Coulter Partners announces the opening of its new office in Milan and two additional key appointments. Francesca Lazzarin joins as Executive Director and Giuliana Milioto as Research Associate. We will be announcing two further appointments next week. They will all work across Europe with a particular focus on the Italian market, alongside recently appointed Yasemin Holland, Senior Research Associate. These new colleagues will particularly enrich the firm’s offering to companies growing from Italian headquarters and those expanding into Italy.
Italy is seeing major growth in businesses underpinned by cutting edge science and technology, thanks to a history of world-class research and innovation, academic centres and hospitals of international renown, and a growing financing and leadership ecosystem. Examples of recent successes include significant breakthrough progress in cell and gene therapies, rare and genetic diseases.
Commenting on the appointments, CEO, Bianca Coulter said: “Italy has generated some of the most successful and prominent leaders of the sectors we serve. It is also attracting significant investment and generating stellar global businesses. For two decades we have enjoyed building teams in Italy and partnering with Italian executives all over the world. We have helped large-, mid- and small-cap companies, and a wide range of investors who are fuelling success. We look forward to continuing to serve our clients with a strengthened local team supported by our existing global engine room and deep expertise”.
Francesca Lazzarin, Executive Director, added: “Over the past 18 years it has been a privilege to contribute to the success of the fastest growing Life Science sector in Europe. I have supported this innovation by appointing some of the best leaders in this field, leaders who continue to drive innovation across pharma, biotech, and medtech. With the CP global team, I look forward to creating and developing partnerships across Italy, Europe and the world. This is an exciting opportunity to broaden the scope of both Italian clients and the reach of CP”.
Francesca has a track record in supporting clients with a wide range of functions from commercial operations to R&D, spanning multiple therapeutic areas. She joins from nearly nine years at Korn Ferry, most recently as Client Partner and Sector Leader R&D, Pharma & Biotech EMEA. Prior to this, she worked at Ken Clark International and Euromedica. Before moving into Executive Search, she started her career in the pharmaceutical industry in GSK’s HR department. Francesca holds a Degree in Science of Formative Processes & Psychology from the University of Verona and is fluent in both Italian and English.
Yasemin brings a wealth of experience gained working on senior level international assignments within Life Sciences across Europe, US and Africa. She previously worked as a freelance Executive Search Consultant on a global basis covering a range of functional areas including operations, R&D and clinical research. Yasemin gained earlier experience as a Researcher at Boyden Executive Search and RSA Executive Search. With native Turkish, fluent English and advanced Italian, she holds a First-Class Honours degree in Statistics coupled with further studies towards an MBA from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul.
Giuliana joins from Korn Ferry where she was most recently Associate Life Sciences EMEA, Professional Search. She has a master’s degree in International HR Management and a BA in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation. She is a native Italian speaker, with fluency in French and English.
Coulter Partners has been working in the region since 2006 and has a strong track record placing senior executives in Italy, as well as global hiring for Italian headquartered organisations, from early stage privately owned biotech businesses to large-cap public and family owned. Past assignments in the territory include senior key decision-makers across a variety of functions, from Board and C-suite to SVP/VP and Senior Director level, across multiple disease and technology areas. Coulter Partners is headquartered in London and operates from 14 offices across the USA, UK, Europe and APAC.
We look forward to seeing you at Bio€quity Europe in Milan next week. We are sponsoring the event and have a number of colleagues attending, including Francesca Lazzarin.