Your Executive Partner

Connecting you with global leaders in the life sciences

Global executive network

Connecting you with global leaders based in the UK, Europe, and North America

Executive talent pipelining

Giving you access to up to date pipeline of qualified executive candidates

Partnership approach

Working with you to make your next hire the right hire 

Dave Crumby - Your Executive Partner

I believe good people can do great things with the right information.  That is why I have spent the last 10 years supporting current and future leaders with their careers and business goals.

Having partnered with companies ranging from start-ups right through to Fortune 500 for more than a decade, I have taken what I have learnt to create best practices that will benefit the next generation of leaders.

By showing leaders how to make smarter decisions for their careers, teams, and companies, they can do more for a better tomorrow.

🌍 10 years supporting the executive talent strategy for start ups, SME, and Fortune 500 companies

🌍 Internationally recognised career coach, supporting the careers of global executives

🌍 Active in 20 countries across 3 continents

✔️ Certified Leadership and Management Consultant

✔️ Certified CV Writer

🏆 Top 5 Emerging Executive Search Firms in UK 2023

🏆 Career Development Specialist of The Year 2023

Executive Needs Analysis

Let's get to the heart of your biggest challenges to create an executive candidate persona that best represents the role, team, company, and mission.

Rigorous Methodology

For those challenging roles which are time-sensitive, hard to fill, difficult location, niche skill etc, I apply a robust search process and commit to working with you to make your next hire the right hire.

Executive Candidate Snapshot

Executive candidates are presented as a profile, which includes an up to date CV/resume and report. Each candidate is assessed against your criteria both functionally and behaviourally, so that you can make the right choice for who to interview.

Full Transparency

There are no junior staff members working on your most important roles. You work with me directly, which ensures smooth communication. Keep a pulse on your employer branding with my regular updates which includes perceptions of your role, company, and salary expectations.

Access to Executive Resources

I use a host of executive search resources to cast a wide net over the entire talent pool. That means you are getting a true representation of the candidate market, which will give you confidence to make your next hire the right hire.

Ready to work with me?

Let's do more today for a better tomorrow

1. Schedule An Appointment

Select a convenient time and date

2. Executive Discovery Meeting

We sit down virtually to better understand your biggest challenge

3. Executive Agreement

Following our executive meeting, I will send you an Executive Agreement, which outlines how I can support you

My Commitment To You


A robust search process is provided to ensure your next hire is the right hire.

Clear pricing

I don't use rebate periods. Payments are made only once candidates have reached agreed milestones.

Post-hire Support

I back what I say. That is why my support continues through the onboarding period and beyond.

Let's create a better tomorrow!

Creating your executive brand is not reinventing yourself, it's reinventing how the world sees you.

Client Testimonials

“Attracting the right talent when you are building a business from scratch and setting a new subsidiary in a very competitive environment looks like a mission impossible! In this case working with a recruiting partner understanding your needs is absolutely crucial, helping to sort between the right and the good candidates, paying attention to the culture of your company and advising upon the right compensation package. Dave supported us very actively and quickly and the result has been "bang on" really ! And he was able to be bring a true added value between me and the chosen candidate to clear any potential questions or doubts, raising high the motivation of my future manager. A true professional”
Head of France & Belgium
"It was a really great time working together with Dave. He is exceptional person with deep understanding of the pharmaceutical and medical devices market. At the same time Dave is always friendly and positive man. I would recommend Dave and would love to work with him again."
Boston Scientifc
HR Business Partner
"Working with Dave was a great experience. His professional approach to the job search challenge was exceptional. It was clear that Dave fully understand the exact needs of his clients and is able to find candidates who are a great fit in terms of competency and cultural fit. The way Dave prepares candidates for final interviews is "best in class". Very highly recommended!"
Senior Director


I work with companies who are creating a better tomorrow.  These include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, medical devices, and medical diagnostic companies.

I support the next generation of companies, which are based in the UK and across Europe.

I support the next generation of companies who are creating a better tomorrow.  These include startups, scaleups, and SMEs.

I am supporting the next generation of companies to fill their most senior roles, which range from director level through to c-level.

I recruit on an exclusive basis.  Therefore, you will not see my roles advertised anywhere.  Furthermore, some companies request non disclosure agreements (NDAs).

For the past decade, I have helped companies ranging from startups through to Fortune 500 to find top talent.  During this time, I have supported companies based in 20 countries across 3 continents.

I support the next generation of companies who value diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity.  International applications are welcome, although you will need to prove your right to work in the country of the position.

I work strictly within GDPR.  No details are shared unless prior permission is granted.  For confidential roles, a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is advised.

Diversity alone is not enough.  I am big supporter of promoting recruitment processes don’t promote diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity (DIBE).

Yes.  Throughout the search, regular updates on benchmarking and expectations are provided.  Throughout negotiations, I act as a point of contact to help secure the right candidate.