Testimonials

Client Solutions Manager at SRG Woolf Group
I loved working with Adel. Her positive attitude and sense of humor naturally draw people to her. She was a top performer year in and year out and still made time to mentor junior level employees. Her extensive knowledge of the clinical research industry make her an asset to any organization that is lucky enough to have her on their team.

Clinical Data Specialist at Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
I have worked with Ernest in 2012 and he has done more than any other Recruiter/Staffing Agency for me to make sure that I felt comfortable when going into an interview and relocate. Ernest is a very detailed oriented person and works hard to maintain a relationship with his employees. He advised me on certain positions and recommended me for others. His work is outstanding in my opinion. Ernest is a great person to work with. I am looking forward to working with him in the future.

Professional Services at DataCeutics, Inc.
In the world of clinical trials recruiting, Ernie Pineda is able to bring warmth, honesty and concern to his work and has proven to be an effective, independent broker. This is very rare. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who is thinking about going down this career path.

Senior Manager, Global Sales Processes and Tools at Red Hat
Denise is an exceptional Sr. Recruiter with an eye for talented individuals and an understanding of the positions for which recruitment is required. She is very engaging and does an outstanding job addressing the resource needs of the company. While there are certainly a number of capable recruiters to choose from, there aren’t many like Denise Levine!!! Her awesome personality is contagious and when you speak with her you cannot help but smile.

Management Consulting Biostatistician
Ernie represents his clientele, contractors and hiring managers alike, in a fair and equitable manner. Recently, I was working from home and unreachable via e-mail or v-mail because the corporate system was down all afternoon. My boss was panicking because I was incommunicado. Ernie served as our go-between enabling us to meet an urgent project deadline later that same evening.

Clinical Data Management Specialist
Ernie represented me during a consulting project with a west coast based pharmaceutical. My experience working with Ernie and the Gerard group was very positive. Ernie genuinely listened when I brought anything to his attention and he was prompt to provide me follow-up. I appreciate all that the Gerard group did to represent me so well.

Human Resources Manager at Trimark / Economy Restaurant Fixtures
I’ve known and tapped into Ernie’s services for over 5 years for my recruiting needs and for positions that were “difficult to fill”. He is always gracious and personable, while remaining professional. Ernie’s communication skills are spectacular. He always kept me updated from beginning to the end of my recruitment processes.

Principal Statistical Programmer at PAREXEL
I’ve had the pleasure of enlisting Ernie’s services as a recruiter since 1999. He works hard at understanding the requirements of both the hiring client and the job seeker and does a great job at finding the right match between the two. One of his best assets is encouraging open lines of communication, which is to say that he is able to both skillfully convey information and listen to (and understand) the parties he with whom he interacts. One often overlooked offshoot of effective communication involves eliciting feedback from the hiring clients. Ernie is fully aware of the importance of this feedback and always tries to secure this information for his job seekers so that they may be in a better position to market themselves for future job opportunities. Whenever I need to look for a new job, I make sure that Ernie is among the first who I call.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large Program/Project Mgt Consulting, Merger Integration, Project Health Assessments
Denise and I worked together recruiting consultants for our IT consulting practice and for staff augmentation positions at our clients. She was an experienced recruiter when she joined Artizen in 2006, but she was new to IT recruiting. I worked one on one with her in the beginning to help her learn the IT business. She learned very quickly and she has grown into a senior IT recruiter whom I can count on for great candidates. She also brings the ability to recruit outside of IT in many areas including marketing, accounting and executive management positions. Denise is a great recruiter and I would work with her again with no hesitation.

President at Staffing Management Services
I have known Ernie for about 10 years, and have found him to be a person of great integrity. We have worked together on the board of the California Staffing Professionals, and I have seen his work at both ASG and at the Gerard Group. He is a professional of the highest level, and I am honored to have worked with him.

Founder & CEO, OntheGo Technologies LLC
Working with Ernest on coordinating and managing the yearly event for the California Staffing Professionals was a rewarding experience. Ernest demonstrated leadership and attention to details in designing a motivational program that the members appreciated and found to be valuable and applicable to today’s business environment. In addition to his vision and strategic thinking, I appreciated his follow through when it comes to the implementation and execution, as well as his follow-up after the event. I experienced Ernest as a strong contributor with a wide range of experiences and skills to offer.

