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James Houlder

Director, Research & Operations

James is Director of Research & Operations at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.  He was part of the management buyout team in July 2018, having previously headed up Bailey Fisher’s research team for 4 years, providing in-depth market intelligence and analysis across a broad range of sectors, technologies and investments. James’ role now combines leading the research function with overseeing all operational aspects of the business.

Prior to joining Bailey Fisher in 2014, James gained extensive experience as an in-house recruiter for large corporates, across a variety of technical sectors, including Pharmaceuticals at MedImmune; Biotech at Illumina and Software at Autonomy and HP.

James’ particular area of focus at Bailey Fisher is Life Sciences and Health Technology.  Recently he has completed searches including CCO for a Life Sciences Consultancy; Director of Medical Technology for an established Product Development Consultancy and Chairman for an academic spin-out biotechnology company.

James co-hosts Bailey Fisher’s series of Life Sciences & Health Technology Dinners, with Silicon Valley Bank and Taylor Wessing, offering business leaders a forum to discuss topical commercial issues.  Recent guest speakers have included Shaun Grady, VP at AstraZeneca; Andrew Muncey, CFO at Artios Pharma and Vishal Gulati, Partner at Draper Esprit.