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Management Team

Experience matters. 10,000 hours (~5 years in recruitment) defines an Expert, combined with unparalleled Passion you will see how Skills Alliance Leadership will redefine your expectations and results when recruiting through our 100+ years of management expertise.

Carl Marotta, BSc (Hons) Physiology & Neuroscience - CEO
Carl began his career working in drug safety and medical affairs before launching his career into Life Science Executive Search in 2004. Having grown one pan-European and a second North American recruitment consultancy, Carl utilised his vision and network to take Skills Alliance from 7 employees to a leading, global recruitment partner.


United Kingdom

Malcolm Silander, MA Sociology & Politics - Managing Director
Malcolm has led Life Science divisions for the last 9 years across the UK, Europe and North America for both contract and permanent recruitment. His expertise is within the Quality Assurance/ Compliance/ Regulatory market and Recruitment Process Improvement.

Jemma Challinor, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science - Director, Executive Search
Jemma is Skills Alliance through and through, having grown through the business over 9 years from Trainee Consultant to lead the UK Permanent business and European Search divisions. Her knowledge and network within Clinical Operations, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs is unique.

Anna Henry - Business Leader, Medical
Anna has 6 years recruiting experience across Europe and Asia-Pacific. She leads the Medical, PV & Healthcare Communication divisions.

Mark Anderson, BA (Hons) Business Management - Team Leader Clinical
Mark is the second longest serving member at Skills Alliance having been with the company since 2010.  Mark has specialised in Clinical Operations and Clinical Development, he now leads the permanent clinical division.

Chris Cook, BA (Hons) Environmental & Business Management - Contract Manager
Chris also joined Skills Alliance in 2010 and has covered several areas in his 6 years (Clinical, Biometrics, QA and Regulatory) giving him the background and exposure to lead all our functions contract and interim delivery.

Dan Veigas, BSc (Hons) Biology - Team Leader Regulatory & Pharmacovigilance
Dan has 5 years of Regulatory search experience, he joined Skills Alliance in 2015 to lead our senior level Regulatory & PV app
ointments and team across the UK & EU.



North America

Dan Shillingburg, BS Biology - Managing Director, North America
Dan leads our North American operations across the New York & Seattle offices. With 8 years of experience leading pharmaceutical recruitment teams in the US, Dan consults with emerging and mid-cap biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies as they undergo new product, region or facility launches.

Caroline April Sargeant, BSc (Hons) Psychology - Contract Manager, North America
Caroline has recruited across Europe and North America for 8 years and offers expert insight into the Clinical and Biometrics fields as well as consulting on Recruitment Strategy and Transformation Projects.

Alex Williamson – Team Leader, Permanent
Alex leads our Permanent North American team encompassing Regulatory, QA, Medical, Scientific and Commercial. He offers 5 years of Regulatory and Clinical talent sourcing experience across Europe and North America.

Zach Shepherd, BPharm – Talent Acquisition Manager, North America
Zach has been with Skills Alliance since 2012 and played a key role in transforming Skills Alliance from 7 people in London to the multinational business we are today. After being the first International transfer in the company he now leads the Internal Talent function for the US offices. 



Continental Europe

Thomas Tsangaras - Director, Continental Europe
Thomas joined Skills Alliance to lead our European expansion in 2014, bringing 13 years of recruitment know how with him. Multi-lingual, based from our Zurich office Thomas offers you a background in Search & Selection, Market Mapping and Project Delivery.

Asif Malik - Business Leader, UK & Europe
Asif Malik is responsible for our strategic expansion across the UK and Europe, building on his 5 years of Biometrics and Clinical recruitment to partner Skills Alliance with SME CROs and Emerging Biotechnology companies.

Asad Balal- Business Leader, US, UK & Europe
Asad Balal is responsible for our business expansion across US, UK & Europe, building on his 4 years’ experience of placing contract/ interim professionals globally within clinical stage dev
elopment.