Role at RSR Partners
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Rebecca leads the firm’s Human Capital and Healthcare & Life Sciences Practices. Rebecca works closely with clients to provide solutions which guide their companies through high-stakes transactions, including strategic mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and divestitures, and through rapid growth and maturity life cycle stages. Rebecca also advises clients on talent assessment, change management, and optimizing business results through personnel and operational integration.
Experience and Expertise
Rebecca joined RSR Partners after seven years at Patheon Pharma Services. During Rebecca’s tenure, Patheon was acquired by Thermo Fisher Sciences, and Rebecca played a critical role guiding the company through diligence and acquisition, as well as personnel and operations integration. Additionally, Rebecca, an officer of Patheon, was instrumental in Patheon’s business model transformation, helping to forge strategic partnerships with more than 850 pharmaceutical and biotech companies, which resulted in a simplified, end-to-end supply chain solution and the opportunity for Patheon to successfully go public in 2016 (ranked the #1 Life Sciences IPO in 2016 by Morgan Stanley) as the leading life sciences development and manufacturing company.
As Executive Vice President, Enterprise Operations at Patheon, Rebecca led Global Business Management, Client Satisfaction, Project Management and Merger & Acquisition Office, and the Pharma/Biotech Service industry’s only end-to-end outsourcing offering. Rebecca also previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer, Head of Investor Relations & Communications, and Head of Procurement at Patheon. Previously, she was Acting Pharma Business Unit Head, Global Vice President of Human Resources at Bausch + Lomb. Prior to that, Rebecca held business partner and Talent roles at Novo Nordisk and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She began her career in Sports Marketing with National Media Group.
Outside RSR Partners
Widely recognized as a thought leader in the life sciences sector, Rebecca has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including the FiercePharma’s 2018 Fiercest Women in Life Sciences; Putnam Media’s inaugural Influential Woman in Manufacturing; and Triangle Business Journal’s Woman of the Year. She is active in community and global organizations and was selected as a founding member of the Board of Governors for the U.S. Health Policy Institute. She has had multiple speaking engagements including Bio International, Trades, Supply Chain, Optimizing Mergers and Acquisitions, and Talent Optimization, and Human Resources
Rebecca received an MS in Industrial Labor Relations and a BS in Economics, Marketing, and Finance from Cornell University. She has continued her executive education at Harvard Business School, Columbia, Rutgers, and the University of Cambridge.
Rebecca lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband Michael and their five children.