SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin Toft, Founder and CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, has been named a semifinalist in the EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2019 awards in San Diego. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Robin was selected as a semifinalist for the second year in a row by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special award gala on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Now, in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
"I am thrilled that EY has recognized me for Toft Group's innovative approach to providing executive search services to our rapidly growing life science and healthcare customers," said Robin Toft, CEO of Toft Group and author of WE CAN, The Executive Woman's Guide to Career Advancement™. "Toft Group's experienced team has proven extremely effective in addressing the industry-wide talent crisis by leveraging our unique, ROI-focused model and the team's well-established network of diverse candidates to quickly deliver upon even the most challenging executive search assignments. Leveraging the fast-moving female and millennial talent pools is critical to building the strong, inspired and diverse teams these companies need to excel and bring novel products to market. We are proud to have placed women into 47% of our customers' executive leadership roles in 2018. Our candidate relationships, life sciences industry acumen and established candidate network enable us to quickly identify and land the best and most highly qualified candidates for our customers within a very competitive playing field, in a market where most candidates have multiple offers in hand."
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. To learn more about the San Diego program, please visit www.ey.com/us/eoy/sandiego.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. In San Diego, local Gold sponsors include: Cooley, LLP and Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC
About Toft Group Executive Search
Toft Group is a global executive search firm fully devoted to life sciences and healthcare, with a focus on innovation-driven companies at the intersection of biotech and high tech. Toft Group's targeted, accurate searches translate into exceptional return-on-investment for customers nationwide, and the team's extensive network enables the presentation of more highly qualified and diverse candidates than customers would otherwise see. The firm's WE CAN™ (Women's Executive Career Advancement Network) and extensive track record of performance has proven its ability to quickly fill highly specialized leadership roles where talent is limited. The company has offices in the three major U.S. biotech hubs: San Diego, San Francisco and Boston. For more information, please visit thetoftgroup.com.
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