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Our approach is Referral based and, as knowing what others in your shoes have said is especially helpful, please visit LINKEDIN to see additional testimonials and our common connections.


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Open and honest communications. Circumstances can change while recruiting. Principles shouldn't.

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Quality > Quantity

Volume doesn't yield great matches or a return on your investment. Quality does.

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Referrals are about respect for people. If a referred professional isn't "looking" or isn't a fit, we can't force it. However by working via Referral, we can already have the right referred, talented, and well-regarded professionals in our network for when the timing and fit do make sense.

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Decades of executive recruiting experience build an extensive network of top and referred professionals for your select Biologics, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device needs.

IQ Referrals

It's better than you dreamed.

Some would think that, with the hundreds of thousands of job postings and tens of millions of profiles available for everyone to look at, making good, long-term matches would be simpler... well, it's not. There is just too much NOISE. If we are going to help you or your company with the right match, it's NOT going to come just from scouring through resumes, profiles, or online job postings. Creating your right match involves conversation, referrals to top professionals, and understanding you and what YOU really need.

Interpersonal communication remains an integral part of executive recruiting. YOU as a candidate, and your OPPORTUNITY as a client, are unique and not just a transaction. So, our purpose is to help you navigate through all the noise and align you with matches that will allow for growth, cultural fit, and a great return on everyone's investment.


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Contact us now to find the perfect job or the perfect hire for YOU.


  • Technologies and Therapeutic Areas supported: ADCs, Biodefense, Bioinformatics, Biosimilars, Cell Therapy/CAR-T and other ATMPs, Combination Products, Enzyme Replacement Therapies, Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Genetic Diseases, Hematology, Immunology, Immuno-oncology, IVDs, Large Molecules, mAb's, MedTech, mRNA, Neurology, Oncology, Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases, Parenteral, Pediatrics, Proteins, Small Molecules, Vaccines
  • Practices: GxP with an emphasis on GMP, GCP, and GVP
  • Lifecycle: R&D, Clinical, Drug & Device Development, CMC, Commercialization, Post Market
  • Disciplines: Executive Leadership and FDA interfacing functions across Technical Operations, Engineering, Operations, Process Development, and Scientific Leadership
  • Other Services:
    • Executive Coaching
    • Training in Recruiting Strategy and Methods

Locations Served

Coast-to-Coast across many parts of the United States and with an emphasis on:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
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Ira Mann

Our founder and President, Ira Mann, has been in recruiting since 1999 and, during this time, focused on:

  • Building long-term relationships with influential leaders and highly regarded professionals in the Biologics, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device industries
  • Directing Referral-based searches in Quality (GxP, GMP, GCP, and GVP), Technical Operations, Engineering, Validation, Process Development, Scientific, and Regulatory Affairs

Over the years, Ira built a sterling reputation in the Biologics, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device industries and determined:

  • Clients would benefit and he'd have a stronger command of the passive candidate marketplace by working via referral instead of via job postings, resumes, and searching the same online pool others search
  • Talented and passive candidates are significantly more likely to respond to him when they know how he has looked out for the best interests of their peers
  • By specializing in select niches and working with professionals because they excel (and not because they are "looking"), he'd represent a higher quality network and continually sharpen his ability to create more impactful matches
  • A superior level of client service can be provided by only accepting searches when there is confidence they can be successfully and efficiently managed

Outside of helping people with leading searches, Ira enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, daughters, son, dogs, and cats. His hobbies include traveling, attending concerts, volunteering, and supporting organizations such as Alzheimer's Association, Best Friends Animal Society, Alley Cat Allies, Oceana, EDF, Paws for Purple Hearts, and Feeding Pets of the Homeless among other charities.



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