The Apsida Team

Our vastly experienced team has core expertise in varying sectors of the industry, meaning we are perfectly placed to service our clients regardless of their size or niche requirements.

Meet them

Directors

  • Ben Pearce

    Ben Pearce

    Co-Founder & Director

  • Ben Pearce

    Ben Pearce

    Co-Founder & Director

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 8544601

    Mobile: +44(0)77929 55245

    Email: ben.pearce@apsida.co.uk

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    Ben is an accomplished leader and recruiter in the Life Science industry.

    With over 7 years experience of recruiting in HEOR and Market Access, Ben has also led teams across Europe and North America in Clinical Development, Medical affairs, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Commercial strategy.

    Throughout his career, Ben has built strong relationships with companies ranging from start up Biotech’s to Fortune 500 businesses and everything in between.

    His particular speciality is helping Consulting companies grow out their Commercial divisions.

    Commenting on why he launched Apsida, Ben said ‘Jamie, Michael and I felt there was a huge gap in the market for real expertise in the industry, which sounds crazy given the amount of companies there are. We felt that with our deep experience across 3 major verticals, we were well placed to offer a service that clients and candidates deserve without it costing the earth. We’re also lucky enough to share similar views on how business should be conducted and that’s why we’re building Apsida based on core values of professionalism, honesty and integrity’.

  • Michael Georgiadis

    Michael Georgiadis

    Co-Founder & Director

  • Michael Georgiadis

    Michael Georgiadis

    Co-Founder & Director

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4602

    Mobile: +44(0)7540 120109

    Email: michael.georgiadis@apsida.co.uk

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Michael, our very own native Greek, holds 6 years of experience recruiting within the Life Science industry. His focus throughout that time has been in supporting organisations across a variety of the industries sectors, building out their Sales & Business Development teams in both Europe and North America. In addition, Michael is an accomplished leader, having managed and developed award winning recruitment divisions in his previous employment.

    “Apsida means ‘Arch’ in Greek, and by definition this is symbolic of a supportive and stable structure. Collectively, we’re striving to provide companies in the Life Science industry from top to bottom, the stability and support they need, in order to achieve their goals”.

  • Jamie Salmon

    Jamie Salmon

    Co-Founder & Director

  • Jamie Salmon

    Jamie Salmon

    Co-Founder & Director

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4603

    Mobile: +44(0)7969 028849

    Email: jamie.salmon@apsida.co.uk

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    Jamie is a successful Life Science recruitment leader having developed experienced consultants in multiple markets across the industry.

    Holding 7 years’ recruitment experience mostly partnering small to medium sized Biotechnology, Diagnostic, Medical Device, CRO & Pharmaceutical companies, Jamie’s core expertise lies in recruiting leadership teams across Clinical Operations, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs & Project Management with a focus on supporting Oncology drug discovery & development organisations.

    His core market expertise covers the UK, Switzerland, Germany and North America.

    When asked about what the future holds, Jamie said: “First of all, I would like to comment on our past. Ben, Michael & I are extremely proud of how far we have come in such a short space of time. We have made some superb hires that compliment our service offering & add to our amazing culture, we couldn’t be happier! We’re building a business based on three key principles; professionalism, honesty and integrity. These principles hold the key to a successful recruitment process. The future? To build an entrepreneurial, adult recruiting environment which our employees are proud of. It’s just the beginning”

  • Paul Bromwich

    Paul Bromwich

    Investment Director

  • Paul Bromwich

    Paul Bromwich

    Investment Director
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    Paul has over 23 years experience of working in the recruitment sector and has developed organically some of the largest brands in the sector. Having started as a recruitment consultant in 1998, Paul took the experience he had gained of recruiting into the public sector and established his first recruitment business in 2000. The business successfully grew to the largest provider of qualified social workers in the UK and was successfully sold to a competitor in 2006.

    Paul continued to partner with the recruitment industry, and successfully assisted several recruitment businesses during challenging stages of their development before setting up another recruitment group 10 years ago. Paul now focuses his time on developing the group of companies and investing in new ones. On a practical level, this takes the form of offering board-level guidance, support, and coaching to the management team in Apsida whilst ensuring the business operates in a risk-free and compliant way.

