WittKieffer Welcomes Stephen Brengle to Its Global Life Sciences Practice

WittKieffer has announced Stephen Brengle as Managing Director, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, North America, in its global Life Sciences Practice.

Based in Philadelphia, Brengle will focus on the fast-growing pharmaceuticals and biotechnology segments. He will leverage his expertise to place CEOs, CFOs and other top C-suite leaders as well as functional roles in the areas of research, marketing, finance, manufacturing, commercialization, regulatory and clinical development, and more.

“Stephen is a wonderful addition to our Life Sciences Practice and his thorough knowledge of key sectors across the industry will be an invaluable asset to our clients and our global team,” said Morten Nielsen, Senior Partner and Global Managing Partner of WittKieffer’s Life Sciences Practice. “He has a unique ability to connect with clients and to help them identify exceptional leaders for their strategic leadership and talent needs. We are thrilled to have him aboard.”

Upon joining the firm, Brengle said, “WittKieffer is an established, top-tier leadership consulting firm with an incredible record of excellence serving academic medical research, education and healthcare delivery organizations. This depth of experience, with its growing commitment to the pharmaceutical industry, positions WittKieffer strongly across the discovery and commercialization lifecycle, where sciences meets patient care. I am energized to be joining such a purposeful, innovative and diverse firm.”

Prior to joining WittKieffer, Brengle served as a Consultant in the Life Sciences Practice at another major management consulting and retained executive search firm. During his tenure there, he served pharmaceutical, biotechnology, laboratory, medical device, regulatory and contract research/service organizations. Working with companies ranging from venture capital-backed start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations, he successfully recruited CEOs, Chief Medical Officers, CFOs, COOs and global senior executives across scientific, commercialization and operational functions.

Before that, Brengle served as a consultant with several global and boutique executive search firms, where he engaged in multiple assignments spanning the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. His cumulative experience reaches across the C-suite to functional roles such as regulatory, quality, safety, medical affairs, scientific research, marketing and manufacturing.