Ruef and Associates – Bringing Great Companies and Great People Together


“I was so consumed by my academic workload I could not think about anything else. If I had not attended this program I would have no idea about opportunities in industry nor would I have any information about industry. The presentation was excellent – it gave me a whole new window into a career in industry! The presenters were obviously top clinicians and scientists; I could identify with everything they were saying. I’d like to revisit opportunities in industry with you in about 6 to 8 months.”

Fellow, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Division of Hematology and Oncology

“Just a personal note: I wanted to let you know that we just received an acceptance and our CMO is extremely pleased. Also, I wanted to say that I very much respect the fact that you continued to work on the position without an additional fee to find a great candidate for us. Being a fellow recruiter, I feel this reflects very well – not only on yourself but the profession as well. I honestly believe that the majority of our colleagues would not have followed through in such a professional way. Congratulations!”

Head of Talent Acquisition, Maryland Pharmaceutical Company

“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. In 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, This is awesome to hear and great feedback on both candidates. Thanks for all that you have done for us… we have a great partnership with you.”

SVP, New Jersey Consumer Goods Company

“Tim, I am delighted! What a great way to finish the week with fantastic news like this! Your team has been diligent and never gave up. Thank you for your support and for finding us such a terrific candidate.”

VP, R&D Massachusetts Pharmaceutical 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

“This program provided great info about potential career paths.”

Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

“Your team is really wonderful.
Thank you.”

VP R&D NJ Pharmaceutical company

“Your firm is the best Executive Search firm I have ever worked with.”

VP R&D NJ Pharmaceutical company

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

MD New Jersey Pharmaceutical Company

“Tim is results oriented and a pleasure to work with. I’m having him back to work with other high performers on my team.”

VP, New York Packaged Goods Company

“Tim understands how business works and the world that I live in; definitely not your average MBA consultant.”

VP, Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Company

“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

“I have never previously heard a talk about a career in the pharmaceutical industry, so all information was new to me. I had never previously thought about a career in industry, but now I am aware of this option.”

Fellow, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

“It was very helpful to hear the presenter’s logic and rationale for going into industry. He seemed very focused on providing useful insights.”

Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

“I wanted to tell you that it has been a pleasure working with you. You are very easy to speak with. I have never had this type of positive experience with a recruiter. It has really helped me.”

MD and Vice President candidate, New Jersey Pharmaceutical Co

“Dear Tim, Thank you for taking your time to speak with me and provide me with your thoughtful career advice. You are outstanding in your area and I appreciate a lot what you have done for me!”

Executive Director, Discovery Research, Biotechnology company, Ma

“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

“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

“I thought it was a very beneficial experience; All 3 presenters did a fabulous job – I totally enjoyed the session, as did all of our Fellows.”

Program Coordinator, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program, Johns Hopkins School

“The content and message were tremendous. Tim uses slides occasionally but very effectively to reinforce his message.”

Vice President, Human Resources, Consumer Health company, Tx

“I remember the main points of his talk to this day – very unusual for me.”

Executive, Texas Consumer Package Goods

“From Academia to Industry is a good model to follow in the future.”

Vice President, Clinical Development, Oncology, Maryland Pharmaceutical company

“Great insight in how to transition from a Fellow to industry job.”

Fellow, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

“Personal stories of the presenters were wonderful. Same career challenges that we (fellows) have.”

Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

The program helped me to find out details on starting in industry and pathways to get there.”

Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

“Thanks again for the excellent presentation and materials. Your talk was really great!”

State of Maine Senior Administrator