Coulter Partners Opens New Office in Pittsburgh

Coulter Partners Pittsburgh Rachel Matos Rebecca Russell

April 26, 2018 – Global executive search firm Coulter Partners recently opened a new office in Pittsburgh and brought in research analysts Rachel Matos and Rebecca Russell to work at that location. Coulter Partners’ London headquarters, meanwhile, consolidated its research analyst capability with the appointment of Matthew Dennehy.

“We are delighted to be investing in new technologies and skills both in Pittsburgh and London,” said Bianca Coulter, CEO. “Bringing in a new generation of research analysts, who can apply the very latest advanced analytics to build an insight driven business model will both refine our service to clients and enhance our business intelligence capabilities.”

Pittsburgh is fast becoming the tech center of the Millennial world, said Joe Coulter, COO. “At the forefront of driverless car technology, this former industrial powerhouse and urban hotspot is attracting an international and highly skilled workforce,” he said. “Carnegie Mellon University helped create the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and was the first university in the world to establish a machine-learning department.”

Ms. Matos is responsible for data quality, data management and research assignments for global senior executive search across the spectrum of life sciences. Her previous experience includes primary and secondary research, data analytics and project administration for public, private and academic institutions.

Ms. Russell’s focus will also be on data analytics, database management and research assignments for international senior executive search across all areas of life sciences. She draws on three years’ experience gained as a quality control chemist with a global pharmaceuticals company and previous experience at the Uber Advanced Technology Center


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Mr. Dennehy will be involved in the ongoing development of Coulter Partners’ bespoke knowledge management system and processes, as well as business intelligence reporting. With experience in IT consulting and trends forecasting, he also brings to the table advanced statistical analysis skills.

Coulter Partners’ growing team of research analysts in the U.S. and U.K. is focused on harnessing the power of big data analytics and data visualization business intelligence tools to advance the research processes across the global business. “The integrity of quantitative and qualitative evidence based data they can now access will enhance service to clients and candidates alike, while optimizing efficiency in all search processes,” said the search firm.

Life Sciences Specialists

Coulter Partners is a senior-level executive search boutique focused exclusively on identifying global life sciences leaders and board directors. The firm serves clients in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, CRO and services sectors.


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Coulter currently operates overseas offices in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland and Denmark. In the U.S., the firm has offices in Cambridge, MA; Princeton, NJ; Pittsburgh; Los Angeles; and Short Hills, NJ.

Transforming Sector

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences.  Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human resources. What’s more, the global life sciences sector in the midst of a turbulent transformation, making the need for innovative leaders more important than ever.

It’s no wonder why Coulter Partners continues its aggressive expansion. This past year the firm made seven new appointments in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany and at its London headquarters. Joining the firm were Nona Footz, client partner; Samantha Simonnet, director on the U.S. West Coast; Jean Kim, associate director in New York; and Marie-Garance Leroy, senior consultant in Zurich. Also, Samantha Ng was appointed senior production associate in London; Patrick Williams was named production associate in Boston; and Jodie Gadd joined the Frankfurt team as research associate.

In addition, Coulter Partners opened an office in Zurich and tapped Phillipp Buis to serve as executive director. Mr. Buis focuses on senior level international search work across a broad spectrum of scientific and commercial functions in the pharmaceuticals, med tech and biotech sectors, with an emphasis on discovery, global clinical development and medical affairs. He heads the Zurich office and draws on an extensive track record gained over 18 years in executive search, partnering with leading niche players as well as large cap corporations within life sciences.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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