Ellen Clark has 25 years of experience and in-depth industry knowledge.

Ellen Clark founded Clark Executive Search in 1997 as an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on placing senior level scientists and doctors in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

Clients seek out Ellen for her 25 years of business experience and in depth industry knowledge gained from years of specifically recruiting for life science companies. She majored in biology at the University of Minnesota and thoroughly understands the highly technical drug discovery and development business. Ellen daily reviews industry newsletters. She belongs to scientific organizations, reads scientific publications, and attends national life science conferences. She has developed a large network of industry insiders who point her to the top talent in the field.

Ellen’s strong interpersonal and negotiating skills facilitate a successful hiring process between candidates and client, especially the sensitive matters of compensation and relocation. She cares about a candidate’s wellbeing and remains in contact well after a placement.



Ellen builds lasting relationships with clients whether they are Fortune 500 pharmaceutical firms or start up companies. Clients repeatedly assign new searches to Clark Executive Search because they know Ellen understands their particular business model and will quickly solve their hiring needs.

Contact Clark Executive Search today to learn more about how Ellen can help you with your recruiting needs.