Mark Soufleris is Managing Director at Toft Group, specializing in executive searches for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. He understands the needs of clients exceptionally well, having spent nearly 30 years working with pharmaceutical companies to successfully commercialize life-saving products for significant healthcare needs.
Mark pivoted into the executive search field when he joined Sanford Rose Associates in 2006, leading the company’s Ft. Lauderdale practice. In 2009, Mark was elected president of the Sanford Rose Associates Owners Association Board of Trustees, where he served through 2012. Since joining Toft Group in 2012 as a senior partner, Mark has consistently placed executives in key roles at rapidly growing companies in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device sectors.
Prior to joining Sanford Rose Associates, Mark worked in commercial leadership roles for industry leaders such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wyeth, Novo Nordisk, and Nabi Biopharmaceuticals. He directed early-stage product and commercial assessments, market research, launch plan execution, and post-launch evaluations. He also commercialized large- and small-molecule products for infectious diseases and disorders of the immune system. The products he helped bring to market are in infectious disease; transplantation; cardiovascular; CNS (pain management and sedatives/hypnotics); and critical care arenas; as well as diabetes and nephrology related disorders.
Mark’s deep life science industry experience, combined with his talent and passion for executive search, makes him well prepared for even the most challenging search assignments.
Mark holds an M.A. in Public Administration from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Zoology from the University of Vermont.