Why Steele

WE KNOW OUR BUSINESS. As a boutique firm with over 32 years of experience in recruiting, we know how to manage even the most challenging and sensitive searches. With an international network of contacts and a depth of expertise in biotechnology executive and scientific talent, we can find, cultivate and land the strongest candidates for any managerial, leadership, scientific or business position.


OUR APPROACH IS UNIQUE. We devote more time to discussion and asking questions up front. This allows us to fully understand your organization and its unique business challenges, the complex personalities involved and the hopes and vision for your position. This effort enables us to identify executive candidates who fit perfectly and to do so at a more rapid pace.


WE NARROW OUR MARKET PRESENCE. Biotech and pharmaceutical research and development talent is our sole business focus. There’s no diffusion of attention so we are instantly aware of the vagaries in this demanding and rapidly changing industry. With this network and knowledge, we are able to offer an exceptional level of counsel and support throughout the entire executive recruiting process.


NETWORK AND CONNECTION brings us 80% home right from the start. Our robust executive-level network across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia are ready to be tapped for just the right opportunity.


TRUST AND COMMUNICATION give us the edge. Typically, the best candidates do not make themselves vulnerable by circulating their CV’s and are not easily accessible through conventional recruiting methods. Industry-wide mergers and acquisitions have created confusion by increasing redundancies within corporations resulting in the market being flooded with CVs which look excellent. But are they really? Steele Executive Search is astute in judging the difference between what looks excellent and what is excellent. Our expertise helps our clients avoid bad decisions. We realize how important it is to make lasting, quality hires and conversely how devastating it can be to choose unwisely. We take a personal interest and actively cultivate quality relationships with our candidates and our clients. Our agency is trusted to be discrete as well as to be proactive in pursuing their best interests.




“Paula has the unique quality of achieving win-win results by securing the best match of skilled professionals with new positions. She is always well prepared, has in-depth knowledge of Pharma/Biotech scientists and executives and strives for the best fit. I have found her aware of the industry future trends and she always does a superb job describing the complexities of her assignments. Her work does not end upon completing the search as she always stays connected.”
Tarek S. Mansour PhD.
CEO Sabila Biosciences
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