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The
Klein Hersh
Mission
“Recruiting ahead of the need, maintaining strong relationships with partners, and delivering world-class executives for the pharma/biotech and healthcare communities”
Our Commitment to Diversity
Klein Hersh believes that the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about our commitment to building diverse and inclusive companies across the life sciences and healthcare industry. Learn more about our diversity program
Klein Hersh Leadership Team
How We Deliver
Assess your needs, match qualified talent and deliver value.
Areas We
Deliver In
  • Executive Search
  • Corporate Expansion & Relocation
  • Interim Staffing
Since 1998
About
Klein Hersh
Named one of the TOP 50 SEARCH FIRMS
by Hunt Scanlon media!

Since 1998, Klein Hersh has been solely focused on delivering strategic leadership placement solutions that span the entire life sciences continuum and healthcare industry.

How are we different from other executive recruiting firms? Klein Hersh stands apart through our sharp focus and core competency in life science and healthcare, which form the foundation of our unique value delivery as executive recruiters. We are a team of subject matter experts who provide dedicated support in a broad range of practice areas – aligned functionally with the companies and organizations we serve. By building our firm to mirror the way our clients are organized, we can stay in lock-step with the dynamic needs of the marketplace, helping you fill leadership positions in ways other executive recruiters cannot.

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Set apart by unmatched success.
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Whether you are a new company pursuing bold new science; recently established biotech looking to reach the next level; or portfolio leader propelling breakthrough new drugs to waiting patients, Klein Hersh can find the leaders that will make a difference in reaching your goals. Start your talent search by selecting one of the four categories:
 
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Klein Hersh
Bright minds and smart processes. Proven industry tenure. Trust the subject matter experts at Klein Hersh.

Our Leadership

Klein Hersh’s industry-centric team of subject matter experts are deeply engaged in the markets we serve, enabling us to gain and share real time knowledge and build the critical relationships to more efficiently serve our partners.

Life Sciences Team

Jeff Azarva Read Bio Jeff Azarva Senior Director, Physician Recruitment Matt Azarva Read Bio Matt Azarva Client Partner, Data Practice Lonnie Brantz Read Bio Lonnie Brantz Client Partner, Clinical Operations and Project Management Jake Epstein Read Bio Jake Epstein Director, Business Development and Finance Allison Greenfield Read Bio Allison Greenfield Client Partner, Discovery and Development Tom Hayes Read Bio Tom Hayes Client Partner, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance Scott Kabo Read Bio Scott Kabo Client Partner, HEOR/Medical Affairs and Market Access Jared Kaleck Read Bio Jared Kaleck Client Partner Hillary Kaplan Read Bio Hillary Kaplan Client Partner, Bioprocess CMC Development & Operations Jamie Weisbrot Kipnes Read Bio Jamie Weisbrot Kipnes Director, Commercial Max Kramer Read Bio Max Kramer Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs Jeff Leonard Read Bio Jeff Leonard Senior Director, Pharma Services Kevin Mednick Read Bio Kevin Mednick Client Partner Marc Miller Read Bio Marc Miller Client Partner Michael Perkel Read Bio Michael Perkel Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs Randy Rongione Read Bio Randy Rongione Client Partner Todd Rosengarten Read Bio Todd Rosengarten Client Partner, Development and Operations Michael Schoener Read Bio Michael Schoener Client Partner, Discovery and Development Ethan Schwartz Read Bio Ethan Schwartz Senior Director, Physician Recruitment Dan Sherwood Read Bio Dan Sherwood Client Partner, Generics & Specialty Pharma Jim Sonnon Read Bio Jim Sonnon Director, Clinical Operations Todd Spirt Read Bio Todd Spirt Associate Director, Life Sciences Zachary Spitz Read Bio Zachary Spitz Client Partner, Regulatory Affairs Daniel Strauss Read Bio Daniel Strauss Client Partner, Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Evan Steinbach Read Bio Evan Steinbach Director Matthew Taitelman Read Bio Matthew Taitelman Senior Director, Physician Recruitment Matt Tomasco Read Bio Matt Tomasco Director

