Ruef and Associates – Bringing Great Companies and Great People Together


Ruef and Associates is known for filling the hard-to-fill searches.
Our specialty is R&D with a focus in Immunology and Oncology.

Fortune 500 companies retain Ruef & Associates to find senior
executives who make an immediate and lasting contribution.



15 years of experience successfully filling senior R&D and commercial roles

Broad therapeutic and functional expertise

Immunology and Oncology specialists


35 years of
industry experience
Deep understanding of
senior leadership
High degree of repeat business and referrals due to successful placements with discerning clients



Unique, personalized approach to attract top
candidates and to ensure unprecedented client service


Candidates are qualified and motivated


Candidates “fit” the environment


Candidates make an immediate and lasting contribution

From Academia to Industry® is an educational program designed to provide information about industry to Hematology and Oncology Fellows.



Corporations, professional associations and community groups engage Ruef & Associates to speak to leadership teams, employees and members. Tim Ruef, President of Ruef & Associates, is a dynamic, entertaining, passionate speaker. He has presented to hundreds of audiences large and small on a broad range of topics.



“I have spent a considerable amount of time with Tim Ruef on the telephone. Without question, he is one of the best recruiters I have ever worked with and I have worked with many over a 26 year span. His professionalism and interpersonal warmth made the process much easier than I anticipated. n sum, he is clearly a cut above the other folks that I have encountered in our industry. ”

Newly hired SVP of Sales and Marketing, CA Biotechnology Company

“Tim is relentless about drawing out the very best in each person. I can’t begin to say how much he helped me personally and professionally.”

President, New Jersey Manufacturing Company

“Tim, I thought your seminar was really insightful and I am looking forward to sharing the knowledge I learned about recruiting with my colleagues at our upcoming HR meeting.”

Illinois HR VP,

“Hi Tim, I thought your presentation on Orientation at the SHRM conference was one of the best ones I attended – very insightful, very useful. I am currently re-evaluating and revamping our orientation process, and would love to see some of the materials you mentioned in your presentation.  Thanks in advance!”

Mark C, Hospital Administrator, Vermont

“Tim – I enjoyed your presentation at the SHRM conference this week….lots of great info! Could you shoot me over the supplemental materials? Thanks again! ”

Julie, VP Banking, NJ
“Thanks again for the excellent presentation and materials.
Your talk was really great!”
State of Maine Senior Administrator,

“Tim is just really good. While very entertaining, Tim has an honest, sincere manner that really comes through.”

MD New Jersey Pharmaceutical Company,