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“Harold has been a key partner in our success over the past several years. He is one of the best recruiters in the Pharma/Biotech industry that I have had the privilege of working with. Thorough, thoughtful, insightful and complete are good ways of describing Harold and his approach to recruiting highly qualified technical and scientific staff. I have filled several positions with outstanding people that Harold has brought to my attention. Harold has an extensive network of professionals in the Pharma/Biotech industry that continues to serve him and his clients very well. It is a pleasure to work with Harold. I recommend him highly.”
- Executive Director, Amgen - January 21, 2009
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“I worked with Harold Thiers in 2006-2007 to find a scientist for a replacement position in a biologics development group, which is part of a larger biopharmaceutical company. Based on the job description we provided and some follow-up conversation, Harold located an excellent candidate, whom we ultimately hired. He demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the technical and managerial requirements for the position vis a vis the qualities we were seeking in a candidate, and I would highly recommend his services as a recruiter in the drug development industry.” - Mike Nedved Assistant Director Analytical Development hired Harold as a Recruiter in 2006
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
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“Harold is a genuine ally for opportunity seekers in the biotech/pharma arena. He knows the industry exceedingly well, and keeps up diligently on movement and trends within it. He's clearly quality-driven, highly reliable, meticulous in his research and preparation, and delivers personalized attention with great integrity. In placing me at Amgen in 2006, Harold provided useful insights into the company, it's structure, internal landscape, and key employees relevant to my area. Interview preparation was unbelievably thorough, right down to backgrounders on each individual on the agenda. Harold was always in close contact, assisted in negotiations, and generally an invaluable information resource. I can confidently recommend Harold as a first-rate placement expert and would certainly work with him again.”
- Daniel Gschwend Principal Architech, Research Informatics, Amgen hired Harold as a Recruiter in 2006
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
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“Harold Thiers had been in touch with me during the restructuring of my previous firm in 2004. He had brought to my attention several opportunities at that time but it was not until a year later that he brought me the opportunity at Shire HGT. Harold was quite sensitive to my family needs and guided us through the entire process. He prepared me for the interviews and answered our questions. He addressed concerns about relocation. Harold had a very good understanding of the technical needs of the position and found a good match in me for Shire HGT. I'm very happy with my collaboration with Harold and look forward to working with him in the future.”
- Manas Ray, Director Analytical Development, Shire HGT - December 23, 2008
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“In Biotech Research IT, identifying and recruiting Informatics talent with the combination of advanced science and IT skills is extremely difficult. Harold immediately brought fully qualified candidates after just a phone conversation about our needs. Thus far, he has found, helped in negotiations, and delivered two R&D IT Site Directors and multiple R&D IT Scientists. I look forward to collaborating with Harold again.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
- Randy Collard Executive Director R&D Sites IS, Amgen hired Harold as a Recruiter in 2005, and hired Harold more than once
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“I have worked with Harold in 2002, when I was looking for new job. This was my first transition going from a smaller Biotech company on the West Coast to a larger Pharmaceutical company on the East Coast of the US. He guided me through the whole process and helped me identify a company that worked for me and my family. He was always supportive and had an excellent insight in my field of work. Harold also asked me the necessary hard questions and decisions I had to face at each step of making the move. I tremendously enjoyed working with him and never regretted the move. I strongly recommend Harold as an outstanding headhunter.”
- Joerg Bentzien, Lead Scientist, Xencor - January 17, 2009
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“Harold is an expert in bio-pharma industry. He has a lot of connections and knows the trend of the industry. He is very reliable and focuses on delivering great results. I highly recommend Harold as one of the best.” December 24, 2008
- Zhongwu Lai hired Harold as a Recruiter in 2002
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
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“Harold has placed two scientists in my group over the past few years. I have been impressed with his professionalism and success. I recommend Harold as an expert recruiter in the field of computational chemistry and molecular modeling.” December 22, 2008
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value
- Ingo Mügge Senior Associate Director CADD, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals hired Harold as a Recruiter in 2005, and hired Harold more than once
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“Harold was an excellent detail & goal-oriented recruiter. He achieved superlative results for my recruitment. I later understood that this was his first recruiting opportunity with my employer. Subsequently, they utlized his services. His prices were rich for their blood. However, they later realized he brought value for a reasonable return.” April 5, 2007
- Stacy Hudgins Group Leader / Project Manager, Centocor R&D hired Harold as a Recruiter in 2003
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
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