Providing leadership for the life sciences industry

Our Global Partners

Our partnerships are close relationships between established industry specialists.

We share values of quality client and candidate support, domain knowledge and a passion for the sector.

Our partnerships add to our core skills of knowledge, networks and service.

Knowledge

Our partnerships share years of ‘real world’ and senior level search experience.

Networks

Our partnerships have real purpose and focus in the growth areas of:

  • Specialised pharma
  • Translational medicine
  • Interim management
  • Genomics and biomolecular research fields
  • Digital healthcare

Service

Our partnerships help our global clients because they increase our presence and expertise around the world.

Europe

Christine Trybus

Christine Trybus

RSA-Mosaic Resourcing

Christine Trybus

RSA-Mosaic Resourcing

I have expertise in senior HR and technology sector assignments, particularly with a services and /or International scope. I have a deep knowledge of specialist areas such as, HR Services, Transformation and Change. I work with clients across a range of sectors to provide the premier HR executive resourcing service in the UK and across Europe.

I recently started MR,(Mosaic Resourcing), after a highly successful career at Aretai as Director where I helped establish their Commercial and European offering. Previously at DigbyMorgan I led the Commercial Division for over 6 years. My early career included spells as an in-house recruiter for PWC, Accenture and MBDA. I also set up and ran, for six years my own recruitment business focusing on Technology and Strategy Consultancy.

I graduated in Economics and speak both French and Spanish.

North America

Tig Conger

Tig Conger

Heritage-RSA

Tig Conger

Heritage-RSA

Tig’s unique blend of senior level commercial experience within the pharmaceutical industry combined with his retained search industry career provide our clients with an exceptional skill set during the search process. His pharmaceutical industry experience includes developing and implementing strategies that create long term value. This enables Tig to identify the candidate who will match the immediate staffing requirement and possesses the requisite experience to enhance the Company’s vision for the future.

Tig joined the Heritage Partners in 2004 following a successful 20+ year career in commercial operations with Searle, Aventis, and Bayer where he was responsible for the successful management of major product launches in a number of therapeutic areas both in the U.S. and Europe. At HPI his work is focused on recruiting C-level executives for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, medical device and medical equipment companies. His clients have included both multi-national healthcare organizations as well as early stage venture backed companies.

Prior to joining HPI, Tig was Vice President of Marketing for Bayer's U.S. Pharmaceutical Division where he was responsible for Anti-Infective and Hospital products and previously their cardiovascular products. At Aventis, Tig was Director of Marketing for Cardiovascular and Allergy products and responsible for the development and management of several strategic alliances. Tig's consulting career began at Hayes/Hill where he was a Senior Associate in the strategy practice. Tig is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

Tig is a graduate of Tulane University where he received a B.S. in Engineering. He received an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Peter Goossens

Peter Goossens

Heritage-RSA

Peter Goossens

Heritage-RSA

His education on two continents and more than a decade of practical senior management experience on three continents around the world provide Peter with highly strategic global insight. His ability to analyze a client’s needs “beyond the candidate” add value to an organization’s vision and goals. His successful track record in management team assessment and staffing provide the client with a spectrum of services which enhance their overall business model.

Prior to co-founding Heritage Partners and a year as a solo practitioner, Peter Goossens was a Director at Spencer Stuart. He focused on the Life Sciences and Industrial sectors, where his clients included large pharmaceutical and bio-tech start-up companies as well as major European and American manufacturers.

Until 1999, he managed the Brussels office for Spencer Stuart. Clients included Janssen Pharmaceutica, Toyota Motors Europe, and Rexam PLC. Over 90% of his assignments were pan-European, sourcing candidates around the globe. His peers recognized the contributions to his clients by awarding him the Quality Award in 1997. He took a leadership role in the life sciences practice.

Peter started his search career with the Curtiss Group, a regional US search firm in Boca Raton Florida. Earlier, he spent seven years with Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) in Switzerland, Ecuador and The Dominican Republic with leadership roles in strategic planning, financial control and marketing/sales.

Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economic Sciences from St. Ignatius University in Antwerp, Belgium, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and German apart from his native Dutch.

Charlie Grebenstein

Charlie Grebenstein

Heritage-RSA

Charlie Grebenstein

Heritage-RSA

Charlie Grebenstein has been recruiting in the life sciences since the emergence of the biotechnology industry in the early 1980s. His expertise is in understanding the strategic leadership skills necessary to guide science and technology through from concept to commercial success.

Charlie has 30years of experience in the retained executive search industry focusing on high-science clients and assignments. He was instrumental in building the Biotechnology Industry and Life Sciences Practice while at biotech industry pioneer Skott/Edwards Consultants, and functioned as the Biotechnology Industry Practice Coordinator there for almost a decade.

Additionally, Charlie spent several years as a Principal in the firm of Brissenden, McFarland & Wagoner – another AESC executive search firm where his practice included a broader general management component and exposure to complementary business sectors.

