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Founded in 2003, Goldener Executive Search Associates is Dr. John Goldener’s answer to the dearth of qualified individuals in the Pharma and Biotech industries. Goldener Executive Search Associates is an executive search and recruitment firm that combines Dr. Goldener’s knowledge of the medical field from his previous career as a successful practicing medical professional with the knowledge he gained with executive placement firms. Dr. Goldener has perfected the craft of making international talent placements within the Pharma and Biotech industries, helping MDs, PhDs, and MD/PhDs obtain sought-after positions with successful companies. Goldener Executive Search is equally at home assisting talented individuals find work in the international arena, as well as in U.S. markets, as the firm has extensive contacts in many professional societies around the world. As a Pediatrician, Dr. John Goldener operated the twin businesses of Main Line Pediatrics and Pediatric Associates of the Main Line for over two decades. In this position, Dr. John Goldener was responsible for multiple business functions, including staff recruitment, establishing care pathways, outlining the firms’ internal policies, and managing financial matters. While he was running the Main Line enterprises, Dr. Goldener was also the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Lankenau Hospital in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At Lankenau, Dr. Goldener administered a staff of over 50 people. Dr. Goldener ran the hospital’s Pediatric clinic, and he helped set up the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery in the Philadelphia suburbs. In his free time, Dr. John Goldener enjoys being outside, working in his garden and skiing. John Goldener is an avid reader who enjoys the works of author Joseph Campbell. Dr. Goldener currently resides in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

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Goldener Executive Search Associates
Retained Search firm in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Supervise and manage day to day operations of a small retained search firm. Multiple high level placements. Very satisfied client.




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