April 25, 2012 – Mediatum, a European-based executive search firm specializing in life sciences, has opened its first U.S. branch office in Boston. Mike Steyer will serve as managing director and is joined by Elnaz Camuffo-Mashhadi. Mr. Steyer brings vast experience in the life sciences industry, having served 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry and life sciences consulting. “With Boston serving as the U.S. biotech hub and offering a thriving professional community, it makes strategic sense for us to establish a presence here as we pursue expansion into global markets,” said Dirk Wilken, co-founder of Mediatum. “We staff our offices with teams of life sciences business managers and executive search professionals who possess large global networks and a wealth of industry knowledge, which positions us perfectly for recruiting the most skilled management teams for our clients.” Since its 2001 launch in Heidelberg, Germany by Christoph Boehringer and Dirk Wilken, Mediatum has experienced consistent growth, opening offices in Vienna, Austria; Basel, Switzerland; and London.