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Iman Askari

Senior Client Partner – Biotech, Private Equity & Venture Capital

Iman joined Morgan Prestwich as a Senior Client Partner to build Morgan Prestwich’s’ VC/PE presence in North America, Europe, Middle East and APAC. Prior to joining he had a career spanning more than 12 years working in financial services for a number of asset managers of varying scope and size within sales and distribution, having covered predominantly intermediated clients across EMEA with exposure also to the (D2C) U/HNWI segment.

More recently as a headhunter, he has significant experience conducting 360 search and placement for top-tiered US & UK law firms recruiting corporate lawyers across a variety of practice areas with a particular emphasis on private and public funds.

Iman also has experience in the spheres of Prop and Fintech and brings a valuable combination of investment funds knowledge and relevant practical business development experience to Morgan Prestwich.

Iman's Expertise

Advisory

In the multifaceted realms of the global Life Sciences and Healthcare industries, change is the only constant, and leadership, the guiding star. Our advisory services extend beyond traditional executive search, offering comprehensive counsel to boards and executive leaders facing the industry’s evolving norms, imminent challenges, revolutionary changes, and inherent complexities. We are not just consultants; we are your strategic allies in decision-making, offering insightful guidance at the confluence of science, technology, regulation, and patient care.

The landscape of Life Sciences and Healthcare is one of exhilarating potential juxtaposed with intricate challenges. From groundbreaking advancements in personalized medicine and digital health to shifting regulatory landscapes and data security concerns, leaders in this space must make decisions that shape the future of healthcare delivery, medical innovation, and patient trust. Moreover, with the escalating integration of artificial intelligence, advanced genomics, and real-world data, boards and executives are tasked with overseeing transformations that redefine industry paradigms.

Our advisory service is built on pillars of expertise, experience, and strategic foresight:

  1. In-Depth Industry Acumen: Our team is comprised of seasoned experts with diverse backgrounds in the Life Sciences, Healthcare, and executive search sectors. This breadth of experience fuels our holistic understanding of industry trends, challenges, and opportunities, positioning us to offer advice that’s both informed and foresighted.
  2. Customized Strategic Counsel: Recognizing that each organization faces unique challenges and operates in a unique context, we tailor our advisory services to align with your specific goals, cultural nuances, market dynamics, and regulatory environments. Our aim is to empower your leadership with the clarity and strategy required to make decisions with confidence and precision.
  3. Insight into Best Practices and Industry Norms: Leveraging our global perspective and cross-industry insights, we provide guidance on best practices, leadership development, governance standards, and operational excellence, helping you not just navigate but set industry norms.
  4. Navigational Support Through Industry Complexities: From technological disruptions and regulatory shifts to market pressures and ethical considerations, we help you chart the most strategic course through the industry’s multifarious challenges.
  5. Confidentiality and Integrity at the Core: Every interaction is anchored in our commitment to confidentiality, transparency, and the highest ethical standards, ensuring that sensitive leadership deliberations and strategic discussions remain discreet.
  6. Ongoing Partnership for Sustained Success: Our relationship doesn’t conclude with a successful strategy session. We remain an accessible resource and strategic partner, committed to your long-term success and evolution in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Our advisory services are an investment in your organization’s resilience and success. We partner with you to anticipate change, respond with agility, and lead with vision and purpose. By offering strategic counsel grounded in real-world experience and forward-thinking analysis, we prepare your leaders not just to meet the demands of the present, but to shape the future of global healthcare and life sciences.

Engage with us to unlock the full potential of your leadership and to forge a path that’s progressive, robust, and emblematic of industry excellence. With us by your side, you’re not just responding to the industry’s ebbs and flows; you’re mastering them.

Board, C-suite, Leadership, Vice Presidents and Director Executive Search

At Morgan Prestwich, we recognize that the cornerstone of breakthrough progress in Life Sciences and Healthcare isn’t just innovation — it’s leadership. Our specialized Executive Search Services are designed to identify and secure exceptional Board members, C-suite executives, and Leaders, as well as accomplished Vice Presidents and Directors, specifically for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Our mission is to forge the human connections and leadership synergies that empower organizations to lead with insight, innovate with purpose, and excel in their respective markets.

The Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors are vibrant and rapidly evolving, marked by disruptive technologies, regulatory complexities, and competitive market forces. In this dynamic environment, SMEs face unique challenges: they must be agile yet strategic, innovative yet grounded in industry realities. This requires leadership that’s not just skilled, but visionary; leaders who can drive growth, foster innovation, and navigate the intricate nuances of regional and global markets.

