ON Partners Ranked 2021 Top 50 Search Firm

Jan 23, 2022

ON Partners named to the 2021 Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firm ranking for the third year in a row by Hunt Scanlon Media

ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm is proud to be ranked in the Top 50 Healthcare and Life Sciences Search Firm list for the third consecutive year. This ‘Top 50’ ranking of specialist search firms dedicated to these two powerful sectors is presented by market research firm Hunt Scanlon. We’ve been serving the healthcare and life sciences sector since our inception in 2006.

ON Partners consultants had a busy 2021 with high-level executive life sciences and healthcare placements across a wide range of organizations, including Apton Bio, Bionano Genomics, McKesson, Quantum Health, Siemens, Thermo Fisher, and more. We believe a better executive search experience matters, and that experience starts with expert, tenured specialists.  Suzanne Zebedee, Ph.D., and Steve Cornacchia are leading partners and expert consultants within the ON Partners’ healthcare and life sciences practice that grew 41% in the last year.

“Demand for talent continues to be off the charts, with candidates juggling multiple offers,” noted partner Steve Cornacchia. “We’re counseling our hiring clients to move more quickly than they may be used to, and they are using stock and RSU packages to retain top performers while also reviewing base and bonus plans in light of the hot market demand.”

“Whether it’s attributed to pent-up demand post-COVID or a strong market driving IPO activity and venture/PE dollars into life sciences, the demand for talent is unprecedented right now. One client likened it to the dotcom frenzy in 2000,” noted partner Steve Cornacchia. “We’re seeing many candidates with multiple job offers even if they were initially passive when first approached, and we’re counseling clients to move fast and feel comfortable landing a candidate sooner than they may usually have planned to make a decision on the candidate pool.

Added partner Suzanne Zebedee, “Companies are working to retain employees through stock and RSU packages while making sure their base and bonus plans are in line with external compensation data, which is substantially on the rise due to the hot market and the demand for talent.”

See a highlight of our successful appointments in this sector over the last year in our first and second half of 2021 reports.

We have a successful track record of placing executives across a breadth of corporate, commercial, research and development functions. We have experience recruiting for companies across all development stages from large multinationals to early-stage venture-backed companies, including the following sectors:

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Diagnostics / Life Sciences Tools
  • Digital Health
  • Medical Devices
  • Healthcare Services

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About ON Partners

Since 2006, ON Partners is the only pure-play executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams. We rebuilt the institution of executive search for the way you work. Our approach includes present partners who engage with their clients from the first brief to the final decision, individually crafted solutions that are unique to each client, and an easier experience all around. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists nine times, ON Partners is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S.

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