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Choosing the right leaders for your organization. It's clearly a critical decision and
can make the difference between unimaginable success and catastrophic failure. For nearly 30
years, Roger Brooks and his team have helped early stage and established medical device organizations
find the ideal CEO, C-Suite or Board member or Vice President.
When working with RBrooks Group, clients can expect a tenacious, research-backed, goal-oriented approach to finding the best
executive-level candidates often those not in the market for a job. And more importantly, Roger has
an uncanny knack at convincing the right candidates that your company needs to be part of their future.
The best compliment anyone can ever give is a referral. For nearly 30 years, word of our work in successfully placing the senior most people has spread throughout the medical device community. And there's a reason people come back to us and refer their colleagues. It's because we take the time to truly understand your organization and the experiences, characteristics and personality needed for a successful executive or board member.
We have the industry knowledge and deep connections to source and secure the best candidates. Unlike large recruiting firms, you are buying the dedicated resource of the firm's founder, Roger Brooks. He and his strong support team will stay focused on your search throughout the entire process. Consider this: On average the Big 5 search firms fulfill about 70 percent of the searches they take on. One-hundred percent of our searches are completed. We won't stop until we've found the perfect match.
"What would it take for you to leave your current role?" That's the first thing we ask when we find a qualified candidate. Not, "We have this great opportunity we know you'll love" or "Let me tell you about this amazing company."
At Rbrooks Group, it's about really understanding what makes the perfect candidate tick. Do they want to be a leader in making a major medical breakthrough? Create a change in how devices are brought to market? We want to hear where their professional passion lies, and then we can understand and articulate how your particular role can help make their vision a reality.
We don't rely upon online profiles or personal references to find the best candidates. Armed with the nuances of your organization and the role, we target companies that may have the executives that would fit your need. We then find three or four people within those companies who can recommend the best candidates. If everyone points to the same person, we know where to place our focus. This is a much more reliable approach than finding the candidates through online job title and skill sets searches first, then checking their references as they become finalists.
Bottom line: The candidate needs to be a right fit for your company, and your company needs to be the right fit for the candidate. We make that happen.
For the last 30 years, we've worked with leading medical device companies to place top-of-the-house executives. Roles we've placed include: CEO, COO, CTO and General Manager, as well as Vice Presidents and Board members.
Our clients increasingly are searching for the best and brightest talent across the globe, we can help you find just the right person, no matter where you need them, through INRALS- a proven network of recruiting and outsourcing experts in 20 countries.
Companies associated with INRALS have strong links with pharmaceutical, medical and food industries. Let us know if you are in need of an international search, and we'll find the absolute best partner to help you locally.
100 percent of our business is through repeat customers or referrals. There's a reason for that. Our clients know we will not stop until we find the highest-quality executives to their firms. Here's what clients have say about Roger and RBrooks Group.
President & CEO, RefleXion Medical
We've used Roger & team on multiple occasions over the past two years. They invest the time to deeply understand the nuance of our business and in doing so, they're able to identify top-notch talent and then pry them loose when they weren't necessarily in the market for their next great role. Roger, Charlie and Mary are exceptionally hard working and resourceful and I feel they genuinely share our passion for finding the best people out there.
Rob ten Hoedt
Executive Vice President and President EMEA at Medtronic
Roger has a unique approach to the term "executive search", he is personally extremely engaged, wants to understand the company and the role, he challenges the board appropriately and looks for the required chemistry. Roger creates a very close connection with the candidates, ensures transparent and clear communication to both parties and facilitates a well-managed process.
General Partner, NEA
Roger did a very good job surfacing some excellent candidates and was extremely helpful in landing our top choice.
CEO of EBR Systems Inc. and Founder of The Foundry, Chairman of EBR Systems, Fractyl Laboratories, and Setpoint Medical
I am executive chairman of multiple medical device companies. It is unusual for me to retain an outside search firm, because I always prefer to hire someone with whom I have previously worked. However, there are times when your network just isn't extensive enough, especially for CEO positions. When confronted with the responsibility of finding the ideal CEO for one of my companies, we engaged Roger. Throughout the process, he was professional, enthusiastic and passionate about the search. Our search committee was very demanding in our expectations and Roger responded extremely well. He delivered a solid slate of candidates, many of whom were not on our radar. We knew we had to get it right, and Roger delivered on our high expectations.
