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David Harap

Global Practice Leader, Life Sciences and Healthcare
Managing Director

David has over 14 years of experience serving a broad client base as a senior level executive search consultant. Widely recognized as a strategic partner on all of his client engagements, he has been involved in over 225 successful searches, spanning all senior level executive and functional leadership positions.

Prior to joining Stanton Chase, David was a Partner with a boutique search firm and a Principal with Korn/Ferry International where he was a founding member of the Global Healthcare Products and a core member of the global Technology practice, with a focus on emerging technologies within both global practices. During his nine-year tenure with the global firm, David was a critical contributor in establishing their Austin, TX and Princeton, NJ offices. His career in executive search began with a boutique executive search firm with offices in Palo Alto, New York and London where he was the Global Research Director.

David lectures at the University of Texas at Austin and is also an active member of the Austin Technology Council, Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas and President of the Austin/San Antonio chapter of the Cornell Alumni Association. David received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University as a Father Kelly Scholar in 1989.

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The Stanton Chase Team

The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remain unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.