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BETH EHRGOTT

Managing Director

Ms. Ehrgott, Head of our Global Life Sciences Practice, brings more than 30 years of both global and national business development and executive search expertise to The Alexander Group. She has conducted searches for top research and development, medical, commercial, finance, business development, tech ops, information technology, legal, compliance, diversity and inclusion, and human resources talent for Fortune 500 companies as well as emerging growth clients across all industries including pharmaceutical, generics, biotech, medical device, consumer package goods, manufacturing, non-profit, retail, investment banking, financial services and professional services consulting firms.

Prior to joining The Alexander Group, Ms. Ehrgott was Head of Talent Acquisition for Europe & ROW as well as Head of Global Talent Acquisition Projects for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. Ms. Ehrgott was tapped by this newly formed division of Novartis not only for her consultative approach to executive search but also for her proven track record to achieve the “slightly impossible.”

Previously, Ms. Ehrgott was Co-founder & Partner of a national interim staffing firm that focused on high-level human resources professionals for a Fortune 500 client base.

She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Lehigh University and a former classical ballet dancer.

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Where did you grow up?

Born in NYC and raised in NJ. Had a fantastic childhood with wonderful parents-both high school teachers. My mother was my best friend and very wise; she taught me to be fiercely independent, resilient to whatever life throws you and to always value close, long-term relationships.

How did you get into executive search?

I turned down a generous offer from J&J in Spain, (I was fluent at the time), after being wooed by a search firm whose “sky is the limit” description of a career in recruiting was too appealing to pass up. My parents struggled to understand how I could turn down Fortune 50 J&J “to steal people for a living!” I have since redeemed myself and our profession!

Describe your strangest interview.

A young woman burst into tears during the middle of our interview as she discovered she was completely unprepared. I encouraged her to calm down and stay the course. While she didn’t get that particular job and I didn’t represent her as a candidate, a few years later (and a lot more prepared) she became a client!

What talents do you admire the most?

People with passion, pride in what they do and “never give up” attitudes! People that can balance family values with career achievements, relationship builders and people with integrity and sense of humor even in the face of adversity!

What would you do if you weren't in executive search?

Since my knees told me through repeat injuries that I couldn’t be a professional ballerina, I can’t imagine doing anything else. Search is in my DNA and I love it!