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Dirk Thiers, founding partner, has over 30 years of international management experience. In 1994 he was a founding partner of the executive search firm The Hampton Group ( Before that, he served as Group Vice President Planning and Business Development at Bayer Diagnostic Division, after being promoted from earlier positions as Senior Vice President Chemistry Systems and Senior Vice President R&D at Technicon Instruments in Tarrytown, NY. His earlier career included general management and sales management positions in several European countries with Rhone-Poulenc, Memorex, Singer Business Machines and NCR. Dirk speaks six languages and has been a US resident since 1988.


Harold Thiers has recruited on the small molecule side of the industry in drug discovery, lead identification and optimization, target discovery and validation.
On the protein therapeutic side of the industry, he has extensive experience in peptide, protein and antibody therapeutic research. Covering target ID and validation, antibody discovery and selection and protein engineering.

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Harold has a BS in International Business and MBA in Marketing from the University of Bridgeport CT. Before coming to search, he was involved in a start up called Prior to that he ran a regional remarketing group for Enterprise Rent A Car and managed rental branches. He is fluent in Dutch and French.
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