Specialty pharmaceutical


The Hennessy Group places rare disease leadership at Amicus Therapeutics and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals

Aug 9, 2019 (Park City, UT) The Hennessy Group, an executive search firm specializing in the life sciences industry, announced the placement of new, key members of the science and leadership teams at Eloxx Pharmaceuticals and Amicus Therapeutics. Eloxx Pharmaceuticals has selected Dan Crawford to serve as its Principal Scientist for Pharmacology and Translational Sciences. […]

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The Innovation Bonus of Hiring a Competitor

At my firm, we’ve known for a long time the value that experience earned at one pharmaceutical company can have on the next pharmaceutical company that hires an executive. It’s the primary reason why we keep such close tabs on the candidates we connect with and the ones we place. We try to maintain these […]

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The Key to Hiring a New Leader for Your Pharmaceutical, 2019 edition

We have a pretty good idea of what motivates a leader in the life sciences industry to move to a new opportunity because we hear it directly from them during interviews. But most of our discussions are informal. We decided it was time to get a more official temperature on what drives executive candidates, particularly […]

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Culture More Important Than Compensation to Executive Candidates

Hiring survey indicates executives candidates are less driven by how much you’ll pay them and more concerned with how they’ll fit into your company What’s the number one thing on the mind of executive candidates interviewing for a job at your company? It’s your company culture. Those were just some of the findings in a […]

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Why every recruiter should know too much

I spend considerable time reading. Paper is my medium of choice, but I read plenty of digital publications and newsletters, too. I spend a portion of each day snapping photos of great print articles and sending them to my team or forwarding today’s newsletter. I’m not alone — when you’re an executive recruiter, it’s almost […]

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The Secret of Their Success: Going from Candidate to President/CEO

When you’re in business, you try to remain humble. After all, there are no “givens” -- sometimes, even the greatest efforts and promises fall short upon execution. I thought about this the other day, when I was checking in with some of the candidates we’d placed over the past few years and noticed a trend: […]

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New executive placements at Marken LLC, Pacira Pharmaceuticals and Agile Therapeutics

March 10, 2018 (Park City, UT) The Hennessy Group, an executive search firm specializing in the life sciences, has announced the successful placement of three key executive roles in leading small-cap pharmaceutical organizations. Colleen Kelly became Senior Counsel at women’s healthcare company Agile Therapeutics in Q4 2017. Ms. Kelly’s previous role was with Pepper Hamilton, […]

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Is sensor-embedded Abilify going too far? Absolutely not.

I’ve seen a lot of life-changing advancements come to market in the 30 years I’ve been working in life sciences, and the recent FDA approval of the sensor-embedded version of Abilify is no exception. While the tech should allow doctors to monitor the use of a patient’s drug, the impact could reach so much further. […]

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