Darrell Pursell


Darrell Pursell is an Executive Search Consultant, Recruiter, and Chief Operating Officer for The Pursell Group. Darrell helps client companies identify the most suitable talent for their hiring needs. Client companies range from Fortune 100 to midsize and start-up ventures.

Darrell works with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Clients are diverse and include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device companies, nutraceutical and pet food companies, companies involved with food safety diagnostics, pathogen control, animal safety, diagnostics, capital equipment, Animal Health Industry suppliers, feed ingredient and feed manufacturers, distribution companies, genomics companies and emerging technology development companies.

Darrell specializes in placing C-level, vice presidents, directors, mid-level management, field personnel, scientists, marketing, sales, research and development and regulatory affairs Prior to joining the executive search and recruiting profession, Darrell was in the accounting and finance profession. He was a Corporate Controller for a telecommunications company and was an Audit Manager in big 5 public accounting where he provided audit services and business advice to SEC Fortune 500 clients. He works effectively with a broad spectrum of senior management of SEC, Fortune 500, middle market clients and start-up ventures.

Darrell is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and a member of an elite group of search professionals who have passed this challenging exam to show his commitment to the advancement of professional and ethical standards and to the quality of the work performed in the Search Profession. In addition to being a CPC, Darrell is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and he does maintain an active CPA license.

He has diverse industry experience including animal health, veterinary, pet products, telecom, software, energy, manufacturing, health-care, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations and higher education.