Our Team

Jackie Bandish, RecruiterJackie Bandish

Ms. Bandish is a seasoned Human Resources professional. She began her career as a Human Resources Generalist before becoming an industry leader in talent acquisition. She has experience recruiting across multiple discipline areas within both the corporate and agency settings.

In 1996 she established her own certified woman-owned business specializing in life sciences recruiting and career coaching. The company encompasses her experience of full life cycle recruiting, her ability to build long-lasting relationships and her enthusiasm for the fast-paced recruiting environment.

She delivers her personal approach hallmarked by professionalism and integrity to every assignment. Because of this, she holds the respect and regard of position–seeking professionals, as well as HR departments across the industry. She is dynamic, innovative, knowledgeable, and dedicated, focusing on each assignment and playing a key role in the design, delivery, execution and assessment of talent acquisition. A capable writer, she has contributed to trade publications and online resources: Jackie's Articles.

Jackie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Human Resources from Temple University Fox School of Business. She is an active alumna and a member in the leading professional organizations within her areas of specialization.

Ms. Bandish is a sought after career coach and she has a genuine interest in helping others reach their career goals. She excels in helping others maximize their potentials and achieve favorable results throughout the interview process.

Jackie is the proud mother of identical twin daughters and loves spending her free time with her family creating lifetime memories. For the past 14 years she has been an active contributor and participant of JDRF supporting her daughter on her journey to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Email: jackie@bandishgroup.com
LinkedIn: Jackie Bandish on LinkedIn


Janene Cleary, Clinical RecruiterJanene Cleary

Ms. Cleary has been with The Bandish Group since 2001 and specializes in the placement of life science professionals across all disciplines. With seventeen years of full life-cycle recruiting experience, she focuses on building relationships with her clients and candidates to find the best fit.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University and has been recognized for her determination, clear communication and ability to understand her clients' needs and candidate's aspirations.

Janene is a respected and well-networked recruiter dedicated and committed to the success of each of her searches.

She enjoys yoga, gardening and interior design, as well as spending time with her husband, her two energetic sons and her beautiful baby girl.

Email: jd@bandishgroup.com
LinkedIn: Janene Cleary on LinkedIn


Liz Owen, Executive RecruiterLiz Owen

Ms. Owen brings to the team over eighteen years of executive search experience having spent the last nine years specializing in the placement of clinical and medical affairs, sales, marketing, and regulatory affairs professionals. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rider University. Liz is dedicated to the success of each of her searches and she has proven to be successful in placing top talent in each of these sectors.

Ms. Owen serves her clients with enthusiasm, intensity and dedication to learning their corporate cultures. Her unrelenting drive for results allows her to partner with her clients to successfully fulfill their staffing needs in a timely manner.

Liz has also been an active participant in Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraising events that annually grants wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.

Liz enjoys coming to work each and every day knowing she will make a difference in someone's life. In her spare time Liz likes to be with her two great kids, family and friends, entertaining, gardening and keeping busy!

Email: liz@bandishgroup.com
LinkedIn: Liz Owen on LinkedIn


Donna Gross, Pharmaceutical Sales RecruiterDonna Gross

Ms. Gross started her career as a CCU nurse at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. After moving to Philadelphia she continued her nursing career at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on the CCU. She moved into pharmaceutical sales with Schering Plough, now Merck Schering.

After leaving sales, she spent 14 years recruiting physicians, specializing in the placement of psychiatrists and internal medicine physicians. Having established relationships with psychiatric facilities nationally, Donna was recognized as the "recruiter of choice" in psychiatry placements.

In 2011 Donna joined The Bandish Group focusing her efforts in the placement of clinical development, medical affairs, compliance, data analytics, regulatory and marketing professionals. This is an area in which she has honed her skills due to her attention to detail, persistence and excellent communication skills. She thoroughly enjoys meeting new people through recruiting. Advancing the careers of candidates in a mutually satisfying fashion for the client and candidate is of the utmost importance to Donna.

Donna has been part of the Philadelphia Dragonboat Race, raising money for Fox Chase Cancer Hospital and tutored for the Adult Literacy Program at The Abington Library.

Email: donna@bandishgroup.com
LinkedIn: Donna Gross on LinkedIn


Kim Walder, AdministratorKim Walder

Ms. Walder is the Office Manager at The Bandish Group. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ursinus College. Kim brings 20 years of administrative expertise to the team. She welcomes each candidate and client to The Bandish Group. She manages the firm's extensive database of candidates, conducts research and performs various administrative activities to support the Recruitment Team.

Kim is the proud mother of 3 children and you can often time find her with her husband on the sidelines of their children's sporting events.

Email: kim@bandishgroup.com
LinkedIn: Kim Walder on LinkedIn