Testimonials  


“I'd like to thank you for all your efforts and in particular the speed with which you supplied the candidates to us. I am sure we will be working with you again.” Wyeth

"GGS Associates took on a very challenging executive search for us and were able to identify a group of extremely high calibre candidates in a very short period of time. The successful candidate is now in place and is meeting all our expectations. It was a pleasure to work with Gerard, who is very interactive and has an impressive global network of contacts. We look forward to working with GGS Associates in the future." MerLion Pharma

"GGS Associates quickly produced top quality candidates who met our particular and demanding criteria. Gerard was thorough, prompt, sensitive, and insightful in working with us and the candidates, and clearly understood what is required. His deep understanding of the industry and our company, extensive network and diligence resulted in an excellent appointment. We look forward to working with him again." Evolva.

"We are very grateful to Gerard for all the hard efforts that have gone into this search. He was extremely professional and proactively delivered a range of very good potential candidates meeting demanding criteria within a short time space. He succeeded where another recruiter of international claim failed, which given our stage of development was really key. I admire his tenacity, hunger to get the job done and attention to detail. I personally recommend him to my investors for their portfolio companies for any of their searches and would do the same to anyone who requested a reference. Thanks Gerard." Carlton Brown, CEO, Immune Targeting Systems

Telormedix logo"After trying to fill a very important position through our network without any success, we decided to involve Gerard in our search. We were impressed by the fact that within literally days he returned to us with a number of high caliber candidates. All were suitable for the position. During the interviewing process Gerard was very supportive, sensible, and responsive. He was instrumental in identifying the best candidate for us. It was a delight to work with him, and made the search a truly enjoyable exercise." Johanna Holldack, CEO, Telormedix

Previous Assignments

“Your deep sector knowledge and global network produced the ideal candidate, with the broad skills and specialist experience we needed.” Neurotech

“Non-executive directors with the specifications we needed are not easy to find. You found what we wanted.” Zentiva

Candidates

“Gerard treated me, the candidate, with courtesy, respect, and integrity, dealing comprehensively with the myriad professional and personal aspects of senior recruitment.” Ted Danse, CEO, Neurotech S.A.

"Gerard is a very unusual headhunter. Unlike many of his peers, Gerard had clearly more than a passing acquaintance with the senior management team of his client, understood its business and what would be required for the post to be filled successfully. Gerard demonstrated his experience of the potentially complex issues surrounding an international relocation. He didn't keep throwing numerous possible roles at me hoping that eventually one would stick; he kept me fully updated on the process and progress of his client's decision-making and he returned telephone calls and e-mails virtually instantaneously." David Dally, CFO, MerLion Pharma

"With his extensive experience from biotech and pharma, Gerard combines a deep understanding of the requirements of his client (the company) with the ability to both thoroughly assess and guide the candidate in regard to the position in question. This made the process for me (the candidate) both very challenging and very satisfying. At the same time, I enjoyed Gerard's pleasant personality and his excellent sense of humour." Jakob Dynnes Hansen, CFO, Evolva

" I very much enjoyed working with Gerard. I found him to be incredibly insightful, supportive and thought provoking with excellent "soundboard" qualities. His enthusiasm and motivation were constant over the entire placement process - he was extremely responsive and proactive at making sure the process moved forward. Gerard took the time to understand the situation and expectations of the candidate with a knack for steering gently towards a positive outcome." Campbell Bunce, R&D Director, Immune Targeting Systems

Telormedix logo"Gerard expertly steered GGS's executive search assignment for a critical biotech chairman's role through the complex issues that always surround non-executives......involved myself, the CEO and high profile VCs in both Europe and the USA. His experience to know when to be " hands-on" and "hands-off" was both essential and appreciated by everyone." Nick Rogerson, Chairman