"Chris is an outstanding recruiter that goes above and beyond to understand Shimadzu's needs to attract, hire and retain high quality employees. He makes sure his candidates are not only kept updated throughout the interview process, but are well prepared from the initial submittal to the final offer negotiation. It is always a pleasure to work with Chris!"
Gretchen Stangle, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Manager at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
"I have worked with Chris from Executec on searches for sales professionals both at Agilent Technologies and at BioNano Genomics in the Research, Clinical and Translational Genetics markets. I have a strong network and as a result it is not an easy task when I call in a recruiter. Chris has exceeded my expectations in the searches he has performed and I find his follow up, resourcefulness and the preparation he does for his clients to be far superior vs any of his competitors. Ethics is above all else in my book and Chris has shown himself to be ethical and truly care about his clients and candidates. I would highly recommend Executec for searches from individual contributor to the executive level.”
VERONICA MANKINEN – VP COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS at DOVETAIL GENOMICS, LLC
"I have had the pleasure to know Mark since I began my career in the scientific capital equipment business. Mark's longevity and success over the years is the true testament to his skill and knowledge. Always trustworthy, and of the highest integrity, he is by far one of the best recruiters I have worked with. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark and the service he provides."
Richard Goodheart, Senior Director of North American Sales Director of Bruker Nano Surfaces
Executec was my GO TO partner for sourcing the finest sales and marketing personnel in the business . Mark and Chris have a wonderful ability to zero in on not only the hard qualifications for the position, but the culture and personality of the organization. Over a 30 year career in Sales, Marketing and Operations, I placed dozens of Mark's clients in companies both large and small. Every one proved to be a great selection and many went on to thrive and advance within our organization.
Cathy Williams-former VP of Sales at Agilent and PerkinElmer
“I have worked with a multitude of recruiters globally over the past 20 years, filling positions across the continental US, throughout EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. Of all of the hiring partners I have worked with, Chris Avron stands out above the rest and is the ONLY Executive Recruiter in the Science and Technology space I recommend to others. Why? Chris takes the time to truly understand the roles and responsibilities that are important to matching both prospective employer and employee. I know he cares about ensuring the correct fit for both parties, and in this way helps to ensure a successful outcome. Attention to detail, solid work ethic and laser focus means I can rely on Chris to find me not just one, but a slew of highly qualified candidates in a relatively short period of time. The only problem I have working with Chris is choosing the best candidate’s for my role’s. I am working with him now and will be working with him long into the future…”
DALE LEVITZKE – VP WORLDWIDE SALES at NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES
"I have had the pleasure to work with Mark on a number of career searches. Mark is very knowledgeable on the companies and trends in the scientific equipment industry. He listens to what type of situation one seeks and brings forward only those opportunities that closely match what his clients seek. Maintaining the highest level of integrity and professional courtesy, Mark works for the best interest of both the candidate and the employer to ensure a good match beetween the skills presented and the desired attributes of the ideal candidate. He is one of the best in the business and I highly recommend Mark to both employers and candidates."
Jim Shannon, Director of Sales, Americas at Brooks Automation
"I have worked with Mark for over 15 years for both hiring talent and representing me personally. Mark is the best in the instrumentation business in the US. "
David B. Melton, Director of Sales & Service, the Americas, Ametek
“I have had the pleasure of working with Chris Avron at Executec Search Agency as a candidate as well as a hiring manager. After ten years as a pharmaceutical research chemist I struggled to make the move into a business environment on my own. I remember that Chris took extra time to understand my capabilities and career desires while educating me on my options. His understanding of my strengths and potential led to me to a position in product management and a career path outside the scope of my previous considerations. A few years later I moved into Marketing Management and began working with Chris to fill several positions within my group. Again, I was reminded of his thoroughness and attention to detail while also thinking outside the box to provide potential candidates. Chris creates a mutual and dynamic relationship where he relies on my criteria and guidance to find candidates, but also brings his own ideas to illuminate hidden potential.”