  • Roop Panjwani

    Roop Panjwani

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Roop Panjwani

    Roop Panjwani

    Chief Financial Officer
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    Roop joined the group as CFO & COO in September 2020. Through his visionary approach, he has added a new dimension to the board. He has brought a wealth of expertise and streamlined the Group’s corporate, financial and operational capability through a centralised SSC model for Finance and Operations. A qualified Chartered Accountant and after spending 14 successful years with Deloitte and EY, Roop made a move into the recruitment industry at the start of 2012. Over nine years, Roop has held a number of senior finance and leadership roles at FTSE listed and private equity-backed businesses, including SThree plc, nGAGE Specialist Recruitment and Ignata Ltd.

    Amongst other things, Roop’s strengths lie in helping the recruitment groups expand internationally and setting up cost-effective and efficient back-office solutions for finance and operations (HR, IT, marketing). He creates a scalable, plug-and-play model whereby any incubators or acquired recruitment businesses can be added to the group’s current infrastructure within no time.

    Roop enjoys travelling, playing sports, spending time with his twins, and is quite involved with some charity projects.

Management

  • Alex Coppen

    Alex Coppen

    Business Manager, Clinical & Medical

  • Alex Coppen

    Alex Coppen

    Business Manager, Clinical & Medical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4605

    Mobile: +44(0)7825 635771

    Email: alex.coppen@apsida.co.uk

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    Alex is a Senior Recruitment Consultant with over 4 years of experience placing top industry talent in the Clinical and Medical industry. His expertise is focused around making mid-level to senior management placements however also has capabilities to hire more junior talent such as Clinical Research Associates and MSLs.  Alex has experience collaborating with a variety of companies ranging from large multinationals to small start-ups such as biotech, pharma, CRO, medical devices or diagnostics companies and due to his deep networks in candidate communities, he has access to very specific and hard to find talent.

    Throughout his career, Alex has successfully appointed talent using a variety of search methodologies such as Retained, Contingent Search and Contract/Interim, meaning he can tailor his services depending on your needs. He has also conducted large, global searches and has appointed talent in the US, UK and Europe for his clients.

  • Ethan Cortese

    Ethan Cortese

    Business Manager, Regulatory & Quality

  • Ethan Cortese

    Ethan Cortese

    Business Manager, Regulatory & Quality

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4606

    Mobile: +44(0)7837 909999

    Email: ethan.cortese@apsida.co.uk

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    Ethan Cortese leads our Regulatory and Quality recruitment activities across the UK, US, EU. He has over 4 years’ experience placing at all levels of seniority with a niche for finding Mid-Level to Senior Leadership appointments. He has collaborated with a number of smaller organisations to help find their first Regulatory/Quality hire as a business and is well experienced at upscaling teams within businesses when they expand. Ethan is a diligent head-hunter that works across both retained and contingent search solutions utilising his deep network in candidate communities. He partners with Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device companies.

  • Charlotte Phillips

    Charlotte Phillips

    Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Charlotte Phillips

    Charlotte Phillips

    Talent Acquisition Manager

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 2492

    Mobile: +44(0) 7568 366949

    Email: charlotte.phillips@apsida.co.uk

    Connect on LinkedIn

    After joining Apsida in May of 2021, Charlotte quickly established herself as an important member of the team and has since flourished in her role leading our internal recruitment and social media / marketing division.

    Her creative flare and eye for detail means she fits with our culture and values perfectly and Charlotte is a key player in our growth for 2022.

    Watch this space.

  • Joseph Johnson

    Joseph Johnson

    Business Manager, Commercial

  • Joseph Johnson

    Joseph Johnson

    Business Manager, Commercial

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4607

    Mobile: +44(0)7730 269 641

    Email: joseph.johnson@apsida.co.uk

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    Joseph is one of our Business Managers with over 5 years of experience in the Commercial area of the Life Science industry. He has been responsible for placing first class talent ranging from mid tier to senior management appointments including CCO’s. Earlier in his career, Joseph also had exposure to the Clinical industry, giving him a wider understanding of the Life Science chain as a whole.

    Joseph’s core focus encompasses a unique blend of service providers including Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research Organisations, Contract, Development & Manufacturing Organisations and Life Science Software companies. Having developed this sharp focus over the years, Joseph has been able to justify himself as having an inch wide and mile deep network for exclusive talent within these specialist fields.

