About Dennis Keathley

Dennis Keathley is a Recruiter on the Pharmaceutical team of ThinkingAhead and is based in the Nashville, Tennessee office.

Prior to joining ThinkingAhead, Dennis worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a specialty representative (and at various times has called on every specialty including primary care). He became interested in Pharmaceutical Industry while on his last tour in the U.S. Navy.  During this time, he recruited medical professionals and led the Office Recruiting department in St. Louis, Missouri.

His educational background is a B.A. in English and Russian from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and a M.A. in Education from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Dennis lives in Lebanon, on a peninsula, where his family enjoys living next to a wildlife preserve by the scenic Cumberland River. His great passions are raising snow dogs (of any variety — though a little out of place in Tennessee) and studying the Russian language. One of his biggest hobbies is helping friends in Ukraine and Russia learn and improve their English-speaking skills.

Dennis’ honors include a Navy Achievement Medal for Recruiting, Admiral’s Flag Mess (also a recruiting award), and numerous sales awards including five Vice-President’s sales awards with past employers.

  • Expertise
  • Medical Science Liason
  • Medical Affairs
  • Practice Area
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

Let Us Help You Find a Position

The ThinkingAhead Pharmaceutical and Medical Device practice has been specializing in the placement of high caliber professionals into niche roles within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Since 1997, we have worked with an extensive client list which consists of leading public and privately‐held companies who have varying levels of domestic and global reach. Our team of highly‐experienced professionals has the knowledge and resources to identify, attract, and place qualified talent with the right skills and experience to align with our clients’ needs. We recruit on a retained, engaged, and contingency basis nationwide.

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  • I worked with ThinkingAhead while making a job change and they also assisted in bringing new, high quality colleagues to my new company. The ThinkingAhead recruiters have boundless energy and always interact with the highest integrity. They are unique in that they follow up and follow through well past the point where other recruiters generally stop to ensure a good match has been made. I recommend ThinkingAhead with no reservations and hope to work with them again.

    - Senior VP of Human Resources
  • I have had the honor of working with ThinkingAhead at a mid-size pharmaceutical company. Together we have worked on several challenging positions, and I have found them to be very responsive, thorough, and insightful. ThinkingAhead has top notch consultants who always manage to get the perfect fit. Their years of knowledge and experience give them a competitive edge over other Consultants making them a valuable asset to any company.

    - Senior Corporate Recruiter