Shellie Williams

Shellie Williams, a former Principal Staffing Leader at Genentech, is a Life Sciences Talent Search pro with over 20 years of executive search & candidate sourcing experience. She has spearheaded recruitment at all levels including searches for start-ups as well as publicly traded and privately held companies. Shellie has experience locating talent over a broad spectrum of functions, in a variety of levels, such as R&D, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, R&D; including Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Finance, Sales & Marketing and Business Development. She was the Principal Staffing Leader for Genentech, a premier global biotechnology company, overseeing recruitment for several divisions including RQC (Regulatory, Quality & Compliance) and Product Portfolio Management, Business Development as well as for Product Development and Contract Manufacturing. Her previous experience also includes Partner and Vice President of ON Search Partners, as well as Research Manager for Boyden International in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A graduate of UCLA, Shellie resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, has two daughters and enjoys the outdoors, cycling, hiking and traveling.


Clients: (partial list) Applied Proteomics, Asuragen, Bayer, Boehringer Mannheim, Genentech, Illumina, inCelldx, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, LRRI (Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Quest Diagnostics, Questcor, Peregrine, Roche.



  • Wendy Murahashi, VP Clinical Development, Icon Bioscience
  • Pat Yang, Retired SVP Pharma Technology, Roche/Genentech
  • Jay Wohlgemuth, SVP Development, Quest Diagnostics
  • Vince Anicetti, SVP, Quality, Coherus Biosciences