Our Mission

Ingeniquest is a relationship focused executive search firm.  At the heart of the Ingeniquest mission is people.  Our single goal as a firm is to cultivate opportunities for candidates and clients to realize unparalleled success together.  We will accomplish this through passionate and unrelenting commitment to understand the needs of the people we work with and to ... READ MORE »

Industry Specialization in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

Ingeniquest is committed to both industry and functional specialization within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector.  An unparalleled level of market mastery is the underlying foundation and perpetual focus of each practice area.  This mastery allows us to consistently provide valuable and differentiated market insight with the end goal being the success of our clients and candidates in executing on optimal hiring and career decisions.  ... READ MORE »


I had the pleasure of working with Shawn O’Rourke on an executive search for a Vice President of Clinical Research.  The requirements for the position were quite specific and involved a highly competitive therapeutic area.  Shawn did an outstanding job.  He was dedicated to finding high quality candidates that met all... Read More »- Chief Medical Officer - Synta Pharmaceuticals

What separates Shawn from others in his field is his ability to evaluate potential candidates not just on the words that appear on a resume but also for his ability to assess what lies beyond a piece of paper.  Many times it is his recognition of these intangible qualities that truly enable him to place winners!... Read More »- Director - Market Development - DePuy Orthopedics, Johnson & Johnson

Shawn’s recruiting abilities and approach are valued by companies and candidates alike.  He does not merely seek to fill or find a position—it’s important to him that it be the right position and right candidate.  He demonstrates full command of a hiring client’s background, culture, and needs.  Unli... Read More »- Director, Business Development, Vanda Pharmaceuticals

I had the pleasure to work with Shawn as I was pursuing an opportunity with a leading pharma company.  He is one of the very few recruiters I have come across who are passionate about the people whom they work with.  He comes across as a person with integrity, thorough, open and approachable.  He takes the extra step to set... Read More »- Manager Market Research, Major Consumer Products Company

I have known Shawn since 2002 and though Shawn has never placed me, he has always been VERY knowledgeable about the companies that he represented.  Shawn is extremely knowledgeable about the pharmaceutical industry and has a breadth of contacts.  Shawn impressed me so much over the years that in 2007, I engaged Shawn to search f... Read More »- CEO, Emerging Biotech Company

I had a pleasure to use Shawn’s services on several instances.  Every time, he demonstrated superb knowledge of the industry combined with custom tailored approach to each situation based on the specific clients’ needs.  Shawn made a reputation of a highly reliable partner providing strong follow-through and keeping ... Read More »- Sr Manager Sales Operations, Big Pharma Company

Shawn really knows the life science industry.  He has a lot of contacts and a good reputation.  He is also surprisingly personable for someone who graduated from Yale.... Read More »- Manager Sales Operations, Abbott Labs

Shawn is one of the best recruiters I have run across in terms of finding good opportunities and placing the right people in the right jobs.... Read More »- Director of Business Analysis, Glaxosmithkline

Shawn has expertly assessed my background and experience and presented opportunities that would be a good fit based on that assessment.... Read More »- Associate Director New Product Commercialization, Novo Nordisk

Shawn is probably the best recruiter I dealt with in my search for a job in the pharmaceutical industry at the client side.  He is very personable with high integrity.  He takes his time in making sure that the position is a good match and fits within your career plan and he has great knowledge of the industry.... Read More »- Associate Director Marketing Science, Novartis

I've worked with Shawn for 4+ years and I will continue to reach out to him as opportunities arise.  Shawn is very knowledgeable and extremely trustworthy.  He works hard for his clients and is 100% committed to his projects.  Shawn is also someone I rely on for guidance even when I don't have a specific project in ... Read More »- Senior Product Manager, Daiichi-Sankyo

Shawn's an intensely knowledgeable and capable individual, and I've had the pleasure of working with him on many occasions.  I give him my highest recommendation!... Read More »- Director Marketing, Novartis

Shawn is an extremely professional recruiter who will take the time to understand your needs and pair you with opportunities that fit them.  He is never pushy, and is genuinely interested in you finding a position that makes you happy.... Read More »- Manager Marketing Analytics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

It is my pleasure to recommend Shawn.  In my opinion, Shawn is more than just a recruiter.  Shawn is a career consultant who I trust to provide good advice first. Over the years that I have known Shawn, I found him to be more interested in building a relationship with his clients than simply placing them in other positions. Shaw... Read More »- Manager Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Eli Lilly

Shawn O’Rourke is one of the most caring and diligent recruiters I have worked with.  He is very careful to put candidates into the right positions and ensure it is a good fit for both sides.  I would recommend Shawn to other candidates.... Read More »- President, FirstLine Analytics

You may remember giving me some advice this summer regarding job searching, networking, etc.  I am a clinician who was looking to transition into industry/healthcare advertising.  I have to let you know, that the ½ hour conversation we had ended up in me connecting with Cline, Davis, Mann.  I start a position in the ... Read More »- Medical Director, Cline, Davis, Mann

Thank you for your guidance and support throughout the Sepracorinterview process.  Your recommendations helped make each interview the best possible!  You and your team have been the most professional firm I’ve had the pleasure to work with!  I start Monday… ... Read More »- Director of Marketing, Sepracor

