Our Story

Success built on life science partnerships.

From A Unique Concept To National Reach

Lean on Compass when you need life science experts.

Compass was founded in 2008 by Brett Forrest after noticing that it was challenging to access consultants and professionals with the precise skills and experience that his biotech team required. Despite the promises of many companies, he knew there had to be a better way to match life science companies with skilled professionals – and that’s when Compass was born.

Using the logo of a compass – a device that provides direction – Brett formed a company with a mission to provide excellent service, superior talent, and lasting partnerships. Compass’s purpose is to provide guidance and direction for life science companies and professionals across the U.S.

Since 2008, Compass has grown to serve life science, biopharma, and medical device companies of all sizes and in all stages of growth. We attribute our growth to our commitment of excellent service and true partnerships. By understanding the immediate and long-term strategic goals of our clients, we can respond quickly and accurately to needs, even as they change and evolve over time.

Our national network of life science experts is second-to-none and with every engagement, we focus on total alignment between the person and the client. 

If you are looking for a partner to help you fill capacity gaps and connect you with life science experts, partner with Compass.

Our Values


Compass provides custom solutions based on what works best for you.


We make it easy for people to find the right consultants, and we help the right consultants find the right people to work for.


We are genuinely passionate about helping people.


Work hard to find the most qualified consultants for open jobs.


Work in unity with our clients to accomplish their goals, while cultivating transparent partnerships.


We are quick to understand and meet the needs of our clients.


Adjust function to enhance project outcome – whether these needs rely on time, budget, or scope.

Compass Consulting’s experience in the biotech sector has proven invaluable to our organization.