Our approach at Morgan Prestwich is as unique as the candidates we seek:

  1. Global Reach, Local Insight: Our expansive network spans the US, Europe, Middle East, and APAC, combining a global perspective with the invaluable local knowledge necessary for nuanced decision-making and strategic growth.
  2. Specialized Focus: We specialize exclusively in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors, ensuring an in-depth understanding of industry trends, challenges, and the specific leadership competencies that drive success in these fields.
  3. Strategic Leadership Profiling: Every search begins with a deep dive into your organization’s unique culture, mission, and market position. We analyze the strategic leadership competencies required to elevate your business and then match these with candidates of the highest caliber.
  4. Comprehensive Search and Assessment: Our exhaustive search process employs cutting-edge techniques and a proprietary assessment framework to evaluate candidates’ expertise, leadership styles, and potential for strategic alignment. We don’t just find candidates with the right skills; we identify leaders who will shape the future of your organization.
  5. Confidentiality and Integrity: We operate with the highest level of professionalism, upholding strict confidentiality and ethical standards throughout every phase of the engagement.
  6. Post-Placement Support: Our commitment extends beyond successful appointments. We offer robust post-placement support, ensuring seamless transitions and the ongoing effectiveness of your new leadership.
  7. Dedicated to SMEs: We understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by small to medium-sized enterprises. Our strategies are tailored to leverage the agility, innovation, and potential that characterize SMEs, transforming these into competitive advantages.

With Morgan Prestwich, you’re choosing a partner committed to placing leaders who will leave a lasting impact. Our candidates aren’t just fulfilling roles; they are catalysts for growth, ambassadors of innovation, and architects of lasting success.

Embark on a journey with us — a journey to exceptional leadership, unprecedented growth, and market distinction. At Morgan Prestwich, we don’t just fill positions; we elevate your potential by connecting you with leaders who will shape the industry’s future and drive transformative success on a global scale.

Clinical Development

Our expert clinical development team support clients from Pre-Clinical through clinical phases I – IV. We strengthen Boards and Leadership teams to develop their science in preparation for commercialisation or acquisition. We work with true start-up Biotech companies in rare, orphan, and speciality diseases, where science can have a real impact on patient lives.

Commercialisation

The Morgan Prestwich Team are the only search firm globally to have exclusively built over 14 biotech companies entire international launch teams (Leadership, Commercial, Medical), both above-country and in-country.

Delivering ground breaking medical innovation to a patient’s bedside relies on the expertise of professionals in Leadership, Medical, Product Launch, Market Access, Marketing and Sales, and these are core to our heritage. Led by our Senior Client Partners, all supported closely by CEO, Greg Bell, our commercialisation practice has extensive global networks which deliver an A Class team alongside your A Class medicine.

Digital Health, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

In the pulsating sphere of AI and Digital Health within the global Life Sciences industry, the evolution of technology isn’t just rapid; it’s revolutionary. Our executive search service is finely honed to this vibrant intersection, dedicated to identifying and placing transcendent leaders who can navigate the exhilaration of this technological renaissance, turning potential into practice and driving an era of smarter, faster, and more efficient healthcare solutions.

The integration of AI and Digital Health in Life Sciences marks a paradigm shift, offering promises of unprecedented advancements in predictive analytics, precision medicine, patient engagement, and beyond. However, this exhilarating frontier is also complex, requiring navigation through intricate regulatory environments, data privacy concerns, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the constant imperative for innovation. This landscape calls for a new archetype of leadership — leaders who are not only fluent in the languages of life sciences, technology, and data but also visionary in strategizing, pioneering in spirit, and relentless in execution.

Leadership within AI and Digital Health transcends traditional managerial aptitude. It demands a deep understanding of machine learning, natural language processing, telehealth, data governance, and more. These leaders must possess the agility to pivot with market and technological shifts, the insight to invest in relevant innovations, and the vision to foresee how these advancements can redefine healthcare delivery, improving outcomes and streamlining processes.

