Outcomes and Impact
Hiring a Pro Matters
Headhunting Beyond One's Existing Network
Investor and Client Confidence
Understanding the Life Sciences Industry
Begin With The End In Mind
Willing to Earn Your Business
At my former company Cempra Inc., I worked with Don to recruit several people into the company. What struck me most about Don is the way he developed a relationship with the company and its management staff, learning the culture as well as understanding the technology and product. The understanding of our business led to his attention to our unique requirements, his timeliness in delivering qualified candidates, and his ability to successfully recruit different role types including clinical, regulatory, finance and business development. Biopharmaceutical companies who are planning for growth should consider GeneCoda®’s services. He is well connected not only in the RTP area but nation-wide.
We have worked with Don Alexander and GeneCoda for many years, where they have placed numerous key roles for us. Don is an excellent recruiter, and, just as important, a good person. He goes above and beyond to understand our culture and needs and recruit the right talent for us.
Unlike some others, Don’s approach is very personal. He really knows his clients, the market, and the talent. He is on call all the time, and really works his hardest to achieve success. He also works with us to right the situation to when things don’t go as planned. Don is our go-to guy when we need to bring in new senior management, especially here in the Triangle.
Don has great combination of people skills and knowledge about the industry he serves. He is an excellent networker and has been extremely helpful in connecting me to good people in the life science industry. He provides valuable services in executive recruiting and I am pleased to say that we have supported each other on various projects over the last 7 years. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more background information about my recommendation of Don.
Don and his team always provide high quality candidates in a timely manner. He takes the time to understand your business and the culture of the organization to find the best possible candidates. We’ve engaged Don on numerous occasions over the years and the results have always been positive. A great resource for our company.
I have utilized Don’s experience, subject area knowledge, and contacts to find highly qualified candidates for positions in drug development from business development to senior clinical development professionals. Don did an excellent job to make sure that he understood my needs in each position that I utilized his services for as I built the strongest team possible for my business. He did an excellent job searching for qualified individuals in both the local and national markets. I have found Don to be very responsive and thorough in his efforts on my behalf. I enthusiastically recommend Don for life sciences companies with staffing needs.
I can highly recommend Don Alexander to anyone who is contemplating contacting him in the field of employment recruitment either on the buy side or the sell side. I have known Don for a number of years and he is an expert in the field, highly motivated for his clients, and a pleasure to speak with. Don is a true professional who will spend whatever extra efforts are needed to truly understand the positions for which he recruits, and makes sure that the best matches are made.
Don is a well qualified recruiter who is a pleasure to work with. He has a strong work ethic, broad industry knowledge, a sound business perspective and a solid network of contacts. Don is a good listener who strives to understand your requirements and present only high-caliber candidates.
I’ve worked with Don for the last 5 years, most recently at Kineticos Life Sciences. I’ve found Don to be extremely knowledgeable about the life sciences industry. Don takes a consultative approach in all his engagements – he works very diligently to understand the client’s needs and timeliness and then uses his vast network to find the right candidates for the opening. Whether it is an entry level position or CEO, I would highly recommend Don for the assignment. Don is in the top 5% of all recruiters I have known and used in my 20+ years in the industry.
Don is a methodical and thorough recruiter with a vast database of biotech/pharma contacts. He has an uncanny ability to match candidate qualities with a company’s ethos and business needs. I have worked with Don on several searches in recent years and would not hesitate to work with him again.