We’ll provide you with an exceptional quality of service, without any of the frustrations and limitations often associated with the recruitment industry. Our clients often comment on our refreshingly flexible, “can do” approach as a key reason they choose to partner with us.
Investor in new technology
We continually evaluate, invest in and implement all suitable new technology (including AI) to ensure you always receive the most cost-effective and efficient fulfilment of your brief. Cutting-edge businesses require a recruitment capability that leads the field.
We believe in creating long-term partnerships with our clients as it enables us to provide tailored offerings to match your time and budget requirements.
Global reach, local expertise
With our network of offices in London, Zurich, New York, Seattle and Newport Beach and our partnership with Unique Group to cover Latin and South America, we’re able to provide a dynamic combination of local expertise and a global search capability.
BSc (Hons) Physiology & Neuroscience
Chief Executive Officer
Carl is a seasoned International Executive Search professional with over fifteen years’ experience working within the Life Sciences industry. He began his career in industry, focused on drug safety and medical affairs before moving into recruitment in 2004. Having grown one pan-European and a second North American recruitment consultancy, Carl has since utilised his vision and network to take Skills Alliance from 7 employees to a leading, global recruitment partner.
Global Compliance & Human Resources
Tanesha has over 6 years of Legal Compliance experience in the recruitment industry, she leads our global Compliance team who are responsible for ensuring we comply with all our Legal and contractual obligations regarding our clients' pre-employment screening requirements. Tanesha joined Skills Alliance in 2018 and most recently has taken on the responsibility of our global HR function.
Hakim has over 6 years of relevant experience in Marketing, Business Development and IT in the UK, France and the US. He has focused on recruitment marketing since 2016 with a proven track record of performance improvement and branding development. Hakim joined Skills Alliance in 2018 and is responsible for our global marketing strategy.
Global Talent Acquisition
Bec has more than 9 years recruitment experience across a range of specialist markets and has worked in multiple countries including Australia, the UK & the USA. Bec joined Skills Alliance in 2017 and is responsible for our Internal Talent Acquisition function in the UK, Europe and USA.
Executive Search Delivery
Oliver has over 7 years’ executive search experience in Europe, North America, APAC and LATAM. After joining Skills Alliance in 2016, he led our Market Access & HEOR division before progressing to build and manage our global Executive Search delivery team, leading senior appointments and project work across all functions and geographies.Executive services
After moving to London from Canada, Karina joined the Executive Search division over 2 years ago. Since joining as a researcher, she progressed to leading the executive research function and is now our lead Senior Associate on the Executive Delivery team. She has successfully completed searches for preclinical, clinical and commercial-stage clients across all functions and geographies.Executive services
Senior Client Partner
Joe is a seasoned executive search leader with over 12 years experience, executing on complex searches across a range of functions globally, from director level to c-suite. Joe now leads our client function globally for executive search. He is responsible for setting and executing our strategy, building relationships and ensuring client satisfaction.Executive services
Client Partner EMEA
Possessing over 10 years of successful international recruitment specifically within the biotechnology, pharma and medical technology sector. Mike has nurtured relationships with industry clients across the globe placing many key roles within clinical development, medical affairs, regulatory and commercial. Mike’s focus is to extend the Executive Search proposition at Skills Alliance focusing on start-up organisations through to SME and large biotech / pharma companies globally.Executive services
Global Head of Women’s Health
Catherine is a seasoned recruitment professional with over 20 year’s experience in-house, RPO, agency and Executive Search. For the last 10 years she has specialised in industry across Biotech, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences building high performing teams and partnering with executive leadership to secure talent globally. Seeing an opportunity to position our organisation as the first Consultancy to specialise in the Women’s Health & Femtech space she will head up this offering whilst supporting the growth of our executive search team.Executive services
Rachael joined Skills Alliance in 2016 and possesses over 8 years’ of contract and permanent recruitment experience. Having successfully setup our Healthcare Communications offering, she now leads the UK Contract Team with a specific focus on senior Commercial, Communications and Market Access appointments.Staffing services
Mark has worked at Skills Alliance since 2010. He oversees the UK Permanent Division, having previously managed the UK & European Clinical Operations Team for 5 years. Mark also recruits for senior clinical positions in the UK. The team places people from CTA to VP level in the UK and across the whole of Europe. He has over 10 years’ experience recruiting clinical professionals in the UK, Europe and the US.Staffing services
Harpreet joined Skills Alliance in 2018 having spent the previous four years focusing his work purely within the Medical Affairs and Clinical Development space. He has not only worked with the majority of the largest 40 Pharmaceutical organisations but has specialised in building out smaller growing Biotech companies. He is now focused on leading our expansion across Europe.Staffing services
