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Dave Murphy is the Practice Director and founder of The Alpine Group. He specializes in recruiting Marketing and Business Development personnel in BioPharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Life Science industry.
Prior to founding The Alpine Group in 1999, Dave spent 12 years in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry with Merck and Wallace Laboratories. He knows from experience what successful candidates bring to an employer, as well as what hiring managers are looking for to strengthen their organization. His client companies range from small Biotech companies to large Pharma and Med Tech multinationals. "I work confidentially with candidates who are successful and happy in their current role, but who would seriously consider making a change that clearly enhance their career."
MBA; Master of Public Administration (University of Illinois); BS in Marketing. The people he recruits are those individuals with consistent top-level performance that can document their success in marketing, new product planning, analytics and business development.
Kim Schelble at Smiths Medical
We have retained The Alpine Group for executive level and senior management recruiting at Medtronic. I worked with Dave on a number of occasions and he never failed to deliver. One particular recent hire comes to mind because I was asking for a very specialized and particular role that I knew would be difficult to find. Dave took the time to listen and to understand this highly critical position and then proceeded to provide me with only the highly relevant candidates. We found that person and it was a great success. Dave’s knowledge of the available talent pool combined with his understanding of his clients’ specialized needs and the attention given to all parties is what makes working with Dave truly memorable.
Joe Lindstrom at ChemoCentryx
I have been in contact with Dave for probably ten plus years. He had contacted me from time to time about roles that were always well within my scope. Recently Dave contacted me for a role that was perfect for me. We discussed the role and he didn’t have all the details at the time, and he was very clear to tell me that he needed a few more facts to fully inform me about the position. He followed up within a couple of days and had the full picture. After a thorough discussion of the pluses and minuses he was kind enough to present me. I was offered a series of interviews and was ultimately offered the position. Throughout, Dave prepared me for the interviews and gave me solid tips along the way. One thing that truly impressed me about Dave during the process was that he was always concerned about me as a fit and my happiness. It wasn’t just about filling the role. Dave kept the process moving by following up on both sides where appropriate. He was incredibly professional, helpful, knowledgeable and accessible throughout the entire process. I will work with Dave again to hire my own team.
Gaurav Parnami at Abbott Vascular
Dave and team have been instrumental in finding quality candidates for my team and in an environment where quality candidates are difficult to find. Dave's expertise and assistance weren’t simply finding quality candidates, but working with us through the entire process. Starting with good, concise profiles of pre-screened candidates, to working with both sides through the interview process, and then carrying it through the closing process, Dave was prompt, professional and prompt. In addition, I significantly appreciated his advice on onboarding the candidate even after his role was finished. The best recommendation I can give Dave is that I always felt like he had my interest in mind and wasn't simply trying to place a candidate on me and move on. Happy to work with him again for future needs.
Filiberto de Cal at Grifols
Dave has shown remarkable talent in providing exceptional service to his clients. He's knowledgeable, dependable and very responsive throughout the entire hiring process and beyond. I believe Dave is able to provide great value to all players involved in a challenging job search.
Recruiter & Candidate Sourcing Lead
Karen’s focus is sourcing and recruiting for product commercialization roles medical technology and healthcare companies. She uses knowledge gained from her time as an Internet Researcher to focus her energies as a contingency and contract recruiting specialist working to find and match top level candidates with companies in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device, and Life Science industries.
Karen's primary emphasis is to help candidates further their career in Marketing, Product Management, Commercial Operations, Analytics and Market Research with solid client companies looking for talented and driven individuals to join their teams. For more information about candidates and current opportunities, email kjefferson@TMACmail.com or visit our Search Jobs page for a full list of available openings.
Barry Seeman at Actelion
I really enjoyed working with Karen. She is a true professional who took time to get to know me and what I was looking for in my next career move. She was knowledgeable about the company she represented and took a cautious, methodical approach to ensure that we were a great fit. She was very accessible throughout the entire recruitment process and promptly provided me answers to questions. Karen is a great asset to have on your side and I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. I would highly recommend Karen as your recruiting partner.
Tsetska Takova at Abbott Diagnostics
I have chosen to work with The Alpine Group because they offer quality jobs with top companies in healthcare. Most importantly, the recruiters there take the time to understand both my skills and desires in my job hunt. Most recently, I worked with Karen Jefferson. She introduced me to a new position with a company I was very interested in. She provided support through the entire interview process and advocated to help me land the job I wanted. It was a pleasure working with Karen and I highly recommend her as a highly skilled and reliable recruiter, which is not easy to find these days.
