Mandates: CFO, Product & Commercial Director, Life Sciences

 Lewis gets the ambition Marsden has as a business. He understands our culture and the sector. Lewis introduced me to the CEO mandate as a candidate, and I was successfully appointed in 2020. I felt that the growth plans and ethos of the business matched my own ambitions. There wasn’t any hesitation to involve Lewis again on the mandate of a Product & Commercial Director, and he delivered a terrific shortlist. That person started in post last August. We then worked with Lewis on the CFO mandate, and we are delighted to be welcoming our new CFO in July this year. 

I can say on my own appointment and that of the other hires, that Lewis delivered a smooth and sharp process that saw the successful appointment of Marsden’s C-Suite, given the challenge of the key skills required in order to ensure our growth plans. Lewis is supported by a fantastic research function at Carter Schwartz, and I’m impressed by the team’s ability to get the right calibre of candidates in front of us every time. 

 MARK HOLDAWAY
CEO – Marsden
Mandates: Various C-Suite, Social Care and Healthcare

The successful placement of C-Suite into our portfolio healthcare businesses comes from a long-term and continuous collaboration with Carter Schwartz, and especially Adam. With their help, we were able to react quickly and identify the right candidate who added value and continues to support the investment thesis thereafter. We find this to be a mutually efficient way of working together and further building on our strong relationship.

 JP DIB
Partner – TriSpan
Mandate: Chair, Blue Ribbon Health and Wellbeing, Social Care

Carter Schwartz’s understanding of the care sector and established network meant that they were able to quickly produce a shortlist of excellent Chair candidates for Blue Ribbon with a wealth of relevant experience. QPE and Blue Ribbon management are delighted to welcome Fiona on board.

 ALISON PRICE
INVESTING at Queen’s Park Equity
Mandate: Chief Commercial Officer, Healthcare

I was really impressed with the speed and turnaround of a complex process led by Adam from Carter Schwartz. Adam has an impressive network within the healthcare sector with a firm focus on Private Equity backed businesses. I would use and recommend Carter Schwartz without any hesitation.

 DARREN GRASSBY
CEO – SK:N Clinics
Mandate: Executive Chair, Dental

…their refreshing approach to matching candidates’ aspirations to their client’s requirements leads to a slicker process and a successful outcome. Adam (Carter) has an impressive network within the healthcare sector, within Private Equity backed businesses, providing candidates with immediate access to the key decision-makers.

PETER KEEGANS
Successful candidate – Executive Chair, Real Good Dental Company
Mandate: CEO, Children’s Services

Adam Carter and his team are a breath of fresh air in recruitment. Their transparent, down-to-earth process shows that they understand the market and also understand the people behind the business of care. 

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
CEO – Children’s Services Business
Mandate: Director of Operations, Social Care

Thank you for all your help over the last three years.  Whenever we have worked together I have always been very reassured, and impressed by your knowledge, expertise, and professionalism.  I was told by a peer how good you are when they recommended you all those years ago, and they were right. 

IAN MCINTOSH
Former Chair, St Annes Community Services
Mandate: Director of Operations, Elderly Care

Carter Schwartz is an experienced health service operator. It is rare to find a recruiter who understands the market so well because they have worked in it for so long. Carter Schwartz is that company.

TIM STREET
Senior Advisor, Patron Capital
Mandate: Director, Clinical Services

 This is an extremely exciting time, worldwide, for new biomarkers and medications for diseases affecting the brain and mind. The rate of change and process in this challenging arena of healthcare has never been more rapid.  It is a great time for the company to welcome new talent with extensive healthcare knowledge, operational skills, and entrepreneurial experience.

We are also delighted with the process delivered by Linda Stock and her team.

DR ERMER MACSWEENEY
Founder and CEO of Re:Cognition Health
Mandate: CEO, Social Care

 We very much enjoyed working with the Carter Schwartz team regarding the appointment of Chris Breen to lead Downing Care’s strategic growth initiative in the adult specialist care sector. We were impressed by the team’s general approach to the search, the quality of the candidates identified by them, and their ability to think outside the box to help identify individuals that met the requirements for the role. Adam (Carter) has an impressive network and reputation within the healthcare sector, which we felt greatly facilitated gaining access to candidates and getting them excited about the opportunity.

TORSTEN MACK
Investment Director – Downing LLP
Mandates: Group CFO, UK General Manager

 It is an exciting time for our industry. With antimicrobial resistance and infection management at the forefront of clinicians’ minds, to manufacture and supply the only calcium matrix antibiotic carrier approved for use in bone and soft tissue gives us a very strong market position.  Strengthening our management team is a key component of ensuring our continued success and I have been delighted with the support, sector knowledge and quality of candidates Lewis was able to provide.

MICHAEL HARRIS
CEO, Biocomposites
Mandate: CEO, Social Care

 I was really impressed with the process led by Adam from Carter Schwartz. Adam knows the sector intimately and was generous with his time in using his knowledge to help me navigate what was a very slick and well-managed process. He supported me through every step and I was delighted to be offered the position with Envivo.

TIM DAVIES
Successful Candidate – Chief Executive Officer, Envivo Group
Mandate: CEO, Social Care

 Carter Schwartz knows their stuff, understands the markets and businesses they work with and because they don’t have a cookie-cutter approach were able to bring somebody like me with no experience in the sector through and into pole position. 

ADAM LAWRENCE
Successful Candidate – Chief Executive, Acuity Care Group
Mandate: VP Global Marketing, VP Sales, Life Sciences

 We have been delighted by the support provided by Lewis and the team at Carter Schwartz. He sourced a strong range of candidates for several senior commercial and leadership roles, having taken time to understand the business and our real needs. He has proven flexible and pragmatic, whilst always going the extra mile to ensure we were completely satisfied, despite a number of challenges along the way. Hugely professional, with us as clients and with the candidates, (and I speak as one, having been sourced by him for a role as the independent NED at MatOrtho for the PE investor), I would recommend Lewis and colleagues for future hires in the Medtech space. 

 SIMON CARTMELL
NED, MatOrtho
Mandate: Director of Operations, Children’s Services

 Linda and the team took a significant amount of time to understand the remit of the role and critically, the type of candidate that would best fit the role and our organisation’s visions and values. Their tenacity, focus, and screening resulted in finding and appointing an ideal candidate that we were not aware of before.  I would not hesitate to use their services again. 

DAN JONES
Chief Executive, Bright Futures Care
Mandate: Group Head of Quality Risk & Assurance

Carter Schwartz has a very strong and robust selection and recruitment process which is instrumental in enabling providers to select the best candidates for the roles as well as enabling people looking for their next career move. Linda and the Carter Schwartz team offer a brilliant service and support throughout the entire recruitment lifecycle and really set the bar as to how recruiters should be operating. 

ROBERTA ROCCELLA-ASKEW
Successful Candidate: Group Head of Quality, Risk & Assurance, Envivo Group
Mandate: Area Director, Children’s Services

 Carter Schwartz’s Linda Stock came up trumps again. We saw some excellent candidates in a thorough, professional process. Great communication throughout and a huge thank you to all the team.

PETER BATTLE
CEO, Capstone Foster Care