Contract & Interim
Chris joined Skills Alliance in 2010 and has covered several areas in his time with us (Clinical, Biometrics, QA and Regulatory) giving him the background and exposure to lead all our functions contract and interim delivery.Staffing services
Irina joined Skills Alliance in 2015 as an original member of our launch team in Zurich. She provides invaluable knowledge on the medical technology market having over 7 years’ experience delivering into executive projects. Being personable, innovative, and a true leader she provides our clients with insights and advice across Europe.Staffing services
Thomas joined Skills Alliance to lead our European expansion in 2014, bringing 13 years of recruitment know how with him. Working from our Zurich office, he offers you a background in Search & Selection, Market Mapping and Project Delivery.Staffing services
Caroline April Sargeant
Senior Vice President
Caroline has recruited across Europe and North America for 10 years, now leading our Seattle business. Caroline is an expert in temporary staffing along with supporting clients business transformation needs with outsourced project work.Staffing services
Matt has over 18 years’ recruitment and talent acquisition experience specializing in Contract, Interim and Permanent staffing solutions. His background is in the IT and Digital Transformation sectors focused on innovative and niche technology markets. He has led high performing recruitment teams in both the UK and North America. The team in New York focus on high growth, niche markets in Life Sciences, Medical Technology, Regulatory and Quality Validation markets.Staffing services
Chanel joined Skills Alliance in 2018 and brings over 7 years’ experience in recruiting medical affairs professionals across the UK and EU. Based out of our London office, Chanel is responsible for building a team of consultants that focus on recruitment across Medical, Clinical and Commercial.Staffing services
Medical Affairs & Clinical Development
Matthew joined Skills Alliance in 2018 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. He helped build out the European Permanent desk and has focused his efforts in working across Medical Affairs & Clinical Development. His focus has narrowed to support start-up & SME Biotech organisations by bringing on the best talent in the market. His network encompasses senior management up to C-suite in the global Biotech market.Staffing services
Clinical Development & Medical Affairs
Since joining in 2017 Annelie’s focus has been in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs across Europe, primarily in Start-up and Biotech. Having graduated with a BSc in Human Biology she has passion and interest in the drug development cycle. She identifies innovative and budding companies and works closely with them to source the right skill set and cultural expertise from management to C-suite level.Staffing services
Procurement & Supply Chain
Jim brings 9 years of recruitment experience in procurement and supply chain, with a track record delivering at all levels from senior buyer through to VP Supply Chain / Chief Procurement Officer. Supporting SME and global blue-chip life science organisations for these needs on either a permanent or contract basis. Global network that comprehensively covers the European and US markets.Staffing services
Ciaran joined Skills in order to help build out and grow the Digital arm of our business. Ciaran bring with him 5 years of Digital Recruitment Experience across some of the best and most well-known brands in the Europe. His particular focus is on helping Pharma and BioTech’s access the best Data Science and Artificial intelligence talent in Europe – The future of Life Sciences is Digital and Skill Alliance are here to help consult and assist with this growth.Staffing services
European Medical Devices
Akbar joined Skills Alliance in 2019 with 7 years proven Medical Device recruitment experience and has taken on a Team Lead role, focusing on the Medical Device Market and delivering searches across EMEA.Staffing services
Consulting & President, North America
Dan leads our global Consulting practice, which provides tailored enterprise solutions that enable our customers to engage with talent more effectively. He also serves as the President of our US parent company. Dan has been a leader in the talent industry for over a decade, with 11 years of experience bringing workforce solutions to the life sciences sector. His academic background includes a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina and research in orthopedic biomechanics.Consulting services
Global Learning & Development
An experienced Learning and Development professional of 20 years, Jason has specialised in the recruitment arena for the last 8 and joined Skills Alliance at the start of 2018 as their Global Learning and Development Manager.Consulting services
Global Compliance & Human Resources
Tanesha has over 6 years of Legal Compliance experience in the recruitment industry, she leads our global Compliance team who are responsible for ensuring we comply with all our Legal and contractual obligations regarding our clients' pre-employment screening requirements. Tanesha joined Skills Alliance in 2018 and most recently has taken on the responsibility of our global HR function.Consulting services
Hakim has over 6 years of relevant experience in Marketing, Business Development and IT in the UK, France and the US. He has focused on recruitment marketing since 2016 with a proven track record of performance improvement and branding development. Hakim joined Skills Alliance in 2018 and is responsible for our global marketing strategy.Consulting services
Global Talent Acquisition
Bec has more than 9 years recruitment experience across a range of specialist markets and has worked in multiple countries including Australia, the UK & the USA. Bec joined Skills Alliance in 2017 and is responsible for our Internal Talent Acquisition function in the UK, Europe and USA.Consulting services