Horton International

Jim Utterback

Healthcare Advisor
Jim  Utterback

Throughout his 30 year career in healthcare operating roles, human resources and executive search, Jim has accumulated leadership experience in multiple sectors including: diagnostic imaging, healthcare technology, pharmaceuticals, contract research organizations (CROs), hospitals, medical devices and wearables. Throughout he has developed an expansive global network within the healthcare and life sciences industries.

Now the managing director of Horton International’s healthcare services and technology practice. Jim began his career in the general management program at General Electric’s Medical Systems and later became a corporate officer within publicly traded Covance (formerly Corning Life Sciences) and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals (now Sanofi).

Jim has worked and lived in the US, EU, Africa and India and has run NYSE-traded as well as startup and investor backed companies. As a full-spectrum management consultant he has completed numerous executive search assignments, acquired and merged companies, built leadership teams and transitioned cultures.

Jim is a board advisor for a global healthcare services company in Europe and is a strategy and fundraising advisor to a genomics startup in Florida. In addition to his search and advisory roles, Jim volunteers at a number of charitable healthcare organizations in the Southeast and is a frequent speaker/panel participant at industry associations including


• Articles have appeared in technology and board journals as well as the Financial Times.

Professional Activities

• Member of GLG Institute and Accelarise • Active in Women in Bio



• Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Washington and Lee University

• Master of Science in Industrial Psychology from Virginia Tech


Languages Spoken

• English

• Conversational French


Industry Expertise 

• Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

• Industrial/Manufacturing/Packaging

• Life Sciences

• Not-for-Profits

• Healthcare Services and Technology

Office Location

25 Middleton Gardens Place
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Tel. +1 267-312-9444

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