Tom Ruff, President and CEO of Tom Ruff Executive Search, LLC, has placed nearly 3,000 pharmaceutical and medical sales representatives with the help of his team at Tom Ruff Executive Search, a firm he founded more than 24 years ago at age 24. Tom Ruff Executive Search now services more than 100 of the nation’s top medical device companies nationwide, including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Abbott Laboratories.
His authoritative best seller, "How to Break Into Pharmaceutical Sales: A Headhunter’s Strategy" has been hailed by critics and medical industry insiders as the book to consult for pursuing a career in pharmaceutical sales. Selected as a "Best Books" Awards finalist by USA Book News and a "Book of the Year" Awards finalist by ForeWord Magazine, Ruff’s work has also attracted the attention of a number of online, print and broadcast media outlets including National Public Radio (NPR), Forbes.com, Fortune.com, Yahoo!Finance, LATimes.com, Kiplinger.com, DallasMorningNews.com, South Bend Tribune, Easy Reader and The Beach Reporter.
Recognized as an expert in his field, Tom speaks regularly at national meetings, forums and universities about trends and opportunities in pharmaceutical sales, recruiting, motivation and leadership. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, U.S. Recruiters Organization and also serves as a consultant to the healthcare industry with the Gerson Lehrman Group. Tom splits his time between Manhattan Beach, California, and New York City.