Ryan Sheppard
Ryan Sheppard

Ryan Sheppard

Associate Director
Life Sciences & Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical Commercial

Ryan covers senior management to executive assignments in the Pharmaceutical Commercial Leadership, Life Sciences and Diagnostics sectors. 

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Ryan has been based in Japan since 1997, and grew accustomed to Japanese language and culture at a young age. After attending the University of British Columbia to study Commerce, Ryan joined a major Japanese recruiting company in 2008 and quickly excelled to become an award-winning headhunter in the company.

In 2016 Ryan joined a market leading US recruiting company to build a presence in Japan for innovative medical device and pharmaceutical companies looking for senior commercial and scientific talent to capture business opportunities in Japan, a must-win market for global companies.

With a passion for helping people unleash their potential, and a talent for building trusted relationship with industry leaders, Ryan has cemented a strong reputation in the market as a go-to-headhunter for the best talent and opportunities in the healthcare industry by showcasing your Employee Value Proposition to only the industry’s best.

In his free, time Ryan is an avid snowboarder and enjoys traveling through Asia on adventures with his wife and son.