The Bench Difference

Denise “DeeDee” DeMan founded Bench with the belief that the traditional retained search model lacked a focused commitment to the client. Today she serves as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest and most successful retained executive search firm working exclusively in pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotech and other Life Sciences. In every engagement, our goal is the same: We make life-changing placements so our clients can change lives!®

Quality Leaders

  • More than 75% of Bench hires remain with the client for five years or longer
  • 75% of leaders we place earn an average of two promotions within a five-year period
  • Most leaders hired through Bench identified within 30 days

Diverse Candidates

  • Since 2001, 33% of the Bench hires are members of minority groups and/or women
  • Our leadership database consists of 80,000+ top Life Sciences professionals
  • Certified Woman-Owned Business

Fair and Flexible Fee Structure

  • Paid by reaching performance milestones, not time milestones
  • Co-investing in client success
  • Process and fees scaled and optimized for speed

One Global Team

  • One budget with no competing offices and no internal competition
  • Limited hands-off commitments
  • Experienced executives with capacity for more than 75 concurrent searches