Larry established Ross & Company in 1992 following a six-year career with two of the world’s largest executive recruiting firms. During his five year tenure with Russell Reynolds Associates, he worked both in the New York and Stamford offices as a member of the Healthcare, Venture Capital and Investment Banking practice groups. Subsequently, he was a Principal in the Stamford office of Korn/Ferry International and a member of the Venture and Healthcare practices.
An expert in the healthcare arena, Larry’s has in-depth knowledge of the medical informatics/healthcare information systems, managed care, physician practice management and healthcare services sectors. He has also worked closely with biotechnology/life sciences, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device manufacturers. Based upon his close relationships with the investment community, Larry has been active in incubating and positioning emerging healthcare technology and services companies for rapid growth. These activities span the construction of outside boards of directors; recruitment of general management teams; introduction of strategic partners; and capital sourcing.
Larry’s search background spans a broad range of senior-level engagements across multiple, healthcare industry segments. He has successfully recruited at the CEO, C-Suite and Board level for venture, growth equity, and private equity portfolio companies, as well as for Managing Directors, General Partners and Operating Partners for funds and sponsors. Larry’s clients have ranged from concept and seed stage start-ups to more established businesses undergoing rapid growth, recapitalizations, workouts, and turnarounds.
Prior to his career in executive search, Larry Ross worked for seven years in advertising and marketing with Saatchi & Saatchi and DMB&B. His clients included M&M/Mars, Procter & Gamble, Richardson-Vicks and Mercedes-Benz of North America.
Larry earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University. He is past Secretary of the Executive Search Council, a trade association consisting of the five largest international executive search firms. He is also a past member of the Human Resources Committee of the Board of the Lasker Foundation. The Albert and Mary Lasker Medical Research Awards honor breakthrough advances in medical research and have become known as America’s “Nobel”, as over seventy Lasker Laureates have gone on to win a Nobel Prize in medicine and the life sciences. Larry is also a Board Member of the National Wildlife Refuge Association, a conservation organization and a past Trustee and Treasurer of the Maple Street School in Manchester, Vermont, which was founded in 2000 by John and Janet Irving.