I have collaborated with Geoff Weiss and Katrina on acquiring exceptional talent for our Innovation team at ViewRay, Inc. for the last decade. They have become part of the team to help build the team, deeply understanding our beliefs, mission, vision, and culture. From this vantage they have provided very valuable insight into each candidate so we could best determine the fit. Together we have partnered to build a remarkable team.
James F. Dempsey, Ph.D.
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
“GW and Associates are truly the best in the business. I have worked with Geoff, Katrina and the rest of the GW and Associates team for over 20 years in imaging, and oncology and everything in between. The depth of their networks, follow up and follow through are unmatched. Highly recommend.”
President, Southeast Region
“As a startup, it is important for us not just find superstars, but superstars that fit our culture and vision.
What I liked about working with John is not just the caliber of people he brought to the table, but also their fit to our specific needs. I’ve tried working with multiple agencies and by far the best candidates came from John.”
Chief Executive Officer
“John worked on a search for a key revenue-generating position in our organization. We had other recruiters work on this search before we hired Geoffrey Weiss & Associates, but they were not able to target the right people. John worked extremely diligently to find many well-suited candidates for our position. And, unfortunately, there were a couple times we had qualified candidates (once, even with an accepted offer), but they never materialized as an employee. Most recruiters, in the face of this situation, would lose interest and move to on to easier searches. However, John persevered and took it as a challenge to get someone finally across the finish line for us. In the end, he did, and we were very satisfied to have a partner like GWA and an individual like John working with us! Thanks John!”
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Inc.
“John Ariatti, of Geoffrey Weiss & Associates, has placed me twice. In both cases he took the time to understand my requirements, provided a practical overview of the market conditions I was facing and provided excellent coaching to educate me on what the hiring manager was seeking in a candidate. He only promoted me for positions that were a good fit for both the potential employer and me. He has always been honest, realistic and supportive in my job hunting experience. Job candidates are in excellent, professional hands with John Ariatti.”
“The team at GW & Associates were not only talented recruiters that took the time to understand our organization’s business challenges but also a trusted advisor who provided relevant guidance when needed. We set out to put together an entire sales organization, including leadership, for a new and innovative product and they were able to deliver with the customized talent that have set up Gamma Medica for years of future success. I view Geoff and John as members of our team at Gamma Medica and will certainly use them again in the future.”
VP & CFO – Gamma Medica
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with John Ariatti and Geoff Weiss at Geoffrey Weiss & Associates throughout my career. Upon being recruited by Bayer to build out a new Healthcare Informatics Division with the Radiology and Interventional Division of Bayer Healthcare, there was an immediate need to recruit exceptional talent into the organization. John worked tirelessly to bring both senior leadership as well as key marketing resources into Bayer from leading organizations in industry. Through John’s guidance and thoroughness, we were able to raise the performance of the new division year over year with the intellectual capital he brought into the company. I would not only recommend Geoffrey Weiss & Associates, but encourage engagement for executive placement and or cross functional resource needs.”
Head of Informatics Region EMEA – Bayer Healthcare
“I’ve worked successfully with Geoff Weiss (and Associates) on over a half dozen key searches for close to ten years and at two different organizations.
As a boutique agency, Geoff distinguishes his service with not just an outstanding ‘rolodex’ of the top performers in medical devices, human and veterinary health. His approach — from knowledge of the business and company in question, the candidate and the candidate’s fit — is as thorough and as exacting as you’ll find anywhere. Geoff takes the time to learn through personal visits and conversations with senior leaders the company and it’s culture and what individual profiles and leadership styles best succeed. He also does his homework on the hiring business, it’s opportunities and challenges. Using this as the foundation, his outstanding network within the health sciences industry generates several highly attractive candidates, typically for positions that have been challenging to fill to date. His assessment process that follows candidate identification, in conjunction with the hiring team is quite thorough —looking at cultural fit, the requirements of the job and candidate capability, and an evaluation of the candidate not only for the immediate job before us, but the next one or two after that.”
Executive Vice President / IDEXX
“Opening our first USA office and hiring our first USA sales representative was an extremely important step for our small, but dynamically growing company. We chose Geoffrey Weiss & Associates as our executive search team. Their Senior Consultant, John Ariatti, was a tremendous help to us. He made sure that we understood and could verbalize the profile of the person we wanted to hire. He provided us with counsel and guidance regarding necessary USA benefit packages, expense reimbursement, compensation analysis, retirement plans, and provided background reference checks that went beyond what was submitted by the candidates. His and the overall firm’s knowledge of the marketplace was impressive. The candidate we finally selected was perfectly matching our search profile. We would highly recommend Geoffrey Weiss & Associates to any company in healthcare, but especially to foreign companies looking to enter the USA healthcare market.”
