As a boutique medical device and life sciences executive search firm, our clients work directly with our own industry expert conducting their search. As part of the process, we take the time to listen to what skill set and leadership style is needed to succeed in your unique organization.

We know the industry and the distinct skill sets that are needed, and we are able to understand the nuances our clients seek. While conducting our research we use our network, but success comes from reaching well beyond our existing relationships to find a field of ideal candidates that fit your organization.

Our approach is to first understand what candidates are seeking in their life and career. We then analyze their priorities and skills in the context of our client opportunities and determine which candidates fit -- or perhaps do not fit -- a particular role.

Even if they aren't looking, we'll find the highest performers in the industry, those who are a right fit and have high potential to succeed in your organization.

Leading Edge Medical

Specialties within the medical device and life sciences industries include:

  • CEO searches
  • Engineering
  • R & D
  • Clinical
  • Regulatory
  • Marketing/Sales

Fast Facts

  • We are celebrating nearly 30 years as medical industry executive recruiters
  • The average tenure of our recruiters is 14 years
  • Nearly 100 percent of our clients are either repeat customers or referrals

Executive recruiting in the medical device and life sciences industries, that's what we do, and our goal is to be the best in the business.
When you work with Leading Edge Medical, you'll work directly with the expert leading your search.

Roger Brooks

President & CEO

Practice Leader, Medical Device and Life Sciences C-Suite

Since founding Leading Edge Medical Search in 1989, Roger Brooks, a native of the Twin Cities, has completed hundreds of successful searches in the medical device and life sciences industries. His specialty is finding the best C-Suite candidates for the nation's top early stage and established medical device and life sciences organizations.

His vast industry knowledge, integrity and intuition have earned him respect throughout the medical device and life sciences industries. Loyal clients keep coming back, even as they move to new organizations in the medical device and life sciences arenas.

When he's not working, Roger spends time with his wife and children and enjoys running, golfing, skiing, camping and a multitude of other recreational activities that the Rocky Mountains offer.

Dan Miller

Practice Leader

Medical Device and Life Sciences R&D and Engineering

Dan Miller has spent more than 20 years in the search industry, including 15 years with Leading Edge Medical Search. Dan's specialty is recruiting the best leadership talent within the areas of R&D/Engineering, Clinical and Regulatory within the Medical Device and Life Sciences industries.

Dan received his initial recruiting training from Management Recruiters International in Denver. In the late 90s, he began recruiting in the engineering discipline for Silicon Valley networking and communications startups.

Prior to starting his recruiting career, Dan was responsible for the day-to-day operations of various research grants and projects at the Human Performance Laboratory at Oregon Health Sciences in Portland, OR. Dan earned his Masters' of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah in 1994.

When he's not working, Dan spends time with his wife and daughters and is an avid cyclist who participates in a number of local racing venues each year. He and his family also enjoy skiing, hiking, camping and just about everything else the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

Charlie Cunneff

Executive Search Consultant

With over twenty years of experience as an executive search consultant in the medical device industry, Charlie brings invaluable expertise to Leading Edge Medical. Charlie has worked extensively with innovative startups, filling hundreds of positions within his specialty. He has built strong relationships within the medical technology industry and strives to be the best in the business, leaving no rock unturned. When he is not working, Charlie spends time with his family either on the sports fields watching his kids or hiking on one of Colorado's beautiful trails.

Rachel Cunneff

Medical Device Recruiter

Rachel graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs as a Kane Family Scholar with a Bachelor's in Business Management and Human Resources. She joined RBrooks group upon graduation and contributes her eagerness to learn and personable attitude to the team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking Colorado's many 14er's, camping, weightlifting, and supporting her favorite sports teams.

Emerging or established, we work with the best medical device and life sciences firms in the nation. Virtually all of our clients are either repeat customers or referrals.

Scroll over the logos to see the positions we've helped our clients fill.

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VP Regulatory Affairs
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Electro Mechanical Engineer
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Mitral Regurgitation Management %3Chr/%3E%3Cul%3E%3Cli%3E  Vice President of Sales and Marketing %3C/li%3E%3Cli%3E Director of Product Development %3C/li%3E%3C/ul%3E Investors Include: MPM Capital%2C Interwest partners%2C Polaris Venture Partners%2C Frazier Healthcare Ventures%2C Lumira Capital Corp.%2C Johnson %26 Johnson Development Corp.%2C  West River Capital%2C LLC%2C Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co.%2C LTD.
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Clinical Research Manager
Crosstrees Medical
Crosstrees Medical
Director of Electrical Engineering
Ellman International Inc
Endogastric Solutions
Project Manager
VP Clinical Affairs
eNeura Therapeutics
Fresenius Medical Care
Clinical Manager
Director Systems Engineer
Mainstay Medical
Medel Medical Electronics
Micell Technologies
Senior Field Engineer
Palyon Medical
Senior Business Consultant
Senior Executive Director, Combination Products Sciences
Rotation Medical
SetPoint Medical
Shockwave Medical Inc
Spinal Modulation
Director of Engineering
Sunshine Heart
Synapse Biomedical Inc
Senior Mechanical Engineer

See what our clients have to say about us

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Candidates trust Leading Edge Medical

The best thing about working with Leading Edge Medical is that there is no pressure. My recruiter made me feel at ease when he helped me procure a position in Sacramento, a place not much known for the medical device industry. Most importantly, he always left the final decision to me. I have even recommended more than a couple friends of mine to Leading Edge Medical Search.

Kaylon O.

The recruiters at Leading Edge always go above and beyond to be of assistance. My recruiter has identified positions with companies that would be interested in my background, offered me honest and valuable career advice, and even joined me at industry functions to introduce me to connections. If you are working in a clinical research field, whether you are looking for a quality employer or a quality employee, Leading Edge Medical the place to go.


It was an absolute joy to work with Tianna to obtain my dream position at V-Wave, Inc. Tianna diligently kept me informed throughout the process with succinct, encouraging phone calls filled with concrete and actionable items to make the interviewing process as seamless as possible.

Leading Edge Medical
Leading Edge Medical Search
6610 Gunpark Dr., Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301Map
(303) 449-9300

As Peter Drucker stated;

"There are three kinds of companies today:

  • Those who make it happen;
  • Those who watch it happen;
  • Those who wonder what happened."

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