Peter Schineller

Peter Schineller

Managing Director
Southern California

“My goal is to combine my 25 years of leadership experience in Pharma, Diagnostics and Biotech with BioQuest’s deep executive search expertise to bring impactful leadership to Life Science Organizations.”

A seasoned senior commercial executive in healthcare and life sciences, Peter joined BioQuest in 2019. His deep experience spans the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device sectors. 

Before entering the executive search field, he most recently served in the role of Senior Vice President, Sales, Managed Care/Trade, Corporate Development & Training for Assertio Therapeutics, a Lake Forest, IL based pharmaceutical company. Reporting directly to the President and CEO, he was part of a team charged with reinventing the company, and in this role executed a complete restructuring of the field sales organization, revamped the selling methodology, and reprioritized the product portfolio focus. Prior to joining Assertio, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Sommetrics, a company that develops and markets device technology for better sleep. 

Peter’s career in healthcare technology and bioscience began at Abbott Laboratories, where he began as a sales representative and rose through the ranks to become the Director of Western U.S., Managed Health Care. After spending four years as a Vice President at Dura/Elan Biopharmaceuticals (Elan acquired Dura), he then co-founded Verus Pharmaceuticals, where he served as the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, eventually overseeing a team of 70. After a successful exit driven by the sale of Verus’s asthma clinical development program and its Twinject commercial business, he spent the next eight years in various senior leadership and consultant roles at several companies in the burgeoning pharmaceutical and diagnostic sectors. 

Peter received a BA in History and Political Science from State University, NY, Stony Brook and spent the following four years of active duty as an officer in the US Marine Corps, followed by another five years in in the Reserves/IRR, attaining the rank of Captain. He resides in Orange County, CA.