Meet our Executive Search Team

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Jacob Midwinter

Director, Search – STEM Portfolio

Jacob joined SRG after gaining eight years’ technical recruitment experience. Working primarily within the Life Science sector, Jacob also has experience working across both Engineering and Technology.

Initially joining SRG within the strategic sales team, Jacob’s passion for technical search and his experience managing global recruitment means he now heads up Search by SRG, and is Director, Search – STEM Portfolio. Jacob is passionate about partnering with clients to ensure that there is unity. Heading up Search, Jacob is still very much hands on. He recognises the importance of ensuring that the right people are in the right jobs to increase productivity, diversity of thought and ultimately the success of our clients.

Outside of executive search, Jacob can also be heard discussing all things work-related on our Think Bigger Series podcast.

Vlad Babych

Principal Consultant

Specialist Areas: Medical & Clinical Development

Vlad specialises in finding Medical Experts and PhD qualified candidates for Medical Affairs, Clinical Development and Pharmacovigilance domains Internationally.

His academic background in social psychology and business enables him to build a deeper understanding of his audiences needs and wants, and to build flourishing relations within his network. He is very mission oriented in his approach with strong perseverance ability that is required for achieving expected outcomes on niche and senior roles. Vlad puts great emphasis on high quality matches between candidates and roles, with consistently positive feedback from hiring managers regarding the quality of candidates he finds and his input in managing the hiring process.

The typical roles Vlad recruits include; Medical Director, Medical Affairs Lead, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Medical Affairs, Medical Advisor/Manager, Head of Clinical Science, Clinical Lead, Clinical Study Physician, Drug Safety Physician, QPPV and Pharmacovigilance Scientists.

TESTIMONIAL: Group Director of Strategic Recruitment, Pharma company

“I have had the pleasure of working with Vlad for several years and I can recommend him for his drive, tenacity, perseverance and quality of service. Vlad directly delivered and led a number of recruitment projects for vacancies in Medical Affairs, PVG, R&D, Market Access and HEOR functions at Servier, whilst also proactively placing some freelancers with hiring managers. He is a skilled recruiter and has, time and again, proven his capacity to engage with multiple stakeholders and candidates while maintaining a strong result orientation.”

Keith Mulgrew
Keith Mulgrew

Principal Consultant

Specialist Areas: Scientific, Technical and Operations

A graduate in Genetics, working initially as a bench scientist before progressing through various managerial levels. Keith has operated at Senior Management level within the scientific industry across technical operations, staff and customer management, and operational compliance with ISO17025/ISO9001.

With over 8 years of recruitment experience, Keith works in close collaboration with multiple clients to deliver recruitment projects and solutions across the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals and Medical Device industries.

Operating as Principal Consultant within the Search Division, Keith will act as Project Manager. Keith will agree project requirements for this project and manage on an ongoing basis. Acting as main point of contact, managing timelines and client interactions, Keith will ensure overall project delivery coupled with valuable market data supporting key decisions.

TESTIMONIAL: People Director, Global Research Consultancy

“I have worked with Search By SRG on a number of roles now. Keith was very empathetic with the brief, helping to round it off, working through the likely scenarios and multiple options, with the aid of Hannah Mason.  Throughout they kept me informed of progress, formally on a weekly basis but also informally when needed. They were confident enough to challenge my thinking, throw into the mix candidates that may not have met the brief but that actually brought something new and interesting to the table. The shortlist of candidates was superb and really enabled us to appoint the best person for the role, as well as food for thought for other roles. I would have no hesitation recommending them to any business and will definitely be coming back to them in the future”.

Hannah Mason

Principal Researcher

Specialist Areas: Scientific, Technical and Operations

Hannah has spent the last 7 years working specifically in an executive search capacity delivering to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries with roles from Director, VP levels and upwards. Initially with a Biochemistry background, Hannah spent time within boutique executive search firms before delivering senior recruitment across a number of work areas with GSK. She has delivered a diverse range of research projects across the full range of the product lifecycle across early discovery, development and manufacturing including c-suite roles.

As Principal Researcher within the Search Division, Hannah will focus solely on the candidate arm of the project. Hannah will conduct all market mapping activities, candidate identification and engagement. Hannah will hold multiple discussions to introduce the opportunity and assess candidates against the role and company on both a technical and cultural fit, making recommendations based on market intelligence.

TESTIMONIAL: Senior Director Vector Production

"It was a real delight working with Hannah. She was very focused and direct in terms of what the client was looking for and how that matched by skillset. Excellent, poignant questions, and friendly, approachable demeanour. I highly recommend working with Hannah, whether you are a biotech company seeking talent, or an experienced candidate looking for opportunities."

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Janne Bate

Principal Consultant

Specialist Areas: AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

Janne is a business graduate who began her recruitment career back in 2000 and has worked across the Life Science, Engineering and IT markets. Outside of work Janne developed an interest in ethics in artificial intelligence which led her to her current market.

Janne is experienced in placing specialists from graduates to C Suite with candidate and client experience as her number one priority and she is passionate about the perfect marriage for each role.
A member of Women In AI #WAI Janne attends international webinars within this network, networking with some of the brightest minds in AI.

Acting as main point of contact and managing client relationships for the project, Janne will also assess all candidates through formal skype interviews against both core skill and personality areas and will provide her continuous consultative support to all parties during the search project.

TESTIMONIAL: Genome Sequences Client

"Janne and I have been working in collaboration for the last 5 months and I cannot speak highly of her professionalism, proactiveness and determination in find amazing talent. She is a pleasure to work with, nothing is too much trouble, going above and beyond by providing market research data for Bio projects, short lists of candidates for senior roles within a couple of days’ notice and much more. She can put her hand to any role and is very clever knowing the best fit of candidates for the business, successfully placing some of our most challenging Bio roles. I would highly recommend Janne to any Bio organisation - she is a complete one off."

Holly Evans

Senior Consultant

Specialist Areas: Medtech and Engineering

With over 6 years of recruitment experience, Holly works as a partner to clients to deliver projects and solutions across the Med Tech space, focusing on senior level positions within the Engineering field.

Holly spent 4 year’s working in Australia, recruiting across the APAC market, delivering technical hires across the pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics arena. Skilled in assessing candidates through a range of interview techniques, psychometric analysis and sector benchmarking, Holly offers informed candidate recommendations.

As Senior Consultant, Holly will utilise her network within the Engineering field across both the UK and EU to provide market intelligence, key information, and competitor mapping to ensure successful introductions, and a strong representation of your brand in the Med Tech market.

Amelia Rose


Specialist Areas: Scientific, Technical and Operations

As a Researcher, Amelia will be your main point of contact throughout the process.  Amelia will talk through the opportunity in detail, answer your questions and guide you through the various stages of the recruitment process. 

Amelia comes from a Geophysical Sciences background where she studied the chemistry and composition of rocks from the inner layers on the earth and analysed them utilising computation modelling.

Amelia has a history of working with some of the best and most innovative Biopharmaceutical firms within her time in Executive recruitment. 


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