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The BionetwRx Team

Ready to Exceed Your Expectations

“I will always be exhilarated by that conversation with the one perfect candidate, knowing I am helping the individual connect with their dream job, and in turn, my client find the very best candidate for their open position.”

Kristi Thomas

Founder & President

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Kristi Thomas

Kristi Thomas is the Founder and President of BionetwRx Executive Search, Inc.  Since 2004, she and her team have focused their search efforts within the biotech niche of oncology and hematology.  Filling executive level and board positions with a particular love of Chief Medical Officer placements, Kristi also very much enjoys building out teams with her clients, as well as the ensuing reward of witnessing their year upon year successes.  Kristi appreciates the long-term relationships she has developed since landing, in 1996, within the oncology biotech community.

Prior to founding BionetwRx, Kristi worked for Immunex Corporation (now Amgen) for five years, based in Seattle, as a top oncology sales representative.  At the age of 23, she was the youngest sales rep ever hired by Immunex and was promoted to Medical Center Representative within 1.5 years.  Kristi was the recipient of the “Rep of the Year Award, 1998” as well as three “Emerald Awards” (most prestigious annual sales award) for her outstanding selling and relationship-building abilities.  Furthermore, she was made the NW Regional Trainer, assisting newly hired sales reps, while serving on numerous internal marketing committees, as well as assisting with the interviewing process of new sales candidates for the NW team.

Kristi has also worked as an oncology search consultant for a boutique pharmaceutical and biotech search firm, filling numerous positions within: Clinical Development, Business Development, and Basic Science.  Interestingly, she was self-recruited into Immunex, one of her main clients.

Having grown up in Seattle, Kristi graduated from the University of Washington where she majored in psychology, with a minor equivalent in French, and completed pre-med prerequisites.  Currently, Kristi lives in the beautiful mountain town of Whistler, British Columbia, where she enjoys all sports, beauty, and lessons the mountains have to offer.

“At the end of the day, there is nothing more important than hiring the right people to advance your strategy—a company’s competitive edge lies within its talent. I take pride in sourcing only the best talent for your search needs.”

Allison Twiss

Executive Search Director

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Allison Twiss, MBA

Allison Twiss joined BionetwRx in May 2019. Prior, Allison worked in the public health sector for the past decade driving strategic, innovative, and transformational change at board governance and senior operational levels in the British Columbian health system. Having also led her own company in the private sector, Allison brings a savvy business acumen, big picture/ innovative thinking approach, and a tenacious drive for results. She is very down to earth and approachable, with an unwavering commitment to understanding and supporting your unique needs at each step of the recruitment process. A recent addition to the BionetwRx team, Allison brings an exceptional EQ for understanding human nature, coupled with strong project management skills. Seasoned and experienced, Allison has successfully led: teams of up to 60 employees, highly strategic government negotiations, and oversight of operational budgets (up to $70 million) and large capital investments (up to $10 million).  Allison has also developed and run health clinics/innovative care models, multi-facetted and complex projects involving inter-sectoral partnerships, while leading organizational development and change initiatives. Colleagues recognize Allison’s natural leadership talents, top-notch recruitment abilities, and people-first, strengths-based approaches. Allison understands a company is only as strong as the individuals within, and she is excited to ensure your next hire or career move exceeds your vision.

Allison and her family live in Pemberton Valley, BC, pursuing the many mountain adventures they are passionate about. Allison loves skiing, yoga, trail-runs with her retriever, and is an active community volunteer. She holds Harvard Medical School HMX Pro Online Certificates in Immune-Oncology and Pharmacology; an MBA with a specialization in Leadership and Executive Management (Royal Roads University); and a BSc (University of Alberta).

Live where you love. Love what you do.

Kristi and Allison loving the backcountry.