About Us

We are executive search and leadership development specialists working to build a better future.  As advisors and consultants to companies at the cutting edge of Life Sciences, Health and Technology, we are united by our mission to build teams that change the world. Operating uniquely as one global team, we have honed our expertise, platform and data for over two decades, working across three continents, and in 40 countries. Applying what we learn through our work with boards, leadership teams and investors in the world’s most innovative companies, we bring together and develop the right people at the right time to propel them to achieve their worthwhile goals.


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The Coulter Partners team is made up of 120 experts, working in 40 countries, holding 250,000 conversations with industry leaders each year. Together we channel data and learning to the benefit of our clients. We are a diverse group of experts with backgrounds ranging from science and technology, to the arts, finance, and more. Our reward system is designed to drive one-team behaviors and we work together seamlessly to combine industry experience and global insight with our passion for progress. Our team understands and is up to date with the challenges you face and the opportunities your business can maximize. This means we can find and develop exceptional individuals to drive you forward.

Our Team

Solutions And Expertise

Our network is carefully curated and gives us access to leaders who can guide science, technology and innovation-driven companies through all stages of growth and evolution. Our executive search is an end-to-end process, underpinned by rigorous data and analytics from our dedicated Business Intelligence function and CP:Net™, our proprietary AI-driven candidate and company database.  Our Board Advisory brings over two decades’ experience in building, advising and evolving boards for private and public companies. We understand what value a board can bring and how to evaluate its suitability for the stage of the business and the 3–5-year plan. We also provide leadership advisory at every step of the way. We have a network of mentors and advisors that bring the next level of insight to your organization, to build teams that change the world.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Internet
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
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  • Manufacturing
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  • Research & Develop.
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News Briefings

Coulter Partners Expands In U.S.

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has named Elizabeth McCabe as executive vice president in Morristown, New Jersey. She joins the firm’s U.S. team, while further enhancing Coulter Partners’ international networks. Ms. McCabe joins the firm with a focus on C-level and VP-level assignments across a broad spectrum of functions, for early stage to well-established

Coulter Partners Expands Nordics Team

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has added Nicolaj Moerk Thomsen as senior consultant and Lisbeth Holm as research associate in the firm’s new Copenhagen offices. Mr. Thomsen has 14 years’ experience in global executive search within life sciences. From highly scientific to strictly commercial roles, he has developed a broad expertise across a range of early start-up

Coulter Partners Adds Global Life Sciences Search Specialists

Global Life Sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has added Emma Hiom as principal and Zubair Yusuf as senior associate in the U.K. “We are delighted to attract such versatile talent to consolidate the research team in this strong growth phase at Coulter Partners,” said Sharon Shields, managing director. Ms. Hiom joins the firm after having been director of her

Coulter Partners Names Managing Director for Morristown Office

Search firm Coulter Partners has named Shawn O’Connor as managing director of its U.S. business and head of the firm’s newly opened office in Morristown, NJ. With 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, he brings a unique perspective, focusing on senior executive and direct report-level assignments within the life sciences sector. With extensive experience in leading and driving business