HTI Executive Search & Selection for the Healthcare Industry
HTI Consultants Team
Edith Howard, Partner & General Manager

Edith Howard

General Manager

Email:ehoward [at]


Location:Paris, France

Languages:French, English

Edith has over 20 years of experience in specialised executive search supporting leading healthcare clients with their search for senior and middle management talent for their European businesses. She also specialises in supporting smaller clients with their Human Resources and Compensation and Benefits requirements.

Before founding HTI in 1998, Edith held senior positions in Finance and Human Resources within Medtronic where she was based in France, Belgium, and USA.

A French national with a degree in Finance and Law and speaking French and English, Edith is based in the Paris office.

Muriel Henry

Senior Consultant and Partner

Email:mhenry [at]


Location:Paris, France

Languages:French, English

Before becoming a founder partner of HTI in 1998, she worked for 18 years in different Human Resources Management roles, with a particular emphasis on expatriate, relocation and compensation packages.

She is experienced in supporting leading cardiology, urology and radiology speciality healthcare clients in their executive search. Muriel has been very successful in completing missions where clients have a need for senior and middle management talent for their European business and finance positions. She also specialises in supporting start-up clients with Human Resources support.

A French national, Muriel is based in the Paris office and speaks French and English.

Gerard Fulconis

Business Development Director and Partner

Email:gerard [at]


Location:Nice, France

Languages:French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

Gerard is a graduate of HEC, Paris and of the Sorbonne with a Masters Degree in English Literature.

Starting his career as Auditor and Business Consultant with Price Waterhouse and KPMG, Gerard joined Medtronic EMEA as HR & Communication Director. Subsequent roles included Director South Europe and Director Neuro/Vascular. In 1991 he joined Air Liquide as Director HR Europe, Africa and Latin America.

He became Partner at HTi in 1999, in charge of business development with a focus on cardiology, neurology, diabetes and spinal surgery.

A French national, he is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Italian.

Claire van Dongen

Senior Consultant and Partner

Email:cvandongen [at]


Location:Paris, France

Languages:Dutch, English, French

One of the founding partners of HTI, Claire brings more than 15 years experience in Executive Search in healthcare, and has successfully managed senior level searches across borders in Europe.

A Dutch national, she has been working with a variety of North American and European clients, including venture capital firms and their portfolio companies. She has a particular affinity with the medical device sector, and worked in specific therapeutic areas and niche markets.

Claire has a Master degree from the University of Amsterdam, lives in Paris and is fluent in English, French and Dutch.

Agata Lindenthal

Senior Consultant

Email:alindenthal [at]


Location:Cologne, Germany

Languages:German, Polish, English, French

Agata joined HTI in 2008 and has Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Poznan in Poland.

She specialises in supporting HTI’s healthcare clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with search missions with a particular focus on senior and middle management positions in Sales, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs and Business Development.
Agata has practiced medicine in Germany and Poland. Subsequently she gained 12 years experience at European level at Boston Scientific in their Endovascular, Interventional Radiology and Peripheral Embolisation businesses.

Agata is a German national based in Cologne and fluent in German, Polish, English and French.

Gerard Mahoudeau

Senior Consultant

Email:gmahoudeau [at]



Languages:French, English

Gerard joined HTI in 2006 to supplement executive search activities in Switzerland as well as HR consultancy throughout Europe.

Before joining HTI, Gerard worked more than 25 years in the medical devices industry holding senior international positions at Director and VP levels for CR Bard, Baxter & Medtronic based in Belgium, France, Switzerland and the USA.

A French national with a Master in Science Engineering and a Degree in Business Administration, Gerard has been living in Switzerland for the last 15 years. He speaks French and English and is based near Vevey / Lausanne.

Jordi Pastor

Senior Consultant

Email:jpastor [at]


Location:Manchester, UK

Languages:Spanish, Catalan, English

Jordi joined HTI in 2010 and has a degree in Political Science and Sociology.

Jordi has more than 10 years experience in executive search within the Life Sciences sector. Prior to joining HTI, Jordi was a Senior Consultant for the pharmaceutical team of Torres & Partners where he was responsible for leading the Medical and Clinical Practice across Europe. His industry knowledge combines both the Pharmaceutical and MedTech sectors respectively.

Jordi is originally from Barcelona but he is based in the UK and speaks English, Spanish and Catalan.

Alain Haut

Senior Consultant




Languages:French, English

Alain Haut joined HTI in 2012 as Senior Consultant to develop and expand our Pharmaceutical and Biotech activities, and strengthen our presence in Switzerland.
Prior to joining HTI, Alain worked 5 years for another Executive Search Firm and conducted top international management searches for pharmaceutical, Biotech and CRO companies.
He previously spent more than 15 years in global Life Sciences corporations at the Executive Officer level for companies such as Serono, Covance and Ipsen. Alain brings with him a strong business and HR understanding for the pharmaceutical and Biotech at European level. Alain builds upon a proven track record in all aspects of human resources management, over global geographies, in different industries, with companies of various sizes. In addition, he has served in General, Sales, Manufacturing and Project Management roles as well as Principal Consultant, Guest Speaker and Professor on business school programmes.
Alain Haut holds an MSc in Economics and in Social Sciences from the University Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium
A Belgian national who has lived in several European countries and the USA, he is based in Switzerland and speaks French and English.

Brigitte Tessier-Viennois

Senior Consultant

Email:btessier-viennois [at]


Location:Geneva, Switzerland

Languages:French, English

Brigitte Tessier-Viennois joined HTI in 2012 as Senior Consultant and has a degree in Biochemistry and Physiology from Paris Pierre and Marie Curie University, completed by an MBA.
Specializing in the areas of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and life sciences, she has performed global and complex recruitments projects while working for another Life Sciences Executive Search Firm for 7 years.
Prior to Executive Search, she worked for Beckman Coulter and Pharmacia for over 25 years.
She held different executive positions in sales and marketing.
She is a French national based in the Geneva area and speaks French and English.

Brid Doherty-Appriou

Senior Consultant

Email:brid.appriou [at]


Location:Paris, France

Languages:English, French

Brid joined HTI in 2006 and is a Graduate of the University of Ulster with a BA (HONS) Degree in International Business Communication.

Before joining HTI, Brid started her career in Paris in Advertising and Communication where she worked in the international departments of global agencies as an Account Manager and Media Planner.

Brid has an expertise and knowledge in the MedTech sector on a national, pan-European and global level. She has worked on a number of different therapy areas and has completed numerous searches for French, European and American start-up and established companies. She has covered roles including General Management, Sales and Marketing, Medical Affairs and Clinical.

Brid has dual Irish/French nationality, speaks English and French and is based in our Paris office.

Véronique Dugué

Senior Consultant

Email:VDugue [at]


Location:Paris, France

Languages:French, English

Véronique is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the National Veterinary School at Maisons-Alfort, Paris.
She began her career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and spent six years in Marketing Management with global healthcare leaders Sanofi S.A and Merck & Co., Inc.
She then worked as a Veterinary Practitioner before becoming Director of the Surgical Research Centre at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris Hospital in Paris.
Prior to joining HTI, Véronique acquired 14 years’ experience as a Life Sciences Senior Consultant in other search firms. She specializes in board-level and senior management appointments for the Life Sciences sector:
Pharmacy: Ethical, OTC, Generics. Biotechnology. Vaccines.
Animal health & nutrition.
Diagnosis, Analysis labs, Medical Technology & Device
Hospitals & Clinics, Retirement homes, Healthcare organizations.
Human nutrition; Cosmetics & Nutraceutics.