Practice Areas

SkyWater’s practice areas are each led by highly-experienced executive recruiters who constantly screen, interview and network with top professionals and executives within their specialty.

MedTech & Life Science

Dana Shapiro leads the MedTech and Life Science Practice area at SkyWater Search Partners and has placed leaders at health technology companies since 2015. As our division leader, Dana works a “full desk” in recruiting. The SkyWater MedTech and Life Science division focuses primarily on a full-time permanent search for senior single-contributors through executive-level positions within start-ups to mid-market companies nationally.

What We Hear From Our Clients:

  • We need talent with the necessary experience and longevity in their career.
  • Growth is exciting but challenging. Especially for newly created positions, we may not be looking for the same profile as our existing employees. We may be looking for a breath of fresh air.
  • We’re having trouble finding someone who has the technical capabilities for the role, excels in soft skills, and is a good fit for our company culture.

Why SkyWater?

  • We provide our clients with candidates currently employed, not applying independently, but open to hearing about advancement opportunities within their particular location.
  • The best candidates want to utilize their complete skill set and know they’re making an impact. We have access to those candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients’ best interests at heart. We understand that technical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for soft skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.

We’ll find, vet, and secure technical and engineering talent with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with many candidates. You’ll only see the best choices based on your requirements and ideal personal characteristics. We aim to make recruiting and hiring more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your shortlist.

To discuss the roles within your organization that need filling, call 952-767-9000 or submit your information on this page.


We have proven experience placing highly qualified professionals in a wide range of positions in MedTech & Life Science including:
  • Medical Device
  • Digital Health
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO)
  • Diagnostics
  • Biotech
  • Clinical Research Organizations (CRO)
  • Product Management / Marketing
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Affairs
  • Quality
  • Market Access / Reimbursement / HEO
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“We have had a really good experience with Kirsten and Andrea so far. We look forward to continuing a partnership with SkyWater!”

Director of Talent Management – Medical Device Company | November 2023 HUMAN RESOURCES


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