Tom Murphy Joins Bench International as VP of Business Development and Executive Recruitment

San Diego, CA, October 24, 2019 --( In a move that benefits life science companies throughout the San Diego area, Bench International has hired Tom Murphy as its new Vice President of Business Development and Executive Recruitment. Murphy, who led the business development program at CONNECT, a top innovation company accelerator in San Diego, has more than 25 years of executive recruiting experience in the life science sector. Now he brings his considerable expertise and success to work at Bench to support life science companies in the San Diego area via Bench's partnership with BioLabs — San Diego's leading incubator of emerging biotech companies.

“Tom Murphy is a pillar of the San Diego community and his experience, wisdom and creativity will benefit Bench International and all of our clients,” said Denise (DeeDee) DeMan, Chairman and CEO of Bench International.

The partnership between Bench International and BioLabs began Sept. 1, and since then, Bench International has been actively embedded in BioLabs. Through this partnership, the experts at Bench International are providing these new companies with coaching, leadership development and executive and R&D leadership recruiting to support the firms when they enter the open market.

Murphy’s addition to the Bench team strengthens that partnership while also resetting the strategy of the partnership in order to serve life science companies more effectively. It is a change that has already been well-received around the industry.

“Tom Murphy has been a leader in our market for more than 20 years and his joining the team at Bench International is a wonderful win for life science companies here in San Diego,” said Joe Panetta, President and CEO of Biocom. “He has built strong, lasting relationships throughout the community and he embodies San Diego’s life science community values including innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship.”

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