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ASHLEY GULLEDGE, CPC

Vice President and Principal Talent Executive

Pick a Therapeutic Space:
A tie between psychiatry and rare disease.

Words to Live By:
Treat others the way you want to be treated.

3 Fun Facts:
Crecia and I not only work together but we’re actually cousins and live right down the street from each other. I grew up in chorale, so you’ll always find me singing along to music wherever I go. I live in the city but have grown up fishing, hunting, and riding dirt bikes/4-wheelers in the country.

Power Word:
Persevere

Recruiting Style:
Relationship driven! I want to get to know you and your motivations. I want to make sure that we’re not only matching skills to a position and company, but also personality, sense of humor, communication style, ethics, etc. That matters more to me than the ability!

Ashley is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has been recruiting for nearly seven years. She has thoroughly enjoyed working in Medical Affairs and has loved the relationships she’s developed throughout the years. She looks forward to continuing those relationships and building new ones here at PharmaFinders.

Ashley is a born helper, which is why being a recruiter is such a natural fit for her. In addition to that, Ashley believes that everyone should be treated and cared for equally, and that the basis of a great relationship is honesty and transparency. She implements that with everyone she meets, including her candidates and clients. Ashley wants to help match the perfect candidate to an awesome client, but she also likes to get to know who she’s working with on a more personal level. Because of that, she has created some great friendships through recruiting.

When Ashley isn’t working you can find her still hanging out with Crecia and Heather, in addition to other friends and family. She loves traveling and is always excited about taking an impromptu trip somewhere. Her ideal situation is a good hole in the wall spot with karaoke and great company.

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CRECIA MAGEE, CPC

President and Principal Talent Executive

Pick a Therapeutic Space:
Rare Disease

Words to Live By:
“’You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take’ - Michael Scott —Wayne Gretzky” and remember to always “focus on what you CAN control.”

3 Fun Facts:
I lived in Shanghai, China for three years with my husband right after we were married. I LOVE to gamble; Black Jack is my game of choice. Despite my career choice, I am generally a pretty introverted person.

Power Word:
Breathe

Recruiting Style:
Candid, genuine, and not salesy. I value honesty and what you see is what you get with me. It’s my favorite when it’s a two-way street with candidates/clients on those fronts as well.

Crecia obtained her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and is also a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC). She brings over 10 years of recruiting and career counseling experience to the role. The bulk of her career has been dedicated to Medical Affairs and she has worked with a wide range of candidates, from executive level to aspiring MSLs. She brings extensive experience working with smaller and mid-size companies in pharma/biotech across various therapeutic areas to build and expand MSL teams.

Crecia takes a “people-first” approach to client relationships and candidate recruitment. PharmaFinders was founded on the basis of genuine and transparent communication in recruiting and she keeps that at the core of her business and day to day life. In addition to authentic communication, she’s also keeps an emphasis on integrity, and equality and inclusion.

Outside of work, Crecia is an avid traveler and takes every chance she can to explore a new location. She spends most days with her husband, Deuce, and two giant Labradors. Some of her favorite activities include quality time with family/friends, karaoke, trivia, live music, and being outdoors.

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HEATHER BARLOW, CPC

Vice President and Principal Talent Executive

Pick a Therapeutic Space:
Neurology and Neurodegeneration are my absolute favorite but honestly, I lean towards anything with a high unmet patient need.

Words to Live By:
What you put into the world is what you will receive back.

3 Fun Facts:
Recruiting fell into my lap as I was looking for a role to help get me into PA school. I’ve completed a ten-day, 100+ mile kayaking trip in the Minnesota-Canadian border. The only individual sport I love watching is Formula 1—Go Ricciardo!

Power Word:
Resilient

Recruiting Style:
Laid back and genuine. I always try to be 100% my authentic self while also tailoring to your preferred communication style and preferences. I will always be candid and open with both candidates and clients to help with your professional goals.

Heather obtained her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and graduated with honors. She brings over three years of recruiting and career counseling experience all within the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. As an avid research advocate and science lover with a lot of personality, the transition to Medical Affairs recruiting was a natural fit.

Heather takes a personalized medicine approach in recruiting. She tailors each search for a particular client and/or candidate to make sure top talent is coupled with top companies. She also prides herself on understanding the pharma and biotech job landscape to help candidates identify the next perfect opportunity while always maintaining the upmost integrity.

When Heather isn’t working, she is spending time outside on the lake or on the trails with her fiancé (Garrett), charcoal lab (Harley) and maltipoo (Milly). She loves the outdoors and thrives sitting out on a patio with friends and family or traveling across the world and seeking out that next exciting adventure!