Coulter Partners Strengthens Global Team with Appointments in London

Mark Sharp returns to Coulter Partners as Associate Director and Dr Evgenia Galinskaya joins as Production Associate, while Sam Kirby and Dr Sara Gordon are appointed Research Associates.
“We are delighted to welcome Mark warmly back into the fold and to attract new and exceptional colleagues to the global team. We will continue to respond to the market needs in Life Sciences by consolidating our team in key geographies with diverse and specialist talent,” comments CEO, Bianca Coulter on these appointments.
Mark Sharp, Associate Director
Mark will be responsible for senior level global executive search across the spectrum of Life Sciences, encompassing the whole range of scientific and commercial roles. He brings over 15 years’ broad experience of executive search for early stage to mid and large cap international companies, as well as the investor community. He draws on specialist expertise in aligning leadership talent to evolving business models for commercial stage organizations. Before he re-joined Coulter Partners, Mark was Global Life Sciences Lead and UK Managing Director for a leading international search firm. His extensive executive search experience includes a previous tenure of 4 years as senior researcher and then consultant with Coulter Partners, prior to an international sabbatical in 2009/10. He held previous search and scientific research roles in headhunting, a government agency and e-commerce. Mark holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London. A British native, he also speaks Spanish and French.
Dr Evgenia Galinskaya, Production Associate
Evgenia will work on senior level international executive search with a broad Life Science sector focus and an emphasis on scientific and healthcare roles. She draws on specialist skills gained over 4 years as a healthcare and science careers consultant and professional coach, and previous experience of 5 years in clinical medicine with the NHS, as a Junior Doctor and Dermatology Registrar. With native Russian and fluent English, Evgenia holds a Pharmacology degree and MB BChir (Medicine) from the University of Cambridge and has substantial understanding of the drug development cycle, as well as a keen interest in Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence.
Sam Kirby, Research Associate
Sam will be responsible for senior leadership research assignments across the breadth of Life Sciences encompassing both commercial and scientific roles. He draws on 5 years’ international executive search experience in Financial Services gained as Head of Research and Associate Consultant with a specialist search boutique working across EMEA. Sam holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Queen Mary, University of London and an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Greenwich.
Dr Sara Gordon, Research Associate
Sara will focus on senior executive level research assignments across the spectrum of Life Sciences and with a broad functional focus. Previously Research Associate with an international executive search specialist in the Investment Management industry, she draws on an additional 3 years’ experience as Admissions Interviewer for Oxford University, while studying for her D.Phil. Sara holds a D.Phil. in History, an M.St. in Medieval History and an M.A. in Modern History from the University of Oxford.
Managing Partner, Sharon Shields adds, ” We are thrilled to welcome three highly talented new Associates to the London Research team in Evgenia, Sam and Sara. The intellectual capacity within the team is further strengthened as we build out capacity across Central and Eastern European markets.”