Our Profiles

Neil Burns
CEO & Co-founder

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Jonathan Cooper
Sales Training and Performance Coaching across all markets

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Michael Melingo
Managing Partner george james GmbH. Recruiting, Coaching, Training, Consulting in the B2B Science / Technology Industry

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Andrew Burns
Investor, Non-Executive Director & Strategy Consultant

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Jayne McLaughlin
Director. Recruitment and HR Services in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics markets. Active in the organisation of international conferences and networks in Personalized Medicine, Med Tech, The Paperless Lab and The Innovation Forum

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Felicity Bechinger
Head of Recruitment at george james GmbH, with focus on the Life Science industries. She has over 15 years experience in the diagnostic, medical device and pharmaceutical industries, holding sales and marketing management positions for example at Sartorius, Leica Biosystems and Roche Diagnostics for Europe Middle East, Africa and Latin America, last as Commercial Excellence Director at Abbott Diagnostics

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Tarquin Bennett-Coles
Executive Search Consultant at George James. Prior to this he has held senior roles in life science boutique search firms and was an in-house Global Talent Scout at AstraZeneca. He has over two decades of executive search and interim management experience. Tarquin works on senior leadership roles in partnership with biotech, pharma, life science service companies, VC spin-outs and rare and orphan disease SMEs. Last year he delivered a webinar on “Entrepreneurship – Nature or Nurture” for the EMBL/EBI Lifelong Learning programme and wrote a series of career blogs and podcasts for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He is an invited lecturer on the University of Cambridge Masters in Therapeutic Sciences and the Homerton Changemakers programmes. Tarquin is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and SIP (Science Industry Partnership) Ambassador and has a Bachelors in Education honours degree from the University of Cambridge.

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Chris Hancock
Recruitment - Life Sciences, specialising in Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics markets. Active in the organisation of international conferences and networks including The Innovation Forum

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Pru Layton
Sales Training and Performance Coaching across all markets

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Steve Vaughan
Senior Sales Trainer and Performance Coach with over 30 years sales and leadership experience within life science, biotechnology, industrial precision and analytical instrument markets. Steve has held sales and general management positions with leading businesses in these sectors, including Mettler-Toledo, Shimadzu, Thermo Fisher Scientific and GE Healthcare

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Phillip Sefton
Consulting services. Phil is an international business leader, with a demonstrable record of leadership and delivering results. This has come by way of the successful management of teams, subsidiaries and Distributor networks across North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America. His professional career has seen him working in a variety of fast-growing Life Science, Molecular Diagnostic and Biotechnology companies. These experiences have equipped him with the skills to nurture organizational change, grow businesses, develop people and teams. He considers these to be the pillars of sustainable business.

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Dr Amarbalita Martin
Recruitment - Life Sciences, specialising in Diagnostics, Instrumentation, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Scientific Software. Amarbalita has over 15 years’ experience working with start-ups and established businesses at a global level, bringing in scientific, technical and commercial talent and helping organisations build their teams. Amarbalita has a PhD in Protein Biochemistry from the University of Warwick.

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Heather Anderson
Recruitment - Life Sciences, Instrumentation, Reagents, Services

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Tom Burns
Recruitment and Database Construction Specialist. Providing Candidate shortlists combining 100 years of Retained Search experience within george james and a new innovative software approach using software tools developed in house.
Creating bespoke sales and marketing databases using the in-house software tools developed for recruitment research, alongside additional tools specifically for database construction and our in house research expertise.

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Armando Koziner
Senior recruiter. More than 30 years experience as HR manager for small to mid-sized companies. Comprehensive track record in recruiting and staffing employees at all hierarchical levels

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Gus Layton
Recruitment and Database Construction Specialist. Providing Candidate shortlists combining 100 years of Retained Search experience within george james and a new innovative software approach using software tools developed in house.
Creating bespoke sales and marketing databases using the in-house software tools developed for recruitment research, alongside additional tools specifically for database construction and our in house research expertise.

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Michael Kugler
Head of Consulting george james GmbH. Strategic and operational Consulting in the B2B Science / Technology Industry. Having hold business development management positions at e.g. ThermoFisher Scientific, Illumina and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Active in the development and execution of situation oriented Managed Service plug-in’s to bridge temporary capability gaps in disruptive growth phases. Areas: HR & Performance Management, Innovation Management, Sales Effectiveness.

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Kai Mueller
Recruitment Consultant at george james GmbH, a member of the German Association for Coaching & Training (dvct). With his inspiring nature and his pragmatic approach, Kai quickly builds trust with his clients. His openness and humor creates a positive atmosphere that also helps in difficult sales situations. His expertise are life sciences products or services that require deep explanation and have complex biology and technology behind them.

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Alexander Niesporek
E-Marketing Executive & Managing Partner at george james Services. Interested in entrepreneurship through innovation and IT, has over fifteen years of experience working in e-commerce, web development, IT and marketing. A flexible and original thinker who brings creativity and energy to the businesses he is involved with. Alexander holds BSc in Marketing & Management from the Silesian University of Technology.

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