Regional Personnel

Top Pharmaceutical Recruiter




Regional Personnel is a privately-held, ASA-certified, boutique staffing and recruiting firm serving greater New Jersey. As trusted staffing professionals with 50+ years of combined experience, we match top talent with businesses of all sizes. Our personal and customized approach to each search is what differentiates us as one of the most trusted staffing firms in the area.

Our CEO, Dr. Lynch, brings over 25+ year’s pharmaceutical experience to Regional Personnel. Before Regional, he worked in nearly every aspect of drug development, commercialization and manufacturing/logistics while at Big Pharma (Novartis/Sandoz), PA Consulting Group (Pfizer), Reliant Pharmaceuticals (start-up) and Quintiles (CRO). Dr. Lynch helped to start Reliant Pharmaceuticals in 2000, which was sold to GSK for $1.6B.

“At Regional Personnel, we know pharmaceuticals because we come from pharmaceuticals. Our clients benefit from our inside knowledge of pharmaceuticals. We bring this deep knowledge to every recruiting partnership.” – James F. Lynch PhD, MBA, CEO.

To attract the best, you must provide the best practices.

Best practices gleaned from top-ranked companies:

  • Job Stability, Growth & Business Challenges
  • Continuous and Evolving Learning and Development
  • Innovative Opportunities for Work-Life Balance
  • Prioritization on Health and Family
  • Human Interaction in the Workplace

Pharmaceutical Placements
• Manufacturing & Supply Chain
• Regulatory, Quality Assurance
• Clinical Development
• Marketing & Sales Management
• R&D, Project Management
• Customer Service, Call CenterSupport
• Business Development
• Finance, Accounting
• Market Access, Managed Markets
• Admin, Clerical & Executive Assistants

Dr. Lynch founded his first recruiting firm, Strategic Access Inc. (SAI), in 1998 with over 17 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry in business development, new product & market development, strategic alliances, operations & administration. In 2000, Dr. Lynch joined Reliant Pharmaceuticals as a founding member and Executive Director of Business Development, subsequently forming Commercial Operations as Vice President. Dr. Lynch returned to SAI in 2004 to assume the role of President, and in 2014 acquired Regional Personnel.

In his 25+ years in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Lynch held a variety of operational, new product and research positions. Prior to acquiring Regional Personnel, Dr. Lynch was Senior Director, Business Development at Quintiles, and prior to this role helped to start several start-up companies through licensing deals. Prior to founding Strategic Access, Dr. Lynch was an Associate Director of Business Development & Strategic Planning at Hoffmann-La Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) are highly specialized areas experiencing tremendous growth and opportunity in the biopharmaceutical industry. The war for talent in the CGT space, however is fierce and only going to escalate as more companies jump into this arena.

Dr. Lynch was a management consultant in the technology practice of the PA Consulting Group, a UK-based consulting firm, where he directed global projects for major clients (including Pfizer) focusing on strategic planning, re-organization & harmonization, capacity & capabilities assessment and outsourcing.

Dr. Lynch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Siena College, Masters and a Doctorate degree in inorganic chemistry at Seton Hall University and a Masters in Business Administration degree at Columbia University. Dr. Lynch is a member of Licensing Executives Society, Venture Association of NJ, Biotechnology Council of NJ and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

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