Meet the Team

  • Ben Pearce

    Ben Pearce

    Co-Founder & Director

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 8544601

    Mobile: +44(0)77929 55245


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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

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4602

    Mobile: +44(0)7540 120109


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    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

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4603

    Mobile: +44(0)7969 028849


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

    Holding 6 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.

    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”

  • William Penticost

    William Penticost

    Consultant, Clinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4604

    Mobile: +44(0)7557 509108


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    William is one of our specialist Consultant’s 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.

  • Alex Coppen

    Alex Coppen

    Senior Consultant, Clinical

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4605

    Mobile: +44(0)7825 635771


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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 Maynard

    Ethan Maynard

    Senior Consultant, Regulatory

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4606

    Mobile: +44(0)7837 909999


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    Ethan Maynard 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.

  • Joseph Johnson

    Joseph Johnson

    Senior Consultant, Commercial

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4607

    Mobile: +44(0)7730 269 641


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    Joseph is a Senior Consultant with over 4 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.

  • Luka Mehew

    Luka Mehew

    Associate Consultant

    Direct Dial: +44(0)2038544608


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    Luka is one of our Associate Consultants at Apsida. Her role includes working closely with our specialist teams to successfully complete on open projects whilst continuing to develop our networks in all candidate pools further and identify new opportunities for client collaboration.

    She is an incredibly valued member of the team who brings a passion for Science after graduating from Bristol University with a Biology degree.

    She then went on to work as a Lab Assistant for Tropic Biosciences before joining Apsida.

    Her scientific knowledge combined with her interpersonal skills makes her a joy to work with and means she has a very bright future with us.

  • Antonia Heater

    Antonia Heater

    Recruitment Resourcer

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4600


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    Toni joined Apsida with 1 years previous experience in HEOR, Market Access and Commercial Strategy.

    Having enjoyed huge success in her past, Toni adds yet another dynamic to our expanding team. Her role is to work alongside our leadership team to introduce the best candidates in the market for our open positions.

    Toni’s intelligence, determination and organisation means she is a great addition to Apsida’s commercial team.

    She is currently studying Biology and Marine Biology at the University of Southampton.

  • Vishal Desor

    Vishal Desor

    Associate Consultant

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 854 4609


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    Vishal joins Apsida with vast experience in hospitality at management level. He brings to the team; enthusiasm, determination and a hunger for success. Vishal joins our specialist Medical Affairs team aiming to become a true master of his field, providing exceptional service needed for an Apsida Associate.

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

  • Lamek Ogwal

    Lamek Ogwal

    Associate Consultant

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 8544610


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    Lamek is one of our Associate Consultants at Apsida and joins our highly successful Commercial and BD team.

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

    He brings charisma, confidence and energy which will stand him in great stead to be a success.

  • Holly Murfitt

    Holly Murfitt

    Associate Consultant

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 8544611


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    Holly is one of our Associate Consultants. Holly specialises in HEOR, providing a highly proficient and friendly service to Pharma, Biotech and Consulting companies across Europe.

    She brings over 4 years’ experience & commercial awareness in retail where her role included identifying and meeting suitable vendors. Holly has great interpersonal skills along with the resilience and ambition needed for success.

  • Jordan Mackenzie

    Jordan Mackenzie

    Associate Consultant

    Direct Dial: +44(0)203 8544613


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    As an Associate Consultant, Jordan brings over 2 year’s sales experience, a positive attitude and great enthusiasm to kick-start his career with Apsida.

    He is excited to learn in detail, the life science industry (specifically the clinical market) and to grow his network, whilst working alongside an exciting team.