Proprietary Approach

Milestone-Accountable Timetable & Fee Structure

We base our compensation on results delivered, not arbitrary timelines. Many traditional retained search firms base compensation solely on time milestones or require full payment before any placement is even made! Some firms even put internal objectives before client outcomes, appease shareholders or boost their own financial gain. Our milestone-accountable approach unique in executive recruiting aligns our economic interest with that of our clients.

Our standard  timeline:

  • < 2 weeks – present client with a diverse slate of potential executives with complete CVs
  • < 6 weeks — conduct follow-up interviews, design summary grids and determine finalist selection
  • 12 – 16 weeks – offer extended with excellent alternative leaders already in position Our average time to close is less than four months.

We: structure our fees based on three performance milestones aligned with our timeline: (1) initiation of the contract; (2) presentation of a slate of qualified executives who “can do, will do and fit”; (3) hiring the optimal transformational leader.

We make life changing placements so our clients can change lives!®

We value the progress Life Sciences, pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer health sectors have contributed to human health. Our contribution is bringing the right leaders to the right roles. We’re in this business because we care about human health and believe that committed leaders, science, medicine, and policy can improve the term and quality of life for all.

Our Values

Absolute Integrity in Action and Communication

We do what we say we will do.

  • Full disclosure
  • Ironclad promises
  • No exceptions
  • No excuses

Investment Client Success

Our work benefits everyone involved; the client, the executive, and those impacted by the transformational leadership the executive provides.

Pioneering Diversity

Complementary backgrounds, skills and experiences make Bench and our clients stronger, more resilient and ultimately more successful. As a female-owned and operated company, Bench takes particular pride in its success in placing and retaining top talent among women and underrepresented groups.

Forthright Honesty and Collaboration

What looks great on paper sometimes doesn’t work in the real world. We find the right match between talent and opportunity with equal attention to hardscape and softscape skills.


We never give up! You don’t turn your back on a friend – in business or in life.