About Us

The Hennessy Group is a retained executive search firm conducting in-depth searches to find top executives, CEOs, and board directors for life sciences organizations in the U.S. and worldwide.

Since 1999, the firm has helped clients of all sizes and development stages — from large pharmaceutical organizations wanting to secure the leadership they need, to small-cap specialty firms in pre-commercial and development stages with a quest to become commercial entities. Clients have included 19 of the top 20 big pharma companies as well as Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Agile Therapeutics, Marken, and Pernix Therapeutics in the U.S., plus Lonza, Jubilant Life Sciences, and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories worldwide,  among others.

What sets The Hennessy Group apart?

  • Size. As a boutique firm, they can fully commit to every search from day 1 with senior search consultants on the front lines of each project.
  • Specialization. The firm focuses solely on life sciences, understand development stages, and have the right connections to find and motivate the top talent ASAP. They offer clients the highest successful fulfillment rate possible in the search industry.
  • Success. Its process includes deep dives with clients to learn the nuances of culture and roles and deeper dives with candidates. They don’t accept assignments that don’t fit their practice, which allows the firm to guarantee its search process and the client fee. Because in life sciences, companies need a sure thing — exactly what clients get from The Hennessy Group.

The Hennessy Group offers guaranteed search services for U.S. companies in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, and diagnostics industries.

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Over the years, The Hennessy Group has developed a noteworthy track record of helping pre-commercial, development stage, specialty pharmaceutical companies prepare to become commercial entities. Once becoming commercial entities, The Hennessy Group has also assisted specialty pharmaceutical companies in expanding their leadership teams to drive growth and lead to a successful “event.”

Solutions And Expertise

Since 1999, the firm has helped clients of all sizes and development stages — from large pharmaceutical organizations wanting to secure the leadership they need, to small-cap specialty firms in pre-commercial and development stages with a quest to become commercial entities.

Solutions
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Research
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
Functions
  • All Functions

News Briefings

The Hennessy Group Partners with Norland Associates 

The Hennessy Group has partnered with Shanghai-based executive search firm Norland Associates to extend life sciences executive search services to East Asia markets. “Our clients in the life sciences industry have seen incredible growth over the past few years,” said Bob Hennessy, founder and CEO. “We felt the time was right to boost our efforts further

The Hennessy Group Expands In Denver
The Hennessy Group Expands Denver

The Hennessy Group has added HR veteran Edward Herpel as vice president. His focus will be on search project management as well as business development in the pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical sector and other selected industry sectors in life sciences. Mr. Herpel’s career includes more than 25 years of Big Pharma experience in both human resources

Press Releases

The Hennessy Group Announces Three Executive Placements at Marken LLC, Pacira Pharmaceuticals and Agile Therapeutics

PARK CITY, UTAH, MARCH 26, 2018 – The Hennessy Group, an executive search firm specializing in the life sciences, has announced the successful placement of three key executive roles in leading small-cap pharmaceutical organizations. Colleen Kelly became Senior Counsel at women’s healthcare company Agile Therapeutics in Q4 2017. Ms. Kelly’s previous role was with Pepper

Big Pharma HR Veteran Edward Herpel Joins The Hennessy Group as Vice President

DOYLESTOWN, PA, December 4, 2017 – The Hennessy Group, an executive search firm specializing in the life sciences industry, today announced that HR veteran Edward Herpel will join the firm as Vice President. Mr. Herpel’s focus will be on search project management as well as business development in the large pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical sector and other selected industry

The Hennessy Group Adds Amy Blumke to Team

DOYLESTOWN, PA, June 21, 2017 — The Hennessy Group announces the hiring of Ms. Amy Blumke, based in Rochester, MI. Ms. Blumke has over 20 years of professional experience as an Executive Search Consultant and Human Capital Executive in various industries including Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Project Management. Ms. Blumke offers a solid foundation of business

The Hennessy Group Releases New Website

DOYLESTOWN, PA, June 2, 2017 — The Hennessy Group has just released our new website. The new website is a significant upgrade from the previous website. The site offers a fresh new design for our brand. There are significant differences beyond the creative. We have added significant content that is organized into four main categories: Who

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