Michael Stocum | CEO at Personalized Medicine Partners, LLC

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.

Dr. Bruce McCreedy | SVP Cell Therapy at Precision Biosciences, Inc.


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.

Shailesh Maingi | CEO at Kineticos

Shailesh Maingi

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.

Jeff Wolf | Founder and CEO at Heat Biologics


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.

Prabha Fernandes, Ph.D. | Former Founder, CEO, President of Cempra, Inc.

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.