Jérôme CHAMPETIER de RIBES
Directeur Général / C.E.O. – E T I A M
“I was struggling to fill a vital senior position in our organization. After 6 months of fruitless efforts I switched the recruiting assignment to Geoff Weiss. Within weeks I was seeing better candidates than I had seen in the previous 6 months and I quickly filled the position with a great candidate. Geoff’s personalized and focused approach is outstanding and he gets results.”
Senior VP Marketing – Cardinal Health
“I attribute a key part of the success that we at AGFA Healthcare have enjoyed with IT solutions (PACS, RIS, CR), over the past three years, to the association that we have had with Geoffrey Weiss & Associates. Their actions underscored their belief in AGFA’s strategy and direction. They supported us by providing us with superb key sales, marketing and management personnel, as well as consultation and market information. Their years of experience in the industry and knowledge of the marketplace were of immense value to us, and contributed to our top line and market share growth.”
Vice President Sales & Services – AGFA Healthcare, USA
“InSite One contracted with Geoffrey Weiss & Associates for contingent and retained searches for field and Vice President level positions. We found tremendous added value from this relationship from their over twenty five years of experience in the medical imaging industry and from recruiter professionals with actual management and hiring experience in our market, We have been extremely pleased with the results received from Geoffrey Weiss & Associates.”
CEO/President – InSite One
“The challenge was to quickly fill two new critical executive positions, located in Omaha, Nebraska, with expertly qualified candidates that would fit into the culture of our growing company. Geoffrey Weiss & Associates’ exceeded my expectations in meeting that challenge. They customized a retained search contract that met our needs and motivated us to work as a team. They probed extensively and were able to get a good grasp of our company’s mid-western culture. The search was conducted during the year end push for sales and over the holidays, yet GWA was able to provide us with outstanding candidate choices. Their in-depth knowledge of the marketplace, and personalized attention to the search, provided outstanding results in record time. We were able to fill both executive positions, with very well qualified candidates and fit well into our corporate culture, in less than 100 days from contract signing.”
CEO – Cassling
“Varian Medical Systems has worked with Geoffrey Weiss and Associates, Inc. for over 25 years, and is a better company for it. They took the trouble to understand our people, our culture, and our strategies. Their personnel recommendations have been trustworthy and insightful. The people we have employed because of Geoffrey Weiss and Associates, Inc. have contributed significantly to the strength of our organization. They continue to provide us quick professional service that results in the hiring of sales, marketing, and senior staff members that contribute to profitable growth in the marketplace”
Richard Levy, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board, Former President & CEO – Varian Medical Systems
“My first experience with Geoffrey Weiss and Associates, Inc. was contracting with them to execute an exclusive search for a Vice President position at Stentor. They exceeded my expectations in their knowledge of the industry, quality of candidates acquired, timely response, and results. They became a team with my staff, facilitating many of the discussions regarding the position and the market, working together on negotiations, and finalizing the final hiring. Their years of study and experience within the industry provide a knowledge base, not normally found within other firms. Since that time my staff has contracted with them for other executive searches, all ending with the same positive results.”
CEO – Stentor, Inc.
“Geoff and his team are more than search professionals; I consider them an extension of my management team. I can depend on them for clear and frank feedback on virtually all the human resource elements of my organization. Their commitment and concern for my business success goes beyond the mere recruitment of high level talent—it’s what distinguishes them from other search professionals. They, in large part, define their success as co-mingled with the success of my organization.”
President – Xoft IncFormer
President and CEO – R2 Technology
Former VP Sales and Marketing – Varian Medical Systems–Oncology Group
“As my career advanced to higher levels of responsibility, my reliance on Geoffrey Weiss & Associates, Inc. to provide all levels of personnel, from sales to senior staff, increased. GWA knows the medical electronics business. They continue to stay up to date on the market by personally attending all of the major conventions and seminars and reading the latest research findings. They have become trusted advisors, helping the company grow successfully. Their proven results over the years is why I trusted and relied upon them to fill many of my key positions, from sales to Vice President of Engineering, at VSM MedTech.”
Former President – Philips Medical Systems
Former CEO – VSM MedTech