Robin Toft is President and CEO of Toft Group Executive Search. Prior to establishing the Toft Group in 2010, Robin served as Managing Director of Sanford Rose Associates®—San Francisco. Robin has placed hundreds of executives from Director through C-Suite, including numerous CEOs, within rapidly growing biotech, diagnostic, molecular diagnostic, medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Robin’s passion is working with venture-backed and entrepreneurial early and mid-stage companies to build their management teams. Robin previously worked for 20+ years in the biotech and molecular diagnostics industries, most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Operations for Roche in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Roche, she also held the position of Vice President of Global Business Development for Virology. Prior to joining Roche, she was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at ViroLogic (now Monogram Biosciences), an emerging biotech company in San Francisco. Robin was responsible for launching the company’s first products and was instrumental in completing its IPO. Before that, Robin served in a variety of senior management positions at LabCorp, one of the world’s largest diagnostic companies. Robin was responsible for initiating a molecular diagnostics marketing and sales force for LabCorp in order to make PCR technology broadly available during its infancy. Robin began her Life Sciences career in 1988 with SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories. Robin has served on the Board of Directors of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Foundation of San Diego, CA, was Vice President of the Sanford Rose Associates® Owners Association Board of Trustees, and served as a Director at Innovative Biosensors, Inc., an emerging biotech company based in Rockville MD.
About Toft Group
Toft Group, is a retained executive search firm that is 100% dedicated to Life Sciences and Healthcare, including biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, and digital health companies. Our mission is “Changing the Future of Medicine, One Relationship at a Time,” by placing talented executives into companies that are developing novel approaches to improve healthcare. We’re passionate about developing executive teams because we believe innovation and healthcare advancements are only made possible through effective leadership. We take pride in the fact that our work helps our clients accelerate getting novel products to market, thereby changing the future of medicine. Our client list spans a wide range of local, national and international companies—from venture backed start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Our executive searches range from Director to Vice President, CEO and Board Level positions across all functional areas within our client companies.