Marcus & Associates - Executive Search, Interim Staffing, & Consulting

Executive Search

& Interim Staffing for

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Delivering world-class talent exclusively for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries since 1986.

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Executive Search & Interim Staffing Made Easy

For over 37 years the most elite world leading Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Healthcare clients have retained us as a strategic partner for their most critical recruitment needs. Being entrusted to secure top talent for vital roles is a privilege and every search is a high priority. Our consistent level of transparency, communication, and commitment to delivering a full slate of highly qualified candidates while ensuring a positive experience for person we engage has earned us a reputation as one of the most reputable firms in the industry-resulting in more than 95% repeat business and an Industry Leading 98% Fill Rate.

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Key Benefits We Deliver

Hire World-Class, Highly Motivated Candidates

  1. Strong Relationships with 1000s of Industry Leaders – Otherwise known as Friends of Marcus (FOMs), the talent we placed trust and refer us to otherwise inaccessible, passive top talent
  2. Intensive 3 Tier Candidate Qualification Process – Well-vetted talent ensures offers are accepted by candidates of choice
  3. M&A Brand Strength – Passive candidates recognize our brand, resulting in a 70% callback rate vs. the 25% industry average
  4. Superior Sourcing – 1000s of targeted calls and talent mapping by our recruiters results in 100s of high-value recruiting/sourcing conversations

Fill Your Positions Fast

  1. Methodical Search Process – Our strategic approach has been continuously refined since 1986
  2. 2.5 Million+ Contact Database – Instantly access 500k+ Life Science experts and 2M+ Healthcare professionals
  3. Industry Leading Results – Guaranteed delivery of a full slate of candidates within 21 days
  4. Six Functional-Area-Specific Recruiting Teams – A dedicated team of 3-5 functional area experts for every search

Superior Client Service

  1. Ambassadors of Your Brand – Commitment to learning each client’s needs, culture, and value proposition to enhance placement results
  2. Extensive Search Preparation – In-depth research and planning for every search results in better outcomes and turnaround times
  3. Accommodating & Flexible Service – We align ourselves with your preferred processes and policies to create synergy between our teams
  4. Transparency & Ongoing Communication – Transparent, timely communication eliminates wasted time and costly mistakes

Significant Cost Savings

  1. Up To 40% In Cost Savings – Our fees are consistently 10-40% more cost-effective than traditional search firms
  2. Pay-for-Performance Fee Structure – Milestone payments ensure our clients never pay the majority of a search fee for unfilled positions
  3. Flexible Agreement Terms – Flexible search agreements to accommodate all potential clients
  4. Guaranteed Results – Industry-leading Fill Rate of 98% (or better) year over year is a key indicator of the fact that we never stop working a search until the position is filled with the right candidate for the job

6 Functional Area Specific Recruiting Practices

Our experience is primarily divided across 6 functional areas with multiple Practices to support the unique needs of each specialty. Our highly trained Practice Leaders and Consultants are experts in their fields with extensive network connections to talented professionals- enabling custom-tailored precision results for every search we engage.

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Research & PreClinical

Regulatory & Quality

Clinical & Medical


Product Development & CMC

HR, IT & Corporate

An Organization's Most Important Asset Is It's People

Marcus & Associates helps bridge the gap to hiring goals.

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Clients Love Us!

We’ve worked with some of the industries best Life Sciences & Healthcare companies- and the list keeps growing. 🌱

The Marcus & Associates team is very prompt, courteous, and timely with their follow up. They are proactive at all times and provide continuous communication. I would recommend them to anyone looking to utilize recruiting services.

Roxanne Schwans, Formerly, General Manager, Johnson & Johnson, Currently, SVP/COO, RITE AID

Marcus & Associates does an outstanding job of connecting the right people with the right companies.

Brian Heath, General Manager, Oncology, Amgen

Marcus & Associates are very detailed in their assessment of the fit between a candidate and the company. They go to great lengths to understand the individuals involved in the decision process.

Bernie Tobin, Formerly, President, Crescendo Biosciences, Currently, General Manager, Natera

The Marcus & Associates team is very professional, easy to work with, and provides great value to their clients.

Jesse Ma, Vice President, Aptus Health

The team at Marcus & Associates is extremely reliable and results-oriented. I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for resourceful and knowledgeable support to make a genuine difference.

Vishal Kapur, Global and US Head, Oncology, Regeneron

I have been working with Marcus & Associates for years. They represent many amazing companies, and most importantly, represent them well.

Lon Hecht, Senior Vice President, Optum Healthcare

In my 18 years of working with recruiters, Marcus & Associates really stands out from an employer perspective. If there was one word needed to describe Marcus & Associates it would be “integrity”.

Robert Polans, Vice President, SK Life Sciences