Welcome to Menard International Search

Menard International Search, Inc. is unmatched, as a retained search firm, in its ability to fulfill even the most difficult search assignments. Members of our staff bring extensive knowledge about the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to each assignment. We take great pride in the professionalism of our organization and the numerous long-term client relationships which we have established. Working with both large and small companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe, Menard International Search, Inc. utilizes a disciplined and thorough process to generate results for clients seeking to fill key positions with outstanding individuals.

Each client represented by Menard International Search, Inc. becomes a true business partner. We strive to develop a genuine understanding of a company’s products, technical expertise, business objectives and organizational culture. This serves as the basis for a strong collaboration, essential to successful recruiting and solutions.

We take great pride in keeping pace with the changes which impact everyone who works for a pharmaceutical company, a biotechnology firm, or a contract research organization. These represent a challenge and an opportunity for companies and potential candidates. We care about the success of our clients, the careers of everyone with whom we interact, and the integrity of the search process.

Menard International Search, Inc.

Areas We Serve


  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Development
  • Clinical Research/Medical Affairs
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Business Development
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance & Human Resources

Unique Characteristics

What makes Menard International Search, Inc. different from other executive search firms?

  • Our team is comprised of experienced professionals with extensive staffing experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
  • We honor a hands-off policy with employees of client companies for a period of 2 years following the completion of a search.
  • The placement guarantee (except under unusual circumstances) is one year.
  • We utilize a well organized, disciplined and comprehensive process to source, recruit, and select candidates.
  • We do not conduct searches for comparable positions with more than one client at a time.
  • Communication with clients throughout each search is continual and thorough. Written summaries of individuals contacted are provided on an ongoing basis. Formal monthly search reviews are conducted with clients which include compensation, benefits, and relocation.
  • Candidates are provided with accurate and complete information about the client, and care is taken to assure professionalism and confidentiality at each stage of the process.
  • Menard International Search, Inc. can provide valuable consultation on a variety of issues related to staffing. These include compensation and benefits analysis, and design of relocation programs.

Our Team



Kirk has an extensive management background.  For twenty years he held positions in major corporations and served as Vice President, Human Resources for the Sterling Research Group, Division of Sterling Drug, Inc. where he was responsible for worldwide human resources programs.

For the past twenty-two years, he has specialized in executive search in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, first as  a  Partner in Bonner/Menard International, Inc., and then as President of Menard International Search, Inc.  The firm’s clients include large pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, CROs and medical device companies.

Mr. Menard received a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Matthew J. Menard

Executive Director, Search Management

Matthew has substantial experience working in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.  This includes a business development role at Aprecia Pharmaceuticals and serving as a member of Customer Service and Field Sales Teams at McNeil Specialty Pharmaceuticals a division of Johnson & Johnson. 

For several years he was Physician and Community Relations Coordinator at Penn Medicine, a role in which he interacted extensively with physicians throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  He has established strong working relationships with HR professionals as well as individuals in varied drug discovery and drug development disciplines.

Mr. Menard received a B.A. degree in Economics and Communications from Muhlenberg College.

William S. Miner

Executive Search Consultant – West Coast

Bill’s experience includes both pharmaceutical R&D and business management.  His responsibilities in positions in the pharmaceutical industry include preclinical and clinical research, regulatory affairs (FDA and EPA), manufacturing and marketing.  Through his personal hands-on experiences, Bill understands the value of both technical skills and good business judgment in a company’s success.  He is currently the owner of AgGro, Inc.

Dr. Miner received B.S. and D.V.M. degrees from Washington State University.

John J. Morris

Executive Search Consultant

John held varied executive level positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Otsuka, CRI Worldwide, Reliance Clinical Research Service, Laureate and Sterling Drug.  He has a strong understanding of clinical development, pharmaceutical manufacturing, QA/QC and regulatory affairs and interacts effectively with senior level management as well as candidates for positions.

Mr. Morris received a B.S. degree in Accounting from St. Peter’s University and an M.B.A> in Finance from Pace University.

Nancy C. Worden

Executive Search Consultant

Nancy has interacted effectively with colleagues and clients in the pharmaceutical industry for more than thirty-five years.  Her experience includes working as a Research Associate at Albany Medical College and ten years in Clinical Data Management positions at Sterling Drug and Coromed Corporation.  For twenty-five years she served as a Consulting Biostatistical Programmer for several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.  Her experience also includes project management.

Ms. Worden received a B.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont.