General Management and C-Level
Research & Development
A life sciences recruiter since biotechnology’s early 1980s emergence, Charlie Grebenstein offers his high-science clients perspective and understanding of the strategic leadership skills necessary to guide science and technology from concept to commercial success.
A founding member of Heritage Partners, Charlie’s current and prior executive search experience has focused on recruitment of senior executives for technology-driven business environments including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and data-intensive technologies. The majority of his assignments have been for chief executive officers and the individuals who report to them.
Instrumental in building biotech industry pioneer Skott/Edwards Consultants’ Biotechnology Industry and Life Sciences Practice, Charlie was the biotechnology industry practice coordinator there for almost a decade. He also spent several years as a principal at Brissenden, McFarland & Wagoner where his practice included general management and experience in complementary business sectors.
Charlie began his career as a staff economist with Bankers Trust Company’s (now Deutsche Bank’s) commercial lending group, and later became a venture capital associate at Exxon Enterprises.
He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University where he majored in Economics, and holds an M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics awarded by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Charlie also served as an Infantry Officer in The United States Marine Corps.
Personal and Professional Interests
- Enjoys kayaking.
- Volunteer first responder.
- History, science and technology.
- Has been an innovator in executive search services for the life sciences sector of leading boutique search firms.