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May 01, 2017

60 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

Their Job Includes Helping You Land Your Job in the Industry

60 Biotech and Biopharma Recruiters

The rise of 24/7 global teams and a switch from full-time employees toward part-time and contract employees—including contingent workers—pose new challenges for Biopharma recruiters. [KittisakJirasittichai/GettyImages]

  • Manning Personnel Group

    Address: 211 Congress Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

    Phone number(s): (617) 523-8866


    Top executive: Jack Manning, president

    Year established: 1992

  • MEIRxRS (Med Exec International, Rx Research Staffing, Rx Research Services CRO divisions)

    Address: 100 N. Brand Boulevard, Suite 306–309, Glendale, CA 91203

    Phone number(s): (818) 552-2503

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    Top executive: Rosemarie Christopher, founder, president and CEO

    Year established: 1992 (as Med Exec International); 2005 (Rx Research Staffing Solutions established); 2011 (Rx Research Services CRO founded)

  • Park Square Executive Search

    Address: 125 Summer Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02110; 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Phone number(s): (617) 401-2990 (Boston); (650) 308-8140 (Menlo Park)


    Top executives: Jonathan Fortescue, Ph.D., Aaron Lapat, Erik R. Lundh, Bruce Rychlik—all co-founders and managing partners

    Year established: 2012 (by managing directors of the U.S. business of J. Robert Scott, founded in 1986)

  • Phil Ellis Associates

    Address: P.O. Box 900, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

    Phone number(s): (910) 332-1198


    Top executive: Phil Ellis

    Year established: 1978

  • Randstad Life Sciences (formerly Randstad Pharma)

    Address: Four Parkway North, Suite 120, Deerfield, IL 60015. Additional offices: 150 Presidential Way, 3rd Floor, Woburn, MA 01801; and 150 S. Warner Road, #401, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Phone numbers(s): (877) 335-8210 (Deerfield, IL, and Woburn, MA); (484) 588-6805 (King of Prussia, PA)


    Top executives: Traci L. Flatte, group president, Randstad US; John Ebeid, vice president, outsourcing; Tania De Decker, senior director of life sciences, global solutions (based in Brussels, Belgium)

    Year established: 1960 (Randstad); 1996 (Randstad Pharma); 2016 (Randstad Pharma rebranded as Randstad Life Sciences)

  • Reaction Search International

    Address: 5000 Executive Parkway, Suite 450, San Ramon, CA 94583. 47 U.S. locations, and nine additional locations outside the U.S.

    Phone number(s): (925) 275-0727; toll-free at (800) 832-8268


    Top executive: Robert Boroff, managing director

    Year established: 2001

  • RMA—Resource Management & Acquisitions

    Address: Principal location address not available. 40 locations in the U.S. and Canada; nine in Europe; eight in Asia; and three in the South Pacific

    Phone number(s): (888) 646-2607


    Top executive: Name of key executive unavailable

    Year established: 1989

  • Scientific Search

    Address: 100 Larwin Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Additional offices: Fort Washington, PA; Hoboken, NJ; and Fairfax, VA

    Phone number(s): (856) 761-0900


    Top executive: Joseph Peters, president

    Year established: 1983

  • Shaw Associates

    Address: 12031 Wedge Drive, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33913-8346

    Phone number(s): (239) 454-4414; toll-free (800) 875-SHAW [7429]


    Top executive: A. Gregory Shaw, president

    Year established: 1995

  • Simply Biotech, a TalentZök Company

    Address: 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 103, San Diego, CA 92127. Additional offices: 3777 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 460, Long Beach, CA 90807; 1611 Pomona Road, Suite 102, Corona, CA 92880.

