Welcome to Artis BioMedica

Board & Executive Search

We are dedicated to providing executive and board search services in the life sciences sectors. From early-stage biotech companies, high growth organizations to not-for-profit organizations and the investors who back them.

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About Us

We are trusted advisors

Our retained search projects, global experience and track record of fostering lasting relationships, have made us trusted advisors of early-stage venture and private equity backed high growth companies as well as established corporations.

Exclusively Life Sciences

Well known to the life sci eco system. 15+ years of relationship building in the sector. Biotech, pharma, not-for-profits, academic research institutes, venture capital and private equity.

Credible Brand Ambassadors

As your partner, we act as brand ambassadors in the market on your behalf. Our credibility in the biopharma, not-for-profit space allows us to engage in market discussions regarding your team and organization, in order to add value with every conversation.

Cultural Fit Appreciation

We understand the strong cultural fit component of every assignment. We take time at the beginning of the search to understand not just the overall mission and value of a new client, but the individuals with whom the candidate(s) would be working.

Successful Track Record
in conducting global assignments for Independent Board Members, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Scientific Officers, Chief Business Officers, Managing Directors. Vice President level and above in Discovery, Clinical Development, Translational Medicine, Medical Affairs, External R&D Innovation, Strategy & Business Development.

Our Services

Retained Search

Traditional retained assignment for a specific need.

Talent Pipelines

Do you need a steady flow of diverse C-suite candidates or board members?


Modified search to compare an internal candidate.

Monthly Retainer

We serve as an extension of your company/firm.

Bespoke Projects

We create solutions to any of your needs using our extensive and global network.

Our Advantage

We are a part of the life sciences community and actively participate in industry events, conferences and panels (ASCO, AGBT, JPMorgan, Women in Bio, Women in Medtech).

All assignments are personally conducted by Elizabeth McCabe who handles all candidate facing and presents the client’s story and brand directly to the marketplace.

Once we begin work with a client, they are globally off-limits.

Creative and flexible fee structure that is milestone based.

In the News

Recent Assignments

  • Mandate – Non-Executive Board of Directors

    European immuno-oncology biotech company publicly traded on Euronext looking to IPO on NASDAQ. They needed to establish a strong presence in the US, prior to their IPO. Sought a female board member with commercial oncology and deal experience.

    • Strategy – Identified all oncology product launches and deals over the prior 3 years. Mapped all US-based female executives at the organizations involved with those product launches and/or deals. Interviewed 30+ prospective candidates during the process. Resulted in highly diverse short list.
  • Mandate – Non-Executive Board of Directors

    European diabetes-focused company publicly traded on Euronext, looking to add (2) entrepreneurial female board members with strong scientific background plus extensive deal and partnership experience in cell therapy and/or diabetes space. French speaking a plus.

    • Strategy – Strategy focused on candidates both US and Europe, with a diverse slate split between both continents. Interviewed approximately 45 women. Diverse candidate slate of big pharma M&A, Chief Business Officer, sitting CEO, COO for biotech companies.
  • Mandate – Managing Directors Venture Capital & Philanthropic Venture Funds

    Newly established philanthropic venture fund looking to add a second Managing Director, with investing experience in early-stage biotech and/or med tech.

    • Strategy – Search Strategy encompassed experienced Principals and well as Partners, EIRs at VC firms, CVC firms. Interviewed 50+ prospective candidates in Europe and US.
Elizabeth McCabe

Elizabeth McCabe

Founder & Managing Director

Elizabeth brings more than 15 years of senior-level executive search experience focused in the biotech industry. She has expertise conducting global searches for the recruitment of C-suite and Board of Directors for VC and PE backed high growth companies. . She has conducted Chief Scientific Officers, Chief Medical Officers as well as recruited Vice President-level executives in Translational Medicine, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs for early stage as well as established pharmaceutical, biotech companies and venture capital firms in the US and Europe.

Prior to creating her own firm, Elizabeth served as a Partner at DHR International, a global search firm where she conducted searches for rapidly evolving companies in the biopharma, specialty pharma and diagnostics sectors and expanded the firm’s relationships with the venture capital community.

Elizabeth also served as the Recruiting Partner for Essex Woodlands Health Ventures; a leading life sciences focused venture capital firm with $2.5 B under management. In that role, she was responsible for developing strategic relationships with C-Level executives across all sectors of the healthcare industry. She also advised portfolio companies on recruiting senior executives, board members and advisors.

Additionally, she spearheaded the firm’s efforts to significantly expand their team of investment professionals as they closed a $600M fund.

Earlier in her career, Elizabeth was a member of Heidrick & Struggles’ Global Healthcare Practice. With her extensive experience recruiting globally in the Life Sciences sector, she has built a strong network of senior-level relationships with executives in healthcare companies and world-renowned thought leaders at leading academic research centers in US and Europe. She is known for providing highly creative and innovative solutions to her clients’ human capital needs.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College. She has lived and worked in Europe and is fluent in French. She resides in Manhattan with her husband, and their son.

Get in Touch

Elizabeth McCabe

Founder & Managing Director

Direct #: (917) 385-1037


New York, New York