Glines Associates is a retained executive search firm specializing in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. We enhance our clients by providing human capital solutions. We serve by placing executives in leadership roles in virtually all areas of Healthcare and Life Sciences.
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Leading the Search for the Best Talent
in Medical Device & Life Sciences
About Us

Glines Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm devoted to acquiring executives for the Medical Device and Life Sciences industry. We have been enhancing our client companies’ for over twenty years by providing human capital solutions to their talent needs. Larry Glines, who has been engaged in executive search and selection, solely for the Medical Device and Life Sciences industry, since 1984, established the firm in 1994. He has served some of the best companies in the industry.

Mr. Glines founded Glines Associates following a ten-year career managing the Medical Device and Life Sciences Industry practice of a leading national recruiting firm. Prior to entering executive search, he held position as Sales Engineer, Project Leader and Program Manager in the medical electronics industry. Mr. Glines holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern Illinois University. He is an active member of a number of trade and professional organizations including the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Heart Association (AHA), Medical Marketing Association (MMA) and the Biomedical Marketing Association (BMA) for whom he has been a featured writer in their publication, Diagnostic Insight.


By design, we limit our practice to a select number of Medical Device and Life Sciences companies. Doing business with only a small number of companies enables us to provide an uncommon level of service and uncompromised results.

Principled Client Focus
Limiting our practice empowers us to provide a higher level of service. Your search will never compete with others for attention, resources or candidates; thereby we more completely concentrate on meeting your talent needs. We operate with a lack of restraint that enables us to attract and recruit the best candidates from a broad universe. With our disciplined focus your business is always a priority and your interest are never compromised.

Industry Expertise
We are knowledgeable professionals with over twenty years of experience recruiting executives for the Medical Device and Life Sciences industry. Concentration in a single marketplace allowed us to devote ourselves to understanding the specifics of clients' particular business, their unique culture and operating environment, their organizational structure and hiring authorities, their competitors, market advantages, challenges and emerging industry developments that can impact their franchise. Our industry knowledge, established network and comprehensive search methodology provides focused, precise recruitment and selection ensuring your search has a quick launch and a timely closure.

Uncommon Levels of Service & Results
Although small, we get big results. Our structure provides you comprehensive service with outstanding support. All our research is done in house utilizing internet based resources, powerful search engines and the latest in information technology tools. Our professional staff handles controlled work loads. Every assignment is given the priority resources and attention to fully support a successful outcome.

Hands-On Involvement
The consultant you hire handles your search personally and plays an active role in all phases of the process. You can be confident about how your company is represented because our consultants have direct contact with all potential candidates. We edify them about the inherent benefits of the position and your strengths, culture and market strategies. We challenge people’s interest and strive to develop the most capable people into candidates. Often, we turn initial indifference to interest. Our clients win because we battle for and acquire the talent they need.

As specialists in the Medical Device and Life Sciences industry, we function as a knowledgeable partner adding value to the search process. The cornerstone of our services is the investment we make to listen and learn about a client's business needs and culture. This understanding coupled with our industry knowledge allows us to pinpoint candidates who will succeed. We team with our clients to find executives who can make an ongoing impact on their organization.

Results & Satisfaction
We measure success perhaps differently than our competition -- the value of our services is measured by repeat business. We strive for quality not quantity. We represent fewer companies for whom we typically have handled multiple assignments. Over 80% of our work is for existing clients. Our completion rate is 100%. We take pride in our work and believe this track record confirms that clients experience a high degree of satisfaction from our search services. Satisfaction that is derived from the Solutions we provide, the partnering relationships we cultivate, and the dedication to excellence that drives our success.


Professional Affiliations
Biomedical Marketing Association
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Medical Marketing Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Heart Association