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Our Team

Allen ReedMichael Kovac

Allen B. Reed, President

Allen Reed serves clients in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector, including medical technology and devices, providers and payers, pharmacy services, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical contract services. Based in Washington, D.C., his expertise ranges from senior functional and general management roles through the executive suite (CEO, COO) and board of directors.

Prior to forming Reed & Associates, Allen led the Healthcare Practice for a top 20 Executive Search firm in the U.S from 2006 - early 2009. Prior to 2006, Allen was a Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates where he spent more than eight years in the healthcare & life sciences practice. Before he began his career in executive search, Allen was with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly traded healthcare strategic research and consulting firm. While there, he initiated and helped implement Key Accounts, a department serving The Advisory Board's largest and most sophisticated healthcare clients. While earning his MBA, Allen worked as an associate and consultant at HealthSpring, Inc., a physician practice management company.

Outside of work, Allen has an interest in preventative medicine, health promotion and nutrition. He is a board member at Fitness Forward, a national non-profit organization that assists K-6 students, as well as their parents and teachers, in leading healthier lifestyles and avoiding preventable diseases like diabetes and obesity.  He enjoys an active life with his wife and two sons. 

Education: MBA, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and graduate of the Healthcare Management Program at Wharton; Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with distinction from the University of Virginia

 

Michael J. Kovac, Jr., M.D., Principal

Dr. Michael Kovac serves clients in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector.  Proficient in clinical medicine and surgery, his recruiting expertise is in Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Clinical Affairs, Medical Affairs, Marketing, and other areas.

During the four years prior to joining Reed & Associates, Michael worked for one of the largest global recruitment firms and then became an Independent Recruiting Consultant.  Before his career in executive search, Michael was a practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon for more than twenty years, as well as an Independent Medical Consultant/Examiner for attorneys and insurance companies and a Health Product Industry Consultant.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys music, sports, an interest in wine, and spending time with his wife and young grandchildren.

Education: Intern (Medicine & Surgery), Resident & Chief Resident (Orthopaedic Surgery), University of Virginia;
M.D., the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society;
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, magna cum laude, La Salle University

 

Kelly Jacobson, Associate

Kelly Jacobson serves Reed & Associates clients through research, candidate identification and client coordination. In her role, Ms. Jacobson brings great focus and attention to Reed & Associates clients and searches. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University, graduating summa cum laude.  Before joining Reed & Associate‚Äôs team, Ms. Jacobson worked both in information management and as a free-lance writer.  She is currently pursuing her M.A. at Johns Hopkins University.