Rodger Brown
(919) 797-1104


Rodger Brown is the President of Sanford Rose Associates® – Brown Group, an executive search firm specializing in mid-to-senior level positions within the life sciences markets, with particular strengths in sales, marketing, and business development management positions.

Rodger brings a wealth of knowledge and more than 30 years of executive management experience in biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and diagnostics industries. He has held a number of senior positions, which involved leading domestic and international business development, sales, and marketing teams in both start-up and multinational healthcare conglomerates. His experience includes working with scientific and engineering groups on new technology and product development, product launches, strategic and tactical planning, and the establishment and management of distribution networks.

In addition to gaining an expertise in searching for and recruiting executive talent during his corporate career, Rodger has “hands-on” experience. He led commercial efforts for molecular testing services for AltheaDx, Inc., introduced an innovative technology for digital pathology in the drug discovery and the clinical markets as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development for DMetrix, Inc., and led commercial teams at Thermo Fisher (previously Thermo Electron), Roche Diagnostics (previously Ventana Medical Systems), Clarient, Inc. (previously ChromaVision Medical Systems), Nichols Institute/Quest Diagnostics (previously Nichols Institute Diagnostics), and Beckman Coulter.

Holding Life Science VP and Director level roles in these industries, Rodger brings the critical knowledge and skill to find the leaders that companies need to face the dynamic changes of the future. With a winning track record in commercial growth and a passion for matching the optimal candidate to the culture of his client company, Rodger’s office is positioned to meet your challenges. At Sanford Rose Associates® – Brown Group, our client mission is clear: “Finding People Who Make A Difference®”.

Walter B. Brandes
Managing Director
(603) 401-0076


Walter Brandes is the Managing Director of Sanford Rose Associates® – Pen Bay. After 35 years of resounding successes leading Sales, Marketing, Operations and R&D teams, he decided to engage in consulting and executive search full time. From start-ups to multi-billion dollar public companies, he has interviewed hundreds of potential employees, and has developed a proven knack for hiring the right people, as evidenced by the successes of the organizations he has built and managed.

A number of the managers he developed have gone on to become senior managers themselves, with two having become CEOs of small companies. It is his intent to now help others do the same. He believes that the best way to do this is to use his industry experience and innate talents for putting the right person in the right job to help clients do the same.

Well known and respected as a talented manager, mentor and builder of highly motivated, productive and successful teams, Walter brings the knowledge and experience required to understand the needs of a wide variety of companies and functional areas. His many years in industry have given him the opportunity to work with companies who are long term leaders in their fields, as well as with start- ups and turnarounds, making him an important potential addition to your HR and hiring process.

His industry experience includes:

  • Diagnostics Reagents and Instrumentation
  • Medical Devices
  • Life Sciences Systems and Reagents
  • Manufacturing Execution System Software
  • cGMP Manufacturing
  • Regulatory Submissions
  • Picture Archiving and Communications Systems
  • Clinical Reference Lab Management
  • …and, having been a key player in 4 reorganizations, he has an insight into organizational behavior and personnel integration that can be invaluable in your hiring efforts.