Brian Skurka

Brian joined Cornerstone in 2006 and heads up the firm’s Clinical Operations and HR/Talent Acquisition Specialty Practices, where he conducts search engagements at the leadership levels and has completed numerous departmental buildout projects in the life sciences sector.

  • Brian partners with growth-orientated biotech and pharmaceutical companies to build visionary leadership teams across major growth inflection points.
  • He specializes in companies undergoing high-growth, broad transformations with an increased focus on building and recruiting top talent in innovative settings.
  • Brian helps companies grow to scale, particularly with strategic hires who will be responsible for helping a company develop its internal architecture. As such, his primary focus is on serving clients ranging from smaller private equity or venture capital-backed startups to clinical-stage biotechs and global commercial-stage organizations.

During his tenure at Cornerstone, Brian has led more than 200 search assignments. He and his team have placed the heads of clinical operations and HR/talent acquisition at over 40 companies, as well as partnering with them to evolve their teams, hire direct reports, and improve their succession planning.

Personal Info

  • Brian has been involved in his community and has led charitable organizations. He is the co-founder of a not-for-profit organization and leads fundraising events to benefit children’s charities.
  • Brian has a passion for the game of golf, as well as being an avid hiker, traveler, and martial arts practitioner.




Phone: 973-656-0220 ext 738