Testimonials

“Michael Leonard and the Klein Hersh team have been incredible –a true and trusted partner. Michael was the first person I turned to when making my most critical hire –Chief Growth Officer – and oh, my. He provided a Class A slate and worked hand in hand with me to bring onboard an incredibly passionate, driven leader who has been instrumental in moving us forward. And the partnership has not stopped there. Michael has gone far beyond contractual engagements to provide invaluable networking, connections, and assistance in both our commercial and fundraising efforts. For a fast-growing entrepreneurial company, that level of partnership is priceless. Lydia Zeller, CEO at Kiio”
“I have worked with dozens of recruiters and by far, the experience with Klein Hersh was the most seamless and successful. They minimized the time I needed to spend describing my staffing needs by asking precise and targeted questions. They filtered through hundreds of contacts and narrowed the pool I needed to screen to a handful. Klein Hersh facilitated the interview process and provided honest and balanced evaluations of each candidate’s fit with our organization. From start to finish, it took only one month to hire a product manager with direct industry experience. I highly recommend this team and would definitely work with Klein Hersh again for our future staffing needs.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with many recruiters during the past 15 years of my professional career and Klein Hersh’s performance is unparalleled. Their specialists understand the current marketplace among biopharma industries, market trends and health economics and outcomes research. They are very familiar with my professional qualifications, aspirations, likes and dislikes. Naturally, this, coupled with their motivation and work ethic, facilitates expeditious and appropriate job placement. Furthermore, they have a plethora of professional contacts within the pharma and biotech industry having networked with and placed so many individuals. I highly recommend Klein Hersh!”
“Klein Hersh was very aggressive in finding very qualified candidates in spite of the challenge of the job location. I could not be happier with their performance helping me fill this position. They were very thorough in making sure they understood the position and then were able to find a number of potential candidates. With each résumé, Klein Hersh sought feedback on the qualifications to make sure they completely understood the position. During the interview process, they constantly triangulated thoughts and opinions to make sure we — my Klein Hersh representative, me and the candidate — all had the same understandings and expectations.”
“I was down the road with another offer when a specialist at Klein Hersh first called me. In fact, I was about to accept a formal offer. The specialist got me on the phone first with the VP of sales, whom I hit it off with. The following day, I was on the phone with the global VP of sales whom I also hit it off with. They then pushed to get me down to Raleigh for face-to-face meetings where an offer was extended at the end of the day. Overall, I’m very impressed. Job very well done.”

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Latest Blog


Reflections on 2020 and an Optimistic Outlook for the Year Ahead
By Jesse Klein, Jason Hersh, and Josh Albert We’ve just reached the end of a year unlike any other. As we look back on challenges faced and what has been accomplished over the last 12 months, there are many things to take with us into 2021. We continued to be amazed by the pace of scientific discovery.  The value of ...
By Jason Hersh
January 28, 2021
The Cell and Gene Therapy Revolution
A conversation with Klein Hersh’s Hillary Kaplan Even as the global biopharma industry urgently focuses on combatting COVID-19, the cell/gene therapy sector marches onward, experiencing strong growth and expansion. The sector has continued its rapid progression into one of the industry’s hottest markets, spurred on by robust venture capital investment in new company formation and ongoing strategic acquisitions by big ...
By Hillary Kaplan
September 24, 2020
Common Questions in the Search Process: Advice for Candidates
In helping organizations across the healthcare industry build their analytics and data science teams, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with thousands of job candidates. During these countless conversations, I’ve come across some tough, but common questions that many candidates have, but are unsure how to address with prospective employers. Here are answers to five commonly asked questions that candidates ...
By Matt Azarva
September 10, 2020
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Recent News


February 25, 2021
Klein Hersh supports Graphite Bio on the appointment of industry veteran Jerry Cacia as Chief Technical Officer and member of the company’s executive leadership team
February 12, 2021
Klein Hersh supports Fusion Pharmaceuticals on the appointment of Philina Lee, Ph.D. to their Board of Directors.
February 12, 2021
Klein Hersh supports Jounce Therapeutics on the appointment of Luisa Salter-Cid, Ph.D. to their Board of Directors.
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