Jo Mahaney

Jo Mahaney

Vice President
San Francisco, CA

“High-impact leaders are the soul of a company.”

JoAnn "Jo" joined BioQuest in 2007 and focuses on the medical device, biopharma, and healthcare technology practices. A seasoned professional with more than three decades of experience in retained executive search, Jo has consulted with a diverse range of clients from emerging private companies to global public companies.

Jo's breadth and depth of experience give her a keen eye for recruiting executives that align with her clients' company cultures. She partners with senior management to understand a client's challenges, competitive landscape, mission, culture, and plans for growth. Jo finds that the excitement and satisfaction of her work is in identifying the right skill set and personality in candidates, effectively communicating the opportunity to potential candidates, and successfully placing that essential team member to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Prior to joining BioQuest, Jo held executive recruiting positions in global firms including Heidrick & Struggles, SpencerStuart and Ward Howell International. She also led her own retained search consultancy, The Mahaney Group, which focused on building executive teams for emerging growth companies.

Active in her community, Jo serves as President of the San Ramon Library Foundation, volunteers for The Bounty Garden, a non-profit community garden serving local food banks, and supports German Shepherd rescue organizations.

Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Minnesota State University.