    Due to Joseph’s long lasting relationships, his methodology for success has included retained, contingent and interim assignments; all of which are carefully discussed to cater for each clients’ specific need. He has conducted large Global searches for many of his clients and has been attentive to both the European and US continents, with a focus on the UK, France, BeNeLux, Nordic and DACH regions.

  • William Penticost

    William Penticost

    Business Manager, Clinical

  • William Penticost

    William Penticost

    Business Manager, Clinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4604

    Mobile: +44(0)7557 509108

    Email: william.penticost@apsida.co.uk

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    William is one of our Business Managers in the Clinical & Medical team. He has over 4 years’ experience and boasts an impressive track record of filling difficult positions from junior to senior level across Clinical Operations, Development, R&D, Medical Affairs and Project Management. William’s core focus is with small to mid-sized Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and CRO organisations offering the search methods of Retained Assignments, Contingent, Freelance and Executive Search.

    William is known by his network for being fast, courteous and having an excellent knowledge of the market.

    This places him perfectly to provide the service our clients and candidates deserve.

  • Vanessa Lloyd

    Vanessa Lloyd

    Office Manager

  • Vanessa Lloyd

    Vanessa Lloyd

    Office Manager

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4600

    Email: vanessa.lloyd@apsida.co.uk

    Vanessa joins Apsida with a huge passion for working with people. Throughout her 7 years of experience within customer/client-focused and office management roles, Vanessa has built a strong reputation for excellence and will play an important role in the day-to-day running of the business.

     

Senior Consultants

  • Tom Jacobson

    Tom Jacobson

    Senior Consultant, Commercial eClinical

  • Tom Jacobson

    Tom Jacobson

    Senior Consultant, Commercial eClinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)2038543905

    Mobile: +44(0)7850957583

    Email: tom.jacobson@apsida.co.uk

    Connect on LinkedIn

    After 2+ successful years working in the European eClinical space, Tom has joined our Commercial team looking to continue to make top tier placements across Europe and the US.

    Speaking with Tom on his first day with Apsida, he said:

    ‘Given the business’ outstanding reputation and emphasis on quality, my decision to make the transition was an easy one. If you are looking to add to your team or move into a senior leadership role contact me for a confidential conversation.’

    We’re very excited to see Tom flourish with us.

Consultants

  • Jon Orsbourn

    Jon Orsbourn

    Consultant, Market Access & Commercial Strategy

  • Jon Orsbourn

    Jon Orsbourn

    Consultant, Market Access & Commercial Strategy

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 2494

    Mobile: +44(0)7533 623 394

    Email: jon.orsbourn@apsida.co.uk

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Jon has flourished during his first few months with Apsida and after securing promotion from our academy in August 2021, he has continued to make a multitude of placements in the Market Access and Commercial Strategy space.

    Having lived and worked in a multitude of continents including Australia/Oceania and North America, Jon brings extensive rapport-building skills alongside a natural drive for success.

    Coming from a background in high-end hospitality and over 4 years of experience in sales he is joining a specialist team providing exceptional service which his clients are already experiencing for themselves.

    Jon’s network is already incredibly strong, having focused on a very tight niche which is seeing him reap the rewards and will continue to do so.

  • Vishal Desor

    Vishal Desor

    Consultant, Medical affairs

  • Vishal Desor

    Vishal Desor

    Consultant, Medical affairs

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4609

    Mobile: +44(0)7889 976971

    Email: vishal.desor@apsida.co.uk

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Specialising in Medical Affairs, Vishal’s expertise lies within understanding the full picture of an organisation and being able to identify the right piece to the puzzle in the forever-developing world of Medical. His hiring experience ranges from Medtech to traditional drug development, small Biotech’s entering commercial stages to large pharmaceutical companies with extensive pipelines.

    Vishal’s interpersonal skills and attention to detail make him a pleasure to work with and an exciting member of the team.

  • Claire Stapley

    Claire Stapley

    Consultant, Marketing & Copywriting

  • Claire Stapley

    Claire Stapley

    Consultant, Marketing & Copywriting

    Direct Dial: +44(0) 203 854 4600

    Email: info@apsida.co.uk

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    Claire is our freelance Copywriter who has three years of recruitment experience in TA and BD, as well as two and a half years worth of experience in Marketing and Content Strategy. She is responsible for all of our written content as well as supporting our Talent Acquisition team with content to attract high-quality candidates to our organisation.

    Due to her expertise in both recruitment and marketing she is able to offer a comprehensive solution on a freelance basis as well as having the fluidity to support multiple areas of the business.