JASON WAGNER – VP MARKETING at BUCHI
"Chris is by far the best recruiter I have worked with in my 22 years in the biotech industry. I have worked with Chris on both sides of the coin, once to help my find a job, and many times after, helping me fill open positions. Chris takes the time to really know the candidates he is putting forward so that they are the right fit for the company he is working with. As a candidate, I have never worked with a recruiter so thorough in preparing me for the interviews as he did. He does everything from cleaning up your resume for a better presentation, to preparing you for interview questions, to reminding you of all the 'must do's and don'ts' in an interview process. Additionally, Chris takes the time to gather all the pertinent company material for you to review prior to the interviews. I whole heartedly recommend Chris for your recruiting needs whether you are looking for a new position, or looking for help in hiring positions. "
Kira Reinhart, Director of Western U.S. Sales at NanoString Technologies
"Mark is a great recruiter to work with. He understands the market very well and is skilled at matching candidates with great companies. I would recommend Mark to anyone seeking a career change or a company looking to hire new talent."
Jim Yano, Vice President Agilent Technologies
"I have worked with Mark in multiple roles. As a hiring manager he brought me highly qualified and vetted candidates who helped my companies be successful. As a career opportunity seeker he worked to find me suitable positions. When colleagues have asked who to contact regarding positions to fill or for new positions for themselves, Mark is the first professional I direct them to. His success record and personal integrity in the industry is unparalleled."
Andy Zaayenga, Business Development Professional in Bio specimen Science and Drug Discovery Laboratory Automation
“I have had the pleasure of working with Chris Avron and Executec Search Agency to fill critical management and individual contributor roles at Agilent since 2011. During the several opportunities I have had to work with Chris I have found him to be an absolute perfectionist about truly understanding my needs. His attention to detail and commitment to follow-through make him and Executec the only search agency I think of when I need to fill an important role in our team. The caliber of the people that Chris and Executec are able to attract has proven to be of high integrity and the resulting hires have become extremely reliable assets to our company. Employees are a significant investment and if you choose to use Executec to staff your next crucial role you can rest assured that you have made a wise investment.”
DEBBIE GALLAGHER – MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAM MANAGER
"I have worked with Mark Moyer at Executec Search for well over 20 years, and he has always delivered Aside from being very knowledgeable about the analytical, scientific, and life science markets, he has a plethora of contacts in these industries. Whether it be open requisitions for entry level personnel, through to senior management, he has the unique ability of finding, and presenting, the right profile of individual(s), meeting our tight (and lofty!) set of specifications and standards. I would unhesitatingly recommend Mark to work with any firm, in his chosen areas of expertise."
Brian Dutko, President at Malvern Instruments, Inc.
"For over two decades, Mark at Executec identified some great executives for our management and sales teams in North America. In the Analytical and Process Instrumentation world he works hard to identify top performers who have a deep understanding of their market spaces and who exhibit the leadership qualities required to deliver sustained success. Specific examples include Country and Regional Managers in Materials Analysis, Acoustic Technology and Process Controls. I would not hesitate to recommend Executec as a first rate search firm in these markets"
Jim Webster, Retired Business Group Director – International Instrumentation & Controls Company
"I’ve been fortunate to work with a number of talented recruiters in my career, but Chris provides a very unique skill set and intrinsic value that remains unmatched in the industry. His enthusiastic work ethic consistently identifies topnotch talent and his in-depth industry knowledge and technical expertise allow him to quickly build rapport with clients and potential candidates alike. It’s these relationships and his critical understanding of the demands and intricacies of each position that underscore the value of Chris’s services and serve to perpetuate his successful track record in long term placements. Chris has had a profound impact on the direction and progression of my career and I will continue to recommend him as the premier recruiter in the life science industry."
RACHEL MCLAURIN) PUGH – SENIOR GENOTYPING AND BIOBANKING SPECIALIST – ILLUMINA
“I have had a great experience in working with Chris and Mark for many years. The extra value they provide during the hiring process, knowledge of the market and our corporate needs is exemplary. During my time in utilizing their resources I have hired varying technical, marketing and sales positions and the quality of the candidates, regardless of job description and required geography has always met my expectations. I would recommend their services to anyone that has a need for recruiting top level talent in the analytical and laboratory instrumentation market.”