Stanton Chase
Kathleen Lehman Hajek

Kathleen Lehman Hajek

Managing Director
Regional Sector Leader Life Sciences and Healthcare, North America

Kathleen Lehman Hajek serves as the North American Practice Leader for Life Sciences and Healthcare, working in the Raleigh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. offices.

Kathleen has over 20 years of experience in executive search, recruiting C-Suite and senior executive leaders, as well as board members for healthcare services organizations, health plans, nonprofits, research institutions, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies.

Prior to Stanton Chase, Kathleen held leadership positions with firms including McGahey Group and Heidrick & Struggles. She launched her career as Manager of Recruiting with Deloitte, where she helped expand the firm’s healthcare and technology practices.

Kathleen is an active member of the Executive Alliance and the ION Network, supporting DE&I through advocacy, education, and mentoring to increase the number of women and diverse candidates appointed to corporate boards. She currently serves on the Board of JusticeMatters. Previously, she served as a Board Member for the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Kathleen holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Michigan and studied abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain.


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