I wanted to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation for all of your efforts in support of Abbott Laboratories and· myself over the last ten years. You have been able to both identify and recruit candidates for Abbott's many divisions that not only met the job requirements, but in most cases significantly exceeded them. Your personal commitment to only seeking the best possible candidates and vigorously screening them before they were presented to us,  allowed us to use our time more effectively and concentrate on the right issues with each candidate. You have been a tremendous asset to me personally and have been more like a member of my staff than an external executive recruiter. You have placed the needs of your customers ahead of your own in many cases, working nights and weekends to make the right contact with the right candidates. You have also been very effective at managing myself and other Abbott senior managers when necessary to both get our attention and make sure we did not lose that one special person that would make Abbott a much better company. Your ability to zero in on the job requirements and to spot real talent make you unique in your profession. You are by far, the best executive recruiter that I have ever worked with and I truly appreciate your skill and personal commitment to my areas of responsibility and to me personally.

I would highly recommend you and your abilities to anyone seeking the very best in professional recruiting. Thank you again for all of your help and personal energy in support of Abbott Laboratories.


Steve J. Weger, Jr.
Vice President , Corporate Planning and Development, Abbott Laboratories (Retired)

Joan's talent database is a result of her dynamic network within the pharmaceutical/biotech industries and the meticulous notes she takes on each of her candidates. Joan's relational skills allow her to gain the trust of her talent pool and consequently identify the right candidate(s) for her client's needs. Joan's success rate is the direct result of her intimate knowledge of each candidate and the specific needs of her clients.” December 12, 2007 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Niko Drivas hired Joan as a Recruiter in 2007

Joan is truly an expert executive recruiter for the pharmaceutical industry. She is a good source of advice and suggestions, and she knows how to interface and maintain networks with a variety of people at different levels.' February 7, 2007

Francesco Ferraro, former Managing Consultant, GPA Net Pharma Advertising

“Joan is one of the best connected executive search professionals in the Healthcare field. She is personable and a team player. It was a pleasure working with Joan.” January 3, 2007

Sam Tyk , former Managing Director, Hawkes Peers & Company

Joan was able to get my resume in front of the right people even when no current job listing fit my qualifications. This ability got me in the door to be able to meet with the right people about my qualifications.” December 28, 2006 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Sally Allen Riddle hired Joan as a Recruiter in 2005

I always appreciate to interact with Joan, I trust her very much on any kind of issues. She knows what she is talking about and she always has good advice. I would recommend her for any company who is recruting as well as any Managers willing to get new challenges.” January 8, 2007

Philippe Befferal, former Senior Director, Admin Operations USA, Lundbeck Research USA (New Jersey)

It is my pleasure to recommend Joan Bates, the Principal at CNS-ExecutiveSearch, for top talent searches. I hold Joan in the highest regard and her company's services and ability to attract top-tier doctoral-level candidates in CNS/neuroscience. She would be an asset to any organization working in these therapeutic areas.” January 21, 2010

Leslie Amass, Ph.D. Scientific Leader, CNS
© 2014 Starlingraphics All Rights Reserved.
Web design by Web design SEO & Hosting Company - iGenii inc