A recruiter with over 16 years of professional and executive search industry experience, Don has spent the last 11 years focusing exclusively on talent acquisition nationwide for mid career to senior level professionals in the Life Sciences sector (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Diagnostics and supporting Services and Tools). He has successfully completed hundreds of recruitment projects that have involved senior level individual contributors through C level executives, with particular emphasis on sales, business development, marketing, product development, project management and pre-clinical R&D. In addition, Don has prior experience recruiting in Technology and Engineering.
An enabler of relationships that have resulted in quantifiable goodwill for his constituency, Don is recognized by his clients, candidates and colleagues for routinely creating value with his robust network and deep industry perspective. Throughout his recruiting career, Don has often finished in the top 10% and consistently finished in the top 25% of his peer group, as ranked by revenues.
Prior to the recruiting industry, Don spent several years in the financial services industry and managed several million dollars in assets. He holds the designations of CPC, CFP®, AAMS® as well as a BA in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University.
Don serves on the Carolinas area Cystic Fibrosis corporate advisory board and is active in the Boy Scouts of America and with his church, in various capacities. Don’s interests include sports, (NCSU and the ACC, in particular), reading, investing, traveling and playing guitar. He even played “Stairway to Heaven” in his high school band but that was a long time ago.
Don is an excellent life science recruiter. I've hired him to complete several executive searches for us. Very professional with excellent domain knowledge. Great results on both searches. Would highly recommend Don for life science search needs.
Jeff Wolf, Founder and CEO
Don is excellent at finding and qualifying appropriate candidates which makes the process efficient and effective. He listens well to truly understand the need, proactively finds matching candidates, and intensely qualifies them prior to presenting them for consideration. Don is highly competent, very professional, and committed to building long term relationships with his clients.
Peyton Anderson, CEO