BioTalent team at social event

Meet our Team

Ben	Adams

Ben Adams

Co-Founder and Managing Director of USA

Ben is our Co-Founder and Group Managing Director for Trinnovo Group US. Ben co-founded our sister-brand, Broadgate in January 2015 with a commitment to create a recruitment agency built around people, culture, and excellence. Ben grew Broadgate quickly, attracting talented recruiters an...

Nicholas Boyle

Nicholas Boyle

Managing Director UK and DACH

​​Nick is an LLB graduate from the University of Glasgow who has been recruiting within life sciences since 2013, while still remaining as passionate about the market as day 1. Nick is Managing Director for BioTalent in the UK and DACH markets having led successful teams of recruiters on both ...

James Cox

James Cox

CEO & Co-Founder

​​James is the Group CEO and a Co-founder at Trinnovo Group. Prior to this, he had a successful career at Hobson Prior part of Acacium Group, a leading pharmaceutical staffing business, setting the record for highest yearly perm billings in Independent Clinical Services history, launching a new office, and scaling out a global recruitment tea...

Michael 	Kakoullis

Michael Kakoullis

Group Associate Director - US

​​Michael has been in recruitment within Life Sciences since 2016 helping to scale multiple teams across the UK, EU, and now the US. Michael is currently the Head of the US division for BioTalent helping to grow, develop and expand our offices in both Boston and L.A

Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Business Manager - BioTalent East Coast, USA

​With a background in agency, executive and in-house search, Christina joined BioTalent London as one of the founding members of our US team, to build out our Data Science market within the East Coast biotech and pharma space. As a native New Englander, she now leads BioTalent's Boston-based E...

Steven Fuller

Steven Fuller

Senior Principal Consultant / Head of Social

​Steve started his recruitment career in 2016 within the Life Sciences industry. He is passionate about all GxP QA and commits to customer satisfaction and establishing strong relationships which have been the core of his success and everything he does. Steve currently works as a Senior Princi...

Jess Jarrold

Jess Jarrold

Brand Engagement Associate in Compliance

Jess is a Brand Engagement Associate here at BioTalent and works with all of the internal teams to bridge the gap between sales and business support to ensure that we work as a cohesive unit. Her background is in both recruitment and operations, so she helps to nail down processes and be the go-to for all of the various teams at Trinnovo.

Ella Jobson

Ella Jobson

Senior Client Engagement Manager

​Your market focus and locations:Ella is responsible for managing partnerships with new and existing clients across Europe and the US, implementing and executing tailored solutions across our specialist brand...

Pavlina Bullaj

Pavlina Bullaj

Business Manager - Head of West Coast

​Pavlina started her career in the staffing industry in 2014, after graduating with a BSc in Biological Sciences & Molecular Biology at the University of Hertfordshire. Specialising in Clinical & Regulatory hires, Pavlina quickly worked her way up to Executive Search working on C-Suite...

Valerie Kalna

Valerie Kalna

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Medical & Drug Safety

​Valerie began her career in Life Sciences Recruitment in 2021 during pandemic. What attracted her to recruitment was the fact she could build relationships with professionals to help accelerate their careers and help businesses to find the right people to complete their Pharmacovigilance depa...

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Recruitment Consultant - Engineering & CQV

​Chris specilizes in placeing CQV and Validation professionals across the DACH region.

James Mark Cox

James Mark Cox

Senior Consultant in Perm

​James is our Senior Consultant. He started his recruitment career in 2019 and has spent the last 2 years working in the Life Science Industry. James currently focuses on permanent

Arlana Graham

Arlana Graham

Recruitment Consultant | bioinformatics

​​Arlana focuses on placing Bioinformaticians, Biostatisticians, and Data Scientists within Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical companies in the UK and EU.

James Bayliss

James Bayliss

Recruitment Consultant | Technical Operations

​James joined BioTalent in 2021 and is now a 360 Recruitment Consultant based out of our London HQ. He specialises in placing Technical Operations professionals in the DACH region, with a focus on Technology Transfer/Scale-up, Manufacturing, and Operational Excellence. James supports a variety of ...

Jochen Surrey

Jochen Surrey

Client Engagement Manager

Jochen is focussed on building partnerships with existing and new clients across the US and Europe. With a focus on creating bespoke solutions to support high growth organisations, including Seed, Series A and B companies, with all their talent acquisition requirements. Jochen is ade...

Leah James

Leah James

Senior Recruitment Consultant- Medical Device and Biotechnology

​Leah is part of the Client Engagement team at Biotalent Specifically for the DACH region. Leah partners with Medical Device, Software as a Medical Device, and Biotechnology companies In a phase of growth. Prior to this role, Leah specialized within the QARA market.