Our executive search strategy is anchored in core tenets of precision, foresight, and excellence:

  1. Profound Industry Insight: Our team brings a wealth of experience from the life sciences, AI, digital health, and executive search sectors. This multidimensional expertise enables us to comprehend the subtleties of this niche market and the qualities indispensable in its leaders.
  2. Meticulous Candidate Evaluation: We delve beyond the resume, employing a comprehensive assessment methodology that gauges technical prowess, leadership acumen, visionary thinking, and cultural fit, ensuring each leader is primed to propel your organization to new heights.
  3. Unyielding Focus on Innovation-Centric Leadership: We target professionals who aren’t just participants in the AI and Digital Health revolution but are its architects — those with a proven trajectory of leveraging technology to accelerate discovery, refine patient care, and enhance operational efficacy.
  4. Absolute Confidentiality and Ethical Rigor: Every facet of our process is underpinned by stringent confidentiality protocols, maintaining the utmost discretion and integrity in every engagement, ensuring robust trust and transparency.
  5. Enduring Post-Placement Support: Our dedication extends past successful placements, offering continuous support to guarantee fluid onboarding, seamless integration, and the long-term triumph of both the candidate and the organization.

Our mission goes beyond matchmaking. We are the conduit between present potential and future excellence, pairing you with leaders who will not just ride the wave of AI and Digital Health advancement, but direct its course. They will catalyze change, inspire innovation, and etch significant contributions into the annals of life sciences history.

Embark with us on this exhilarating journey. With our strategic insight, exhaustive search acumen, and commitment to excellence, we’re not just filling positions — we’re defining futures and reimagining what’s possible in global healthcare.

Medical Device / Technology

In the sphere of Medical Devices and Medical Technology, the convergence of technological prowess and life-saving innovation isn’t just a benchmark of success—it’s a continual commitment to advancing human health and revolutionizing patient care. Our executive search service is intricately designed for this dynamic and critically important sector, dedicated to identifying and placing visionary leaders capable of spearheading technological advancements while navigating the multifaceted challenges inherent in this transformative industry.

The medical device and technology industry is a complex, high-stakes field marked by a relentless pace of innovation, stringent regulatory oversight, competitive market pressures, and high consumer expectations. This landscape demands leaders who possess a rare blend of skills: deep technical expertise, strategic business acumen, an innate ability to anticipate and adapt to market and technology shifts, and a profound commitment to developing solutions that improve patient outcomes and enhance quality of life.

Leadership in this space must extend beyond conventional management qualities. It necessitates individuals who are at the vanguard of biomedical engineering, digital health, wearable technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence, yet are equally skilled in areas such as regulatory compliance, market development, and strategic partnerships. These leaders must be visionaries, seeing beyond the current state of medical technology to drive the development of groundbreaking products and solutions that address unmet medical needs and create value for stakeholders.

Our executive search framework is built upon core pillars of service excellence:

  1. Deep Industry Knowledge: Our team is composed of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the medical technology sector and executive recruitment. Their combined expertise sets the foundation for our sophisticated understanding of the industry’s needs and challenges.
  2. Comprehensive Candidate Assessment: We employ a robust evaluation process that scrutinizes each candidate beyond their on-paper qualifications, examining their technical knowledge, leadership skills, strategic thinking capabilities, and alignment with your organization’s mission and values.
  3. Strategic Focus on Innovation-Driven Leadership: Our search strategy prioritizes individuals who have demonstrable experience in fostering innovation, with a keen understanding of how advanced technologies can fundamentally transform patient care and healthcare delivery.
  4. Unwavering Confidentiality and Ethical Standards: We hold all information pertaining to clients and candidates in strict confidence, maintaining transparency, integrity, and discretion throughout every interaction and phase of the recruitment process.
  5. Ongoing Partnership and Support: Our commitment to your success extends beyond the initial placement. We offer continued support to ensure a seamless transition and integration process, and we remain a resource for both the organization and the candidate to support sustained success and growth.

We are not just executive recruiters; we are facilitators of change in the global healthcare landscape. By connecting you with the industry’s most forward-thinking minds, we contribute to a future where technology and human ingenuity make unparalleled strides in patient care, medical procedures, and overall health outcomes.

Engage with us in this mission of excellence, innovation, and transformation. With our strategic approach to executive search, we don’t just match organizations with leaders—we help sculpt the future of medical technology and healthcare worldwide.

Medical Affairs

Our clients are focused on leading edge scientific innovation, making Medical and Medical Affairs a pivotal function. Simon Felton, one of the sector’s most knowledgeable and experienced consultants, leads this practice. Simon, together with his team, can build a client’s entire medical function across Europe and North America, from global and above-country senior leadership through to in-country affiliate build out. Our multilingual team of experts work on business-critical projects from Chief Medical Officer recruitment through to building entire teams of MSLs.

Great Science Deserves Great Teams

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Great science truly deserves the greatest teams to deliver on the promise to patients, caregivers, and society in important areas of clinical need. Our promise is to identify the very best talent for each part of your journey towards building a fully integrated global Biopharmaceutical business.

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