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Redefining the Search Experience in Recruitment:

Berke Executive Search is a specialized boutique firm that focuses on executive and functional leadership searches within the life sciences industry, specifically in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. With more than two decades of experience and an extensive network, we provide highly tailored and dependable solutions to meet your organization's human capital requirements, delivering unmatched results.



Berke Executive Search offers unique and flexible search structures that guarantee that every search is tailored specifically to our client's needs, ensuring the entire process is efficient and streamlined. We not only provide recruiting process guidelines, candidate pipelines, and networks — we also provide the know-how to navigate the waters when handling delicate situations and negotiations.


Our Retained Search services are milestone-based. We proceed in a highly efficient and consultative fashion to find the "right fit" between your needs and the skill sets of our candidates. Our executive search practice quickly delivers the most qualified candidates for your consideration.

Modified Retained

Our Modified Retained service is offered to introduce prospective clients to our highly specialized capabilities. We offer reduced retainers, extended payment terms based on performance.

Exclusive Contingent

Our Exclusive Contingent offering enables clients to access our sourcing and recruitment capabilities for challenging roles that require a high level of specialization.


Our refined search process enables us to have superior results for our partners including:

85% of Candidates presented to Clients are Interviewed

On average, we have a shortlist of ten candidates within the first two weeks of the search

Why Berke Search?

  • Search Reimagined, Berke offers clients a refreshing perspective by reimagining the conventional search process, presenting a distinctive value proposition.

  • Industry experts. with over 20+ years of experience helping Pharma and Biopharma companies Identify, Attract, and Secure top talent.

  • Boutique firm with limited conflict of interests, enabling us to target a larger candidate pool.

  • Value-add, success-based pricing structures that accommodate companies' nuances and unique needs at various stages. 

  • High Success, our match-driven process connects companies to the right human capital, and candidate to the right opportunity for their career growth.

  • Research-driven, understanding the industry, and knowing where to target are mission-critical to overcoming the talent war and securing top talent.

  • Partners > Clientsin every engagement, we operate as an extension of our clients, embodying honesty, transparency, and a commitment to nurturing enduring relationships with our valued clients.

  • Project Evolution is a leading Market Intelligence firm that has created the first-of-its-kind end-to-end Human Capital Solution. The Joint Venture headed by Berke and GTS bridges Executive and Contingent Search enabling Life Science, Pharma, and Biopharma companies to secure talent, quicker and more economically. 

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Project Evolution is a premier human capital alliance designed to help organizations scale hiring quickly and efficiently. In collaboration with GTS Scientific, Project Evolution is the industry's first Full-Service platform designed to overcome the talent shortage plaguing the industry.

The Berke Report.


Berke Executive Search Delivers Results For Some of Science's Most Cutting-Edge Organizations, Check Out What Some of Our Client's Have to Say About Our Service!

“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

President of Lupin

“Carl has been of value to OrbiMed in a number of projects and we look forward to continuing to work with him.”

Carl Gordon

General Partner Orbimed

"I have had the opportunity to work with Berke Search 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

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