His executive search experience spans the recruiting of senior executives to technology-driven business environments including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, agriculture, environmental services, process industries, electronics, communications and manufacturing. The majority of his assignments have been for Chief Executive Officers and the individuals who report to them.

Charlie began his career as a staff economist in a commercial lending group at Bankers Trust Company – now Deutsche Bank – and later became a Venture Capital Associate at Exxon Enterprises. Charlie graduated from The Pennsylvania State University where he majored in Economics. He holds an M.A., an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Economics awarded by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His prior experience also includes service as a Commissioned Officer in The United States Marine Corps.

Marco Rosa

Marco Rosa

Heritage-RSA

Marco Rosa

Heritage-RSA

Direct, focused and engaged with a keen sense of collaboration, Marco Rosa helps biotechnology, diagnostic and medical device companies achieve their business goals. And whether building life science organizations from the ground up or finding the right candidate to complement and strengthen an existing team, he evaluates the big picture and the finest details of each client’s situation and offers timely, spot-on results.

Marco’s 25+ years’ experience in human resource leadership positions prior to joining Heritage Partners in 2014 gives him deep insight into the essential elements of successful, cohesive teams. He was instrumental in shaping MAP Pharmaceuticals (now owned by Allergan) into a successful acquisition candidate.

As Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.’s Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources, Marco built the company’s management infrastructure, and played an integral role shepherding its rapid growth and several of its commercial product launches. And at COR Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Millennium Pharmaceuticals), Marco built their managerial leadership and development platform, and launched a fully integrated commercial sales organization for its antiplatelet drug Integrilin®.

Marco received his B.A. in Psychology from St. Michael's College and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from New York University. A former United States Air Force Captain, he’s currently an instructor for the Certificate Program in Human Resources Management at University of California Santa Cruz, a board member at Bay Area Adoption Services, and past president and a member of the Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council. Marco enjoys being a soccer referee, and mentoring and conducting workshops for college graduates seeking work opportunities. He’s fluent in Italian.

Matt Vossler

Matt Vossler

Heritage-RSA

Matt Vossler

Heritage-RSA

The hallmark of Matt Vossler’s retained search experience is his ability to build and sustain strong relationships. He knows his clients well, primarily because he has built their teams and has remained a strategic partner to them, continuing to understand their needs as their vision evolves. His dedication and commitment are indefatigable, whether to a corporate client or to the cancer research and fundraising organizations he works with.

Matt’s retained search work focuses on pharma and biotech companies. He has recently completed searches for CEOs and CFOs, as well as at the Executive Director and Vice President levels in a range of therapeutic areas within general management, research and development, commercial operations, regulatory affairs and technical operations. Prior to joining Heritage Partners, Matt was associated with two other retained search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. where he was a Principal in the Global Life Sciences Practice. Earlier, he was President of Home Buyers Assistance Corporation (HBAC), a relocation management company servicing Fortune 500 companies.

In 1992, Matt co-founded ‘Swim Across America’, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for cancer research and treatment programs through a series of swimming events. He serves as the organization’s Chairman of the Board. Swim Across America has raised over $15 million, primarily benefiting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Babies and Children’s Hospital of Columbia Presbyterian and the David Perini Clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.

Matt is graduate of Boston College.


James Hunt

Heritage-RSA

James Hunt

Heritage-RSA

Jim has provided executive search and consulting services to leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies over the past 30 years. At Heritage Partners (HP) he conducts senior level executive searches while providing clients insight to both commercial and technical challenges they face with particular expertise in bioprocessing and GMP production.

Prior to HP he ran JH Consulting and was a co-founder of the regulatory services group at KPMG’s Life Sciences Consulting where he provided M&A due diligence, regulatory consulting and GMP compliance consulting.

His early career was at Chemap, a leading supplier of custom bioreactors, and Life Sciences International (LSI), an engineering services provider. Jim graduated from MIT. with a BS in biology and MS in biochemistry, and conducted research in the laboratories of Nobel Laureate Gobind Khorana.

Turkey and Middle East

Esra Güney-Baris

Esra Güney-Baris

RSA FarmaCity Turkey

Esra Güney-Baris

RSA FarmaCity Turkey

I am the founder and Managing Director of RSA FarmaCity in Turkey and has 16 years’ experience of working within the Life Sciences industry. I hold a BSc from Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy. As a pharmacist, I joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1996, taking active responsibility in mainly commercial sales and marketing roles for top 10 pharma companies until 2004.

I founded FarmaCity Life Sciences Executive Search in 2005 and led the company to becoming a leading Life Sciences Executive Search consultancy in Turkey serving major industry clients.

I continue to be personally involved in delivering executive assignments. During the past seven years, I have delivered top management and ‘C’ level assignments across the industry. Passion to succeed and enthusiasm have always played an important part in my management style and FarmaCity has grown by 30% year-on-year since its establishment. My experience covers start-up companies, generics, biotech and big pharma across all functional areas.

I am fluent in Turkish, English and intermediate in Spanish.

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