Dixie Rowley

Dixie Rowley

Recruitment Consultant | Quality Assurance

​Dixie is part of the Quality Assurance division within BioTalent and primarily focuses on senior appointments across the UK and Ireland. She is passionate about working within the Life Sciences industry, alongside continuing to develop strong relationships with both candidates and cli

Adelisa Skoko

Adelisa Skoko

Associate Recruiting Consultant

​Adelisa specializes in building R&D teams within high growth biotechs along the East Coast.

Romy Rowland

Romy Rowland

Recruitment Consultant |

​Romy is a Recruitment Consultant for Quality Assurance at BioTalent, specifically focusing on Candidate Engagement. Prior to this, she had a career working as a shared Services Administrator as well as a Healthcare Recruiter for Bank Partners, Part of Acacium Group. She endeavours on delivering the finest candidates to her focused mar...

 Sarah Pawar

Sarah Pawar

Business Manager

​Sarah recruits specifically within the UK and Ireland for professionals within Quality Assurance - in particular, Qualified Persons. She supports a wide range of clients from large scale manufacturers to small scale start-ups.

 Jogesh Bowry

Jogesh Bowry

Recruitment Consultant - EU

​Jogesh specialises in advanced therapetics and bioprocessing recruitment across the DACH region, utilising his scientific academic background in his role.

Eliz	Huseyin

Eliz Huseyin

Recruitment Consultant | Data Science & AI

Eliz graduated from Loughborough University in 2019 with a degree in Social Psychology and a Masters in Organisational Psychology. She specialises in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence recruitment in BioTech and Pharmaceutical companies across the UK and EU. Eliz uses h...

Jack Watterson Burnel

Jack Watterson Burnel

Recruitment Consultant | Research & Development

​I am a Recruitment Consultant and have been working at BioTalent for almost a year. Previously I graduated with a 2:1 degree in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool.

Brian Magna

Brian Magna

Associate Recruiting Consultant

​Brian specializes in building out process development teams teams within the Biotech, Biologics, and Pharma space in the US.

Sam Heron

Sam Heron

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Head of Technical Operations Staffing - East Coast, USA

​Sam joined BioTalent in 2019 when there were still less than 10 in the team. He has covered the Technical Operations space, with a deep expertise in GMP Process Development & Manufacturing. Based in Boston, MA, he covers the East Coast and some wider US geographies, partnering with compan...

Isaac Murray

Isaac Murray

Recruitment consultant

​Your market focus and locations:Isaac is a member of the medical devices team focusing on the In vitro diagnostic market in Berlin. A brief quote about why you want to work for SODA/BioTalent:"Despite not having worked at Biotalent for very long it has ...

Caleb 	Clarkson

Caleb Clarkson

Associate Recruiting Consultant

​Caleb specialises in building Computational Biology and Bioinformatic teams within the Biotech, Biologics and Pharma space in the US.

Chaz Don

Chaz Don

Senior Consultant - Project Controls, Engineering & Construction

​​Chaz is a specialist in placing Freelance/Contract Project Controls Professionals, specifically into the Life Sciences sector across the UK, Ireland & Europe. With a focal point on CapEx projects within the Pharma & Biotech sector – The sole aim is to provide businesses with high-per...

Ariana Lopez Cuevas

Ariana Lopez Cuevas

Recruitment Consultant

​​Ariana focuses on placing Manufacturing, Science, and Technology professionals in Biotech companies across the westcoast.

Duncan Johnston

Duncan Johnston

Recruitment Consultant - Quality

​Duncan specializes in building Quality Assurance teams within the Biotech, Biologics, and Pharma space throughout Germany. He supports organizations ranging from small-scale start-ups to large manufacturing sites.

Dominic	Pritchard

Dominic Pritchard

Principal Consultant | Pharmacovigilance / Drug Safety - UK & Switzerland

​Dom has a medical background having trained and worked as a Physician Associate in Breast Cancer Surgery. Through his interests he has recruited within Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and now PV/Drug safety focusing on freelance/contract/consultant workforce. He is incredibly well netw...

Ellis	Lentell

Ellis Lentell

Team Leader - Engineering UK, Ireland & DACH

​Ellis started his recruitment career in 2017, before moving across to BioTalent in March 2021 as a Senior Consultant. He has progressed within the company and currently leads our Engineering Team across the UK, Ireland and DACH region, supporting global Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical wi...

