James Grey International is a second-generation search firm; the offspring of successful headhunting and entrepreneurial DNA.
As an executive search firm with decades of expertise, we are committed to discovering, engaging and delivering the Life Science Industry's premier talent.
We take pride in careful, yet efficient delivery, affording our clients customized search efforts on-time and on the mark. Individualized personal service is at the forefront of every engagement to ensure a tailored fit for clients and candidates alike.
With unsurpassed research capabilities leveraging premium access to online resources, a proprietary database and industry specific memberships, we have ensured successful delivery time and again.
Founder and President
In 2007, Ryan graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's degree in Business and a desire to follow in his father's footsteps. Upon graduation, Ryan joined his father, James Young, in the family business learning how to be a successful headhunter for executive-level retained search in the Life Sciences.
Ryan joined Apex Systems in 2010 to further develop his recruiting prowess and gain valuable sales experience in the fast-paced, high-volume IT staffing industry. Following his time at Apex, Ryan joined his high school friend, Bill Corbett, at Corbett Search running a full desk, engaging early-stage companies in need of top-notch revenue generating talent.
In 2014, Ryan built upon his IT experience with firstPRO proving himself as a successful recruiter and producer to gain an opportunity with Theoris (2017) as Sales Leader and Branch Manager of their Philadelphia office.
Ryan and his father had intentions to work together again, so he could carry on the family business, but due to James' passing after a short battle with brain cancer, that dream took a different path.
In 2019, Ryan created James Grey International leveraging 12 years of experience in executive level retained search, fast-paced, high-volume staffing and technical solutions, while honoring his father and carrying on his legacy.
After being discharged from the Navy, Jim enrolled in the University of Maryland and graduated in 1974 with a B.S. in Business Management. He accepted a position with Basic4 and moved to Berwyn, PA where he started a family, raising four children: Lauren Benner, Ryan Young, Melissa Radomicki and Kylie Kusturiss.
Jim started his own company in 1991, eventually owning and operating Young International Group (Executive Search in the Life Sciences) with offices in Philadelphia, PA and London, England. In 2007, he founded Life Science Resource Partners, which he passionately operated until his final days.
Jim had unwavering confidence in everything he pursued and experienced enviable success in all aspects of life, from business to family and friends.
His passion and determination carry on in James Grey International. He is the ever-present partner from above.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." Calvin Coolidge