About Us

Marcus & Associates was founded in 1986 by Al Marcus, a former pharma/biotech leader. After working with dozens of search firms to fill highly specialized clinical and scientific positions throughout his career, he was less than impressed by subpar vetting, lack of relevant industry knowledge, and overall poor services offered by firms at the time. His passion for hiring top talent inspired him to develop an Executive Search firm capable of adding real value to the recruiting and hiring process, specifically in the Life Sciences & Healthcare arena by utilizing first-hand industry experience to develop a team of experts within each unique functional practice area.

What Makes Us Different

The foundation our firm was built on has continued to support, cultivate, and enhance our firms ability to produce exceptional results.  Today, we’ve expanded with multiple offices in the United States and Asia, but the vision remains the same- making a difference in the lives of people all over the world by connecting talented professionals with innovative companies and once in a life time opportunities. We choose to remain boutique in size as a key point of differentiation with respect to our traditional retained competitors as it augments our flexible yet thorough approach.

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

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

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

Jesse Ma, Vice President, Aptus Health

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

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, Market Access, SK Life Sciences

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

Brian Heath, General Manager, Oncology, Amgen

Our Mission

Marcus & Associates’ mission is the recruitment of world-class scientific, clinical, technical and commercial talent, including mission-critical executive officers, fast-track rising stars, industry-leading functional experts and drivers of excellence in science and technology, to give our Healthcare and Life Sciences clients a competitive advantage in building exceptional leadership teams that will make an immediate and significant long-term contribution to successfully achieving their organizational goals and objectives.

Our primary purpose is to meet the talent acquisition needs and requirements of our clients. We strongly believe that an organization’s most important resource is its employees and we partner with clients who share this same belief.

Marcus & Associates has established a proven track record of service and achievement unique within Healthcare and Life Sciences. We take pride in being a truly client-driven firm.

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Drive for excellence

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Meet The Team

Marcus & Associates invests heavily in developing our staff and provides extensive training annually – covering topics including executive search, Healthcare and Life Sciences, relationship building, communication and client service skills. This has helped us to build a commanding knowledge and expertise, which enables us to deliver consistently superior results and back up our commitment to filling every position.

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