Who we are

We believe anything is possible with the right approach and people. We offer more than just talent: our approach is consultative, with a focus on fostering commercial yet personal partnerships, and impacting positive workplace change through inclusion. 

Our dedicated client teams' account relationships, delivery capability and processes ensure an end-to-end flow from project acquisition to successful conclusion and beyond. We boast a strong track record of over 5,000 assignments across multiple functions, life sciences industry segments and geographies. Our team of international consultants are experienced search professionals, many with a background in science. 

We don't believe that one size fits all. We are rigorous in our search for the best people and tailor strategic solutions to assist in building long-term talent pipelines. 

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Relationship with Walter James & Recruitment Entrepreneur

Euromedica's heritage is driven by a modern vision. By becoming part of Walter James in 2017, Euromedica embarked on a new evolution, enabling an end-to-end specialist service offering across the entire life sciences value chain. 

Euromedica and Walter James operate successfully within the wider Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio. Recruitment Entrepreneur; founded by serial entrepreneur, investor, and former Dragon's Den panellist, James Caan CBE, is a global investor in recruitment businesses. They focus on starting up and scaling organisations and teams; and have built a rapidly expanding portfolio of businesses operating across numerous industry sectors and global locations.

Our core values

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Agility

As a private equity backed boutique firm, we have the flexibility to adapt to our clients' changing requirements. We build our team with agility in mind; our consultants are quick to understand our clients' culture.

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Tenacity

We make it our business to solve problems for clients and deliver on our promises. Our integrated in-house research delivery capability enables us to take full process ownership.

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Loyalty

We are always open and transparent with our clients, sharing our process, progress and findings from start to finish. Loyalty breeds loyalty - 92% of our clients say they would work with us again.

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Humility

We find the balance between sharing our expertise and point of view whilst also listening to our clients. We believe that taking a step back and listening is key to finding the perfect fit long-term.

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Creativity

We employ our "inch wide, mile deep" expertise, insight and network to compile thoughtful and diverse shortlists and talent pools. It's why our candidates have an 88% two year retention rate.

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Innovation

We're not afraid to challenge the status quo. We pride ourselves on our multicultural team and our reputation for finding and attracting diverse talent for niche and hard to fill roles.

James Absalom

Chief Executive Officer

James is a commercial executive search leader with a focus on global strategic growth, and the value and performance of the Group. He personally manages mandates from VP level through to board across US, EMEA & APAC.

James has spent his entire career within global executive search and has developed an extensive network of talent within the life sciences, retail & consumer sectors worldwide. His network has specific experience of working within highly complex global organisations in senior leadership positions where change and transformation are required.

His functional areas of expertise include general management, commercial, finance, and supply chain.

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jabsalom@walter-james.com

Fiona Motley

Chief Operating Officer

Fiona has over 20 years’s experience within executive search and has worked on a broad range of board (executive and non-executive) and senior level appointments across multiple sectors globally. At Euromedica, Fiona’s focus is on people, processes and operations with her role being centred upon driving operational performance with the team and the growth of the business. This includes embedding and promoting best practice to ensure that we are providing consistency and quality with every client and candidate we engage and partner with as well as playing a key role in hiring and all strategic initiatives for the Group. Her career within executive search includes time as a Partner with The Miles Partnership, Client Partner at Whitehead Mann / Korn Ferry, Principal with Inzito and Consultant with Odgers. She began her executive search career with Russell Reynolds. Her early career was spent with Strategy Consultants Bain & Co before moving to Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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fmotley@walter-james.com

Chiara Brega

Head of Delivery

Chiara has a track record of recruiting individuals within the C-suite, senior and mid-level management in large pharmaceutical organizations, as well as small and innovative biotechnology and med-tech companies.

She has worked cross-functionally on pre-clinical R&D, clinical research, medical, manufacturing, regulatory, quality, general management, market access, and commercial (sales, marketing & business development) roles.

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Dan Nathan

Managing Partner

Dan is an accomplished executive search professional with over 18 years extensive life science experience in EMEA, APAC and North America, advising on executive/senior hiring, transition management, strategy, management & board appraisal, and executive skills assessment.

