SOURCE: Mediatum


April 24, 2012 10:00 ET

European Life Sciences Executive Search Firm Opens First U.S. Office in Boston

Mediatum Expands Its Global Offices to the U.S. Market; Appoints Life Sciences Specialist and Business Management Expert as Managing Director of Boston Branch

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - Mediatum, a European-based executive search firm specializing in life sciences, today announced the opening of its first United States branch office in Boston, MA. Life sciences and business management expert, Mike Steyer, will serve as managing director and is joined by seasoned recruiter, Elnaz Camuffo-Mashhadi.

Mediatum is one of the few executive search firms specializing exclusively on the life sciences industry. With a focus on building relationships and networking rather than cold calling, the company has earned a spot among the top 3 firms in executive search for life sciences in Europe. Many of Mediatum's clients have U.S. subsidiaries and the company works with several companies who are among the top ten pharmaceuticals.

Since its 2001 launch in Heidelberg, Germany by Christoph Boehringer and Dirk Wilken, Mediatum has experienced consistent growth, opening offices in Vienna, Austria; Basel, Switzerland; and London, UK; and establishing itself as an internationally respected life sciences industry expert with a team of trusted specialists. Boehringer is part owner of Boehringer Ingelheim, a German pharmaceutical company, giving him a strong connection to the industry.

"With Boston serving as the U.S. biotech hub and offering a thriving professional community, it makes strategic sense for us to establish a presence here as we pursue expansion into global markets," said Wilken, co-founder of Mediatum. "We staff our offices with teams of life sciences business managers and executive search professionals who possess large global networks and a wealth of industry knowledge, which positions us perfectly for recruiting the most skilled management teams for our clients."

As managing director of the new Boston office, Steyer brings considerable experience in the life sciences industry, having served 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry and life sciences consulting. He held product, marketing and business management roles with Bayer in Germany, Italy and the U.S. This international experience has given him an immense understanding of both the European and U.S. cultures and of the life sciences industry's global needs.

"Mediatum has built a notable reputation for finding the best professionals and executives in the life services industry and ensuring clients place the right people into their chief management roles," said Steyer. "I am honored to lead the development of Mediatum's Boston office and help drive the company's expansion to U.S. life sciences hubs in New Jersey and San Francisco."

About Mediatum
Mediatum is a globally-based executive search firm focusing exclusively on finding the best executives in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics fields. Founded by Christoph Boehringer and Dirk Wilken in Heidelberg, Germany in 2001, Mediatum has since grown steadily, now operating branch offices in Basel, Vienna, London and Boston. For more information on Mediatum, visit

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