Thank you for all of the help you provided throughout the whole process.  I am grateful for your nice thoughts and encouraging words.  Your enthusiasm was inspiring and your confidence about the prospective new job had a great impact on my decision-making.  I am very excited about the future…... Read More »- Medical Director, Sepracor

Shawn, I wanted to thank you for all of your support during the interview and offer process.  I gave a verbal acceptance yesterday and will be faxing in the signed offer letter this morning.  My husband and I decided that this opportunity was too good to pass up so we are going to take some risk financially to do this. &nbs... Read More »- Associate Director of Marketing, Prometheus Labs

I have known Shawn for several years and have always been impressed with his professionalism, attention to detail, problem solving abilities and integrity. Shawn has sourced several positions for me in the past and has always provided candidates that meet the requirements set forth for the position. Shawn comes with my highest recommendat... Read More »- Executive Director Global Marketing, Schering-Plough

Shawn recruited me for Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a manager of Marketing Research. I was happy with all aspects of the process. Shawn helped me find a good match for what I was looking for.... Read More »- Manager Market Research, Novartis

Over the course of my 10 years in the pharmaceutical sector, I have yet to meet a recruiter with Shawn's industry insights, integrity, network and genuine concern for my career development. He is a true partner and advisor for the long term.... Read More »-Director Strategic Marketing -Biovail

Shawn is an extremely intelligent, honest, and ethical partner. Shawn's network of continued relationships and his straightforward communications are his hallmarks. Having known Shawn for nearly seven years, I would recommend him unequivocally to anyone seeking both an employer as well as an employee.... Read More »-President & CEO - OverArching Solutions Inc.

I enjoy working with Shawn, he's trustworthy, has a direct communication style, he is responsive and efficient, and has a very broad and deep knowledge of the industry and key contacts.... Read More »-Director Market Research - Novartis

Among all of the recruiters with whom I've worked in my career, Shawn stands out as one of the top recruiters in terms of professionalism and dedication to the client. He consults at a deep level with the client to ascertain the specific hiring needs, then subjects prospective candidates to an extensive pre-interview screen based on t... Read More »-Manager Forecasting - Eli Lilly

Of all the recruiters I've worked with, Shawn stands out for numerous reasons: exceptional intelligence, broad and deep industry knowledge, numerous key contacts in seemingly every organization, and a tremendous understanding of hiring as it applies to leadership and its impact on organizations. Shawn is a tireless worker whose skills... Read More »-Medical Director - CV Therapeutics

Shawn represents the very best of the best in the industry. When it comes to placing the right people in the right companies, Ingeniquest simply cannot be beat. As his brainchild, its success rests upon the shoulders of its CEO, Shawn O'Rourke. One only has to meet Shawn to understand why it has achieved its success.Shawn takes the ti... Read More »-Global Director Marketing - Merck & Co.

I haven't worked with many recruiters in the past but Shawn stood out for numerous reasons: broad and deep understanding of the industry, key contacts in every facet of many organizations and a tremendous understanding of the hiring process. Shawn was always available for discussion and coaching during my hiring process and his profes... Read More »-Senior Manager Forecasting & Analytics - Celgene

I have worked with Shawn for many years and have always valued his integrity, professionalism and his knowledge of the pharmaceutical market. Shawn is trustworthy and straight forward. He is interested in building and sustaining long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships - he has a broad network and works hard to find the right fit for ... Read More »-Global Director Marketing - Shire HGT

Shawn is a very well connected and insightful career consultant whom I have had the pleasure to interact with during my international assignments. He is very knowledgeable about the industry trends and keeps on top of the talent pool. I always find him of good advice to identify and assess the optimal candidate/position fit.... Read More »-Global Marketing Science Director - Novartis

Shawn is a pleasant, goal-oriented recruiter who seems to have a special talent of finding right people for the jobs, also when others had previously failed in the same task. Highly recommended.... Read More »-Chief Medical Officer - Orion Pharma

Shawn and I have collaborated for over 10 years. Shawn has been very proactive in looking for suitable roles for me throughout my career, and in helping me network, and has been an invaluable asset for understanding the shifts and changes within the environment in my field. Additionally, Shawn has strong strategic skills, and ability to a... Read More »-Senior Director Global Marketing - Millennium Pharmaceuticals

Shawn is a highly articulate, intelligent, and insightful career consultant with whom I have worked over the course of many years. Shawn is delivery-oriented and listens carefully to client feedback, enabling him to provide adept feedback to the candidates he represents. He has a solid base of experience in talent acquisition within the b... Read More »-Associate Director New Products - Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Shawn has worked to help place several of my colleagues over the past several years. Shawn is an excellent recruiter, with a very pleasant demeanor. He has an excellent working knowledge of the healthcare industry and its players. His insightful and thorough work is notable amongst the recruiters in the industry.... Read More »-Senior Director Global Business Analytics - Schering-Plough

On the many occasions when I have worked with Shawn he has consistently demonstrated the highest level of professionalism. Shawn is dedicated to matching clients’ needs with the superior candidates. I would highly recommend Shawn for any key personnel needs.... Read More »-Executive Director Market Access -Wyeth/Pfizer

I give Shawn my highest recommendation.I was a candidate he matched to a position at a large pharma company. Shawn approached me with balanced information and really took the time to understand where I was professionally and what my career and personal goals were. He then helped me see how this position might and might not be a good match... Read More »-Global Medical Director - Pfizer Oncology