As a senior associate in WittKieffer’s global Life Sciences practice, Robert Nickey is skilled in building strong relationships with both clients and candidates. He has a track record of serving as a trusted liaison between them. Robert works seamlessly with colleagues across WittKieffer to identify global leaders in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies who can truly move their organizations forward. He has expertise in the full spectrum of recruitment activities, from candidate sourcing and overseeing research to interviewing and final negotiation.
Before joining WittKieffer, Robert served three years as a senior associate with executive search firm Acertitude. In this role, he led research and search execution for the consumer and industrial retained search practice focused on private equity-backed portfolio companies. Among his other prior work experiences were stints as a principal talent consultant for boutique firm Xcede (formerly known as Cloudstream Global), a search firm dedicated to cybersecurity and VC-backed technology companies. It was here that Robert honed his ability to quickly identify difference-making candidates who are uniquely suited to given roles. His foundational recruitment experiences stem from global contingent and staffing firm Michael Page, where he spent four years in technology banking and financial services.
Outside of work, Robert is involved in his local community and served as a working board member of several STEM education related nonprofits and other civic organizations. He is a longtime supporter of the NYC Bowery Mission and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Robert and family live just north of New York City. They enjoy the dichotomy of living in such close proximity to great food and cultural destinations but also enjoy all the outdoor experiences the broader Hudson Highlands and lower Berkshires have to offer.