Michael D. Kishbauch
Member of the Board of Directors
| Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and OraPharma, Inc.
"My association with Curran Partners goes back to the mid-1980s, and since that time, this firm has conducted several dozen projects for me, first in large pharmaceutical companies, and more recently in biotech firms, with recruiting at senior/officer levels and middle management as well. The 'hit rate' from CP has been simply extraordinary, with at least 4 of these recruits qualifying as what I'd call 'game changers' for the client firms. In general, the Curran Partners staff has been capable of research at the highest levels of thoroughness, but in my view, the special talent of Mike Curran is in the balance between data gathering and humanity. I would suggest that recruiting, particularly for very promising candidates, is often a matter of toggling between evaluation and 'selling', and Curran has a way of extracting maximum amounts of information from people while interacting in a caring and genuine way, thereby putting the client companies in a highly favorable light. Net, I haven't worked with all of the major search firms that service the pharmaceutical industry, but my experience-base is broad and deep, and in my view, this firm is easily in the discussion for best in class."