Senior Statistical Programming Consultant
I got in contact with Ernie through one of his colleagues and he was such a pleasure to work with. He landed me a great position with a great company and during the entire process he was prompt, polite, caring and honest. I have worked with several staffing firms and recruiters and what sets him apart is his caring and understanding of his clients. I will look forward to working with him in the future.

Manager, Marketing at The Fabric
Recently, I have been working with Denise. I found her to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile. Besides being a joy to work with, Denise is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. She has successfully developed the contract and closed the negotiation for her clients (employee and employer) resulted in increased rewards on both sides.  Though she was an asset to my professional career planning efforts, Denise was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas. In addition to lay out effective hiring and interviewing modules for her candidates, Denise assumed a leadership role in all meetings, inspiring and motivating other people with whom she is working with.   I highly recommend Denise for any assignments. She is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.

Senior Director, Statistical Programming at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
This recommendation is long overdue…   Having worked with Ernie for over 5 years in an unforgiving industry, I must say that Ernie exemplifies the steady-state of affairs when it comes to resourcing in the biotech industry. Ernie understands the needs of statistical programming and how arduous it is to find the right mix of personnel and skill set along with specific experience for a particular job.
I look forward to continued success in working with Ernie in the future

President & CEO, Southern California Staffing Company
Ernest is well known in the industry. It is obvious that he is a true “people lover.” He is genuine, funny, and personable. Moreover, he really understands what clients are looking for, and cares about people. He is professional and follows up. He is warmhearted and compassionate. It is easy to see why people enjoy working with Ernie so much, and I would recommend him.

VP Clinical Research Services at Cytel
Ernie and ASG has provide high quality Stat Programming resources in companies I have worked at for many years. Ernie is an excellent business partner in proactively understanding client needs and delivering beyond expectations.   The effort to validate resumes for accuracy with background checks and astute pre-planned questioning is superior to virtually every other consulting firm I have been associated with.   Ernie is flexible and views his business development role as building long term relationships instead of short term gains. He is an expert in his field and works with high integrity.

President at Gerard Group, Inc.
Through hard work, focus and commitment Denise has proven herself to be a consistent producer of qualified candidates. She has the mental discipline and focus to keep her candidates informed of every step of the recruitment process. One notable difference that separates Denise from her peers is the fact that her actions are professional, calculated, and implemented with a high degree of accuracy. Simply put, she doesn’t just go through the motions. She thinks about what needs to be done, uses her keen sense of logic to determine what might be missing, and then develops a solution. She has consistently exceeded our expectations and continues to excel as a Recruiter.

Innovator. Triathlete. Sailor. Give Backer.
I was referred to Ernie through others in the staffing industry who spoke very highly of him. First meeting Ernie a little over a year ago, I can confidently say that Ernie exceeds even his own reputation. Working with Ernie as a fellow CSP Board Member, as well as a professional colleague, I have been impressed with his ability to execute on his forward looking vision.  Acting as the driving force in bringing the CSP into the Web 2.0 age, Ernie’s forward thinking thought followed with action, absolutely makes him stand out in a positive light.

ClinOps Toolkit: Effective Clinical Trial Management
Ernie presented me to one of his clients in 2002 for a really interesting contract assignment and it was a very positive experience for me at the beginning of my career. When the assignment ended I moved on to a permanent position elsewhere but Ernie always stayed in touch. He never attempted to recruit me away from my employer but always offered career advice and encouraged me. When I relocated to the West Coast Ernie was able to place me in a terrific Data Manager role at a great company and I was delighted to work with him again. I think of Ernie as a personal friend and I trust his judgement. If Ernie presents me with an opportunity I know it is not commission driven but because he honestly feels that I am the right candidate for the role. I have always believed Ernie has this same high regard for everyone he works with and I frequently recommend him as a networking contact to others.July 15, 2010, Nadia was with another company when working with Ernest at Ockham

Sr. Recruiter /Talent Acquisition Manager at Gerard Group, Inc
Ernie is recognized for being a team leader with the highest integrity. He is knowledgeable in the industry, passionate in his work, and leaves a long lasting impression to all that meet him. Ernie’s client and candidate relationships become obvious when one looks at his return business. For all of these reasons it is without hesitation that I recommend Ernie.

