Big Pharma HR veteran Edward Herpel Joins The Hennessy Group as Vice President

December 4, 2017 — The Hennessy Group (, an executive search firm specializing in the life sciences industry, today announced that HR veteran Edward Herpel will join the firm as Vice President. Mr. Herpel’s focus will be on search project management as well as business development in the large pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical sector and other selected industry sectors in life sciences.

Mr. Herpel’s career includes more than 25 years of big pharma experience in both human resources and operations roles, in addition to seven years in retained executive search and consulting. While Mr. Herpel’s work has spanned the globe from China to Europe, his role with The Hennessy Group will be based in Denver, Colorado.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Ed as part of our team,” says The Hennessy Group’s CEO, Robert Hennessy. “Companies are experiencing a need for talent in life sciences unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Everyone from big pharma to small life sciences startups needs to ensure that they have the right candidates in front of them without delay. Innovation has no time to wait. Adding someone like Ed, who possesses the talent, connections and market knowledge that clients need, is a natural progression for our firm. The hands-on experience Ed brings and his understanding of how to develop strong candidate slates will be a competitive advantage for our clients.”

Mr. Herpel began transitioning from his previous role as an independent search consultant to his new role as Vice President of The Hennessy Group on November 19, 2017. He’ll assume full VP responsibilities on December 5, 2017.

About The Hennessy Group

For more than 30 years, The Hennessy Group has successfully connected life sciences organizations with the industry’s top — and next — leaders. Relying on tried-and-true strategies to dive deeply into a candidate’s background and create a custom, personalized search for each client, The Hennessy Group’s placements have become heads of divisions and companies, board members, entrepreneurs and more, each role playing an integral part in getting new treatments to market. Over the years, The Hennessy Group has worked extensively with companies in big pharma and has developed expertise building executive teams in specialty pharmaceuticals, the CDMO industry, and numerous other sectors in life sciences as well. The firm frequently places executive candidates in 90 days or less.

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