Paul Came

Founder and Managing Partner

Paul Came co-founded Came|Sweeney in 2002 after having been in the executive recruiting business for many years. Earlier he was in the Healthcare and the Higher Education practices of Heidrick & Struggles for nine years and then in the Healthcare, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit, and the Industrial practices of another large global search firm.

Prior to joining the executive recruiting industry he worked for several years in basic research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Rockefeller University and then moved to the pharmaceutical industry with Schering-Plough Corporation and Sterling Drug. He was responsible for research and development, quality assurance, strategic planning and budgeting. He then served as President of HEM Research (now Hemispherx Biopharma) which was engaged in the production and marketing of biologics, pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents.

His responsibilities spanned all facets of general management including manufacturing, quality, regulatory affairs, clinical research and sales and marketing. He is primarily engaged in conducting senior managerial and leadership level assignments for universities, industrial manufacturers, not-for-profit organizations, and healthcare companies. His clients are emerging growth companies as well as Fortune 200 companies, small colleges and large universities, and medical centers.

Paul Came received an undergraduate degree from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, an M.S. from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. from Hahnemann University, now Drexel University College of Medicine. He served as a board member of two biotechnology firms and as a member of the President’s Council of the Museum of Science & Industry of Chicago and the Union League Club of Chicago’s Civic Affairs Committee.