Catalyst Advisors LP Appoints New Director to Support European Expansion

NEW YORK, July 26, 2022 – Catalyst Advisors LP, an international executive recruitment and assessment firm singularly focused on life sciences, announced today the appointment of new Director, Andrew (AJ) MacBride Brown.

Andrew (AJ) MacBride Brown

Mr. MacBride Brown’s robust search and advisory experience in the life sciences industry will be instrumental in connecting high-caliber board and C-suite candidates with companies committed to transforming patient care through innovative therapeutics. With Mr. MacBride Brown based in London, UK, this strategic executive hire will also help strengthen the firm’s presence in Europe as the demand for cross-border recruitment continues to rise within the industry.

“We are thrilled to welcome AJ to our growing team of executive recruiters who are deeply passionate about helping life sciences organizations solve the world’s unmet medical needs through delivering impactful leadership talent solutions,” said John Archer, Founder and Partner at Catalyst Advisors. “AJ’s curated global network and purpose-driven mindset will be a valuable addition to our team as we continue to advise clients as they assemble leadership teams in new geographic markets.”

“I am honored to join Catalyst Advisors and partner with team members equally committed to supporting companies at the frontier of science as they work toward meeting complex patient needs,” said AJ MacBride Brown, Director at Catalyst Advisors. “With the shift to remote and hybrid working models, cross-border recruitments have dramatically increased in the post-pandemic era. I am looking forward to helping cutting-edge biopharma and medical technology organizations, from startups to F500 companies, as they advise and assess their leadership teams in North America and Europe.”

Mr. MacBride Brown brings more than six years’ experience supporting and advising senior leaders and executives in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Catalyst Advisors, AJ was an Engagement Manager in the Healthcare and Life Science Practice at a global executive recruitment firm, where he focused on C-Suite and board appointments in EMEA and North America. Previously, AJ worked at the Sorin Group (now LivaNova, PLC), a global medical device company based in Milan, Italy, as a Corporate Business Development and Strategy Analyst – he was a member of the deal team for the $2.7 billion merger of Sorin Group and Cyberonics.

AJ earned his degree in Business Development, Management and Operations from the University of Glasgow.

About Catalyst Advisors LP
Catalyst Advisors is a global executive recruiting firm that is singularly focused on connecting visionary leaders with life sciences organizations at all stages of growth. Their team includes a purposeful mix of seasoned recruiters and category experts who employ a white-glove approach to help their clients build transformational boardrooms and executive teams. For more information, please visit:

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