Chairman, President and CEO
Boulder Surgical (formerly JustRight Surgical)
We retained Dan for a Vice President of Product Development search after we had tried unsuccessfully to fill the position ourselves and then with another recruiter. The difference in working with Dan was apparent from our first interaction. He was very thorough in understanding our company's culture and the specific needs and responsibilities of the position. He then quickly began to cultivate qualified candidates from a variety of sources and then to vet them for fit before presenting them for consideration. We were able to phone interview a number of candidates and ultimately brought three in for a full day of interviews. In the end we were able to select and land the candidate we wanted and are very excited about adding him to our team. Dan delivered on everything he promised and we wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Howard Levin, MD and Mark Gelfand
Creators of Coridea, Axon Therapies, Soffio, Cibiem, Ardian, Respicardia, CHF Solutions and RenalGuard
Roger has performed very challenging high-level executive searches for companies we have co-founded. His knowledge of the medical device industry and understanding of medical device startup needs are exceptional. He always comes up with the exact right person. He has an uncanny knack for helping us develop the best profile to fill a role. He knows how to take in the big picture of our company to really understand what we need. We highly recommend Roger.
Founder, Shockwave Medical, Calibra, EndoGastric Solutions, Cardiac Dimensions and InControl
I have used Roger for 20 plus years and he has helped me find many great people.
Executive Partner and Co-Founder Voyageur Medical
I have worked with many talent placement specialists in my career and have found no one to be as strategic and capable as Roger. He understand the businesses he serves and finds talent that fits. More than anything, he thinks like a senior executive and becomes your business partner.
Former Chief Development and Operations Officer at NxThera
Roger is very well known in the medical device industry and has been a recruiter that I have known for almost 20 years. Roger has the highest level of integrity and will place candidates only if he is absolutely conviced that the match will be right. He bases his work on the fact that his success in the long term will be linked to his clients success in the short term.
Executive Director Clinical Affairs at Spiration Inc., former Vice President Clinical Affairs at Cardiac Dimensions and Northstar Neuroscience
I'm happy to write this recommendation for Roger who has helped not only me, but many others, advance their careers. I have come to rely on Roger's astute judgment of character and intimate knowledge of medical device companies, attributes that make him a unique sounding board for advice.
Former CEO Mainstay Medical and Ventracor
Roger has an outstanding network in the medical device and diagnostics industry, and is an excellent choice for executive recruiting. He listens carefully to understand the client's needs, and then works hard to find the ideal candidate. I would have no hesitation in recommending Roger for a search for a single executive or an entire management team.
Former CEO Synergy Disc Replacement, Xtant Medical, Sound Surgical Technologies, Xcorporeal, and Glucon
Given my experience as a hiring manager, I thought I knew everything there was to know about executive search. I soon discovered that Roger's unique, hands on approach is far more effective than the recruiters I had worked with over the last few years. First and foremost, Roger adheres to the highest possible ethics and confidentiality in dealing with his clients and candidates. That was very refreshing to observe in the hyper competitive world we live in today.
Former Senior VP, Industrial Development & Innovation, Drugs and Devices Industrial Affairs at Sanofi
Roger has made a great job in the identification, interview and selection processes of a series of top professionals whilst building up topnotch engineering excellence into our medical device development organisation. We set an outstanding, fruitful and seamless collaboration all through this process.
Founder, Calibra, Spiration, Cardiac Dimensions, Endogastric Solutions, Acorn CV and InControl
Roger has found and recruited many superb senior leaders for me in the past. His recruits are always top notch and ready to go the minute they walk through the door.
Asia Pacific Vice President R & D at Boston Scientific
Roger is one of the best, if not the best, executive recruiters focusing on the medical device industry. Roger and his team spend the necessary time and energy to select clients and candidates to benefit both.
Juan- Pablo Mas
Partner at Action Potential Venture Capital
Roger Brooks is as dedicated to his craft as anyone I've worked with. He has developed an expertise in the search and recruitment of top executive talent for medical device startups, with a particularly long history in neuromodulation. I have seen him work closely with management and Boards to identify and recruit successfully across functional areas in Action Potential VC's portfolio companies in a particularly professional manner, and would work with him again.
Milton M. Morris, Ph.D.
President & CEO at NeuSpera Medical
Roger is passionate about growing high performing teams. We continue to work with him because of his long history of partnering with companies and his access to a network of high quality medical device professionals. He is sensitive to the unique needs of both our company and the candidates he brings forward.
Managing Partner, COO, SV Health Investors
Roger is a consummate professional. He works hard to understand the company plans and defines a clear search strategy. He communicates routinely and listens impeccably. Confidence in success is high and working with Roger is a pleasure.
Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners
Roger was able to find for us great candidates that were not initially looking to change. Very importantly, he drove a tight process that allowed us to close our critical CEO search in the shortest possible time.
