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.

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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.

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News Briefings

Coulter Partners Opens New Office in Pittsburgh
Coulter Partners Pittsburgh Rachel Matos Rebecca Russell

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

Coulter Partners Lands CEO for George Health Technologies

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Phil Offer as the new CEO of George Health Technologies. Based in Sydney, Australia, his primary focus will be to develop the company’s business growth strategy and commercial opportunities. “This was a truly global search for a truly global role and we developed multiple candidate relationships, in multiple time zones,”

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Proclara Biosciences
Coulter Partners David Michelson Chief Medical Officer Proclara Biosciences

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed David Michelson as the new chief medical officer of Proclara Biosciences in Cambridge, MA. Managing director Nicholas Green led the assignment. “David is a seasoned leader, with deep research, clinical and regulatory expertise, including significant experience in neurology and I thank the Coulter Partners team for their outstanding work in

Coulter Partners Lands New CEO for Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
Coulter Partners Sally Ann Forsyth CEO Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Sally Ann Forsyth as the new CEO of Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC). She assumes her new role in March. Dr. Forsyth, who is known for her scientific and financial expertise and as an open innovation practitioner, will lead SBC through its next phase of expansion. “Everyone talks about board and sector

Press Releases

Coulter Partners Places Chief Financial Officer for Medigene AG

LONDON, U.K., December 1, 2016 — Coulter Partners was delighted to partner once again with Medigene AG to secure the appointment of Dr. Thomas Taapken as Chief Financial Officer. Medigene AG is a publicly listed (Frankfurt: MDG1, prime standard) biotechnology company headquartered in Martinsried near Munich, Germany. The Company develops highly innovative, complementary treatment platforms to target various

Coulter Partners Places Chief Scientific Officer for Erytech

LONDON, U.K., November 8, 2016 — Coulter Partners was delighted to partner once more with Erytech Pharma to secure the appointment of Dr. Alexander Scheer as Chief Scientific Officer. ERYTECH Pharma (Euronext Paris:ERYP) (Paris:ERYP) (ADR:EYRYY) is a French biopharmaceutical company developing ‘tumor starvation’ treatments for acute leukemia and other oncology indications with unmet medical needs. “Alexander brings a

Coulter Partners Expansion – Summer 2016

LONDON, U.K., September 21, 2016 — Coulter Partners consolidates global team with appointments in New Jersey, Newton and London. Global Life Sciences search specialist, Coulter Partners is pleased to announce a number of new appointments in the U.S. and in London. Jo Anne Patrick and Mat Rosso both join as Principals in Morristown New Jersey, while Jonathan Deacon

Coulter Partners Places Non-Executive Director for Erytech

LONDON, U.K., September 8, 2016 — Coulter Partners was delighted to partner with Erytech Pharma to secure the appointment of Allene M. Diaz to its Board of Directors as a nonvoting member (censeur). ERYTECH Pharma (Euronext Paris:ERYP) (Paris:ERYP) (ADR:EYRYY) is a French biopharmaceutical company developing ‘tumor starvation’ treatments for acute leukemia and other oncology indications with unmet

Apollo Therapeutics Appoints CEO

LONDON, U.K., May 23, 2016 — Coulter Partners has placed Dr Richard Butt as Chief Executive Officer for Apollo Therapeutics, the investment fund focused on driving therapeutic innovation through university collaboration. Apollo Therapeutics is a unique alliance between three global pharmaceutical companies (AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson) and the technology transfer offices (TTOs) responsible for commercialising the