“Caplan Associates is an excellent executive recruiter. Shellie has a unique ability to identify the “ideal” candidate based on ensuring a personal/cultural fit, combined with the skills/talents to exceed the job expectations. I like to say that Shellie delivers the whole package, and remains engaged after the hire to ensure it is a success. Caplan Associates not only knows the top talent in the Pharma space, but the appropriate environment for that talent to succeed.”
Adele Gulfo, President, Latin America, Pfizer
“Shellie Caplan and I became friends through a colleague that she placed at Novartis. As our friendship evolved, she also became my mentor, cheerleader and coach. Shellie always put me first, had no problem in delivering honest feedback and became a valuable advisor. Her years of experience, extensive network and inclusive style are an asset for anyone that has the opportunity to work with her.”
Meryl Zausner, EVP, CFO, Novartis Corporation
“Shellie Caplan is much more than an executive recruiter who fills positions with qualified candidates. She’s a trusted advisor and coach with years of industry experience, and deep relationships with many leaders. Because Shellie brings great instinct, intelligence, kindness, and enthusiasm to everything that she does, you can always count on her to deliver with excellence.”
Sharon Callahan, LLNS CEO & EVP, Omnicom Group
“Shellie is consistently determined to exceed expectations in her work with others. Whether this is in the context of seeking the right fit of talent for a key position or helping to diagnose and solve an organizational question – Shellie is a great resource. She listens well, responds quickly and thoughtfully, and executes professionally and well. If you haven’t worked with Shellie, you should.”
Sue Foelix, VP & GM, Sanofi Oncology US Patient Centered Unit
“Shellie is one of the most practical professionals I know which is why I refer her to potential clients. She cuts to the chase with sound advice for immediate application and prompt follow through. Caplan Associates is highly regarded in the industry and stays on the cutting edge through high-level business and personal contacts.”
Ilyssa Levins, President, Center for Communication Compliance (CCC)
It would be wrong to call Shellie Caplan a head hunter. A head hunter is someone who matches a job opening with a resume and waits for the check to clear. Shellie is really an outside HR Director. Caplan Associates not only matches the skills and experience of the candidate to the position, they carefully vet the personality, reputation, and character of her candidates to make sure there’s a good fit with the culture of the agency. I have sourced top talent from Shellie on several occasions and have never been disappointed.
Larry Star, Chairman Emeritus at Harrison and Star, and BioLumina
Caplan Associates is a partner in the truest sense of the word and they know the biopharma marketing industry. Shellie deeply understands the challenges associated with career change decisions, and was my go to counsel.
Brian Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer, Harrison and Star
Caplan Associates is not your typical recruiter, they cares about you. Shellie is always there to give you advice and straight forward feedback, keeping both parties best interest in mind.
Kelli Duprey, Regional President, North-West Business Unit-Primary Care, Pfizer
Shellie is a trusted advisor to so many in our industry, and her sense for top talent helped meet healthcare leadership needs within the DAS/Omnicom Group.
Rob Dhoble, CEO Adherent Health, LLC
Caplan associates has been a critical resource for my business for years. The firm may just be the eHarmony.com of the Pharmaceutical Industry, matching excellent talent and environmental fit for many happy marriages! Principle Shellie Caplan has broad industry experience combined with a razor-sharp focus on solving management and staffing issues. Her executive search and placement skills insure that clients receive the best person for their organization. But Caplan Associates goes above and beyond with very effective coaching programs for executive level personnel to first-time job seekers. This skill set differentiates the firm from other executive search companies and makes them unique in the industry. Shellie Caplan has the industry insight, personal connections and passion to assist you in reaching your business and personal goals. She has my unqualified recommendation.
Lynn M. Gaudioso, President, Ivanhoe Strategies, LLC
Former Vice –President Worldwide Business Development Pfizer Consumer Healthcare