Managing Partner - North America
"Our team has such a diverse range of experience, skill, and expertise; working together as a strong, global unit, breeds success for our clients all over the world."
Shawn O’Connor is our Managing Partner based in the New Jersey office and leads our efforts in North America. He is also part of our Executive Leadership Team.
An accomplished search consultant, Shawn has over 10 years of experience establishing and leading executive search teams, with a proven track record of success. He brings a deep understanding of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, and medical devices, covering functions from R&D to sales and marketing. In addition, his corporate experience has been invaluable in allowing him to truly understand and consult with clients’ needs and challenges.
Throughout his career, Shawn worked extensively to lead and drive business successes with a focus on the alignment of senior management teams, succession planning, recruiting strategies and executive development. He’s partnered with a wide scope of life sciences firms, from early-stage companies to large multinational corporations in the recruitment of senior executives and structuring of global teams.
Prior to working in executive search, Shawn spent almost 20 years at Johnson & Johnson, where he was Vice President, Human Resources. He also has significant corporate experience with other Fortune 50 companies, including Kraft and GE.
Shawn holds a degree in Human Resources Management as well as graduate studies in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.