  • Jordan Mackenzie

    Jordan Mackenzie

    Consultant, Clinical

  • Jordan Mackenzie

    Jordan Mackenzie

    Consultant, Clinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 8544613

    Mobile: +44(0)7903 046492

    Email: jordan.mackenzie@apsida.co.uk

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    After completing his first year with Apsida working in the Clinical Operations market, Jordan has developed strong, long-lasting relationships with exceptional candidates and clients – all while making top-tier placements across the EU and the US market. He has the hunger, drive, and commitment to continue building valuable relationships in the CRO space.

    “Joining Apsida Life Science has proved to me that with the right people around you and with the right attitude, you can achieve great things. I am overwhelmed with how the start to my Apsida journey has gone and cannot help but feel extremely excited about my future here. I am eager to see what I can achieve personally and professionally.”

  • Lamek Ogwal

    Lamek Ogwal

    Consultant, Commercial

  • Lamek Ogwal

    Lamek Ogwal

    Consultant, Commercial

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 8544610

    Mobile: +44(0)7999 485 788

    Email: lamek.ogwal@apsida.co.uk

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    Lamek is one of our highly specialist Commercial Consultants at Apsida.

    His area of expertise is focused primarily on the CRO space providing clients with proposals and contracts managers and BD Managers / Directors.

    Having studied acting and travelled the world, he has gained life experience that bring new dynamics to Apsida.

    He brings charisma, confidence and energy which will has seen him reap rewards in his first few months and we are all excited about his future in the business.

Associate Consultants

  • Malina Pricop

    Malina Pricop

    Associate Consultant, Clinical

  • Malina Pricop

    Malina Pricop

    Associate Consultant, Clinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4600

    Email: malina.pricop@apsida.co.uk

    As a fresh graduate of media studies, Malina joined our team as an Associate Consultant in Clinical Operations.

    Working in a variety of roles across different industries over the years has helped Malina build strong interpersonal skills and adaptability. Backed by an academic background of social research, her thoroughness and analytical skills compliment an outgoing personality, ready to find the perfect match for her clients.

  • Mark Denman

    Mark Denman

    Associate Consultant, Commercial CRO

  • Mark Denman

    Mark Denman

    Associate Consultant, Commercial CRO

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 2405

    Email: mark.denman@apsida.co.uk

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    Mark is one of our Associate Consultants here at Apsida.

    Specialising in recruiting senior-level Business Development professionals with a keen eye for placing the right individuals with the correct companies for their personalities.

    Having worked in various roles and industries over the previous years, Mark brings an exciting and vibrant personality to Apsida Life Science which we are keen to watch grow over the coming years.

  • Lewis Sharp

    Lewis Sharp

    Associate Consultant, Commercial CDMO

  • Lewis Sharp

    Lewis Sharp

    Associate Consultant, Commercial CDMO

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4612

    Email: lewis.sharp@apsida.co.uk

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    During his time studying at the University of Nottingham, Lewis developed strong research skills. When combined with his passionate and determined nature, it sets him on course to be an expert in the field of Life Science recruitment as an Apsida research associate. Lewis works closely with Joseph and specialises in the commercial arena within service providers such as CRO’s & CDMO’s across Europe and North America.

    He has also recently Graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 in Politics and International Relations in 2021.

  • Collette Cardy

    Collette Cardy

    Associate Consultant, Market Access & Commercial Strategy

  • Collette Cardy

    Collette Cardy

    Associate Consultant, Market Access & Commercial Strategy

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 2420

    Email: collette.cardy@apsida.co.uk

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    With 2 years experience in customer facing roles, across both retail and estate agency, Collette has really developed her rapport building skills with a wide variety of clients, as well as having a passion for dance which enabled her to grow confidence alongside her professional career.

    Collette is now looking forward to embracing the Life Sciences Recruitment industry, specifically the Market Access & Commercial Strategy and transferring her previously acquired skills to this role. She will be focused on working across Europe and the US, helping candidates find their next career move for: Project Management, Business Development and Consultants.

