London, UK, 19th April 2017 / Sciad Newswire / The RSA Group, a leading Life Sciences executive search firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn O’Connor as Partner. This appointment furthers The RSA Group’s continuing commitment to expansion in North America.

For over 10 years Shawn has led his own executive search firm, working exclusively in the life sciences. He brings to the RSA team a strong knowledge of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical devices in every specialism from R&D to sales and marketing. Prior to this, Shawn spent 18 years as Vice President, Human Resources at Johnson & Johnson. He was also instrumental in establishing The RSA Group’s initial presence in the US over 10 years ago.

Alex Bennett, CEO, commented on the appointment, “I am delighted Shawn will be re-joining The RSA Group as Partner in North America. Based in New Jersey, a hub of the life sciences and healthcare industry, Shawn will lead RSA’s growth in this region as part of the Americas leadership team.”

“I’m excited to join The RSA Group”, commented Shawn. “I look forward to leveraging RSA’s experience and success around the globe as we continue to build and expand the life sciences business in North America.”


For further information, contact:

The RSA Group
Jennifer Taprogge, Head of Marketing
T: +44 (0)203 818 8846

Sciad Communications, Media Relations
Richard Anderson, Managing Partner
T: +44 (0)20 7470 8803

Notes For Editors

About The RSA Group
The RSA Group is the pre-eminent executive search firm in global Life Sciences. Providing a unique combination of executive search and executive interims, we deliver results through data driven due diligence. Our Proof of Candidate® approach is based on evidence and in-depth comparative analysis, supporting clients to make better hiring decisions. Since 1981, our consultants have drawn on their wealth of executive search and industry experience to deliver a focused solution to our clients. Large enough to be global and small enough to remain local, we are where you are: Austria, China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA. To learn more about RSA, visit

Got an innovation you need bringing to life?

We’d love to hear from you! Head to our contact page to start a conversation.

Photo of Tarryn Wensley