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2021 Sample Placements

Berke Executive Search has deep experience and expertise helping pioneering  Life Science organizations secure top talent. Here are some of our most recent placements. Below is a sample of roles that we secured talent for during 2021. 

Chief Executive Officer - Global Generics

VP Sales & Marketing Branded OTC Private Label

VP Regulatory Affairs

VP, Manufacturing - Gene Therapy

VP, National Accounts

General Manager Packaging

Site Head Quality - Pharmaceuticals

Practice Leader - Biologics / Cell Gene Therapy Quality Consultant

Senior Director of Operations & Manufacturing - Injectables

Senior Director of Institutional Sales - Injectables & Steriles

Senior Director GMP Manufacturing - Gene Therapy

Director of Manufacturing - Pharmaceuticals

Director, Key Account Manager

Director Upstream Process Development

Director Plasmid Manufacturing

Director, Downstream Process Development


Other Examples of Successful Placements

Chief Financial Officer

GM & Site Head

Chief Quality Officer

VP Operations & Logistics

VP Gene Therapy Clinical Supply Chain Operations Planning

VP Gene Therapy Process Development

VP Gene Therapy Manufacturing Operations

VP Gene Therapy Process Development

Executive  Director Gene Therapy Analytical Development

Sr. Director Gene Therapy Downstream Process Development

Sr. Director  Gene Therapy Clinical Supply Chain Operations

Director of Manufacturing

Director Gene Therapy Upstream Process Development

Associate Director Gene Therapy Analytical Development

Associate Director Gene Therapy Manufacturing Operations

Associate Director Gene Therapy Quality Control

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Chief Sales Officer

Chief Medical Officer

SVP Global Operations

VP of GMP Manufacturing

Chief Executive Officer

Global Director Quality Assurance - Global Regulatory Compliance Consulting Firm

Senior Director Quality Control/R&D - Global Regulatory Compliance Consulting Firm

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Board Member - Audit Committee

VP Marketing

VP Regulatory Affairs - Global Regulatory Compliance Consulting Firm

Director of Quality and Regulatory Compliance - Global Regulatory Compliance Consulting Firm

Global Plant Group Quality and Customer Support Lead



What others have to say about Berke Executive Search

“I have had the pleasure of dealing with Carl as both a candidate and a customer. As a candidate, Carl was able to utilize his vast network to identify me as a potential fit for a C Suite position as I had not met Carl prior him reaching out. Having worked with several Executive Recruiting firms throughout my career, my experience with Carl was extremely positive. Carl kept me well informed and provided invaluable insight into the process and personalities I was dealing with. My experience with Carl on the other side of the table was equally as positive. Carl goes out of his way to understand the organization, our specific needs, our culture and what candidates best fit within those parameters. I have enjoyed working with Carl and always appreciate and value his insight.”

Walt Kaczmarek

Chief Operating Officer, Aceto Corporation

“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

“Carl, Susan and the Berke Executive Search Team helped to locate my current position at Mayne Pharma as VP of Generic Product Sales. They have helped Mayne with numerous executive position placements and provide invaluable contacts and access to key pharma talent. Carl and Susan are responsive and professional and make working with them easy. I know we will continue to use Berke for our executive recruitment needs.”

Beth Hamilton

Vice President Generic Product Sales

“I have found Carl Berke to have solid industry knowledge coupled with a strong network of talent. In this way, he is able to consistently deliver to our business.”

Steve Lichter

“We engaged Carl Berke back in early 2016 to begin a search for our new Chief Operating Officer. We met with several search firms as part of our due diligence including many of the big, more well-known firms but when compared against Carl, they paled in comparison. Carl has an extensive generic pharma network and we were impressed with his knowledge; he has a finger on the pulse of this dynamic industry.  In short time, Carl provided us a well-vetted list of candidates and we were well on our way to fill this critical role. Throughout the process, Carl and his team were extremely engaged and responsive and also very fluid with changing needs and demands.
It was a pleasure to work with Carl and he is now at the top of our list for our senior level recruiting needs!”

Charles J. Alaimo

Senior Vice President, Human Resources Aceto Corporation

“Berke Executive Search provides the level of personalized and customized retained executive search services, at a very competitive fee, unavailable from most large search firms. Utilizing their extensive network and knowledge within the specialty pharmaceutical industry, they have successfully placed numerous positions within Insys Therapeutics, Inc.: from our President and CEO, external members of our board of directors, and several highly skilled technical positions. Berke Executive Search continues to be one of Insys Therapeutics, Inc’s. preferred search firms.”

Anonymous VP HR

Vice President, Human Resources – Emerging Growth Pharmaceuticals

“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 partnered with Carl and Susan both as a candidate and as a hiring leader for the past 3+ years and I must say that every time I am impressed by their exceptional research and thorough understanding of the needs of the client and their ability to match the right candidates.  Carl and Susan have built an impressive network in the industry; coupling that with their relentless pursuit to meet your requirements while understanding the organizational design and strategy of your firm has definitely resulted in helping build strong teams.”

Jaspreet Gill

EVP, Global Quality Compliance

“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

“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.