Coulter Partners Announces New Senior Management Team

June 17, 2024 – Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners has announced a strategic leadership transition and the reorganization of its senior leadership team. Effective immediately, Bianca Coulter, co-founder and current CEO, will assume the full-time role of executive chair; Nicholas Green will take up the reins as CEO; Joe Coulter, co-founder, will take a broadened chief operating officer role; Charlotte James becoming chief of staff and operations; and James Bichener will serve as chief financial officer.

“I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together at Coulter Partners over the last 20 years,” said Ms. Coulter. “With extraordinary growth opportunities ahead for the next decade, and as we continue our drive into new markets and innovation sectors, it’s an opportune time to enhance our SLT, to help us achieve our ambitious goals.”

“Nicholas Green is a talented and passionate leader, and I am excited that he will guide the company through the coming years,” Ms. Coulter said. “Nicholas has worked with us for 20 years and played a huge role in shaping our company. He has successfully built and led our U.S. business and been a core contributor to our growth, vision and values. As I concentrate on growth strategy and my advisory relationships with clients, combining this with coaching our team, the timing is right for Nicholas to step into the CEO shoes.”

“Our enhanced senior leadership team will work closely together to ensure we provide current and future clients with leadership consulting and search services of differentiated quality, and our team with superb career opportunities,” Ms. Coulter continued. “Joe, Charlotte and James have made such amazing contributions to our growth and will help us drive the next phase. Nick, Joe, Charlotte, James and I are excited about our next decade together, continuing to build teams that change the world for the better.”

Ms. Coulter founded Coulter Partners in 2003 and has 25 years’ experience of board and C-level global search, building the leadership teams of early stage, mid-cap, and global multinationals in over 20 countries. Through appointing leadership, Ms. Coulter channels her judgment and expertise to impact patient benefit and assist those at the cutting edge of life science to achieve their goals.

Mr. Green began his career in executive search in 2000, joining Coulter during its start-up phase in London. In 2013, he relocated to the U.S. to lead the expansion of the North American business. Specializing in the life sciences and health-tech sectors, Mr. Green leverages his extensive networks across North America and Europe to collaborate with industry leaders, private equity and venture investors. He focuses on candidate assessment, attracting top-tier talent and helping to curate world-class leadership teams. Mr. Green is based in New York.

“It is a privilege to step into the role of CEO at Coulter Partners,” said Mr. Green. “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Bianca, our co-founder and CEO for over 20 years. Her visionary leadership and unwavering dedication have been instrumental in shaping Coulter Partners into the industry leader it is today, as well as in my own career. I look forward to working with her in my new role and know her continued support will be invaluable as we move forward.”

A Community of Talented and Passionate Individuals

“Coulter Partners is more than just a company, it is a community of talented and passionate individuals committed to making a meaningful impact,” Mr. Green said. “Together, we have established a reputation for unparalleled expertise and outstanding service to the science and technology innovation sectors. As we embark on this new chapter with our incredibly capable and dedicated team, we are guided by the same principles and values that have driven our success so far. Our vision for Coulter Partners is one of growth, innovation, and continued excellence. We will continue to build on our strong foundations, embracing new opportunities and challenges with the same dedication and professionalism that makes us what we are.”

“Furthermore, we will continue to uphold and expand our culture of career development and growth opportunities, ensuring that everyone at Coulter Partners can achieve their full potential while contributing to our collective success,” said Mr. Green.

Since co-founding Coulter Partners in 2003, Mr. Coulter has steered operations and finance, with a special focus on quality client service and operational delivery. Responsible for the creation of the company’s bespoke knowledge management system, IT platform and data analytics, he also oversees knowledge management and marketing. With primary responsibility for growth and strategic development of the company, Mr. Coulter draws on previous extensive SME experience, gained largely in the interior design sector.

Related: Coulter Partners Opens Office in Milan

Ms. James has over 15 years of experience as a dedicated business operations leader, driving efficiency and effectiveness in day-to-day operations across start-up and corporate environments. She has a track record of success in developing and implementing business strategy, leading functional departments with diverse teams across multiple international markets. Ms. James excels at executing company-wide projects and business transformation programs with significant budget management accountability. She is a specialist in developing, implementing and optimizing business strategies and operational processes that empower the company to achieve its commercial objectives. Ms. James also has extensive large-scale and technical project management expertise, including establishing a U.K. start-up and implementing company-wide procedures and practices.

Coulter Partners Forms Alliance with the Institute of Neurodiversity

Coulter Partners has formed a partnership with the Institute of Neurodiversity (ION). As a global neurodiversity changemaking organization and community, ION looks to foster awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of neurodiversity. They work with organizations, governments, the third sector, educators, and policymakers to raise awareness and advocate for policies that support neurominority inclusion. “We believe that our partnership with ION will enhance our understanding and deepen our knowledge,” said Bianca Coulter, CEO of Coulter Partners. “This will enable us to better support neurominorities and advocate change, as well as have measurable impact on good governance and transparency.”

Mr. Bichener is a strategic finance and business lead that supports senior management. He has experience in global financial planning, analysis and reporting to drive growth and steer operational strategy. He joined Coulter Partners in 2016, based in London, drawing on over 18 years of extensive financial expertise in executive search gained with Russell Reynolds Associates, first as U.K. financial controller and subsequently European finance director. Mr. Bichener has broad and diverse experience of growing regional revenues, establishing new international offices, and implementing new systems and procedures. Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, he spent four years with the BBC as finance manager.

In addition, Coulter Partners has announced 16 promotions, further bolstering the firm’s research, analytics and leadership development capabilities and expertise:

Ana Delgado-Hall, director; Anne-Charlotte Boudet-Morel, director; Bernadette Gillen, director; Charles Adenot, research associate; Gabrielle Banzon, research associate; Gemma Nash, consultant; Giuliana Milioto, associate; Jelena Grubovic, senior associate; Katie Fowler, consultant; Natalie Tupait, associate director; Rachel Matos, director; Randi Bryant, senior project coordinator / executive assistant; Sabrina Gonzalez, consultant; Sam Kirby, director; Tony Everett, associate and Victoria Claro, director.

Coulter Partners is a board- and senior-level global executive search specialist focused exclusively on life sciences. The firm works closely with those at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry to understand their challenges. With an extensive global network and expertise gained over 25 years in the sector, Coulter Partners is a trusted leadership adviser in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostics, health-tech, CRO, and services sectors. The firm also works closely with the global investor community, hiring for their own teams as well as building the boards and executive leadership teams of their portfolio companies. Coulter Partners’ team of 95 completes over 260 assignments a year working from 14 offices across the U.K., EMEA, the U.S., and APAC.

Related: As Investors Retreat, Healthcare/Life Sciences Sector Stays Resilient

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief and Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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