Beacon Hill Arrives in King of Prussia, Launches Pharma Division

April 17th, 2017

Beacon Hill recently opened its 52nd location, laying down roots in King of Prussia, PA. The new office opens with Beacon Hill Pharma, Beacon Hill’s clinical research/life sciences specialty division.

Leading Beacon Hill Pharma in King of Prussia is Christine Obercian. Ms. Obercian brings nearly 20 years of experience within the life sciences industry, including hands-on clinical research and project management, working with and for various sponsors and CROs on international drug and device trials across various therapeutic areas and phases. Prior to joining Beacon Hill Pharma, she developed and managed a clinical research service division of an international company. Ms. Obercian earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Washington & Lee University, a Master of Science degree in educational psychology from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD (a.b.d.) in psychology from California Coast University, and is a PMI certified Project Management Professional.

“Some of the toughest times in my clinical research career stemmed from working with top-notch people who were simply not placed in jobs where they could succeed," remarked Ms. Obercian. "I can leverage that experience to help companies and professionals find the best match specific to their needs. I chose Beacon Hill Pharma because of how they differ from other staffing companies. Beacon Hill Pharma hires top talent with proven success in the staffing and research industries, and capitalizes on that expertise to deliver a consistently outstanding, customer-centric experience for both our candidates and our clients. I am proud to be with a company and a leadership team that sees past the short-term implications of a mercurial landscape in what is often cited as transaction in nature to honor what really counts in any business: long-term consultative partnerships borne of trust, ethics, and mutual respect."

Joining Christine as an Account Executive is John Kofka. Mr. Kofka brings six years of experience in the staffing and medical device fields to the team. Located in New Jersey, Mr. Kofka will focus on the New Jersey-Pennsylvania-New York tri-state area markets. He earned his Bachelor's degree in business administration from Monmouth University in New Jersey.

"We are very excited to formally plant roots in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey marketplaces," remarked Ryan Pirnat, Managing Director of Beacon Hill's Pharma Division. "Christine comes to Beacon Hill with unique experience, as she worked directly in clinical research at pharmaceutical companies and CROs. This will allow her to provide a level of service to Beacon Hill clients unmatched in the industry."

Beacon Hill’s niche brands provide direct hire, executive search, contract staffing, contract consulting, contract-to-hire, and MSP/VMS and RPO solutions to emerging growth companies and the Fortune 500 across multiple market sectors and all industries. Over time, office locations, specialty practice areas and service offerings will be added to address ever changing constituent needs.