Search aggressively. Select accurately.

Our biotech search consultants have a thorough knowledge of the life sciences and a complete understanding of what constitutes a successful hiring process.


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  • Contingent Search
  • Contract Staffing
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Core values


We do what's right even if it's harder. Why? Success without integrity equals failure. That means we like to win, not cheat or cut corners.

Innovate and Create

The mainstream just isn't for us. We're constantly thinking outside of the circle and finding creative and innovative approaches to everyday problems.


People First

Growth happens on every level.  We are firm believers in "People over Policy" and ensuring that everyone feels supported in their personal and professional growth.

Work Hard, Play Harder

We have a "Die on the Treadmill" mentality and a "Wineglass Half-full" philosophy. We value commitment and positivity in every approach. 

What People Say About Us

“I’m glad to work for a company that appreciates my contributions beyond just a measure of checks and balances.”

Quality Assurance Specialist / Late-Stage Biopharma Company

“You have done an INCREDIBLE job helping our research department and we owe you much appreciation.”


Talent Acquisition Recruiter / Research Hospital

Our Team

Ross Petras

President & Executive Search Practice Head

Ross has 15 years of experience connecting executives with our top tier client companies in the Life Sciences, including CROs, Research Labs, Biopharma, and Med Tech. Ross enjoys helping our clients build top tier teams where culture matters. If you ask his mother, she would tell you that not only has Ross never accepted no for an answer, but he has an uncanny ability to create great opportunities from practically nothing.

Cheryl Canady Richardson

Director of Client Services

Cheryl leads the Biotech and IT Services search practices. She has proficiency working with diagnostic, clinical, and contract research organizations in executive level sales, business development and non sales engagements. Additionally, has strong background in developing relationships with IT Services Outsourcing and Software organizations in recruiting senior level sales and non-sales roles for our Parent company coast to coast.

Anthony Aukskalnis

Director of Talent Acquisitions

Tony graced the clinical research world at Atrium Health with his unparalleled charm and wit for four magical years. While working, he somehow earned a Masters from Johns Hopkins that they cannot legally take back; he's locked it in a triple coded safe regardless. Tony was introduced to Biotech Partners at a biotech conference in Raleigh, NC and quickly realized he had a shared passion for connecting world-class talent with industry leaders.

David Culp

Business Development Manager

David is an experienced sales and marketing professional with a strong background in the medical device industry. Over the last 13 years, he has focused primarily in the promotion of vascular surgery and endovascular products. At Biotech Partners, David will be responsible for expanding the organization’s reach within each biotech, life sciences, and medical device verticals. He is a highly organized and motivated individual with a strong business acumen, ready to grow anything he sets his mind to.

Matthew Leon

Life Science Researcher & Recruiter

Matt has a unique background coming from minor professional hockey, where he became passionate about building elite teams that strengthen his client’s already established culture.  Matt has proficiency assisting clients with clinical, regulatory, medical affairs, and executive level sales engagements.

Grady Clingan

Life Sciences Researcher & Recruiter

Grady is undoubtedly a "rising star" at Biotech Partners. He graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's degree in marketing and has worked in several industries before stepping into the Life Sciences. Involved in the community, he spends most of his free time coaching ice hockey (his one true love) or playing golf (coming in as a close second). Grady is really excited to keep moving forward with this group as Biotech Partners continues to excel each year.

Kyla Scully

Office Operations Manager

On a daily basis, Kyla finds herself wondering how such a hip, EDM-loving person would end up the babysitter of so many adult-children at Biotech Partners.  As a recent graduate from UNCC, her degree in psychology is being put to good use with the team. Kyla is currently re-cranking her education engine in order to delve further into the world of biotechnology by continuing her studies at UNCC. Her day-to-day is filled with helping clients find the best talent, as well as growing Biotech Partners' network (and cleaning up after the boys in the office). 

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