Elizabeth Ganz


Elizabeth Ganz is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. She specializes in recruiting senior executive leaders in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, and healthcare services sectors.


Previous roles at Heidrick & Struggles include engagement manager, Chicago Office associate director, and practice area coordinator (PAC) in the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. She is recognized for her exceptional client service, thorough search execution, comprehensive understanding of the life sciences industry, and her broad network of candidates.

Elizabeth specializes in R&D recruitment across therapeutic areas in clinical development, medical affairs, pharmacology, and regulatory/quality. She has also helped companies build out commercial capabilities in preparation for launch.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Elizabeth spent several years in the life sciences industry working for Abbott Laboratories and Takeda Pharmaceuticals in government relations, executive sales, and marketing positions.


Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with Honors

Philanthropy and Service

Elizabeth has served on the boards of the VNA Hospice of New England, Winchester (MA) Hospital, and various other not-for-profit organizations.