Cornerstone has spent decades helping diverse life sciences companies bring their critical products to market. Whether it’s a Big Pharma with a vast portfolio of brands or a growing biotech launching its first product in the market, we have the expertise to find the talent you need.


The Commercial Dynamics of Today

The commercialization of life sciences products has changed drastically over the past decade. Cornerstone has served this function since 2005 and has been ahead of the curve every step of the way. Our first-in-class HEOR/Market Access/P&R Practice was established in 2007 and today serves as a leading area of focus at the firm.

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Diverse Clients

We have partnered with Big Pharma, generics, mid-sized companies and smaller biotech. We understand the differences and dynamics of each company and identify the appropriate talent.

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Adapt with the Market

Our Commercial Practice is nimble and always adapting to the market. We don’t believe in the one-size-fits-all model used by many large firms, so we customize everything to your needs.

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We’ve partnered with companies from around the globe and offer competitive service offerings built around a pay-for-performance, milestone-based fee structure.   

IAVI engaged CornerstoneSG to recruit a Vice President of Business Development and Alliance Management. With their deep network in life sciences, they were able to find highly qualified candidates from across the pharmaceutical industry and academia. We would use CornerstoneSG in the future, and recommend their services.

— Ana Cespedes, Chief Operating Officer
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Flexible, Adaptable and Competitive

Since 2005, our Commercial Practice has partnered hand-in-hand with clients on hundreds of diverse products and launches across all therapeutic areas. Each company and oftentimes each product has its own unique strategy and path to success. As such, the required talent varies greatly.

Cornerstone has partnered with countless companies where more traditional commercial teams are needed. We’ve helped them hire sales and marketing leaders, grow commercial departments and develop marketing science, research and analytics teams.

We also built our HEOR/Market Access/P&R/Data Science Practice at the forefront of this explosion of growth over the past decade as companies have continued to develop and launch more specialized products.

Cornerstone also thrives under the competitive pressure that is required to grow a commercial team rapidly. We understand that every day counts and our nimble and adaptable Commercial Practice is built to mirror your unique situation and speed.


Customized Solutions for Unique Needs

Your need to find skilled talent for your specific product(s) is unique. We offer several solutions and can customize each to your exact requirements.

Our Executive Search model is ideal if you are looking to hire your next chief commercial officer or another critical specific department leader . This can also be supplemented with our Leadership Assessment expertise to assure you are hiring the right executive.

If you need to build out a sales force or a MSL field team, our talent mapping or build-out approach offers a cost-effective approach to growing a team quickly.

Searches We've Completed In This Area

Connect with our Executive Leadership Team so we can learn more about you, understand your needs, build the right Practice Area Leadership Team and customize the appropriate solution.

Chief Commercial Officer 

Health Economics Outcomes Research:

  • Head/SVP/VP/ED/SD/Dir/AD
  • Field HEOR – VP/ED/SD/Dir/AD
  • Department Growth Expansion/Build-out

Market Access/Pricing & Reimbursement:

  • Head/SVP/VP/ED/SD/Dir
  • Department Growth Expansion/Build-out


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Market Research/Science/Analytics:

  • VP/ED/SD/Dir

Medical Science Liaison Teams:

  • VP/ED/SD/Dir
  • Growth Expansion/Build-out

Data Science (AI/ML, RWE, and Digital Health):

  • Head/SVP/VP/ED/SD/Dir/AD

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