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When it comes to finding top talent for Life Science organizations, it's important to work with experienced recruiters who understand the unique needs and challenges of the industry. Our healthcare executive search team has a track record of success in placing top executives in life sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies.

Industry Segments

Advanced Therapies & Biologics

  •  Cell & Gene Therapies

  • mRNA

  • Plasmid DNA

  • Microbiome

  • mAb

  • ADC

  • Biosimilars

  • CDMOs

  • CROs

  • Packaging & Fill-Finish



  • Vaccines

  • Speciality Pharma 
  • OTC

  • Generics

  • Private Label

  • API

  • Solid Dose

  • Injectables

  • Nutraceuticals

  • CDMOs

  • CROs

Device &

  • Diagnostics / In-Vitro Diagnostics

  • Bioinformatics

  • Agricultural Testing

  • Genomics / Molecular Diagnostics

  • Laboratory Testing Services

  • Regenerative Medicine 

  • Implants and Prosthetics

  • Non-invasive devices

  • Invasive medical devices

  • Class I devices

  • Class II devices

  • Class III devices

Roles Recently Filled

Berke collaborates with some of the most cutting-edge companies in the field of science to identify and secure the talent necessary for driving innovation and successful execution. Here are a few of our recent placements:

Executive Leadership.

  • Chief Executive Officer - Biotech 

  • Chief Executive Officer - Global Global Pharmaceuticals 
  • Chief Quality Officer - Biotech

  • Cheif Financial Officer - Pharmaceutical

  • Chief Commerical Officer - Biotech

  • Chief Commerical Officer, Injectable

  • President, Generic and Private Label Company

  • President of Generic Injectables

  • Head of Quality Operations – Injectables

  • Vice President of Manufacturing - CDMO

  • Vice President of Process Development - Gene Therapy

  • Vice President of Clinical Supply Chain Operation and Planning - Gene Therapy

  • Vice President of Manufacturing - Gene Therapy

  • Vice President Regulatory Practice

  • Vice President of Technical Operations - Biotech

  • Vice President Sales & Marketing - Sterile Injectable

  • Vice President Regulatory Affairs - Biotech

  • Vice President of National Accounts - Global Pharmaceutical

  • Vice President Quality

  • Vice President of Sales & Marketing

  • Vice President of Medical Affairs

  • Vice President of Commercial Operations

  • Head of Chemistry - Cell Therapy

  • General Manager of Biologics Drug Product Manufacturing Site - CDMO

  • General Manager of US Operations - CDMO

  • General Manager Packaging - Global Pharmaceutical

  • General Manager - Global Pharmaceutical

  • General Manager & Site Head - CDMO

  • Site Head - Injectable, Speciality Pharma

  • Site Quality Head - CDMO

  • Head of Strategy

  • Head of Cell and Gene Therapy Regulatory Consultant

Functional Leadership. 

  • Executive Director, iPSC CAR T Development - Cell & Gene Therapy

  • Executive Director of CMC Operations - Cell Therapy 

  • Executive Director of Quality - CDMO

  • Executive Director of Quality - CDMO

  • Executive Director, Chemistry - Biotech

  • Executive Director, CMC - Biotech

  • Executive Director Analytical Development & Quality Control - Cell & Gene Therapy

  • Senior Director of Biologics - Global Regulatory Consultant Group

  • Senior Director of Clinical QA - Gene Therapy

  • Senior Director of Operations & Manufacturing - Sterile Injectable 

  • Senior Director of Cell and Gene Therapy Operations

  • Senior. Director Quality Assurance - Cell & Gene Therapy

  • Senior Director MSAT - Cell & Gene Therapy

  • Senior Director of GMP Manufacturing - Gene Therapy

  • Senior Director of Manufacturing - Speciality Pharma

  • Senior Director of Key Accounts - Speciality Pharma

  • Senior Director of Cell and Gene Therapy Operations

  • Director of Manufacturing - Gene Therapy 

  • Director Upstream PD - Gene Therapy 

  • Director Downstream PD - Gene Therapy

  • Director CMC - Gene Therapy 

  • Director of Plasmid Manufacturing - CDMO

  • Director of Manufacturing - Solid Dose

  • Director of Operations - Injectable CDMO

  • Director of Quality - Speciality Pharma

  • Director of QA - Injectable

  • Director of QC - Injectable

  • Medical Device Specialist

  • Director of Compliance

  • Director of Science & Technologies

  • Principal Consultant

  • Director of Business Development, Biologic CDMO

  • Director of Data Integrity

  • Director of Medical Device Regulatory Practice 

  • Director Clinical Quality Assurance, Cell and Gene Therapy Company
  • Associate Director Gene Therapy Analytical Development

  • Associate Director QC, Gene Therapy Company

  • Associate Director Downstream Process Gene Therapy

  • Project Manager CRO

  • Principal Consultant - Microbiology / Aesptic

  • Sr. Associate of Regulatory Practice

  • Controller - Specialty Pharmaceutical 

  • Cell Gene Therapy Practice Leader - Global Regulatory Consultant Group

  • Controller


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!

“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

“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

“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

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