Polaris.
Along with our entire investment team, she works 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 eight years our recruiting efforts have successfully completed over 350 searches for various positions including:
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