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Unearthing the Best Leadership Talent in Life Sciences Globally

Finding leaders with the technical and leadership skills that fit with your unique culture can be a real challenge.

At Fastnet, we understand. We know how important it is to partner with an Executive Search firm that understands your business and your culture and will be a credible representative for your organisation in a fiercely competitive market.

Why Fastnet

1.  Unearthing Executive Talent is in our DNA
We have been partnering with organisations and candidates since the foundation of the company in 1999. We have a unique and deep sectoral specialisation and a proven track record of consistently delivering niche technical and leadership talent.

2. Our Values
We are a values-driven organisation that work best with clients who are collaborative in their approach, with a focus on innovation and an unrelenting strive for excellence. Our values of Integrity, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Partnering – The Fastnet Way, steer our way or working and how we partner with our clients and our candidates with discretion and confidentiality at our core.

3. Personal Commitment
A key differentiator is our ‘boutique’ focus which means we bring passion, intensity, and integrity to each search to ensure optimal results. Partnering is intrinsic to our success – clients and candidates put their trust in us, and we take that very seriously. 90% of our business is repeat business.

4. Globally Connected, Locally Committed
We are a member of the world’s largest global Executive Search Alliance Kestria, for the past 8 years, with a network of partners across 40+ countries. Éimhín O’Driscoll is the EMEA Practice Leader of the Kestria Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Group who meet regularly, bringing together extensive Life Science and Healthcare search industry experience. This alliance leverages decades of collective experience, deep industry knowledge and trusted referral sources facilitating global connectivity and local responsiveness. 

  • Retained Search
  • Talent Mapping
  • Interim Consulting
  • HR Consulting – Outplacement, Leadership Coaching, Project Support
Examples of recent successful leadership appointments include:
  • Director of Research & Innovation, Biopharma R&D
  • Director of Material Operations, Biopharma
  • Director of Quality, Medical Devices
  • Plant Manager, Medical Devices
  • Chief Executive Officer, Business Innovation
  • Director of Operations, Engineering design
  • Senior Manager, Corporate Security, Energy
  • Director of Business Process Operations, Biopharma
  • Director of Operational Excellence, Biopharma
  • International Sales Director, Engineering
  • Senior Manager, Sales & Marketing Operations, Energy

Whatever your needs, we can tailor a solution to fit.

Connect with us to find out more:




Éimhín O'Driscoll

Managing Partner 
 +353 86 8349088 
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Fastnet has partnered with us at Biomarin through the start-up of our facility and beyond, delivering high-quality candidates in a timely and responsive way. Fastnet take time to understand our business, our organisational culture and the key technical specifics we want in our people. They respond in a very dynamic way to our business needs through focused executive searches to mainstream sourcing. Fastnet has demonstrated flexibility in its approach to delivering without compromising on the calibre of candidates they present. Fastnet has been a key contributor to delivering our success here at Biomarin Shanbally.

Mary Leamy, Senior Director, HR, Biomarin International Limited




Having worked closely with Niamh in the area of Executive Search I would highly recommend Fastnet for this service. The approach both she and Fastnet adopt is of the highest standard seen in the industry today.​

Sylvia Kiely, Global Head of Supply Chain Chemical Operations, Novartis


Niamh is an extremely professional and thorough executive search consultant. She is exceptionally well connected within the life sciences sector and a pleasure to work with.​

Martin McAuliffe, Site Leader, Merck Millipore


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