Focus On: Coulter Partners

Written by: Alison James
Published on: 19 Jul 2021

Coulter Partners is a board and senior level executive search specialist and human strategy consultancy, that builds leadership teams for the most innovative companies in the world.

Founded in 2003, Coulter Partners has evolved over the past two decades from an original focus on biotech to working across life sciences and health in the broadest sense. New and emerging healthcare and technology solutions are dictating an increased emphasis on complementary sectors of innovation and disruption. Positioned at the intersection of science, engineering and technology, Coulter Partners’ clients are focused on the needs of patients and consumers, working on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, on wellness and the sustainability of our planet.

Coulter Partners works closely with global investors, their portfolio companies and across the entire life sciences spectrum, including the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, digital, health tech, CRO, CDMO, animal health, ag-tech and services sectors. They are trusted advisors on senior level executive and board hiring, leadership and organisational development, as well as providing whole team assessment and coaching.

Through their unique industry and academic networks, they have access to niche and highly competed for leaders globally, within all sectors whose missions they support and share. Hiring for strategic change and business growth, Coulter Partners embraces the values of diversity, equity and inclusion and pushes the boundaries on conventional selection, using both proprietary and leading external psychometric assessment tools to provide the very best guidance and help mitigate unconscious bias.

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CEO, Bianca Coulter leads an exceptional multi-disciplined global team of 100+ specialists with deep and diverse industry, scientific and commercial expertise. Based across North America, the UK, Europe and APAC, they are engaged in 400+ leadership assignments each year for Board, C-suite and SVP/VP-level positions for ground-breaking early stage, mid cap and multinational businesses in more than 30 countries.



A unique approach

Executive search is considered by many a highly transactional profession. Coulter Partners’ approach is very different.  They are advisers through the evolution of companies and careers – they get deeply involved helping clients to shape their organisations, working often at the leading edge of innovation where no cookie cutter approach would work. They help clients to shape their roles and teams, define their needs, access and assess what the global and local talent pools can offer, and evaluate the rich diversity of potential open to them. Coulter Partners can build whole leadership teams in addition to finding individual talent.  Their offering to clients includes talent assessment, mentoring, coaching, succession planning and organisational design.  The knowledge gained by speaking to over 100,000 industry leaders each year, with whom Coulter Partners has enjoyed two decades of advisory relationships, is leveraged to give the very best possible advice and guidance.

The future

To continue to build diverse boards and leadership teams for the most innovative companies in the world, Coulter Partners needs to constantly develop and challenge traditional and stereotypical thinking.  From roots in Life Sciences, 20 years on their business encompasses many, varied innovation-driven sectors. As they evolve to keep pace with those at the forefront of transformative science and technology, Coulter Partners will continue to align their mission with those trailblazers whose goal is to make lives and living better!


Alison James

Director, PR and Marketing

Coulter Partners

020 3167 0345

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