Chris Conley

Portland, OR
503 317 1901

Function Specialization

General Management and C-Level

Chris brings a deep understanding of the talent and drivers required for successful drug development and commercialization from pre-clinical start-ups to large commercial stage organizations. With 17 years’ executive search experience in the life sciences sector she has successfully built executive teams and boards for biotechnology, specialty pharma, diagnostic and medical device companies. Chris has worked closely with the Oregon Health & Science University’s Tech Transfer Center in establishing Oregon’s life science community. She is known for being creative, innovative and practical in the solutions she provides her clients.


Prior to joining Heritage Partners, Chris founded the executive search firm BioConsulting Partners PDX in 2008. Prior to BCP she was the Life Sciences Practice Leader for a global search firm. Her early career included work for a member of the Saudi Royal Family serving as UNICEF’s Special Envoy for socioeconomic development in the Middle East. Chris is a graduate of Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts and resides in Portland Oregon with her 3 dogs.

Personal and Professional Interests

  • Enjoys skiing, cycling, an avid yoga practitioner and committed to finding a cure for cancer
  • Active in BIO, ICAN – International Cancer Advocacy Network, and WIB – Women in Bio