Over the course of his career, Dan has held senior positions at several international executive search companies, ranging from Head of Practice to Partner. He has completed over 360 mandates across a variety of functional leadership areas including commercial, R&D and finance at ED, VP and SVP levels with large corporate clients and at C-level with SMEs. Prior to joining Euromedica, he was a senior member of the international life sciences practice for a global executive search firm.

Dan is a British national and holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Westminster in London.

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dan.nathan@euromedica.com

Daniel Bull

Head of Research

Daniel has worked with Euromedica for over four years within the commercial supply chain and procurement functions, placing professionals globally from New York, USA to Tokyo, Japan.

His approach and network are focused on executive talent across the FMCG, food & beverages and B2B industries, completing mandates ranging from Director to C-Suite level.

As Head of Research, Daniel partners with consultants internally by identifying high calibre candidates and building Euromedica’s global talent network.

BSc Chemical Engineering - University of Birmingham

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Sarah de Corday-Long

Head of Leadership & Psychometric Assessments

Sarah de Corday-Long is a leadership consultant with over fifteen years’ experience working with senior level talent. Sarah’s experience includes: leadership assessment, succession planning, competency model design and implementation, performance management design, board effectiveness, team facilitation and leadership development.

She specialises in the assessment and development of executives and has been responsible for the design and delivery of large scale assessment projects. Sarah has also contributed to a piece of thought leadership on talent management within the FTSE 100.

Sarah has delivered work in several industry sectors, including: consumer, life sciences, telecoms, engineering, manufacturing, finance, professional services, retail and education. She also has experience of working in a number of countries across Europe, Africa and The Middle East.

Sarah received a BA (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Brighton, is BPS Level A & B trained and Lominger Certified. Instruments trained in: MBTI, OPQ, MQ, HDS, WAVE, Firo-B, Bioss LPA, CPP, Decisions Dynamics, Learning Agility, 360’s feedback tools and ability tests.

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Sam Proctor

Group Marketing & Communications Director

With over 20 years of delivering marketing, communications, digital, PR and events programmes for global events across multiple industry sectors, Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Euromedica.

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Angus McDowell

Chief Financial Officer

Angus is the Chief Financial Officer for Recruitment Entrepreneur, Euromedica's partner company. His involvement in the strategy and planning for Euromedica serves to drive value creation. Angus has a wealth of managerial and board level experience and has recently completed an MBA at Cass Business School.

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am@recruitmentvc.com

Daisy Betteridge

Head of Operations

Daisy is Head of Operations at Recruitment Entrepreneur, Euromedica's partner. She implements best practice business guidelines and strategies, working closely with Euromedica to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

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db@recruitmentvc.com

George Maropoulos

Senior Consutant

George is a Senior Consultant and heading up our Interim Transformation capability across our large accounts and new business development. George is a specialist in partnering with companies through every step of the transformation journey - from Strategy & Design through to Business as usual we help identify talent that will give organisations the best chance of successful delivery. Our candidate network ranges from industry and functional experts to all the way through to senior Partners within consulting across IT, Technology, Process and Change management skill sets.

BA Business Management – Birmingham

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Phil Squires

Senior Consultant

Phil has worked with Euromedica for over 6 years and leads the Global Technical Operations function, with a team focused on Quality, EHS, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Procurement placements.

His approach and network are focused on executive talent across the Life Science industry, completing mandates ranging from Director to C-Suite level.

BSc Sports Science – Winchester University

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Hervé De Klerck

Consultant

Hervé’s expertise is in leading international mandates and strategic talent sourcing from Senior Manager to Executive Vice President level within supply chain; particularly focusing on manufacturing and technical operations across consumer, life sciences and chemicals.

Hervé has developed a strong network across this space, partnering with Heads and HRBP’s to ensure successful delivery of projects and specific mandates.

MSc Intercultural Communication with International Business - University of Surrey

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Matthew Cadwallen

Delivery Consultant

Educated to degree level in Biomedical Sciences, Matt has a passion for assisting growing biotechs and pharma companies with niche technical R&D and medical mandates up to Global Director level.