  • Sam Rodriguez

    Sam Rodriguez

    Associate Consultant, Clinical & Medical

  • Sam Rodriguez

    Sam Rodriguez

    Associate Consultant, Clinical & Medical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4608

    Email: sam.rodriguez@apsida.co.uk

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    As a Graduate from the University of Portsmouth with a 2:1 in Spanish and Latin American Studies in 2019, Sam has developed strong research skills. Additionally, with a wealth of experience within the hospitality industry both in the UK and abroad, he has generated a true passion to work with people. With Spanish as his second language and having lived in Europe, Central and South America, Sam has developed the necessary skills and characteristics to excel as an Apsida Research Associate.

    As an Apsida Research Associate his key areas of focus include:

    – Clinical Development: Physicians, Medical Directors, VP Clinical Development, Chief Medical Officers
    – Clinical Operations: CRAs, Clinical Project Managers, Directors/VPs/Heads of
    – Translational (IND to FIH): Director Translational Science, Head of Pre-Clinical Development, Development Director

    Sam will be working vacancies across the US, Europe and the UK for various companies such as small Biotechnology companies, large Pharmaceutical companies, CRO’s/Vendors and Medical Device companies.

  • Joe Allen

    Joe Allen

    Associate Consultant, Clinical

  • Joe Allen

    Joe Allen

    Associate Consultant, Clinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 2406

    Email: joe.allen@apsida.co.uk

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    With a wealth of experience working in retail, Joe developed a great ability to work with people and is now keen to take these skills into the sector of life science recruitment.

    Joe has the drive to excel in every challenge he takes on and whilst working closely with Will Penticost, he will specialise within the clinical sector, working with CRA’s, project managers, and directors.

  • Geneva Jones

    Geneva Jones

    Associate Consultant, Regulatory Affairs & CMC

  • Geneva Jones

    Geneva Jones

    Associate Consultant, Regulatory Affairs & CMC

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 2418

    Email: geneva.jones@apsida.co.uk

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    Geneva has over 5 years of experience working in retail, customer service and customer facing roles and has developed a strong and confident ability to interact with people. Now, she is eager to transfer her enthusiastic communication skills to the Life Science Recruitment industry.

    Geneva will support the Regulatory Affairs & CMC industry in finding their next career move and supporting vacancies across Europe for Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies.

  • Will Worsfold

    Will Worsfold

    Research Associate - Regulatory Affairs & CMC

  • Will Worsfold

    Will Worsfold

    Research Associate - Regulatory Affairs & CMC

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 2495

    Email: will.worsfold@apsida.co.uk

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    Will is a Regulatory Affairs & CMC recruitment specialist, his main goal is to support people within the Regulatory Affairs industry find their next career move.

    Will’s main focus will be supporting on vacancies for a range of Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices companies across Europe.

    His work ethic, determination and drive for success make for an exciting future in the business.

  • Nathan Evans

    Nathan Evans

    Associate Consultant, Commercial eClinical

  • Nathan Evans

    Nathan Evans

    Associate Consultant, Commercial eClinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 2417

    Email: nathan.evans@apsida.co.uk

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    With over 10 years’ experience in Nathans previous role at Chelsea FC, he built up excellent communication and management skills, researching and communication with new clients and current staff on a daily basis. His role took him all over the world including: China, USA, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and many more European countries.

    Nathan will be working with our Commercial team making top tier business development placements in the eClinical space across Europe and the US.

     

  • Monika Chmielewska

    Monika Chmielewska

    Associate Consultant, Commercial eClinical

  • Monika Chmielewska

    Monika Chmielewska

    Associate Consultant, Commercial eClinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 3914

    Email: monika.chmielewska@apsida.co.uk

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    Taking a turn in her career Monika joined our team as an Associate Consultant in Commercial eClinical team.

    Monika specialises in recruiting eClinical professionals with a keen eye for placing the right individuals with the correct companies for their personalities.

    Having worked in various roles and industries over the previous years, Monika brings an exciting and vibrant personality to Apsida Life Science which we are keen to watch grow over the coming years.

     

  • Finley Lenihan

    Finley Lenihan

    Associate Consultant, Clinical & Medical

  • Finley Lenihan

    Finley Lenihan

    Associate Consultant, Clinical & Medical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4611

    Email: finley.lenihan@apsida.co.uk

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    With experience working in door-to-door sales, Finley developed a great ability to work with people. Finley is excited to take these skills into the sector of Life Science recruitment, and joins our team as an Associate Consultant working within Clinical Operations.

    Finley has a great work ethic and focuses on the details with every task, making for an exciting future in the business.