About Us

Coulter Partners is a global search specialist focused exclusively on life sciences. The firm is held in the highest regard as trusted adviser to the sector on senior leadership roles in the American, U.K. and European Markets.

They have a combined expertise gained over 25 years in the industry, concentrated in the largest dedicated Life Sciences team in North America and Europe. 75 consultants work together as a single global P&L from 10 offices; 5 of these are in the US and 5 in Europe.

The firm’s approach is to hire and develop exceptional multi-skilled sector analysts with PhDs, MBAs, deep industry knowledge and an outstanding track record of search at Executive and Board level. Its team culture and personal reward system are founded on commitment to the highest standards of client and candidate service.

Their mission is to impact the industry’s ability to deliver advances in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease. They do this by bringing the world’s best talent to a broad spectrum of global clients; from multinationals, to small and midcap businesses, as well as to the global investor community, building their own teams and the boards and executive leadership of their portfolio investments.


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At the heart of everything they do Coulter Partners is an exceptional team of talented individuals. Multi-disciplined, passionate and committed to being the best, they have PhDs, MBAs and speak many languages. Every challenge is approached with a blend of innovative thinking and best-in-class search methodology. There are no barriers to sharing information and everyone is rewarded for quality delivery. Exchanging knowledge, experience and data brings mutual support. Success follows naturally.

Solutions And Expertise

Coulter Partners is a global search specialist focused exclusively on life sciences. The firm is held in the highest regard as trusted adviser to the sector on senior leadership roles in the American, U.K. and European Markets.

  • Executive Search
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Coulter Partners Opens New Office in Brussels, Expands Search Staff

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has expanded with the opening of a new office in Brussels and six recent appointments. Penny Sadler joins the firm’s medtech expertise as client partner in Brussels, while Nanna Soni is appointed director in London to the R&D center of expertise. The Paris office expands with the additions of Nicolas

Coulter Partners Secures Chief Scientific Officer for Azitra

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has recruited Mark Sampson as chief scientific officer of Azitra, a clinical-stage medical dermatology company that combines the power of the microbiome with cutting-edge genetic engineering to treat skin disease. Recruiters Chris Palatucci, Nicholas Green and Natasha Bull led the assignment. “Mark brings insight, experience and focused leadership to our programs

Coulter Partners Fills Board Position for Nanotechnology Company Nanoform

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners placed Mads Laustsen as a non-executive board member for Helsinki-based

Coulter Partners Opens in Sydney and Singapore, Makes Three Key Appointments

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has opened new offices in Sydney and Singapore in addition to making three key appointments. Steven Johnson joins the firm as executive director in Sydney, while Martin Grindrod takes over as director in Singapore. In London, Rob Sansom joins as director to consolidate the international commercial pharmaceutical team.

Press Releases

Coulter Partners Secures Vice President of Finance for Pivot Bio

LONDON, U.K., April 2019 – Coulter Partners has partnered again with Pivot Bio, an agriculture technology company based in Silicon Valley, to secure the appointment of Christa Peren as Vice President of Finance. Christa Peren joined Pivot Bio as VP-Finance in February 2019, bringing more than 25 years of business finance experience to the role.

Coulter Partners Secures new Country Manager for AniCura in DACH

LONDON, U.K., February 2019 – Coulter Partners was delighted to partner with international veterinary care provider, AniCura, to secure the appointment of Carla Naumann as the new Country Manager in Germany, Austria & Switzerland (DACH). Carla has some 20 years’ experience of various managerial roles within the healthcare sector in Germany and abroad. The recruitment

Coulter Partners Secures Chief of Business Operations for Nanoform

LONDON, U.K., January 2019 – Coulter Partners was very pleased to partner once again with innovative drug enabling nanotechnology company, Nanoform to secure the appointment of Dr. Gonçalo Rebelo de Andrade as Chief of Business Operations. The newly created role will significantly strengthen Nanoform’s commercial organization and continue its rapid growth through international sales. The

Coulter Partners secures Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy for Zumutor Biologics

LONDON, U.K., – Coulter Partners was delighted to partner with Zumutor Biologics, a leading Immuno-Oncology Company in the targeted NK cell therapeutics space, to secure the appointment of Ramon Valencia as Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy. Ramon will help build on Zumutor’s key successes that include proprietary antibody discovery platforms and a compelling pipeline of

Coulter Partners secures Chief Executive Officer for Biogazelle

LONDON, U.K., – Coulter Partners was very pleased to partner with Biogazelle, specialists in liquid biopsies and non-coding RNA, to secure the appointment of Armin Winands as its new Chief Executive Officer. He follows co-founder Jan Hellemans, who will take on the role of CTO after 10 years as CEO. The appointment of Armin Winands is