Coulter Partners announces a strategic leadership transition and the reorganization of its Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Coulter Partners announces a strategic leadership transition and the reorganisation of its Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Effective today, Bianca Coulter, Co-founder and current CEO, will assume the full-time role of Executive Chair. Nicholas Green will take up the reins as Chief Executive Officer. Joe Coulter, Co-founder, will take on a broadened Chief Operating Officer role, with Charlotte James becoming Chief of Staff and Operations, and James Bichener, Chief Financial Officer.

“I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together at Coulter Partners over the last 20 years. With extraordinary growth opportunities ahead for the next decade, and as we continue our drive into new markets and innovation sectors, it’s an opportune time to enhance our SLT to help us achieve our ambitious goals,” commented Bianca Coulter.

“Nicholas Green is a talented and passionate leader, and I am excited that he will guide the company through the coming years. Nicholas has worked with us for 20 years and played a huge role in shaping our company. He has successfully built and led our US business and been a core contributor to our growth, vision, and values. As I concentrate on growth strategy and my advisory relationships with clients, combining this with coaching our team, the timing is right for Nicholas to step into the CEO role.

“Our enhanced SLT will work closely together to ensure we provide current and future clients with leadership consulting and search services of differentiated quality, and our team with superb career opportunities. Joe, Charlotte, and James have made such amazing contributions to our growth and will help us drive the next phase.

“Nick, Joe, Charlotte, James, and I are excited about our next decade together, continuing to build teams that change the world for the better!”

Commenting on his appointment, Nicholas Green added:

“It is a privilege to step into the role of CEO at Coulter Partners. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Bianca, our Co-founder and CEO for over 20 years. Her visionary leadership and unwavering dedication have been instrumental in shaping Coulter Partners into the industry leader it is today, as well as in my own career. I look forward to working with her in my new role and know her continued support will be invaluable as we move forward.

“Coulter Partners is more than just a company; it is a community of talented and passionate individuals committed to making a meaningful impact. Together, we have established a reputation for unparalleled expertise and outstanding service to the science and technology innovation sectors.

“As we embark on this new chapter with our incredibly capable and dedicated team, we are guided by the same principles and values that have driven our success so far. Our vision for Coulter Partners is one of growth, innovation, and continued excellence. We will continue to build on our strong foundations, embracing new opportunities and challenges with the same dedication and professionalism that makes us what we are.

“Furthermore, we will continue to uphold and expand our culture of career development and growth opportunities, ensuring that everyone at Coulter Partners can achieve their full potential while contributing to our collective success.”

In addition, the Company is pleased to announce sixteen promotions, further bolstering the Company’s research, analytics, and leadership development capabilities and expertise:

Ana Delgado-Hall, Director; Anne-Charlotte Boudet-Morel, Director; Bernadette Gillen, Director; Charles Adenot, Research Associate; Gabrielle Banzon, Research Associate; Gemma Nash, Consultant; Giuliana Milioto, Associate; Jelena Grubovic, Senior Associate; Katie Fowler, Consultant; Natalie Tupait, Associate Director; Rachel Matos, Director; Randi Bryant, Senior Project Coordinator / EA; Sabrina Gonzalez, Consultant; Sam Kirby, Director; Tony Everett, Associate, and Victoria Claro, Director.

Senior Leadership Team

Bianca Coulter, Executive Chair

Co-founded Coulter Partners in 2003 and has over 25 years of experience in board and C-level global search, building the leadership teams of ground-breaking early-stage, mid-cap, and global multinationals in over 20 countries. Bianca channels her judgement and considerable expertise to assist those at the cutting edge of life sciences and technology innovation to achieve their goals. Prior to founding Coulter Partners, Bianca spent 10 years with Korn Ferry and was a Partner in both Financial Services and Global Life Sciences. Bianca started her career with Citibank.

Nicholas Green, new CEO

Nicholas began his career in executive search in 2000, joining Coulter during its start-up phase in London. In 2013 he relocated to the US to lead the expansion of the North American business. Specialising in the life sciences and health-tech sectors, Nick leverages his extensive networks across North America and Europe to collaborate with industry leaders, private equity, and venture investors. He focuses on candidate assessment, attracting top-tier talent, and helping to curate world-class leadership teams. Based in New York.

Joe Coulter, COO

Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner, with primary responsibility for the growth and strategic development of the company. Since co-founding Coulter Partners in 2003, Joe has steered operations and finance, with a special focus on quality client service and operational delivery. Responsible for the creation of the company’s bespoke knowledge management system, IT platform, and data analytics, he also oversees knowledge management and marketing. Joe draws on previous extensive SME experience, gained largely in the interior design sector.

Charlotte James, Chief of Staff and Operations

Over 15 years’ experience as a dedicated business operations leader, driving efficiency and effectiveness in day-to-day operations across start-up and corporate environments. Proven track record of success in developing and implementing business strategy, leading functional departments with diverse teams across multiple international markets. Excels at executing critical company-wide projects and business transformation programmes with significant budget management accountability. A specialist in developing, implementing, and optimising business strategies and operational processes that empower the company to achieve its commercial objectives. Extensive large-scale and technical project management expertise, including establishing a UK start-up and implementing company-wide procedures and practices. Charlotte holds a BSc in Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.

James Bichener, Chief Financial Officer

Strategic finance and business lead to support senior management. Global financial planning, analysis, and reporting to drive growth and steer operational strategy. Joined Coulter Partners in 2016, based in London, drawing on over 18 years of extensive financial expertise in executive search gained with Russell Reynolds Associates, first as UK Financial Controller and subsequently European Finance Director. Broad and diverse experience of growing regional revenues, establishing new international offices, and implementing new systems and procedures. Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, James spent four years with the BBC as Finance Manager.

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