Brandan Sweeney

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Executive Recruiter

Brandan is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Recruiting for Dennis Partners and has been an integral part of the company’s successful growth since they opened their doors in 2003. He is passionate about the relationships he has built within the regulatory community as well as the reputation he has worked hard to maintain. He believes that building trust with clients and candidates are the most important attributes of being a recruiter. Having spent some time in HR functions at life science companies earlier on, he has an appreciation on the importance in how “style and fit” play a part in a company’s success. Brandan is a former musician where he was the lead singer and guitarist for a nationally recognized alternative rock bank in the 90’s. In his free time, Brandan enjoys playing with his three Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs and keeping his love for music alive!

Testimonials

“We recently partnered with Brandan on a search for Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. The search had a very successful outcome and we were able to hire an exceptional candidate. Brandan’s focus on only regulatory affairs searches gives him a very good sense of the market, the talent who is available, and what talent matches your role.  He worked with us diligently to find the right candidate for our role. He was incredibly responsive and always available throughout the search.

We ended up hiring an exceptional candidate. Brandan was instrumental in the offer negotiation and worked incredibly well with both SAGE and the candidate for a successful outcome.  He also stayed involved through the resignation process and ensuring a successful start.

It was a pleasure to partner with Brandan on the search.” VP Human Resources

“I had the privilege of working with Brandan during my job search in Boston. His knowledge as a recruiter for regulatory affairs is impressive. Brandan provided strategic input and guidance to me for exploring new professional opportunities in a different therapeutic area than Oncology (most of my regulatory experience). His advice was invaluable to me and many others and his work ethics were always on a par with his integrity. He has an excellent understanding of his clients’ hiring needs and the corresponding candidates knowledge, skill sets and experiences. This ability ensures that the collaboration between client and candidate have the best possible outcomes with respect to interviews, and potential job offers. Brandan offers his time generously, and with his broad knowledge of the industry, he can provide career counseling and insights into the specific skill sets that employers in the field of regulatory affairs share. I recommend working with Brandan when the opportunity arises to explore new opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry.”  – Director Regulatory Affairs Oncology

“Brandan takes the time to get to know the professionals he works with, ensuring that they are the right fit for the position and preparing them for all aspects of the job interview process.” –  Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs CMC

“Brandan represents the best in support and assistance for exploring new professional opportunities in the regulatory sciences within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He has an excellent understanding of his clients’ hiring needs and the corresponding knowledge, skill sets and experiences of the candidates with whom he works. This ability ensures that subsequent interactions between client and candidate have the best possible outcomes with respect to invitations for interviews, and potentially job offers. Brandan offers his time generously, and with his broad knowledge of the industry, he can provide career counseling support and insights into the general and specific skills that employers in the field of regulatory affairs share in common.”

I recommend working with Brandan when the needs arise to explore new opportunities in the pharamceutical and biotechnology industries.” – Associate Director Regulatory Affairs

“I would sincerely endorse Brandan to anyone looking for a new opportunity in pharma/biotech. As a recruiter, Brandan was integral in my transition to a new company. He was very open and supportive throughout the long interview process in holding 1:1 prep time beforehand, and providing feedback afterwards. Brandan made me feel comfortable about relocating to Boston, MA and offered a multitude of personal recommendations and tips about the area. Brandan understood my expectations and personality, and helped bring me into an excellent group/company of which I am thrilled to be a part of.” – Senior Associate Regulatory Affairs Operations

“I find it hard to give Brandan only 3 attributes that describe Brandans strenghts as a recruiter. Foremost, I didn’t find Brandan as a “recruiter, I found him as a friend. Brandan and I worked for several months together trying to find the right company, position, and location that would fulfill the desires I had for my career and through my retirement. Brandan serves as a counselor for me and was a resource for providing the tools I needed to make a fully informed decision. I would highly recommend Brandan to anyone who is interested/ curious about new opportunities.” -Regulatory Affairs CMC

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Brandan during my job search.  I had not previously  experienced working with a recruiter and after being approached by numerous recruiters decided to respond to Brandan based on the recommendations of several respected colleagues who he successfully placed.  In addition to being a nice guy and very knowledgable, Brandan specializes in Regulatory Affairs so he understood my needs well and knows or is familiar with the majority of professionals in that space.  Therefore, after taking the time to learn what was important to me, he was able to provide unique insights on each company to find the opportunity that would best match my personality and skill set.  Brandan is a true professional who takes the time to build relationships,  always follows through on his commitments, and does not apply any sense of pressure.  I would happily recommend Brandan to any of my friends or colleagues interested in new opportunities.” – Director, Regulatory Affairs

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