Coulter Partners


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

We have a combined expertise gained over 25 years in the industry, concentrated in the largest dedicated Life Science team in North America and Europe with 60 consultants working together from 11 offices as a single global P&L.

Our 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. Our team culture and personal reward system are founded on commitment to the highest standards of client and candidate service.

Our mission is to impact the industry’s ability to deliver advances in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease. We 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.

Recently Completed Searches


Coulter Partners Expands As Life Sciences Sector Booms

Global life sciences recruiter Coulter Partners has made seven new appointments in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany and at its London headquarters. Joining the firm are 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

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Kymab

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Sonia Quaratino as chief medical officer of Kymab Group, a human monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company. She will manage the clinical development of the organization’s expanding therapeutic antibody portfolio. Dr. Quaratino is an immunologist and joins Kymab from Novartis, where she served as global clinical program leader – transitional clinical oncology, responsible for

Coulter Partners Opens Office In Zurich

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has opened a new office in Zurich and tapped Phillipp Buis to serve as executive director. This strategic expansion at the firm enhances Coulter Partners’ presence in this key Swiss life sciences market, while also strengthening its German, Austrian, and international networks further. Mr. Buis joins the Swiss based team at Coulter Partners to

Coulter Partners Taps Chief Medical Officer for Albumedix

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Giles Campion as chief medical officer (CMO) of Albumedix. Dr. Campion brings with him more than 25 years of experience in drug development from both large pharma and biotech companies having worked in senior development positions in the U.S. as well as Europe. Previously, he was senior vice president of research and development

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for ERYTECH Pharma

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has recruited Dr. Alexander Scheer, Ph.D. as chief scientific officer of ERYTECH Pharma. The search was led by director Dr. Kay Wardle, working with managing partner Arnaldo De Lisio. “Coulter Partners was asked to recruit a successor to the founding CSO,” said Dr. Wardle. “This is a critical hire for the organization, requiring someone to


Coulter Partners Consolidates Global Team

LONDON, U.K., June 22, 2017 — Coulter Partners consolidates global team with appointments in Los Angeles, Orange County, New York, Boston, Zurich, Frankfurt and London. Global Life Sciences search specialist, Coulter Partners is pleased to announce seven new appointments in the US, Switzerland, Germany and at their London headquarters, following an extremely successful year which has seen

Coulter Partners Places Executive Vice President Research and Development for Kymab

LONDON, U.K., January 26, 2017 — Coulter Partners was delighted to partner with Kymab to secure the appointment of Dr Arndt Schottelius as its first Executive Vice President Research & Development. Kymab Group Limited is a leading biopharmaceutical group focused on the discovery and development of fully human monoclonal antibody drugs using its proprietary Kymouse™ antibody platform. Dr

leon-nanodrugs Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

LONDON, U.K., January 25, 2017 — Coulter Partners was delighted to partner withleon-nanodrugs GmbH to secure the appointment of pharma expert Michael Mehler, Sc.D. as new CEO of the Munich based company and its U.S. subsidiary leon-nanodrugs Inc. He succeeds Dr. Theron Odlaug who will continue to serve the company on the Supervisory Board. leon-nanodrugs GmbH, headquartered in Munich,

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Financial Officer for BONESUPPORT

LONDON, U.K., January 23, 2017 — Coulter Partners was delighted to partner with BONESUPPORT AB to secure the appointment of Björn Westberg as Chief Financial Officer and Director. A Scandinavian medical technology company, BONESUPPORT AB is an emerging leader in innovative injectable bioceramic bone scaffolds to treat bone voids caused by trauma, infection, disease or related surgery. Mr

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Albumedix

LONDON, U.K., January 4, 2017 — Coulter Partners was delighted to partner with Albumedix to secure the appointment of Dr. Giles Campion as Chief Medical Officer. Albumedix develops albumin-enabled therapeutics using its albumin-based products and technologies for advanced drug and vaccine formulation, extended drug half-life and improved drug delivery. Using its products and technologies, Albumedix is advancing