to founding Koenig & Associates, LLC, Mary was the Founder and
Managing Director of the Life Sciences practice for a boutique executive
search firm. As founder of the newly-created practice, Mary developed
the vision, strategy and business plan, and built the Life Sciences
platform, leading significant national executive search assignments
for pharmaceutical and biotech organizations and fulfilling key
hires across a multitude of disciplines including Commercial Operations,
Sales and Marketing, Medical Affairs and Human Resources.
Mary's career as a corporate human resources executive
spanned 18 years and included senior leadership positions in both
the pharmaceutical and consumer products sectors, with specific
expertise in talent management, leadership and executive development
and organizational design/effectiveness. She held a number of positions
at Schering-Plough Corporation culminating in her role as Vice President,
Human Resources for the US Pharmaceutical business in support of
6,000 employees and nearly $6 Billion in sales. During a period
of consolidation, rapidly intensifying competition and significant
changes within the healthcare marketplace, she led several key organizational
change and development initiatives including creating the first
leadership development programs and launching satellite new business
start-ups and subsidiaries from inception to full, profitable operation.
Mary previously held positions in Human Resources with PepsiCo and
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation.
Mary holds a B.A. in Industrial Psychology from The
University of Connecticut. She serves as a Board Member for the
New Jersey State Office of Literacy Volunteers of America and is
a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She
currently resides in New Jersey.