I wanted to connect with you to let you know how well things are going with our new VP/GM. Through the process you became a true partner. I have worked with many recruiters in my years of leading Human Resources, some of whom are internationally recognized firms. You and your firm differentiate in the understanding you develop of the true need and the attention and partnership you deliver.
Founder or Co-Founder of Amphora Medical, Mainstay Medical, Kspine and Respicardia
I have engaged Roger on 4 different CEO searches. He's entrepreneurial, hands-on and efficient. He is skilled at tapping his network that goes back 30+ years to surface candidates that meet our criteria.
Former Senior Vice President of Medtronic plus past or present CEO or Board Member of Mainstay Medical, Impulse Dynamics, Systagenix, Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Nobel Biocare, Pulmonx, Acarix, Aleva Neurotherapeutics, Phagenesis and GI Dynamics
As board chair, I led the process to interview several retained CEO search firms including some of the big 5, Roger came across as strongly motivated and passionate. We liked his approach on how to attract a solid field of candidates that are really good and probably not looking for a new job. The best people are usually not looking. Roger delivered on his words. In the end we had 5 candidates and all were very good, having really good back up choices is something we needed. We could not afford any delay if we did not land our top choice. Roger seems to effectively tap into a vast network or he found a way to quickly get to know the people he needed to. Roger owns the process and is very involved. Our board has 9 very busy members scattered around the United States and Europe, in a rapid time frame Roger was able to orchestrate all in person meetings so we could make a decision. Most importantly Roger worked like a high level advisor to the board, he is good at assessing the candidates, pushing the process while guiding our own evaluation of each candidate. He is definitely a search consultant that I would recommend.
President at Minnetronix, Inc.
Roger is one of the few Executive Search Consultants I'd recommend. He is straightforward and honest, and has a great network.
VP of Engineering at SetPoint Medical
I have known Roger for 15 years, he knows the medical device field at all levels very very well. Roger is probably the most connected recruiters in this field, and he really is good and matching companies and individuals. He does extensive reference checks to try to avoid mismatches and looks at the whole picture, not just at positions in isolation. I highly recommend him.
Roy Martin, D.V.M.
Chief Scientific Officer at MicroOptx, Inc.
Roger is a highly respected and well known executive recruiter within the medical device industry. He is nationally known and has assisted many of our industry's top executives in recruitment and placements. Roger is very well connected and strives to form partnerships and relationships that grow through accomplishments.
Roger Brooks recently refocused his highly successful medical device and life sciences Executive Search practice by establishing RBrooks Group, a fully retained search firm that focuses on the C-suite, Vice President and Board of Director positions.
Nearly 30 years ago, Roger founded and continues to be CEO of Leading Edge Medical Search, a boutique firm that has placed hundreds of executives for the nation's top early stage and established medical device and life sciences organizations.
His vast industry knowledge, integrity and intuition have earned him respect throughout the medical device and life sciences industries. Time and again, loyal clients and executives he has placed turn to Roger for new search opportunities.
When he's not working, Roger enjoys spending time with his family enjoying all of the recreational activities that the Rocky Mountains offer.
Mary joined RBrooks Group after relocating to Boulder, Colorado from New York with her husband and three children. Prior to her move, Mary enjoyed a successful career as an Emerging Market Bond Broker specializing in Latin American Debt. Mary brings strong communication, negotiation and networking skills to RBrooks Group.
A native to Washington D.C., Mary holds a BA in English Literature from Boston University. In her free time she can be found on the tennis court, watching a lacrosse game or hiking and skiing with her family.
Dan Miller has spent more than 20 years in the search industry, including 15 years with Leading Edge Medical Search. Dan's specialty is recruiting the best leadership talent within the areas of R&D/Engineering, Clinical and Regulatory within the Medical Device and Life Sciences industries.
Dan received his initial recruiting training from Management Recruiters International in Denver. In the late 90s, he began recruiting in the engineering discipline for Silicon Valley networking and communications startups.
Prior to starting his recruiting career, Dan was responsible for the day-to-day operations of various research grants and projects at the Human Performance Laboratory at Oregon Health Sciences in Portland, OR. Dan earned his Masters' of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah in 1994.
When he's not working, Dan spends time with his wife and daughters and is an avid cyclist who participates in a number of local racing venues each year. He and his family also enjoy skiing, hiking, camping and just about everything else the Rocky Mountains have to offer.
With over twenty years of experience as an executive search consultant in the medical device industry, Charlie brings invaluable expertise to RBrooks Group. Charlie has worked extensively with innovative startups, filling hundreds of positions within his specialty. He has built strong relationships within the medical technology industry and strives to be the best in the business, leaving no rock unturned. When he is not working, Charlie spends time with his family either on the sports fields watching his kids or hiking on one of Colorado's beautiful trails.