Natalia Lysaya Powers, at Align Technology
Karen is highly skilled at conducting her research to select the right position for her clients and setting them up for a win in a highly competitive job market. I have had a great experience working with Karen as she is diligent, articulate and invested in ensuring her clients success just as if it was her own. Karen is very trustworthy and follows through with regularly checks in— a wonderful relationship maintainer. I highly recommend Karen to any job seeker or a prospective employer.
David Morris, at Sekisui Diagnostics
Karen took the time to get to know what was important to me for the next step in my career; I did not feel like just another candidate. During the hiring process, I never felt pressured, she was always available when I had a question, and she helped me at every step ultimately landing the right role for me. I am very pleased with Karen as my recruiter and I have already recommended her services to colleagues.
Angie helps people in marketing, strategy and market access advance their careers in the medical device, pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries. She joined The Alpine Group after an agency career in marketing, advertising and public relations in healthcare, manufacturing and economic development. Her extensive marketing background helps her to understand both the hiring manager and candidate POV in a search process. Angie understands what makes an “A player” and high potential hire as managers look to grow their teams. She also enjoys connecting talented marketers with compelling, attractive opportunities.
BA in Public Policy/Journalism and Russian Language and Literature
Cardiac/Coronary, Diabetes, Endovascular, Heart Failure, Oncology, Stroke, Pain Management, Vascular
Benjamin Dean at Abbott Diabetes Care
Angie really isn’t a recruiter; she acts as a consultant who happens to be in the business of helping companies and candidates come together. She listened deeply to what I was looking for, then brought me a compelling opportunity in a dynamic digital health and innovation role. Every step of the way she added value by sharing extensive details on the opportunity, team/culture and the interview process as well as helpful interviewing best practices. Angie’s guidance was strategic, insightful and incredibly helpful...I’d recommend her to any marketer looking to advance their career.
Jennifer Baumeier at Silk Road Medical, Inc.
Angie brought a wonderful marketing opportunity to my attention, and I wasn’t even looking! In our initial call she shared compelling details about the role, the company, the products and the culture; I was excited to pursue the opportunity. She walked through the interview process with me, helping me to excel at each step and providing invaluable guidance. She was a true partner throughout the entire process. I am so thankful for her and bringing this opportunity my way. I’m greatly enjoying my new company, the team, the role...and I never would have known about Silk Road Medical if Angie hadn’t found me!
Shannon Carroll at Cordis, A Cardinal Health Company
Angie was fantastic to work with. She took the time to ask me what I was looking for and what I wanted in my next career move. She was very knowledgeable about the company she represented and took the time to ensure that we were a great fit. I really appreciated Angie's honesty and passion, her dedication and transparency. She is a great asset to have on your side and I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.
Young Park at Caption Health
Angie Allen is the recruiting professional I worked with extensively during my career change from small medical device startup founder to Senior Product manager at a large medical device corporation. Product market fit is a key phrase in startup lexicon that guides successful product development. Angie’s professional style exemplifies this phrase and makes her uniquely differentiated from other recruiting professionals. She heavily invests her time to understand the history, values, and wishes of both the hiring manager and recruit. This investment allows for both sides to make well-informed, rapid decisions that lead to optimal outcomes for all relevant parties. Angie’s professionalism, patience, attitude, and empathy are the key criteria that led me to build trust with her and provide holistic, honest answers to her regarding my history, values and wishes. I had a highly positive and successful experience with Angie and I highly recommend her.
Rachael’s focus is recruiting for marketing and market access roles for Medical Device, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical organizations.
She worked a long career in marketing specific to radio and marketing sales before expanding her career path in staffing. She jump started her recruiting career in the Tech industry, where she gained knowledge and insight into the corporate world of tech and medical devices. She deeply enjoys getting to know her clients and candidates to help align them with the proper career opportunities.
Rachael grew up in a small town in Northwest Colorado. Because of this small town life, her and her husband love the outdoors: hiking, riding side by sides, camping and more. Together, they have been able to partake in several African Safari’s. Rachael has also been blessed to visit Mexico and the UK. They are proud pet parents to Sadie, their border collie along with two cats, Roxie and Arnie.
Rachael is our resident “foodie” and “at-home-chef.” If you need guidance on how to cook something, she is your go-to person and considers herself a “Food Network Junkie.”
The Alpine Group is the commercial recruiting division of TMAC-Direct, which specializes in filling key positions in Medical Affairs and Clinical Development. Click here to learn more about TMAC Direct.