Julie Phelan

Senior Director
Julie Phelan recently assumed the role of Senior Director at National Search Associates, where she leads high-level commercial searches within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device sectors. With a career spanning over 22 years in healthcare recruitment, Julie brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to this role.

Prior to joining NSA, Julie served as the Managing Director for Commercial Search at Taylor Strategy Partners, a Syneos Health company.

Julie’s passion lies in identifying, engaging, and developing lasting relationships with individuals who have the potential to be industry game-changers, from mid-management level to C-suite executives. She views each candidate as a potential client and each client as a potential candidate. Building relationships, serving as a resource, and providing support, guidance, and valuable insights for both candidates and clients have always been at the core of her approach. This commitment to being a trusted advisor has enabled her to successfully place exceptional leaders within a diverse range of healthcare organizations, including large-scale enterprises, venture capital-backed startups, Fortune 1000 companies, leading Health Systems, and Academic Hospitals.

Julie’s expertise extends across a broad spectrum of therapeutic areas within life sciences, including Oncology, AI, genomics, diagnostics, and personalized medicine. She possesses a comprehensive understanding of the ever-evolving healthcare landscape and has played a pivotal role in transforming and expanding the leadership capabilities of prominent healthcare companies and leaders.

Beyond her professional life, Julie enjoys travel, live music, and spending time with her son, daughter, and fiancé, Jeff. She is also a pet parent to three dogs that bring boundless energy and a touch of chaos to their lives. Julie’s deep industry knowledge, extensive network, and proven expertise have solidified her position as a trusted partner in the field of executive recruitment.