vivente corporate search



Lori Perlstadt

Founded in 1984, Vivente Corporate Search (formerly Corporate Search) has a long and successful history of providing search and recruitment services to the life sciences sector.

Lori Perlstadt became owner and CEO in 2015.  In that time, she has transformed the San Francisco Bay Area company into a leading life sciences boutique executive search firm.

A Goucher College and Harvard Business School alumna, Lori has 25 years of experience in the professional services and human capital industries.

Lori delivers best-in-class client service to the biotech industry with a focus on small to medium-sized biopharma companies that want a dedicated partner to help build their business and leadership teams. Having grown several profitable multi-million dollar businesses, Lori’s proven record in talent acquisition, combined with her development experience, has enabled her to build on the company’s long history and impressive network in the biotech industry–a unique winning combination for emerging biotech companies.


My passion has always been leading, managing and serving clients. The rewards are clear­ – seeing firsthand our clients’ results, helping businesses grow and expand, and having the privilege to build great workplace culture and talent solutions.


The diverse team at Vivente Corporate Search brings an array of recruitment and industry experience. We are always on the lookout for great new recruiting talent.  If you are an experienced or emerging recruiter, sourcer or researcher, or an industry professional
interested in executive search, let’s talk. Why join our team?

  • We are a leader in our space.
  • We’re growing
  • Our work matters—partnering with our clients to find the talent needed to drive company performance is our life’s work
  • We love working with our candidates and provide high quality candidate experience

  • We have a flexible work-from-home culture; balancing the need for entrepreneurial spirit with a commitment to trust and collaboration
  • We offer competitive salary plans including upside potential with medical, dental, vision, 401K with company match and a profit sharing plan


If you’re interested in joining us, please send a cover letter and résumé. In your cover letter, tell us some things that aren’t in your CV: What drives you? Why are you in the search/recruitment business or why do you want to be in the business?
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It was great pleasure getting to know and to work with Lori. By far Lori stands out as an exceptional highly professional recruiter. She is thorough, diligent, extremely responsive, and works hard towards narrowing gaps in negotiation procedures between potential employer and potential hire. She is a careful and an excellent listener, and is keen on preparing her clients (I am sure at both ends of the table). She goes above and beyond to address concerns that may arise, has a clear and open communication rare skill. I highly recommend Lori as recruiter for a company to retain or as a head hunter for a job seeker to work with!

Head Global Regulatory Affairs at Athersys Inc.