Hobson Associates

Don Tinker, CPC

Fun Fact

At work or play, Don thrives in pressure situations. He wants the putter in his hand when a clutch putt needs to be made.

Assistant General Manager, Partner & Practice Manager - Life Sciences

Don’s core area of expertise is placing top professionals in organizations committed to the Drug Discovery process. He has developed many clients through the years, including inviCRO, Medidata, QPS, Quotient Sciences and Crown Biosciences.

Don has successfully placed top talent in the following roles:

  • C-Level:
    • President
    • Chief Commercial Officer
  • V-Level:
    • SVP, Head Global Business Development
    • SVP, Head Global Clinical Operations
    • SVP, Clinical Operations
    • SVP, Global Sales
    • SVP, CMC & Manufacturing
  • General Managers – entire operational oversight
  • 100s of people placed at Director-level primarily in Business Development, Sales & Marketing Functions

Don maximizes the results for his clients by instituting a listen first approach. A keen awareness of his clients’ needs coupled with a personal drive to strive for perfection in effort is the way Don approaches each search and the reason clients retain his services. His attitude, effort and delivered results are contributing factors as to why his clients continue to rehire him.

Don’s early roots in recruiting began as an intern while in college placing nurses and other healthcare professionals for Maxim Healthcare. His next foray in the industry was recruiting, training and managing an entire call center staff for StubHub, while employed by Ultimate Staffing Services.

Don graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Liberal Arts and a major in History. He is an avid golfer, and a Certified High School basketball referee with IAABO Board 10, and serves on both the Training and Better Officiating committees. Don enjoys speaking at local schools on Career Day and has made many friends at the Red Cross during his frequent trips to donate blood and blood platelets.

Don’s crowning life achievement is marrying his beautiful wife, Lindsay Tinker in June 2014. She is a teacher in the Hartford School System and in April 2019, she gave birth to their majestic son, Maverick Lee Tinker. In 2022, the Tinkers welcomed their second son into the world, Axel Richard Tinker.

Fun Fact

At work or play, Don thrives in pressure situations. He wants the putter in his hand when a clutch putt needs to be made.

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