Horton International

Jim Utterback

Managing Director

Throughout his 30 year career in human resources, executive search and operating roles, Jim has accumulated leadership experience in multiple sectors including: diagnostic imaging, healthcare technology, pharmaceuticals, contract research organizations (CROs), hospitals, medical devices and wearables, as well as private equity. 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 organizations; 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 New England and is a frequent speaker/panel participant at industry associations including CHIME and DIA.

Jim  Utterback


• Articles have appeared in technology and board journals as well as the Financial Times. Professional Activities • Member of GLG Institute



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


Languages Spoken

• English

• Conversational French


Industry Expertise 

• Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

• Industrial/Manufacturing

• Life Sciences

• Not-for-Profit

• Professional Services

• Technology

Office Location

29 South Main Street,
Suite 327
West Hartford,
CT 06107

Tel. +1 267-312-9444

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