We recruit for a broad spectrum of commercial positions such as Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Product Marketing/Management, Pre/Post-sales support, and associated management roles, through C-Level. Via consulting with our clients to understand their needs, and our network of >20,000 persons in the Life Science field, we’re able to effectively and efficiently find the best talent.
Below is some feedback that we have received from our clients.
Alix Cruse, Sales Director, North America East; Pacific Biosciences: I have worked with Jeff Protentis on 3 different occasions to fill sales positions. Jeff’s strength is his intimate knowledge of the life science tools industry, including historical and current trends in the mass market and local market. Unlike other recruiters, he has first-hand experience and really understands my needs as hiring manager and the unique characteristics I seek in candidates. As a recruiter, Jeff is fast, effective, and responsive, which is why I continue to refer him to other hiring managers and to individuals looking for new opportunities.
Honglin Zhao; HR Manager, BGI Americas Corporation: “Jeff is an exceptionally talented and highly effective recruiter in the biotech industry. He is remarkably well networked and is frequently placing candidates in sales, marketing, support, and related functions throughout the industry. He is one of the most effective executive recruiters I’ve had the pleasure of working with throughout my career. His approach to every search is professional and completely consultative. Jeff has the unique ability to find superior candidates within a very short time frame. I give him my highest recommendation.”
Christine Haakenson, Chief Operating Officer, Rubicon Genomics: “Jeff quickly enabled us to find a great person for a new position within the company. His extensive screening and written evaluations of candidates allowed us to stay focused on the needs of the position. Because of Jeff’s help, we found our new employee within a month from starting the search.”
Geoffrey Routh; Business Development Manager, BioChain Institute, Inc.: “Jeff possesses exceptional recruiting and interviewing skills. When he interviewed me for a sales position he skillfully assessed my technical knowledge and determined my “fit” with the culture of the hiring company. When finished, I felt he really knew me, and was looking out for the best interests of his client and me; I was impressed by his thoroughness. When I hired my first team as a manager, I turned to Jeff; he had earned my faith and respect. He helped me fill two positions with capable and mature professionals who were key assets on my team. Jeff cares that his candidates are an ideal fit and capable of making strong contributions. I will definitely work with Jeff again in the future.”
Mark Pydynowski; President and CEO, Somark Innovations: “The talent that I find most impressive about Jeff is his intuition. He has an ability to know the appropriate approach for a situation and the likely result. This intuition extends to Jeff’s ability to ‘read’ people. We hired Jeff to help us build a sales team and his analysis of candidates was invariably correct. He was instrumental throughout every step of the recruiting process. Jeff is a tireless worker who consistently exceeds expectations and loves to compete. He quickly establishes a high degree of trust with internal and external colleagues. I would certainly work with Jeff again.”
Norrie Russell, President, Gene Logic, Inc.: “If you think you can hire and train a sales team, think again. Jeff helped us build our commercial team and is the consummate professional when it comes to screening, interviewing, reference checking and selecting sales folk for a final interview. His many years of experience have endowed him with the ability to find great sales staff, then mentor them, build and motivate a team, and give your company a full and professional commercial presence. And he’s a really nice guy. Whenever you are thinking sales team get in touch with Jeff.”