Testimonials

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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 to those goals. Having had no experience in the industry (I was in private practice) I had many questions and needed time to consider my choices.

Shawn listened and helped me identify the resources which might be of greatest use to me. He touched base with me frequently; he was very helpful before and after my interviews and also during contract negotiations.

Shawn is personable, knowledgeable about the field, an excellent communicator, and motivated to find the right positions for the right people.

I have known other executive search professionals and Shawn truly stands out as a model of excellence.

-Global Medical Director - Pfizer Oncology

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.

-Executive Director Market Access -Wyeth/Pfizer

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.

-Senior Director Global Business Analytics - Schering-Plough

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 biopharmaceutical industry and is able to leverage his extensive list of contacts while offering guidance on the proper protocols for successful interviewing and follow-up.

-Associate Director New Products - Forest Laboratories, Inc.

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 assess organizational needs, and to provide insightful input into the search process. I look forward to continuing our working collaboration.

-Senior Director Global Marketing - Millennium Pharmaceuticals

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.

-Chief Medical Officer - Orion Pharma

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.

-Global Marketing Science Director - Novartis

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 the client, as well as for the candidate.

-Global Director Marketing - Shire HGT

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 time to really get to know his clients, and more importantly, those he is seeking to place with his clients. Shawn will spend the time and effort necessary to make the right fit a reality. He is trustworthy and reliable and is always available.
Each and every one of his customers truly feels like he is working on their behalf with a fervent commitment and skill set. I know, because I was one of his customers. Ingeniquest and Shawn O'Rourke are a sure bet!

-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 professional generosity was extremely refreshing and I would gladly leverage his expertise again.

-Senior Manager Forecasting & Analytics - Celgene

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 position him as a partner in the placement process, rather than just an order-filler.
In addition, Shawn has been consistently giving of his time and network whenever I have required assistance, and his professional generosity is rare indeed. I would gladly leverage his expertise in any situation where the acquisition and retention of talented human capital is critical.

-Medical Director - CV Therapeutics

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 these needs. He asks great questions, both of his client and candidates. I believe that Shawn's recruiting process yields great results, and would use Shawn's firm without reservations for future placements.

-Manager Forecasting - Eli Lilly

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.

-Director Market Research - Novartis

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.

-President & CEO - OverArching Solutions Inc.

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.

-Director Strategic Marketing -Biovail

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.

- Manager Market Research, Novartis

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 recommendations.

- Executive Director Global Marketing, Schering-Plough

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.   I think in the long run it will pay off.  Prometheus is a great fit for me and I am very excited about getting started!  I spoke to both Bryan and Toni yesterday and they seemed thrilled.  Sorry that the process has dragged out for so long.

You are a true professional and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you to find the perfect job for me.  You were never pushy and I always felt that you were looking out for my best interest (I think this is unique compared to many other recruiters).  I am confident that I will be seeking out your services again in the future – but most likely for help in building a team!

- Associate Director of Marketing, Prometheus Labs

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…

- Medical Director, Sepracor

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…

- Director of Marketing, Sepracor

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 Scientific Affairs department on October 3rd.  I could not be more pleased – the position is just what I was looking for and CDM is such a well respected company.  Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you again, and let you know how much you impacted my life.

- Medical Director, Cline, Davis, Mann

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.

- President, FirstLine Analytics

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. Shawn is an expert in the field and always demonstrates a strategic outlook and thought process.  More importantly, Shawn exemplifies a high work ethic and integrity.

- Manager Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Eli Lilly

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.

- Manager Marketing Analytics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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!

- Director Marketing, 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 mind and he is equally willing to help under those circumstances as well.  Shawn goes out of his way to understand the needs of his clients to ensure that he will deliver the highest caliber candidates.  Shawn focuses on quality over quantity so I know that he has screened every potential candidate that he sends over. I have never been disappointed with the quality of candidates that I have received from him.

- Senior Product Manager, Daiichi-Sankyo

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.

- Associate Director Marketing Science, Novartis

Shawn has expertly assessed my background and experience and presented opportunities that would be a good fit based on that assessment.

- Associate Director New Product Commercialization, Novo Nordisk

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.

- Director of Business Analysis, Glaxosmithkline

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.

- Manager Sales Operations, Abbott Labs

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 you abreast of the latest developments along the entire process.  I would highly recommend Shawn as one of the best specialists in his field.

- Sr Manager Sales Operations, Big Pharma 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 for a Senior Product Manager position.  For that search, he referred the top candidate.  Even though the candidate did not accept our offer, Shawn delivered a top quality candidate.  In summary, Shawn brings tremendous knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry to a prospective client and delivers top quality candidates that match your needs.

- CEO, Emerging Biotech Company

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 up expectations upfront, makes sure you fit well with the position he has in hand, gives you insight into the work environment, and the people whom you will be interviewing with, to such a degree that you will feel very confident, and knowledgeable when you get to meet them.  I would highly recommend Shawn as your true business partner and your best advocate as you consider your next career move.

- Manager Market Research, Major Consumer Products Company

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.  Unlike many recruiters, he also invests the time necessary to build a thorough understanding of a potential candidate’s experience, skills, working style, and priorities.  The results speak for themselves: a strong recruiting track record and a stellar reputation across the life sciences industry.

- Director, Business Development, Vanda 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!

- Director - Market Development - DePuy Orthopedics, Johnson & Johnson

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 of the characteristics outlined in the job description.  He did extensive background research on the candidates prior to presenting them for consideration.  He only presented candidates who were realistic and highly qualified.  He worked diligently on our behalf and provided us with excellent candidates in a timely fashion.  He also kept us up to date on the search progress through regular teleconferences.  I was extremely pleased with the level of the candidates he presented to us and ultimately hired an outstanding individual for the job.  Shawn’s extensive contacts in the industry, his personable nature, and his clear understanding of the needs of the hiring organization have allowed him to be extremely successful in recruiting top notch talent for companies.  I could not have been more pleased with the entire experience.  I would highly recommend Shawn without reservation and look forward to working with him again in the future.

- Chief Medical Officer - Synta Pharmaceuticals

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