Our Team

Our firm is strategically modeled to mirror the organizational structure of our Life Sciences and Healthcare clients. Our expertise in each Practice Area is the result of decades of involvement in the industry, making us highly skilled in identifying, recruiting, and closing seasoned industry leaders as well as fast-track rising stars within specialties from Early Research to Commercialization- and beyond. As a result, we are consistently relied upon to fill key positions with the most technical experience, limited talent pools, and narrowest requirements due to our ability to deliver multiple high caliber candidates where other firms fall short.

Meet Our
Management Team


Joshua Marcus

As President, Josh Marcus has guided the business for over 14 years leveraging more than 23 years of expertise in the recruiting industry as well as an additional 5 years of experience in B2B marketing and account management with a Fortune 100 company. He earned his BA from the University at Albany and an MBA, from Duke, The Fuqua School of Business. Josh worked internationally in Bangkok Thailand for three years, spent seven years operating in the greater New York Metro area, and has been based in St. Petersburg FL for the past 18 years where he has led the Commercial Practice as well as Business Development for the firm. He is passionate about helping clients find the best talent possible to ensure their success, and is privileged to support the most vital, innovative, and collaborative Life Sciences and Healthcare organizations in the world.

Josh Marcus
E: jmarcus@marcusassoc.com
T: (941) 993-4264

Executive Director

Chad Montgomery

Chad is a results-oriented team leader and talent developer with a proven track record of success in the recruiting field with nearly 10 years of experience with Marcus & Associates. Chad is an exemplary strategic and tactical planner who fosters strong partnerships and develops key initiatives to consistently exceed key performance objectives. His ability to build leadership teams by identifying and acquiring the most talented individuals in the world for our Life Sciences and Healthcare clients has helped to him to earn a reputation as a trusted resource for clients as well as candidates.
Senior Vice President

Rory Faulkner

Rory Faulkner has helped guide the business over the past 12 years and brings a diverse background to the team and skillset to each client project he manages. He earned a master’s degree in managerial communication from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and bachelors degree in business from the same school.

Rory Faulkner
E: rfaulkner@marcusassoc.com
T: (727) 822-8966

Divisional Director

Angel M. Luisser

Angel M. Luisser has led both Corporate and Executive Search recruiting efforts for more than 15 years with a focus on highly specialized clinical and operations executives within the Healthcare, Biopharmaceutical, Higher Education, and Manufacturing industries. As a member of the senior leadership team, she currently leads the Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Compliance, HR, and Corporate Practice Areas for Marcus & Associates, in addition to supporting the needs of Community Health, Hospital, Cancer Center, Education, and Research client partners. Prior to joining the team, she served as Vice President of Operations for an Executive Search firm providing permanent and contract leadership recruitment solutions to meet the growing demands for licensed care professionals and executive leaders across care levels. Her Corporate background within Academia also includes leading full-cycle recruitment of Didactic/Clinical Professors, Program Administrators, Deans, and Executive Leadership for Colleges specializing in Business and Nursing as well as a University with degree programs across disciplines from the Associate to Doctorate level.
Senior Vice President

Ray Rodriguez

Ray Rodriguez is an exceptionally accomplished sales leader, talent developer, and mentor of people with more than 14 years of focused experience within Life Sciences recruitment and client relations. As a former Top Sales Producer and Senior Trainer for Dale Carnegie, he brings a wealth of knowledge as well as a true passion for consultative sales that has served him well in the continuous development and support of the Marcus & Associates team. In his current role as Senior Vice President, he enhances business partnerships, develops long-lasting relationships, and strives to add as much value as possible to the hiring and candidate experience. Ray’s award-winning skill set combined with his ability to facilitate the growth of others is a major driver of our firm's success over the years. His passion for the Life Sciences industry, functional expertise, scientific/clinical knowledge, and high energy is evident in everything he does- resulting in a profoundly positive effect on the people around him.

Ray Rodriguez
E: rrodriguez@marcusassoc.com
T: (727) 822-8005

Director & Head of Recruitment Account Management

Ish Singh

Ish Singh is a seasoned professional with a strong track record of success in the Executive Search and Interim Staffing industry paired with an accomplished career serving in various leadership capacities at renowned organizations supporting Dell, British Airways, and the National Rail of UK. As Director and Head of Recruitment Account Management at Marcus & Associates, Ish brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in international operations to the team. In addition to honing his strategic thinking, analytical abilities, and stakeholder management skills within prominent companies, his focus on customer service and sales developed a deep understanding of client needs as well as business dynamics across diverse industries.

Throughout his career, his dedication to building long-term partnerships with clients and ensuring their success has developed a keen ability to identify and attract top talent. Utilizing a comprehensive approach that considers cultural fit within organizations in addition to skills and experience to deliver customized talent solutions that drive growth and enhance organizational performance has been at the forefront of the firm's mission to provide unparalleled executive search and interim staffing services. He leads a team of dedicated professionals who share his passion for delivering exceptional results and exceeding client expectations. With his deep industry knowledge, Ish is adept at navigating the evolving talent landscape, anticipating industry trends, and helping clients stay ahead of the competition.

Administrative Operations

Nanthana Wichai

Head of Operational Excellence

Roy S. Donovan

Roy S. Donovan is an accomplished recruitment leader and head-hunter with over 15 years of industry experience. As Head of Operational Excellence at Marcus & Associates, Roy plays a pivotal role in leading a team of talented professionals, fostering a culture of excellence, and implementing strategies to drive company's success in executive search. With an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results, Roy has established himself as a trusted expert in talent acquisition. He possesses a keen understanding of the dynamics of the job market, enabling him to connect top-notch executives with key positions, helping leading organizations to drive future growth and success. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Roy is known for his strong work ethic and passion for continuous improvement. He constantly stays abreast of industry trends to continually generate innovative recruitment strategies, allowing him to provide cutting-edge solutions to his clients.

