Ruef and Associates – Bringing Great Companies and Great People Together


Clinical Development

Clinical Development is a key element of the Drug Development Process. Ruef & Associates is a Clinical Development Executive Search Firm with significant experience filling Clinical Development roles whether in Early Development or Phase II and Phase III. The team understands the need for cutting edge clinical trial acumen as well as leadership and the ability to collaborate and work cross functionally with key groups such Translational Medicine, Pre-clinical, Safety, and Regulatory Affairs. Ruef & Associates provides Executive Search and Recruitment Services. We understand “fit” and deliver candidates who make an immediate impact, but also excel over the long term.

Medical Affairs

Ruef & Associates are experts in Medical Affairs due to our deep, focused and long term emphasis on this functional area which has led to accolades as a premier Medical Affairs executive Search Recruitment Agency. The team has experience not only filling scores of these positions at senior levels, but also the unique experience of working side by side with Medical Affairs and Scientific Affairs in industry roles. Ruef & Associates has an exceptional understanding of the successful candidate – one who has strong scientific and clinical acumen and can interact seamlessly with R&D colleagues, but also a person who appreciates the marketing perspective and can listen and work together to achieve the best possible outcome that considers science, regulatory/legal and commercial needs.


Ruef & Associates is a top Pharmaceutical Executive Search firm. We excel in finding top candidates for Drug Discovery divisions. The team has a deep database of scientists highly experienced and intimately familiar with Basic Genomic Research, Target Identification and Target Validation, Compound Identification and Lead Optimization. Ruef & Associates Retained Executive Search firm understands that second best is not good enough and will work tirelessly until the very best, most qualified person is found and the perfect “fit” is achieved.

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs plays a critical role in Pharmaceutical R&D. The professionals in Regulatory Affairs protect human health by ensuring safety, efficacy, and quality of drugs, while ensuring appropriateness and accuracy of product information. The skills, experience and motivation found in the elite layer of Regulatory Affairs professionals are rare. Known as the best Regulatory Affairs Executive Search Firm, Ruef & Associates has experience working side by side with the best in the field. We excel in finding and developing the very top Regulatory Affairs professionals.

  • Pre-clinical

  • Translational Medicine

  • Safety

  • Operations

  • Manufacturing

  • Biostatistics

  • Health Economics Outcomes Research

  • Marketing
  • General Management
  • Commercial Operations