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The Life Science and Pharma sectors are amidst an unprecedented transformation. More than ever, these domains demand leaders with extraordinary talent and vision. Berke Executive Search delivers highly specialized leadership talent with the skills and passion for bringing innovation and driving organizations to the forefront of the rapidly evolving industry.

We are a Life Science and Pharma recruiting firm that exclusively focuses on Science's most pressing talent problems and serves various cutting-edge organizations in the Cell, Gene Therapy, Pharmaceutical, and support services sectors. As leaders, we thoroughly understand the challenges and pressures inherent in the Life Science sector. As a result, we partner with our clients on one of the most significant value-creation decisions a firm can make – securing dynamic, leading talent that drives their organization.

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- Lower Costs
- Shorter Timelines
- Guaranteed Deliverables
- Proven Process
- Minimized Risk
- Specialized Networks, Relationship & Connections
- High Levels of Retention
- Precision & "Fit" Focused
- Selectivity & Specialization
- Nimble & Agile Working Arrangements

The Berke Executive Search team is comprised of seasoned and engaged partners who lead our highly specialized firm with an unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity. With over two decades of experience conducting searches for C-Suite, Senior Commercial, Scientific Leadership, and specialized functional leadership disciplines, we have developed deep relationships and a large network of top talent. Our deep experience and expertise benefits clients by shrinking timelines and lowering talent acquisition costs. In addition, our nimble size (boutique) and highly selective client base virtually eliminate conflict of interest and off-limit issues; we execute only a select number of search pools to ensure our resources are maximized and enable superior success rates.

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Comprehensive Platform, Customized Approach.

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.


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.


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

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Science's Most Comprehensive Human Capital Platform

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.

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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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