CDISC Consultant and Trainer | SAS Programmer and Mentor | Best-Selling SAS Author | 500+ Connections
Ernie has been a great friend in the pharma industry. His reputation is well known among SAS programmers. I would highly recommend Ernie.

Program Management Consultant
Fellow Colleagues:   I have had the pleasure of working with Denise Levine in my efforts to find/obtain employment as either a contractor or FT employee with another company after leaving HP.
Denise was amazing as a recruiter – the best I have ever worked with. Her professional acumen, communication and attention to detail were outstanding. She was attentive, considerate and made sure that she understood exactly what I was looking for. Before any contact was made with a potential employer, we reviewed the details in advance where she asked my permission to proceed. After any contact with a potential employer, she immediately communicated via email or phone the status and details of the meetings in advance. This type of consideration and follow-thru was greatly appreciated.
I highly recommend Denise as a recruiter to any professional person seeking contract employment with leading companies in the Bay Area.

Senior Manager, Global Sales Processes and Tools at Red Hat
Ernie is a true professional. He has built a strong reputation grounded in trust, hard work and industry knowledge. While his accomplishments and success in the recruiting industry are well documented, I still find Ernie Pineda to be one of the most approachable people I’ve ever met. The combination of drive and passion make him someone I would recommend for any business endeavor.

SDTM/ADAM Programmer at Novo Nordisk
While I was subcontracting for ASG at Genentech, Ernie provided me with excellent client relationship support. He has outstanding relationship skills and is very knowledgeable about the biotech industry and its personnel needs.

Consulting and Staffing Services Visionary J Hands on background as COO, CFO, Director of Sales and Recruiting and more
For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure of working with Ernie on the Board of Directors of the California Staffing Professionals (CSP). During my tenure as President of the Golden Gate Chapter of the CSP from 2006-2008, Ernie was exemplary in his planning and execution of any project under his domain. Ernie never over promises and under delivers. He simply gets the job done! His can do attitude inspired us to reach for the stars in terms of our goals and we accomplished extraordinary feats. I was honored to have Ernie as a member of our team.
For Ernie’s professional accomplishments at ASG and in the Staffing Industry, he was awarded the 2007 CSP Staffing Professional of the Year award. He is a true leader and producer in our industry and was well deserving of being chosen as the best in our industry out of our 250+ CSP member company’s employees.  Through our involvement in the CSP, Ernie and I became business partners and our firms work with each other to help each other grow. Ernie has been one of the most ethical and honest people I have had the pleasure of working with and know that he’ll always be so. He’s someone who always seeks to do even ordinary things, extraordinarily well.

CEO
Ernie is such a pleasure to work with on any project we’ve done together. He is always calm with a smile on his face. Ernie has worked on the website for CSP for the San Francisco Bay area. It is the most professional & complete website that the 7 chapters have! I would highly recommend Ernie and be assured that the project/assignment you have him doing will get done in the most professional manner.

Sr. Recruiter at Bay Area Biotech firm
I had the pleasure of working with Ernest and am proud to consider him a colleague. Ernie has added considerable dimension to my career by sharing his knowledge, insight and years of staffing expertise, skills that have directly contributed to the success of my own search firm. Always the consummate professional, Ernie is able to support the needs of his clients with the ability to deliverable outstanding candidates while delivering projects on time and under budget. Besides that, he is an excellent listener! I strongly recommend him for your professional staffing needs.

Helping develop Ghana through Tourism, IT development and philanthropic efforts
I have known Ernest for many years now and have always found him to be personable, hardworking, effective and sympathetic. Ernest has provided me with various short-term contracts over the years and has provided the SAS community with countless hours of work at conferences. He has been pleasant to deal with on a professional and personal level.

Statistical Programming Consultant at Peak Statistical Services
I know Ernest through his exhibiting at the PharmaSUG conferences. I always enjoy dropping by the booth just to chat with him and catch up. He’s very personable person and one of my favorite recruiters at the conferences. Friends and colleagues that have worked with Ernest have also had great things to say.

Applications Systems Engineer at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
I met Ernie over 10 years ago and always enjoy seeing him annually at the Western Users of SAS Software conferences where he represents as an exhibitor. Whether talking to him about professional or personal topics, Ernie listens attentively, expresses genuine interest and offers valuable insight. When he and his associate represented me for a new job 4 years ago, I was impressed with their constructive feedback and professional guidance. In fact, the HR manager at my new company raved about her positive experience while working with Ernie. He is a pleasure to work with in any capacity!

