About Us

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RobinsonButler is a senior level executive recruiting consultancy that focuses on delivering superior leadership solutions and trusted advice to a select group of clients globally in the Life Sciences Industry.

Founded in 2011 by Tom Robinson and Kevin Butler, two of the life science industry's best known executive recruiters, our team has over 50 years of combined industry experience. Having worked together since 1996 at Spencer Stuart and Russell Reynolds, Tom and Kevin have established a top-tier retained search firm to leverage their position as trusted advisors on talent and leadership needs. Along with their research team, they have successfully executed more than 1,500 senior-level assignments during their careers - and they bring that wisdom, solid network of contacts and experience advising clients to provide the best outcome possible. Their work has supported many of the most influential companies in the industry over the past decades including: 3M, Bayer Healthcare, Millipore, Kinetic Concepts, Boston Scientific, Zimmer - and many, MANY more.

Tom and Kevin previously held leadership positions with the large, general practice firms including Heidrick & Struggles, Spencer Stuart and Russell Reynolds. Earlier, both held senior operating roles at leading medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.


We recruit senior leadership into key roles across the Life Sciences Industry:

  • CEO’s, COO’s, General Managers and Members of the Board of Directors
  • Finance, Business Development, Commercial Leaders and key staff positions
  • Chief Scientific and Chief Medical Officers, Heads of Discovery and Clinical & Medical
  • Manufacturing and 'mission critical' roles for key clients


We have extensive experience working for clients from:

  • Top ten pharmaceutical, “specialty” pharmaceutical and biotech companies
  • Leading diagnostic, device and pharmaceutical service companies
  • The portfolio companies of select Life Sciences venture and private equity funds


We combine our Industry knowledge and professional network with a focused approach and exhaustive research. The result is the timely completion of our assignments to identify and deliver the best available talent to our clients.

We know the talent and have personal relationships with leaders in the Life Sciences Industry

  • We specialize in the Life Sciences Industry and have studied the development of today's leaders and reasons for their success during the past decade
  • We've held management positions with many of the leading Life Sciences companies and understand what it takes to be successful
  • We know who is the best - and who are the rest

We take a focused approach which results in rapid completion of our engagements with superior customer service

  • We limit our workload to five searches per partner, enabling us to complete many searches within 90 days on average

Our exhaustive research for every assignment ensures the best qualified candidates are identified and presented

  • In addition to accessing our proprietary data base and secondary research sources, we conduct original research for each of our engagements
  • We don’t stop until the search completes – research and candidate development continues throughout the engagement


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Our Team

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Contact Us


Tom Robinson

7 Stone Crossing Way

Hopkinton, MA 01748



Kevin Butler

265 Pikes Point

Bristol, NH 03222



Celeste Goodhue

359 Adams Road

Oakham, MA 01068



Heather Beliveau

3 Wildwood Lane

Winchester, MA 01890