Life Science Talent

BioPharmaceutical Discoveries and Innovations Inspire Us

Who Are We?

We help some of the greatest companies in the world hire the best and brightest scientific professionals. We have been recognized as one of the premier small firms in Boston and have been featured in:

  • Nature.com
  • Mass Biotechnology Council
  • Mass Staffing Association
  • BioSpace
  • GenNews
  • RecruiterEco

Who Are We?

We help some of the greatest companies in the world hire the best and brightest scientific professionals. We have been recognized as one of the premier small firms in Boston and have been featured in:

  • Nature.com
  • Mass Biotechnology Council
  • Mass Staffing Association
  • BioSpace
  • GenNews
  • RecruiterEco

"Adante"...What Does It Mean?

Adante comes from blending the two owners last names: Adams and Mericantante. We started our recruiting careers together almost 20 years ago. When we began Adante in 2008, it was critical that we maintain a superior level of service and commitment, so having our last names on the firm was important to us. It acts as a daily reminder to provide our candidates and clients the best service possible.

“Working with Adante, I felt very much like I was in the driver seat beside a skilled navigator. I always had control, but their experience helped me get just where I wanted to be.”

Management Team

Most recruiters just “fall into” this profession. They enjoy working with people and helping people find new careers. For us it was a little different.  Jenn has a history of Paralysis in her family and Phil’s dad died of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer when he was 9.  Working in the BioPharma world is personal to us. We want to see these companies succeed. We want to build a network of the best Scientists in the world to find cures and beat these diseases.
Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

Co-Founder

I  graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s in Biology and Biochemistry minor.

I live on the Northshore of Boston with my husband, daughter, and three dogs. I enjoy traveling, running, reading and cooking. I have run two Boston Marathons to raise money for Above Paralysis (NSCIA), Spinal Cord awareness and have raised over $10,000 for the Susan B. Komen Foundation.

Phil Mericantante

Phil Mericantante

Co-Founder

I graduated from Stonehill College with a BS in Psychology and Northeastern University with an MS in Counseling Psychology. I live North of Boston with my wife, two kids, and dog. I love staying active and being involved in sports. I’ve run a few triathlons and Spartan races and enjoy coaching my kid’s sports teams. I regularly support the Lymphoma and Leukemia Cancer Society and have participated in multiple events for Team in Training.

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.


by Malala Yousafzai