Shawn O’Connor


An accomplished search consultant, I have over 10 years of experience establishing and leading executive search teams, with a proven track record of success. I bring to The RSA Group a deep understanding of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical devices, covering functions from R&D to sales and marketing. In addition, my corporate experience has been invaluable in allowing me to truly understand and consult with clients’ needs and challenges.

Throughout my career, I’ve worked extensively to lead and drive business successes with a particular focus on the alignment of senior management teams, succession planning, recruiting strategies and executive development. I’ve partnered with a wide scope of life sciences firms, from early-stage companies to large multinational corporations in the recruitment of senior executives and structuring of global teams.

Prior to working in executive search, I spent almost 20 years at Johnson & Johnson, where I was Vice President, Human Resources. Additionally, I have significant corporate experience with other Fortune 50 companies, including Kraft and GE.