Kendall A. Elsom, Jr.
Kendall A. Elsom, Jr. founded Genesis Consulting Partners in 1991 and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1992, he expanded the firm and formed Heritage Partners International.
Kendall has over 25 years consulting experience in senior management executive search, organization consulting, management assessment, and executive career consulting and coaching.
For over 15 years he has specialized in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. He serves early stage and pre-IPO ventures, as well as "Big Pharma" industry leaders.
For early stage ventures, he recruits CEO's and their senior management teams as well as assisting on early stage build-outs of Clinical Development staffs. Because these clients have simultaneous needs for development of other key relationships, he also provides introductions to investors and assists in the development of strategic alliance and/or M&A partners. In these capacities, he has collaborated with some of the industry's leading venture capital firms.
For "Big Pharma" clients, he has conducted searches for CEO, COO, CFO, General Counsel, Group President, Division President, SVP - Research & Development, SVP - Human Resources, SVP - Marketing, as well as VP's within each of these functional areas.
Mr. Elsom's consulting career began at Cresap McCormick & Paget, Inc., in New York - then one of the Big Three general management consulting firms in the US along with Booz • Allen & Hamilton and McKinsey & Company.
His executive search experience began at SpencerStuart where he progressed to Vice President & Principal in the firm's New York Office. He was then recruited to Diversified Search in Philadelphia as Executive Vice President, and to Haley Associates as Managing Partner - Medical Products and Services Group.
His corporate experience includes senior-level managerial positions with PepsiCo, Inc.
A native Philadelphian, Mr. Elsom earned an MBA with Distinction from The Wharton School and a BA from Harvard University.