Meet Our

Owner, Principal of Cosma Biopharma Consulting

Greg Cosma, Ph.D.

Bringing over 20 years of experience as a senior leader in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as Vice President of Genentech Research and Early Development, Greg is currently Owner and Principal of Cosma Biopharma Consulting, LLC. Greg is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Immune-Onc Therapeutics and the R&D Advisory Board of Erasca, Inc. Greg has led efforts across R&D that have resulted in numerous approvals of currently marketed drugs, spanning diverse therapeutic areas and modalities. In addition to his broad development responsibilities at Genentech, Greg led Project Agility, an organization-wide effort to enhance innovation and pipeline delivery. He is widely considered as a trusted and transformative thought leader in the industry, applying disruptive strategies to enhance and accelerate pipeline delivery and efficiency. Prior to his career in biopharma, Greg was a faculty member at New York University Medical Center and Colorado State University.
Co-founder and President of Saccharo

Sheryl Martin-Moe, PhD

Sherry is a Biopharmaceutical executive leader with over 30 years experience in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and device industries in the US, Europe and ROW. She is a Concept to Product CMC expert with demonstrated success in bringing over 100 products through development, clinical trials and to market and supporting licensed products. She has a breadth of cross functional leadership experience, directing departments including: Analytical, Formulation, Device, and Processing Development; Clinical and Commercial Quality Control; and Clinical Production for Drug Substance and Drug Product. Sherry has established a scientific track record for designing and successfully implementing integrated programs including: CMC, Development, Operations, Combination Products, Technology Transfers, Drug Product Network Process, Comparability, QbD, Process Validation.
Co-founder and President of Intellectus Partners

Jay Casey

Within Intellectus, he specializes in advising and managing relationships with life sciences and tech clients. He is also responsible for day-to-day oversight of key operating units, including Investment Planning & Analytics, Strategic Product Management, and Risk & Quantitative Analysis. Prior to founding Intellectus Partners, Jay served as a Director at Deutsche Bank, where he was an Advisor and Portfolio Manager for more than a decade. He had oversight of the team’s investment strategies, including its fixed income, equity, liquidity, and alternative investment offerings. Jay earned his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University. He also studied International Finance at Sasin of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Jay has earned a number of national accolades. On Wall Street recognized him as one of the Top 40 Advisors Under 40 in 2009 and Barron’s has named him one of the Top Advisors in America in multiple years.

“A superior source for top talent in the industry, and true experts at finding the best candidate for the role in a timely manner. They invest a great deal of time in understanding client needs, and screen candidates intensely to find the right fit. It's clear that their extensive network stems from high integrity, industry expertise, and the ability to get the job done with the best people. Advice and guidance are very sound, consummate professionals ‐ dedicated, highly engaged, and responsive. The overall good‐nature and positive attitude makes it a pleasure to work with them, and I highly recommend Marcus & Associates.”

Vice PresidentTop 5 Pharmaceutical Client

6 Functional Area Specific Recruiting Practices

Our experience is primarily divided across 6 functional areas with multiple Practices to support each specialty. The strength of our methodical approach to recruiting world-class leaders is enhanced by the knowledge our experts have derived from direct experience within their respective scientific, clinical, technical, and commercial functions. Decades of expertise provides us with unique insight into our industry, allowing us to provide the highest level of service with access to an otherwise inaccessible talent pool.

Research & PreClinical Practice

Our Research & Preclinical Practice is unparalleled in identifying and recruiting functional experts and the industry’s leading drivers of science and technology across the wide breadth of scientific and technical specialties.

Functions, including, but not limited to:

  • Biology
  • Bioanalytical
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular/Cell Biology
  • Pathology
  • Preclinical DMPK
  • Preclinical Pharmacology
  • Program Management
  • Toxicology
  • Translational Sciences

Clinical & Medical Practice

Personal relationships with a distinguished network of Clinical and Medical professionals, including KOLs and thought leaders gives us access to recruit and place world-class industry leaders in Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Biostatistics, Medical Affairs and more.

Functions, including, but not limited to:

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Bioanalytical
  • Clinical Data Management
  • Clinical Development
  • Clinical DMPK
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance
  • Translational Medicine
  • Medical Affairs

Product Development & CMC Practice

Our Product Development & CMC Practice is preeminent in the industry in the recruitment of proven Life Sciences leadership talent.

Functions, including, but not limited to:

  • Process Development
  • Analytical Sciences
  • Formulations
  • Drug Delivery
  • CMC Project Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Supply Chain
  • Engineering

Regulatory & Quality Practice

Our fresh and robust network within Regulatory and Quality gives us access to world-class professionals.

Functions, including, but not limited to:

  • Advertising & Promotion
  • CMC
  • Compliance
  • Labeling
  • Operations / Submissions
  • Regulatory Strategy
  • Quality Assurance

Commercial Practice

Our Commercial Practice provides our clients an exceptional opportunity to recruit top candidates.

Functions, including, but not limited to:

  • Access & Reimbursement
  • Account Management & Sales
  • Brand Management
  • Business Development
  • Commercial Operations
  • Commercial Strategy
  • HEOR & Evidence
  • Insights & Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Payer & Managed Markets
  • Pricing & Contracting
  • Product Management

HR & Corporate Practice

Our HR, IT, & Corporate Practice provides our clients an exceptional opportunity to recruit top candidates.

Functions: Including, but not limited to:

  • Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Marketing
  • Finance & Accounting
  • IS & IT Leadership
  • Compliance
  • Training & Development
  • Regional Quality

Need to make a critical hire?

Get a Free Consultation and Let Us Help Find Your Next Superstar.