Jackie Bandish

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

Ms. Bandish is a seasoned Human Resources professional and sought after recruiter also known as headhunter. 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. 

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.

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Ms. Bandish is a sought-after career coach. She is a Get5 Certified Coach. Jackie 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.



I want to thank you again for doing an outstanding job with this very important search for our company, and at a critical time for us in preparing for our launch efforts. I always aspire to marry both Quality and Speed in every effort that I make in this complex industry of ours, while sacrificing neither. That is exactly what you did in this search. Of the many Medical Affairs searches that I have done, this was the quickest to completion, and ended with two finalists that all interviewers were very positive about and were happy to have in the company. That is a great position to be in when hiring for such an important position. I appreciated your professionalism and your intuitive guidance during the search, as well as all the time and efforts that you made to pull the candidate over the finish line during a Holiday week. Thank you, well done, and congrats to you as well!
— William A., MD, Chief Medical Officer
I have worked with Jackie and her team for many years on several projects. Jackie is the consummate professional who operates with transparency and most of all, integrity.

I have worked with her team on “C” level executives, through the Senior Vice President/Vice President (Heads) of functions, to individual contributors. She performs and with rare exceptions, makes the placement.
— Jeff K., Vice President and Head of Human Resources
Jackie and her team are extraordinary professionals. They understand business and the disciplines they recruit. Best Wishes!
— Joanne N., Recruiting Consultant
It was indeed a pleasure speaking with you as well today and I must say you are head and shoulders above other recruiters - very professional and articulate but also very easy to talk with!
— Jack S., MD, Director, Market Access
Jackie completely understood the role I was hiring for, and the capabilities I needed in that role. She produced a quality set of candidates that impressed not only me but all members of the executive staff. We were forced with the difficult task of choosing between several quality finalists. Jackie also played an important role in closing the deal / offer with the candidate we selected. I couldn’t have been more satisfied with this search.
— Rob B., Chief Executive Officer
Thank you for the call just a few minutes ago. Your honesty and transparency is so refreshing! No matter the result from this opportunity, I will know that you did your absolute best and represented me completely.
I wished all recruiters would take all the pages from your book.
— Scott P., Director, Market Access
Jackie is the consummate professional, kind courteous and completely service oriented. She makes the sometime difficult process of changing careers feel easy and effortless. I would recommend her to anyone, she’s in a class all of her own.
— Matt W., Director, Provider Solutions
I had the pleasure of working with Jackie on a recent high-level recruitment assignment. Jackie was professional, efficient, highly personable and leveraged her extensive network to produce the very best candidates. When it comes to achieving a specific and specialized result in a search for talent that can impact the course of a company’s future, Jackie should be at the top of your list. I would recommend Jackie without hesitation.
— Peter K., Executive Vice President, Marketing and Technology
Very much appreciate all of the detail and diligence you put into these candidates. Honestly – I have never seen such a thorough approach from a recruiter. We have taken your feedback and recognize that we may need to relook at our MRPs and titles to ensure we are competitive to have better access to the direct specialty market access experience we are looking for. Thank you Jackie!
— Katherine K., Senior Director, Market Access and Commercial Business
I’ve been in Pharma for about a decade and interacted with several recruiters and Jackie is among the very best I’ve known. She is professional yet personable, motivated, well-organized, and most importantly: transparent! At every step of the way in my last job change I knew what was happening and what to expect next. She delivered strong results during contract negotiations and followed through once I was hired. I am happy to give her the highest possible recommendation.
— Raymond M., Vice President, Medical Affairs
I recently had the opportunity to work with Jackie and found her focus, responsiveness, attention to detail, and desire to find the” right fit” a core strength. Jackie has the ability to anticipate potential situations before they occur then works to find mutually beneficial solutions. I would highly recommend Jackie and her team to anyone interested in career transition. A pleasure to work with.
— Bill R., Senior Director, US Market Access and Reimbursement
I had a wonderful experience working with Jackie. She is very detailed oriented and extremely thorough. She spent a lot of time with me discussing a potential role which ended up turning into a fantastic new position with a great company. She was also a great sounding board for ideas regarding interview, presentations, etc. The entire experience was very pleasant as I felt like she always looked out for my best interest every step of the way. I highly recommend Jackie to any potential recruit and company.
— Ann M., Associate Director, Business Process
Jackie is a seasoned and extremely well connected executive. Her working style and approach goes way beyond the standard HR, recruitment and coaching services one may expect. She really loves what she does, it’s not only about business; it’s about people and their aspirations. It’s about finding the right fit for her corporate and individual clients. I would highly recommend her services, you won’t be disappointed.
— Teodor B., Pharmaceutical Healthcare and Medical Affairs Strategist

About The Bandish Group

The Bandish Group is global, boutique executive search firm with proven successes in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device and diagnostic industries. We are professional and seasoned headhunters that recruit talented individuals with expertise in translational medicine, clinical development, medical affairs and commercialization.

Since 1996 we have been responsible for identifying and matching the top talent now serving these industries. We continue to find your best fit, not just any fit.

Our mission is to provide a wholly customer-focused recruiting experience with a professional, yet personal, touch. We measure our success against our core values which are based on honesty, respect and integrity. We are collaborative and hold ourselves accountable for the service we provide.