David Collins transitioned from a career in process engineering and technical sales to the recruiting industry in 1999 when he joined the company owned by his father, an established recruiter in the pharmaceutical industry. Recruiting along his side for several years, he successfully placed professionals in a variety of areas of focus within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. In 2004, after having conducted successful Oncology Marketing Director searches for his clients, David decided to focus exclusively in the growing oncology sales and marketing area.  This niche has since expanded to many other functions within the oncology / hematology space.

David formed Commercial Oncology Search, Inc. (COSI) in 2006. Since then COSI has enjoyed many successful and ongoing partnerships with oncology-focused clients who were seeking to grow their commercial capabilities.

Due to growing client demand and to take advantage of its established network and reputation within the commercial oncology space, COSI invested heavily in technology, process improvement, and training programs. This upgraded infrastructure and streamlined process enabled the firm to easily bring on additional search consultants in a “plug and play” manner.

COSI now has twelve search consultants working collaboratively and successfully placing candidates in oncology sales and marketing positions with our clients. For large expansion projects, several others are available to help on a project basis and can easily be plugged into our established infrastructure, automated training, and recruiting process.

A partial list of COSI’s most common placements includes:
• Chief Commercial Officers
• Vice Presidents of Sales and/or Marketing
• Regional Oncology Sales Directors and Sales Managers
• Oncology Marketing Directors and Product Managers
• Oncology Sales Representatives
• Oncology Medical Science Liaisons
• Oncology Nurse Educators



“I have worked with COSI over the past five years to recruit and hire several oncology marketing directors both in the US and in Europe. COSI identified top oncology candidates and was the most productive recruiter in assisting me in building a world class team. Because of their specific expertise and breadth of contacts, I heartily recommend COSI to potential oncology focused clients seeking superior commercial talent. I also found COSI’s integrity, business approach and commitment refreshing.”
GREG G. • Biotech Marketing Dept Head

“I met David Collins and Commercial Oncology Search, Inc. back in 2011 while I was searching for a new oncology marketing position. Based on that successful experience I have continued to employ their services, most recently using David’s team to expand our current oncology sales force. The latter was a successful national expansion that was accomplished well ahead of an aggressive schedule.”

Pete K. • Regional Sales Director

“Faced with a tight time constraint and the need for a well qualified dynamic VP candidate with oncology sales and marketing expertise, David presented three qualified finalists within weeks. We had an accepted offer in eight weeks and this was one search that I know paid for itself many times over. ”

GREG S. • Biotech VP of HR