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Jess Carling

Consultant

Jess specialises in the appointment of CFOs and CHROs. She has a strong Executive Search background and has worked with clients across a wide range of sectors, most recently specialising on senior functional hires across the travel, leisure and hospitality industry at The MBS Group. Jess’ track record encompasses CFO and finance leadership, CHRO, Operations, Risk & Regulation, Sales, Strategy, Transformation appointments on behalf of FTSE listed, family-owned and private equity backed clients.

BA (Hons) from the University of Nottingham.

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Dominic Neal

Consultant - Euromedica

Dominic's expertise lies in conducting global mandates from (Senior) Director through to C-Suite, specifically focused on forging strong partnerships with Venture Capital and Private Equity backed SME organisations within the life science industry.

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Nadia Tipa

Delivery Consultant

Nadia is a well-rounded Delivery Consultant with a track record of more than 9 years of experience in conducting and completing senior and C-level mandates across the Consumer & Life Sciences sectors across EMEA, Americas and Asia. She mainly focuses on Finance, Commercial and General Management roles.

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Heidi Kristiansen

Consultant

Primarily focusing on technical operations and quality, Heidi has cultivated her expertise in recruiting interim management and change and transformation professionals within biotech and pharmaceutical organisations. Mandates range from specialist contractors to senior and C-Suite interim management consultants primarily in the life sciences sector.

With a strong network of interim professionals, Heidi is adept to successfully delivering urgent key projects accompanied with her expert knowledge.

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James Caan CBE

Chairman

Former Dragons’ Den star, serial entrepreneur James Caan CBE plays a pivotal role in shaping Euromedica, as Chairman of their partner, Recruitment Entrepreneur.

James has been in recruitment for over 30 years and invests in recruitment companies of all sizes across various geographies and sectors. Alexander Mann, his first recruitment business, sold in 2013 for £260 million. His second recruitment venture, Humana International, grew to 140 offices across 30 countries. His third sale was a collection of six recruitment companies to Graphite Capital in 2014 for £100m.

As Chairman of the Recruitment Entrepreneur group, James works closely with Euromedica to support their growth. His hands-on approach and mentoring provides each member of the team scope to learn from his considerable experience in founding and scaling recruitment businesses.

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James Absalom

Chief Executive Officer

James is a commercial executive search leader with a focus on global strategic growth, and the value and performance of the Group. He personally manages mandates from VP level through to board across US, EMEA & APAC.

James has spent his entire career within global executive search and has developed an extensive network of talent within the life sciences, retail & consumer sectors worldwide. His network has specific experience of working within highly complex global organisations in senior leadership positions where change and transformation are required.

His functional areas of expertise include general management, commercial, finance, and supply chain.

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jabsalom@walter-james.com

Abid Hamid

Director

Abid studied law and worked in corporate finance before entering the recruitment world 25 years ago. He’s worked in over 35 countries in various CEO roles, as the director of a UK FTSE 250 company, and as a non-executive director of multiple recruitment companies.

AS CEO of Recruitment Entrepreneur, Euromedica’s partner, Abid supports James and the senior partners to drive Euromedica’s continued success, supporting the strategy and delivery of their vision.

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Angus McDowell

Chief Financial Officer

Angus is the Chief Financial Officer for Recruitment Entrepreneur, Euromedica's partner company. His involvement in the strategy and planning for Euromedica serves to drive value creation. Angus has a wealth of managerial and board level experience and has recently completed an MBA at Cass Business School.

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am@recruitmentvc.com

Careers with us

At every level, our team is built to reflect our core values. We're a close knit team of accomplished professionals who push each other to succeed. 

If you're passionate about shaping and evolving the leadership of some of the world's most influential life sciences companies, a career with Euromedica may be for you.

Corporate social responsibility

As a company, we strive to give back to the environment and community that we're a part of. Our attitude toward CSR is integral to how we do business and how we treat the people who work for us, our clients and our candidates. 

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