Hobson Associates

Hobson Associates Promotes Life Sciences Partner Don Tinker to Assistant General Manager



[Plantsville, CT] – Hobson Associates, a preeminent leader in executive search services, proudly announces the promotion of Don Tinker, CPC to the esteemed position of Assistant General Manager. Having previously served as Partner & Practice Manager, Don's elevation reflects his exceptional contributions to the firm and his instrumental role in driving success within the Life Sciences sector and beyond.


With a career spanning years of dedication and expertise, Don has established himself as a premier executive recruitment specialist in Life Sciences, particularly in the Drug Discovery process. His extensive portfolio boasts partnerships with renowned clients such as inviCRO, Medidata, QPS, Quotient Sciences, and Crown Biosciences.


Don's expertise lies in connecting top professionals with organizations in need of visionary leadership. He has successfully placed executives in critical roles spanning from C-Level positions such as President and Chief Commercial Officer to V-Level roles including SVPs of Global Business Development, Clinical Operations, Sales, and Manufacturing. At the heart of Don's success lies his commitment to understanding client needs and delivering tailored solutions. His client-centric approach, characterized by active listening and a relentless pursuit of excellence, has earned him lasting trust and repeat engagements.


"Don's new role is a testament to his unwavering dedication and outstanding performance," said Danny Cahill, President of Hobson Associates. "We are thrilled to have him take on this new role and are confident in his ability to drive our firm's growth and success."


As Assistant General Manager, Don will continue to uphold Hobson Associates' reputation for excellence in executive search, further solidifying the firm's position as a trusted partner and leader in the recruitment space.





Hobson Associates is a nationwide Executive Recruiting firm specializing in Technology, Life Sciences, Industrial and Manufacturing, Sustainability, Healthcare, Insurance, and Staffing Services.


  • 50 years of experience, making us one of the oldest, and largest, privately held search firms in the country.
  • Exceptional veteran recruiters who average over 16 years of recruiting experience—and who represent the highest concentration of Pinnacle Society members, the society of top-producing recruiters.
  • In-depth industry expertise so you don’t have to waste time getting us up to speed on your business and its challenges and opportunities.
  • A focus on “delivering” rather than “placing” the candidate, which ensures that more of your offers are accepted and your transitions are painless.
  • A unique partnership model for our recruiters that further motivates their commitment to your success.


After decades of experience and thousands of successfully completed searches, we know how to find and secure talent and help you achieve superior results — quickly.


We're not just any Executive Search firm, we're ‘THE EXECUTIVE "FOUND" FIRM'.