Exec VP for Research, Chief Scientific Officer, and Director of the Blood Research Institute

Versiti, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 19 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Blood Research Institute


Executive Vice President for Research, Chief Scientific Officer, and

Director of the Blood Research Institute


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Versiti is seeking candidates and nominations for the position of Executive Vice President for Research, Chief Scientific Officer, and Director of the Blood Research Institute (Director). This is a unique opportunity for an innovative leader and accomplished scientist to join the executive team of a well-established healthcare organization focused on improving the care of patients through innovative blood-related services and research. The next Director will join Versiti in leading the Blood Research Institute (BRI) at a pivotal moment in time, poised for growth and expansion of services and research.

Versiti is a non-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with multiple affiliates of blood-related healthcare entities in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the Chicago, Illinois area; Indianapolis, Indiana; Columbus, Ohio: and most recently, Austin, Texas. Versiti affiliates provide a wide range of services: blood services (blood and its components, and other blood therapies); organ and tissue procurement; pharmaceutical products; therapeutic apheresis; specialized diagnostic laboratory resources; in addition to clinical care in hematology, transfusion medicine, and transplantation; and world class academic research.

The BRI, previously part of the Blood Center of Wisconsin, is one of only three private research institutions in the country focusing solely on blood and blood-related disorders. The BRI conducts cutting-edge research in the areas of thrombosis, hemostasis, and vascular biology; transfusion medicine; molecular and cellular immunology, including immunotherapy; and hematopoietic stem cell biology and related cancers. The BRI is strategically located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, allowing for collaborative relationships with Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin, and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), where faculty hold appointments in their related areas.

In this multi-faceted role, the Director will serve as a core member of the senior leadership team, setting the strategic vision for growing all basic, clinical, and translational research and overseeing its implementation across the research enterprise. To achieve this mission, the Director – continuing their own work as a preeminent researcher – will recruit, retain, and further develop strong investigators committed to advancing blood-related science. Serving as the research face for both Versiti and the BRI in building upon and further developing collaborative partnerships both internally and externally, the Director will make the case for science to an expanding community of supporters. 

Versiti has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications, should be directed in confidence to:

Patricia Hastie, Partner

Caitlin Barrett, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller, 1700 Market St., Suite 2140

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Versiti, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, it is the policy of Versiti, Inc. that all persons employed, as well as applicants for employment, will be considered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, national origin or any other protected characteristic as established by law.