Retained Executive Search

Executive Search - The Hennessy Group

Imagine if we couldn’t find the best scientists to develop statins or researchers to study diabetes. Without “headhunters” in retained executive search, the quest to find talented leaders to drive the innovation required to cure disease and improve lives would be undermined. Without executive search, the pace of change — and especially progress — would be compromised.

Life sciences companies often call The Hennessy Group after they’ve done everything  possible to find talent on their own. Clients seek our counsel because we have significant expertise helping life sciences companies to acquire talent.

We have experience across the therapeutic spectrum, and we tap into a robust network in many of these areas. We have served big pharma for more than 30 years, and we offer significant expertise assessing leaders for their “fit” in small to mid-size companies. We ask the questions and do the research necessary to understand our clients, their culture and their needs. It is our obligation to align life sciences talent with everything our clients value.


  • Retained executive search
  • Board assessment including CEO and Director succession planning
  • Board/Director recruitment
  • Career counseling – The Hennessy Group offers coaching services to Directors and CEOs in transition.