Christos Richards is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Los Angeles office. He has 30 years of executive search experience, including 25 years focused on serving biopharmaceutical and healthcare clients across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Christos has also served clients in devices, diagnostics, agricultural biotechnology, animal health, tools, services and digital health. This includes extensive experience serving clients ranging from the early-stage venture-backed startup to global commercial-stage clientele.
Seasoned CEO and Board Search Expert
- Christos has completed more than 350 executive-level assignments with more than 150 board, CEO and CEO succession projects in the life sciences sector.
- Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, he was an equity partner for an executive search firm focused on the life sciences sector. Christos expanded the firm’s board practice by 500 percent over five years, and helped grow the firm from eight to 35 full-time employees.
- Earlier, Christos spent 20 years as a partner with two prominent super-boutiques. For one of those firms, which had five domestic offices, he served for nearly 10 years as CEO.
- Before his career in executive search and human resources consulting, Christos spent five years in general management in Switzerland.
Christos earned his diploma in hospitality management from Schweizerische Wirteschule in Lucerne/Davos, Switzerland. Since 2011 he has served on the Board of Coherus BioSciences, a publicly traded commercial-stage biotech company. He is also an advisor at UCSF Innovation Ventures’ Entrepreneurship Center. Christos is fluent in German and Swiss German.