President, DM Stone Recruitment Solutions
I’ve known Ernie for the past couple years or so, as we were serving together on the Board of the Calif Staffing Professionals. Ernie’s a take charge person, gives a lot of his time and is well liked by his colleagues. Runs a very successful business as well. Happy to recommend him to others.

Statistical Programming Manager at Gilead Sciences
Ernie was my recruiter. He is patient and listens to your needs. He is knowledgeable of the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and has a good understanding of clients’ business and requirements. He is effective and pleasant to work with. I would recommend Ernie as your recruiter and agent.

Senior Clinical SAS Programmer/Project Manager at SimulStat Incorporated
Ernest and I have crossed paths many times over the past decade or so. We work in the same industry with the same people. As far as I have ever seen in his dealings with Consultants and Clients alike Ernest has always been a fair man of honesty and integrity. I look forward to the day I can work side by side with Ernest.

VP of Engineering at McKesson
I have worked with Ernie since 2001 and would not consider going to anyone else for SAS clinical informatics engineers and analysts. Ernie understands this field and the qualifications necessary to succeed like no other. He has consistently provided top notch resources in a timely manner.

Independent Consultant, Clinical Data Systems, Standards, and Analytics
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ernie as both my Agent and as a Recruiter. He sets the bar for personable, professional, and results-oriented service. I highly recommend him.

SAS® Analytics Consulting and Training: Sierra Data Science
I have known Ernie since the spring of 1994 and think very highly of him. He is a straight-shooter, honest, reliable, and fair. I wish more people in the staffing industry had the same qualities as he does.
Ernie’s commitment to honest and ethical dealings in the SAS user community has earned him a great deal of respect from many people in our industry.

Head of Information Management at Silicon Valley Bank
I have had the pleasure of working with Ernie Pineda for more than a decade. He was able to identify the needs of my team and anytime I had to look for an external contractor, Ernie was one of a select few that I would turn to. He really took the time to understand the dynamics of my team – what we did, the level of technical expertise in SAS that we were looking for, the…more

Developer and consultant on analytic data and submission standards, with a focus on traceability
Ernest has a great grasp of the pharmaceutical industry. He understands what client companies want and can decipher a resume to determine when someone is a good fit. He’s the one person I know I can turn to for accurate professional options and staffing needs.

Executive Recruiter with 30 years of experience finding top talent. Professional Career Placements.com (415) 615-0688
I have known Ernie for several years through the California Staffing Professionals.   Ernie has always supported CSP’s programs and now he is the Golden Gate Chapters President. I admire his leadership skills and respect him as one of our top Placement Consultants In our industry.

Principal, Aplus Executive Search 415 460 1346
Ernie is a consummate recruiting expert. Even in trying times, he remains upbeat and professional, willing to give advice on how to resolve tough search issues. He delivers on his commitments in a timely fashion and also is willing to step in to lead projects when needed. I’ve enjoyed getting to know him through our professional association.

Recruiting Manager at GDH Consulting
Ernie and I were hired as partners to start up a brand new office in SF (IT consulting). Although we had never worked together before, we quickly identified that our strengths were extremely complementary and, perhaps more importantly, our values were aligned. We built a successful business together based in large part on Ernie’s supreme ability to build solid, loyal relationships with clients (both hiring managers and consultants). He is an untiring networker and has a heart big enough for everyone, nurturing relationships with hundreds of people by displaying a genuine interest in their success over many years.   I learned a lot from working with Ernie – that ambitiousness can be tempered with a soft approach…. Patience is a virtue… Ernie is truly “one of a kind” and the levels of success he has achieved are due to his great character. He is intelligent, dedicated and hard-working, humble, passionate about people, loyal, and funny! I miss working with him and wish him success and happiness in all he endeavors!

Senior Managing Scientist at Exponent, Inc.
Our firm has hired several contract analysts through Ernie. The skill set we were looking for was not typical but Ernie was persistent and found a number of highly skilled professional to fill our temporary needs, and one of them ends as an employee. Ernie is fair and responsive to the client’s requirements and I recommend him highly.

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