    Phone number(s): San Diego—(858) 487-0507; Long Beach, CA—(424) 488-7106; Corona, CA—(951) 327-6950


    Top executive: Travis Medley, president

    Year established: 2008

  • Slone Partners

    Address: 25050 Riding Plaza, Suite 130-805, South Riding, VA 20152 (Mail & Accounting address); 127 Clyde Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; 1750 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122; 1737 Burbury Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. Additional offices in California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington DC

    Phone number(s): (888) 784-3422


    Top executives: Adam Slone, founder; Leslie Loveless, CEO; Tara Kochis-Stach, president

    Year established: 2000

  • Smith Hanley Associates

    Address: 107 John Street, Second Floor, Southport, CT 06890. New York office: 200 Park Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10166. Chicago office: 10 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1950, Chicago, IL 60606

    Phone number(s): (203) 319-4300 (Southport, CT); (646) 632-3751 (New York); (312) 629-2400 (Chicago)


    Top executive: Tom Hanley, co-founder, president and CEO

    Year established: 1980

  • Square One Pharma

    Address: 6 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YE, U.K. Additional offices in Brussels, Belgium; Frankfurt; Paris; and Warsaw, Poland

    Phone number(s): +44 (0)20 7208 2828


    Top executives: Steve Walker, director and shareholder; Christine Sands, Pharma team leader

    Year established: 1995 (parent company Square One Resources); 2003 (Square One Pharma)

  • Sterling-Hoffman Executive Search

    Address: 300 International Drive, Suite 100, Williamsville, NY 14221

    Phone number(s): (847) 756-7632


    Top executive: Angel Mehta, CEO

    Year established: 1997

  • Craig Tanner & Associates

    Address: 993 South Santa Fe, Vista, CA 92083

    Phone numbers(s): (760) 598-3363


    Top executive: Craig Tanner, founder and CEO

    Year established: 1984

  • Toft Group Executive Search

    Address: 12520 High Bluff Drive, Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92130. Additional offices in San Francisco, CA, and Cambridge, MA.

    Phone number(s): (925) 837-5800 (San Diego); (925) 837-5800 (San Francisco); (617) 459-4180 (Cambridge)


    Top executive: Robin Toft, president and CEO

    Year established: 2010

  • TriNet

    Address: Headquarters: 1100 San Leandro Blvd., Suite 400, San Leandro, CA 94577

    Phone number(s): (510) 352-5000; (888) 874-6388


    Top executive: Burton M. Goldfield, president and CEO

    Year established: 1988

  • Upsilon Global

    Address: 5th Floor Queensberry House, 106 Queens Road Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3XF, U.K.

    Phone number(s): + 44 (0)20 3875 9966


    Top executive: Ashley Swan, director

    Year established: 2016

  • Vista Technology

    Address: 400 TradeCenter Suite 5900 Woburn MA 01801

    Phone number(s): (978) 686-2200


    Top executive: Rich Connors, recruiter/search consultant

    Year established: 1991

  • Witt / Kieffer

    Address: 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Additional offices: Atlanta; Burlington, MA; Emeryville, CA; Houston; Irvine, CA; Louisville, KY; New York; St. Louis; and Bethesda, MD. Additionally, the firm has consultants based in Austin, TX; Denver; Minneapolis; Nantucket, MA; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; and Westport, CT

    Phone number(s): (888) 281-1370


    Top executive: Charles W.B. Wardell III, chair and CEO; Morten Nielsen, global managing director, life sciences practice

    Year established: 1969

  • ZRG Partners

    Address: 365 West Passaic Street, Suite 465, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662. Additional locations: Atlanta; Boston; Chicago (Downtown); Chicago (Wheaton, IL); Dallas (Richardson, TX); Houston; Los Angeles (Irvine, CA); New York; Phoenix (Scottsdale, AZ); Salt Lake City; Seattle; Virginia (Purcellville, VA); Washington, DC; West Hartford, CT; Calgary, AB; Toronto; Rio de Janeiro; Sao Paolo; Frankfurt; Nyon, Switzerland; Shanghai; and Wanchai, Hong Kong

    Phone number(s): (201) 560-9900     


    Top executives: Larry Hartmann, CEO; Adam El Din, European president and global practice head of life sciences

    Year established: 1999

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