Filomena Leonardi is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Healthcare Practice and previously led the firm’s global Biopharma Practice. Within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, she leads recruiting assignments for senior-level positions in research and development, sales and marketing, and general management. Filomena has been involved in several leadership assessment and succession planning engagements for clients in the healthcare sector and advises clients on a range of leadership issues. Filomena is also a member of the firm’s Human Resources Practice.

Global healthcare expertise

  • Filomena brings to her client work a global perspective and significant insight into the cultural dimensions that affect the selection and appointment of senior-level executives. She has lived in five countries on four continents, and consulted on leadership and management issues for organizations across Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Filomena was a partner at the New York office of another global search firm, and previously led its Asia Pacific life sciences practice, based in Sydney. She conducted senior-level executive searches for a variety of clients in the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical, and technology and professional services sectors.
  • Prior to joining the search industry, Filomena had a significant career in management consulting in the U.S., Europe and Australia. She started her career in the financial services industry in systems design. At IBM, she led the commercialization and rollout of innovative information management tools in the U.S. and Europe. After completing her M.B.A., Filomena joined Bain & Company as a consultant.

Filomena received a B.S. in industrial chemistry from the University of NSW. She holds an M.B.A. from the Australian Graduate School of Management of the University of New South Wales, where she also served as adjunct faculty in organizational behavior.

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