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05 November 2020

Coulter Partners announces new appointments in the US, London and Denmark

The intensity of talent demand in the Life Sciences sector has fuelled continued growth at global executive search specialist, Coulter Partners and the company is delighted to announce a number of key hires in 2020. Marianne McNamara, SHRM-SCP has joined as Operations Director for the US, while Evan Fishel is appointed Director on the West Coast and Mike Miano, Senior Associate in New Jersey. In London the team is strengthened with Ben Hobbins as Senior Consultant and Hafsah Bhatti as Associate, while research capacity is also expanded across the team.

“It is my great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to our exceptional new colleagues, as we continue to expand our capabilities in Life Sciences and adjacent markets worldwide,” comments Joe Coulter, Chief Operating Officer.

Marianne McNamara, SHRM-SCP, Operations Director

Marianne is the operational and HR lead in the US, responsible for the development, motivation and management of a geographically dispersed high performing search team. Implementing strategic initiatives and best practices in alignment with operations colleagues worldwide, Marianne draws on an extensive 20-year track record in global search operations, executive search, talent acquisition, leadership, relationship building, training and operational management. She brings executive search consulting expertise across Life Sciences, Financial Services, Industrial, and Chemical, was most recently Director of Talent Acquisition for an international energy provider and was previously Head of Global Search Operations for ZRG Partners. Marianne holds a B.A. in English Writing and Literature, Magna Cum Laude from Wheaton College, Massachusetts.

Evan Fishel, Director

Evan will be responsible for board, C-suite and senior global executive search across biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology, with an emphasis on therapeutics, diagnostics/personalized medicine and devices. He draws on 20+ years’ executive search experience in Life Sciences with prominent international search firms, managing clients from virtual, venture capital backed companies to multinational, publicly traded, commercial stage organizations. Evan brings extensive expertise across scientific, technical and commercial disciplines – from discovery and preclinical to translational medicine, clinical development, regulatory and medical affairs, as well as business development, finance, legal and operational functions. Evan holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan.

Ben Hobbins, Senior Consultant

Ben will conduct C-suite, board and senior global executive search across a broad range of scientific and commercial roles for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies. He brings substantial expertise in Senior Global Regulatory Affairs leadership and draws on 15 years’ executive search experience gained with leading international search consultants, most recently, Korn Ferry. Ben brings an extensive track record in executive search across Japan, EMEA and the US, predominantly in Life Sciences. With fluent Japanese, Ben holds a National Diploma in Graphic Design & Advertising from Hastings College of Arts & Technology and is a published author via TOPRA’s peer-reviewed journal, the Regulatory Rapporteur magazine.

Mike Miano, Senior Associate

Mike will be responsible for board, C-suite and senior level executive search execution with a broad Life Science focus, covering commercial, technical and scientific disciplines. Mike brings substantial executive search expertise gained in the Life Sciences practice of a leading international executive recruiter. This followed 9 years as field project director for Médecins Sans Frontières that took him all around the world. He holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware, a Master’s in Public Health, Health Policy and Management from UCLA and speaks fluent French.

Hafsah Bhatti, Associate

Hafsah conducts senior level global executive search and research across the breadth of Life Sciences. She draws on 5 years of Private Equity executive search experience gained with a London specialist boutique for investment specialists in private markets globally, before joining Coulter Partners in 2020. Most recently a Recruitment Consultant for private markets, Hafsah brings substantial research experience in banking, asset management and alternatives. She holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Reading.

In other news…

Dr Nanna Soni (PhD DIC), Director has now relocated to Coulter Partners’ Danish office, bringing her specialist knowledge in scientific and R&D executive search to the Nordics team, while continuing to collaborate within the wider global group.

Coulter Partners is also very pleased to announce that new Research Analysts have been recently appointed to the team – in the US, Kelly Luisi, and in London, Oliver Coulter and Xavier Tobin. Research Associates, Jelena Dukic Grubovic and Katie Fowler join in Denmark and London, respectively.


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