Ben has been a great advocate for my career and recently guided me into my current role. He is very professionally astute and cares deeply about ensuring the ‘fit’ is right for both the recruiter and candidate. I also welcome his general guidance (we catch up often even though I am happy in role) as he has a very thorough understanding of the life science market and a great network. I would highly recommend Ben from both the recruiter and candidate perspective.

Paul Blackburn Director of Sales & Marketing EMEA 10x Genomics

I have worked with Ben with two different companies. Ben has placed me twice in senior positions and has also provided candidates for open positions. In both scenarios Ben has excelled in his diligence to find the right company/position and also when providing potential candidates. Ben is highly conscientious , making every effort to meet the needs of his customers. He frequently follows up to check on appointment fit and is always willing to help in whatever capacity he can. Highly recommended.

Steve Quinn Vice President of Business Development Mainz Biomed

Working closely with the correct head-hunter is imperative whether you are a client or candidate. In this case I was the candidate. Although I was not actively looking for a new role, Ben’s approach was honest and open, there was no pressure. Throughout the process Ben kept me well informed answering all my questions & concerns, setting up informal calls to ensure alignment, before the interview stage. The recruitment process was efficient & well planned, managed every step of the way. Clear time-frames, information on the interview process & feedback. Through to the offer, contract & induction period.
I would certainly recommend working with Ben, whether you are a client or candidate.

Maria Watters Senior Director of Commercial – EU Thermo Fisher

It was a pleasure working with Ben through my last change in roles. Ben focuses on the specific needs of his clients and the candidates he works with and genuinely looks to build business relationships for long term success. As a candidate he successfully placed me into a new & exciting role that was a fantastic development opportunity. He demonstrated enthusiasm, honesty and efficiency across the recruitment process. I highly recommend Ben to clients and candidates alike across the life sciences.

Darren Tomlinson Vice President of Marketing Noscendo

Having worked with Byron on multiple searches, I was very happy by the quality delivered. Byron managed to understand and challenge our needs, delivered very interesting candidates for the requested positions. We had an open and transparent relations which allowed us to speed up the searches. I was always pleasantly surprised by the pertinence of the candidates. I highly recommend him.

Pierre-Antoine Dejace Managing Director Keyrus Life Science

Byron facilitated my transition to a program management role within a CRO, and identified an opportunity that was a good match for my skillset and career plan. Byron was attentive and flexible, answering my questions in a timely manner with a significant time zone difference. He also helped to negotiate a very competitive compensation package, particularly helpful since I had multiple offers. Since accepting the role Byron recruited me to, I have had strong performance reviews and was promoted in less than 2 years. I would highly recommend Byron / New Era for bioanalytical professionals seeking opportunities at CROs. Perhaps the most impactful endorsement I can give is that I would utilize Byron / New Era for my next position placement.

Rebecca Wates Associate Director BioPharma Services, KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services

We are a CRO located in California that was looking to hire for a very specialized Director level position. We had worked with a number of recruiters in the past who were just missing the mark on this position and unable to introduce us to the right candidates. We reached out to New Era, and I was extremely impressed with Byron’s skill level and how well he understood our needs. He asked the right questions (many of which I hadn’t been asked by other recruiters).

In our field, we are often hiring Ph.D. level candidates with a very niche technical background. Byron and his team were able to quickly identify a list of accurately suitable candidates to a position we were recruiting for. Almost every candidate he presented us was a perfect match skill-wise. The detail he provided with each candidate helped us to know more about the candidates beyond their resume, which saved me quite a bit of time in the screening process. Despite the time-zone differences with the UK, he was responsive and proactive with follow-ups. I would highly recommend working with Byron and his team if you are looking to find senior level candidates for a niche skill-set.

Ana Najafi Director, Strategic Pharmaceutical Development Emery Pharma

Out of all the recruitment messages that I have received, the one from Byron stood out and our subsequent interactions via phone impressed me. This made me open to considering the opportunity at Active Biomarkers/KCAS. He made me feel assured that my own interests and career goals are well represented and aligned with the company. I am pleased to say that I have accepted the job opportunity and I am happy with the onboarding with my new company and colleagues. Thanks, Byron, for reaching out to me and guiding me through the process!

Charisse Fernandez Business Development Director Active Biomarkers

Emily deserves great appreciation and recommendations for her efficiency and the sincerity in which she helps her clients. When I came in contact with Emily, I was seeking new employment in the industry. Emily put my case forward in a very efficient way and had my interview scheduled in two weeks. During the whole process, she maintained a fluid and easy communication and was helpful and proactive in resolving the doubts and questions I had. I am now happily employed as an Associate Director at FlowMetric and have Emily Lumb entirely to thank. I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who is seeking help finding their own career path.

Varun Dwivedi Associate Director FlowMetric

I am thrilled to recommend Byron Fitzgerald and New Era Executive Search for their exceptional recruiting services. Byron and New Era have been an invaluable partner to us here at KCAS for the last 18 months.

From our initial conversation, it was evident that Byron and the New Era team possess an in-depth understanding of the industry and a genuine passion for connecting top talent with the right opportunities. They are quick to grasp the unique requirements of each role we present to them and find candidates who are matches well within an acceptable amount of time.

Throughout the recruitment process, Byron has consistently demonstrated his strong communication skills, keeping me informed at every stage and providing valuable insights. He has a creative and strategic approach to sourcing candidates, always going the extra mile to ensure a seamless experience for both candidates and KCAS.

Byron takes the time to understand both the candidates’ aspirations and the company’s culture, resulting in successful placements that go beyond just the skills and qualifications on paper. Byron genuinely cares about the long-term success of both parties involved, and it shows in his meticulous attention to detail.

I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with Byron and the New Era team. I can confidently say that they have made a significant impact on the growth of our business over the last 18 months. Their professionalism, dedication, and commitment to excellence are truly commendable.

If you are an internal recruiting team in the CRO, CDMO, or Biotech industries that is looking for an extension of your team externally, I wholeheartedly recommend Byron and New Era Executive Search. The expertise and genuine care for their clients make them an invaluable asset in any recruitment process.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you would like to learn more about my experience working with Byron.

JT Sloan Talent Acquisition Manager KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services

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