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The Berke Search Team

Carl Berke, Managing Partner and Foundercarl

Carl is an executive search practitioner with over twenty-five years of specialized experience consulting with a wide range of biopharmaceutical, life sciences, and medical technology clients. He understands the needs of his clients as well as the demands the industry places on them. Carl has performed searches at the executive, board, and senior commercial levels and for a wide variety of scientific and technical leadership positions. He is also adept at working with start-ups and emerging growth businesses, having developed consultative relationships with venture capital, private equity, and angel investors. He understands the qualities and nuanced capabilities required in an executive to make a successful transition to an entrepreneurial environment. Carl’s years in the industry have given him the credibility to evaluate candidates on his clients’ behalf and deliver the best options available. He has the ability and experience to discern quality—to identify not only talent, but the right talent.

Direct Dial  – 267-483-8951;  Cell – 215-262-3898;  E-mail –

Susan Popp,  Managing PartnerSusan-Popp

Susan is an executive search professional who brings years of industry experience consulting to a wide range of pharmaceutical, life science and healthcare clients. She is driven by the principles of professionalism, integrity, clear communication and exceptional execution. Susan understands her clients’ needs with the primary focus of delivering top talent solutions that are an exceptional cultural fit. She has performed searches at the C-Suite, Executive, Senior Commercial, Technical and Scientific levels. Prior to joining forces with Berke Executive Search, Susan was the Founder and Principal of her own search firm, Susan Popp & Associates, LLC. Her experience in search, combined with her Corporate and Regional Management background brings a full understanding of the demands of the healthcare industry to build, develop and manage top performing teams. Susan’s ability to build strong relationships, positive motivation and sense of urgency combined with her industry knowledge and keen assessment skills yield extremely positive results. She brings a demonstrated track record of recruiting talent that creates significant value to her clients’ organizations.

Direct Dial –  973-506-7413;  Cell – 973-769-4405;  E-mail –


Kerri E. Kwapinski, VP of Sourcing and Recruitmentkerri

Kerri joined Berke Executive Search in 2004 after ten years as a financial analyst. Kerri sources and identifies candidates, providing hands-on involvement through the entire recruitment process and serving as a candidate development resource. She creates solutions and institutes best practices to address the unique organizational challenges of Berke Executive Search’s customized and industry-specific approach, providing superior client relations and support in the process.

Direct Dial  – 267-483-8951;  Cell215-262-4767;

About Us

At Berke Executive Search, our pharmaceutical and biotech recruiters conduct highly specialized searches and assessments to ensure that your talent acquisitions exceed expectation and contribute to the growth of your business, allowing you to emerge as a global presence.

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Philadelphia, PA Office
308 N. Main Street, Suite B-200
Chalfont, PA 18914

West Milford, NJ Office
64 Morsetown Road
West Milford, NJ 07480

Jupiter, FL Office
Jupiter Executive Office Suites
601 Heritage Drive, Suite 129
Jupiter, FL 33458

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