Georgette Shiels

Georgette Shiels

Recruitment Consultant

​Georgette specialises in filling hard-to-fill roles across R&D discovery up to early clinical drug development within biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Greg Hammond

Greg Hammond

Associate Director | R&D, Data Science and Tech Ops 

​Greg has a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Managing the Environment with Bioenergy, he started in recruitment in 2015 and has always been dedicated to supporting the Biopharmaceutical industry. Greg is passionate about Advanced Therapeutics and has attended conferences on the advancement of technology and innovation in this space. Greg le...

Hannah Flagg

Hannah Flagg

Recruitment Consultant - Research and Development

​Hannah specialises in building Translational Science teams within the Biotech, Biologics and Pharma space in the US.

Hannah Hollamby

Hannah Hollamby

Business Manager

​Hannah leads our Regulatory Sciences team here at BioTalent (Clinical/RA/PV/Medical Affairs/Med Info) and personally specialises within the Clinical space; predominantly placing Medics with expertise in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs into Pharma/Biotech.​​

James Hume

James Hume

Team Leader - Cell & Gene Therapy

​James’ expertise is in recruiting within the Discovery and Translational sciences for the Cell & Gene Therapy sector for nearly a decade now. Partnering with innovative companies based in the UK, Germany and Switzerland. Who are developing cutting edge therapies that have the potential ...

David Skinner

David Skinner

Senior Principal Consultant - Regulatory Affairs

​David holds a BA in Business Administration and has been recruiting in Life Sciences since 2008. He has built up a reputation for being knowledgeable, approachable, honest, and reliable while delivering a first-class service to his established network and new relationships alike.

Waqar Majeed

Waqar Majeed

Principal Recruitment Consultant - Quality

​Waqar focuses on contract appointments within the Quality Assurance market for the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology sector across the UK & EU. Waqar has a passion for the pharmaceutical industry and really values the work that his customers do on a day-to-day basis.

Josh Greaves

Josh Greaves

Business Manager - Medtech

​Josh specialises in sourcing senior talent in the Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs space in the Medical Device sector across Europe.

Kayleigh	Best

Kayleigh Best

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Head of Research & Analytical Development Search

Kayleigh specialises in building Research and Analytical Development teams in scaling biotech companies across the East Coast, with a focus on high-growth, seed-through-Series B funded cell and gene therapy and oncology companies.

 Luisa Namadila

Luisa Namadila

Associate Quality Assurance Consultant

​Luisa is a Quality Assurance Specialist for the Swiss Region with a degree in Psychology from the University of Southampton. Having joined the business in 2021, Luisa is keen on progressing within the ranks, and becoming a specialist within the Swiss market.

Lewis Besbeech

Lewis Besbeech

Associate Recruitment Consultant

​Lewis specialises in Medicinal & Computational Chemistry across the UK and Europe, providing bespoke advice and support for candidates and clients throughout all interactive stages and aftercare processes.“I have always had a passion for helping others which is why the move into BioTalent felt so natural, I feel as though the comp...

Louise Cleland

Louise Cleland

Recruitment Consultant - Quality & Regulatory

​Louise specialises in Quality & Regulatory of medical devices & digital health across the UK & Switzerland. She was born in Brisbane, Australia but now resides in the heart of London. She loves working with startups to medium-sized companies but has supported companies of all size...

Mike Sharpe

Mike Sharpe

Principal Recruitment Consultant - CAPEX, Contract & Temp

​Mike leads the CQV and Validation temp and contract offering in the United States. He has supported businesses across the globe to meet time critical project deadlines. Mike would be happy to discuss how a contract team would be able to add value to your operations and introduce you to some of the most highly sought after consultants in the ...

Matt Harding

Matt Harding

Associate Consultant

​Matt specialises in UK based project management and process development roles in the biopharmaceutical space of the life sciences sector.

Michelle	Rogerson

Michelle Rogerson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Michelle obtained her BS in Political Science with Minors in Legal Studies and Sociology from the University of Delaware. She began her career recruiting expert witnesses for attorneys, where she had the opportunity work on many high profile cases. Today, Michelle's based in Los Angeles and l...

Taylor Whelpton

Taylor Whelpton

Global Head of Engineering & Construction Staffing

​Taylor works across Europe supporting global Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical clients by providing freelance project management and engineering support. He started his career in recruitment in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since!

Natasha	Cole

Natasha Cole

QA Candidate Engagement Team Leader

​Natasha focuses on the Quality Assurance space in the Life Sciences sector, specifically working with biopharmaceutical or cell and gene therapeutic sectors. Natasha is heading up the Candidate Engagement Team within QA.

Natalie Wattenbach

Natalie Wattenbach

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Natalie focuses primarily on supply chain and business-facing positions for clients within life science industries across the UK & DACH regions. Natalie also leads the Candidate Engagement function within the Technical Operations / R&D team.