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“Carl Berke and his team of support have the unique and focused ability to match a company’s needs with the right executives who possess the talent to take a targeted organization to the next level. The Berke team has relationships in the life sciences sector that enable him to locate and acquire highly qualified candidates who are not only “cultural fits” but are professionals that are also performers with real track records. Their vast experience coupled with the firm’s success in placing high achieving performers with the right company gives Berke Executive Search the competitive edge that is very rarely seen. Their most valuable quality that embraces everything already mentioned is their unsurpassed integrity. The team is always honest and genuine. In today’s world, dealing with  recruiters like the Berke team is most refreshing.”

Tammy McIntyre, President of GAVIS Pharmaceuticals, Novel Laboratories, former CEO of Apotex USA


“I have known Carl for ten years. We have collaborated on recruiting a number of director and VP level positions in Business Development, R&D, and Operations. His work ethic, focus, depth of industry knowledge, and extensive professional network enable talent acquisitions to be completed quickly. Carl and his team have an encyclopedic knowledge of the best and brightest leaders in the global pharmaceutical industry, especially generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies. The team at Berke always delivers results. They work tirelessly to find the right person for the job constantly looking for the best match among a number of factors like company culture, personality preferences, track record of results, leadership style, growth, and career aspirations. I have recommended his team to many colleagues. Carl is the consummate professional in every sense of the word. I trust him to help me build my leadership teams.”

Kurt Nielsen, PhD, Chief Technology Officer and SVP, Innovation & Growth,
 Catalent Pharma Solutions


“I have worked with Carl Berke for many years in searches for high-level pharmaceutical executives. Because his team has spent the time to understand our business throughout the years, we have continued to work with him.  Carl has always been able to promptly identify highly relevant potential candidates that would be likely to thrive in our organization. And if the first batch of candidates is not a fit, he refocuses their search based on the feedback they are given until we find the right person.”

E. Brendan Magrab, President, URL Pharma, Inc.


“In the life sciences industry, where change is the only constant, Carl Berke is a beacon and trusted advisor to investors and management in assembling quality teams that drive growth. The Berke team understands the tangible and, most importantly, also the intangible needs and they dig deeper to find the right solution for you.”

Ton Bunt, CEO, Izumi Biosciences


“I have used Carl Berke’s team on a number of high-level executive placements with great success. The Berke team members are the ultimate professionals and will leave no stone unturned in their quest to fill a position. The team spends a significant amount of upfront time in obtaining a detailed understanding of the position’s requirements including the “soft” data that is sometimes overlooked by other recruiters. Berke Executive Search firm is the right size to allow for the devoted attention to a search. The team’s contacts in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries are far-reaching and deep so that they are able to identify potential candidates quickly. I have known Carl for over forty years and highly recommend him.”

Ray Land, Board Member, Anika Therapeutics, BioAmber Inc, Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, former SVP and & CFO at Clarient, Inc.


“I have had the opportunity to work with Carl Berke and his team of support over the past several years for key professional positions within the generic pharmaceutical industry. Our relationship involved my recruitment to my current position as well as several key functional roles I have filled for Aurobindo USA. The Berke team is professional, courteous, and very timely with their follow-up and feedback. They are also thoughtful in the process of professional searches, taking time to thoroughly understand the position requirements, company culture, and employee interactions, then utilizing this information in the context of their vast professional network to produce the best personal and technical fit. Carl and his team are also unique in their capacity to serve a broad technical base, including senior executives, research, and manufacturing professionals.”

Bob Cunard, CEO, Aurobindo USA


“I have worked extensively with Carl Berke and his team of professionals over the past fifteen years with three separate companies. Together, we have developed outstanding teams. Berke’s team provides candidates that have the capability of meeting the position goals. More importantly, however, Carl acts as a partner and is very insightful in recommending candidates that can grow within the organization and would be successful within the unique culture of a particular organization. Time and time again, I turn to Carl to help me build a winning team. The Berke team has always been, and continues to be, the first resource I contact as I build departments across all functional areas. I rely on Carl and his team of support frequently and they rarely disappoint.”

Scott Tarriff, President & CEO, Eagle Pharmaceuticals


“We have worked with Carl Berke and his team for over ten years across multiple searches and many placements of vice presidents and directors in the pharmaceutical industry. Their reach is extensive. I think that one of the strongest attributes, as a recruiter, is that Carl and his team strive to learn our positional needs, corporate culture, and the people who will work with the individual who we seek, and then they are careful to try to send résumés to us of people who should fit well within our structure. The Berke team follows up after our interviews, not to push a candidate on us, but to understand why a candidate was not right for us to further fine tune, or target, the next candidates that they send to us. I have found the Berke team to have the utmost integrity. We continue to work with Carl Berke and his support because they deliver quality and they do the up-front work to not waste our time.”

Richard Roberts, Former CEO, URL Pharma, Inc.


“I have worked with Carl Berke for many years to fill a large number of VP level positions, across multiple functions, at several companies. Thanks to the commitment to understanding the specific needs of each and every role, extensive contact network and their sheer determination to fill each position, Carl Berke and his team of professionals have enabled me to successfully build several high-performing, industry-leading teams. Carl’s ability to work hand-in-hand with our organization means that his team always has a good understanding and appreciation of the chemistry needed for a candidate to be a great fit.”

Douglas L. Drysdale, CEO, Pernix Theraputics

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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

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64 Morsetown Road
West Milford, NJ 07480

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

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