Who Are We?

The firm

HTI is a leading international executive and search firm that specialises in placing executives and experts in the Life Sciences.

We are a compact, agile, top-quality boutique consultancy with offices in Paris (HQ), Geneva, Munich, Nice and Cologne, as well as, a strategic partnership with a renowned U.S.A. search firm.

We have profound knowledge and expertise in life sciences, medical associations, CRO, and professional services.

In addition to our wide network of Healthcare Corporation globally, we are particularly well introduced to European Venture Capitalist and Private Equity in the healthcare sector. We have an excellent track record in placing C-suite executives, senior VPs, directors, managers and other key support professionals.

Our company is still led by our founders, with a superb reputation developed over 25 years in the business, which ensures excellent customer service and a lasting collaboration.

The team

At HTI, all of our consultants are senior-level experts.

They have management and operational experience in the healthcare and life sciences industries, having themselves held senior positions with major healthcare companies.

They all have a keen entrepreneurial mindset to understand leading-edge companies, and a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and evolution of the life sciences market. Your designated senior consultant will remain in charge throughout the entire search process.

We are proud of the industry knowledge and dedication of our back office, all of whom are multilingual and multicultural professional Research Associates (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish).

Our partners

  • Edith Howard
    General Manager & Partner

    Edith has over 25 years of experience in executive search supporting healthcare clients and collaborating with venture firms to place C- level talents for innovative startups.
    Before founding HTI in 1998, Edith held senior positions in Finance and Human Resources within Medtronic in France, Belgium and Minneapolis. She has also worked as HR Director for Biogen Europe.
    Edith speaks French and English and holds a Degree in Finance and Law.

  • Claire Van Dongen
    Senior Consultant & Partner

    One of the founding Partners at HTI, Claire has over 20 years  experience in Executive Search in the healthcare industry, with particular focus on, and passion for Medtech innovation. Building on her solid industry knowledge, experience and network, she successfully managed numerous senior search assignments across borders in Europe for a variety of large, mid-sized and start-up firms, and can help you with mid- and top management searches for all functional areas .
    Claire graduated from the University of Amsterdam and is fluent in English and French besides her native Dutch.

  • Muriel Henry
    Senior Consultant & Partner

    Before becoming a founder partner of HTI in 1998, Muriel worked for several years in different Human Resources Management roles, with a particular emphasis on expatriate, relocation and compensation/benefits issues. She is experienced in supporting where clients have a need for senior and middle management talent for their European business and Finance/HR positions. She also specializes in supporting start-up clients with Human Resources support.

Our consultants

At HTI, all of our consultants are senior-level experts.

  • Medhi Fedaouche
    Senior Consultant

    Medhi holds a diploma in Business Administration and brings over 30 years of senior management experience in Diagnostic. He worked with prestigious diagnostic companies where he held business Unit Manager and General Manager positions. He was involved in several companies acquisitions and managed team integration.
    He joined HTI in 2017 to develop the diagnostic Executive search activities.
    Medhi is based in the Paris office, he speaks French and English.

  • Agata Lindenthal
    Senior Consultant

    Agata, MD, worked both as physician and in the medtech industry. During the 12 years spent at Boston Scientific she introduced innovated technologies into the market – among which the first aortic stent graft worldwide. Her fascination for disruptive technologies in all fields of medicine led her to join HTI in 2008. Ever since she has helped numerous start-ups and large companies to fill senior and middle management positions.

  • Gérard Mahoudeau
    Senior Consultant

    Gérard is a Biochemistry Engineer. He joined HTI in 2006 after 25 years in the Medical Device Industry where he held Senior Management positions in Europe and in the USA, for large companies (CR Bard, Baxter, Medtronic) and start up (Cryocath), in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Neurological and Diagnostic.Building on his solid industry knowledge and network, Gérard has assisted many companies of all sizes to fill senior and middle management positions at the European and Global levels. Gérard has Swiss and French nationalities.

  • Detlef Mangels
    Senior Consultant

    THINKING OUT OF THE BOX is the Credo of Detlef Mangels as a Sales & Marketing Professional in Medical Devices. His career as Country CEO, Business Director, Director of EU North or Sales Leader of innovative start Up Companies in the D, A, CH region, always needed creativity and engagement. He is a very experienced hands on Manager with high reputation in the Medical Device Family of Diagnostic, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology and GPO / DRG Management.
    Detlef joined HTI one year ago to continue to expand HTI search business in the DACH region.

  • Anne Mascarelli
    Senior Consultant

    After graduating as a lawyer and with a Master Degree in management, Anne has worked for 23 years in various International Medical Societies as Human Resources and Communication Director. Besides her expertise in recruiting high level profiles for the medical industry or institutions, she is a specialist of team appraisal and change management and has in depth experience in individual assessment and people development, with a professional Coaching Certification.

  • Laure Nègre
    Senior Consultant

    With a degree in Pharmacy and the industry experience as a Product Manager and Head Pharmacist of Kendall, Laure moved to HR Consulting in 1990. Ever since she has lead innumerous assignments for pharma, medtech and diagnostic companies of all sizes.
    Laure joined HTI in 2017 where her invaluable experience and network within the healthcare industry reflect in high success rates of utterly specialized assignments.

  • Dajana Mladenovic
    Associate Consultant

    Before joining HTI, Dajana worked as a freelance recruiter and researcher in collaboration with executive firms in the Nordic region. She has been successfully recruiting highly qualified and specialized candidates for more than 5 years at International level. Driven by customer satisfaction, Dajana’s main focus is to use her recruitment expertise and market knowledge to ensure each match makes individuals, companies and industries flourish.


  • Arnaud Weill
    Principal Consultant

    A French nationality and Graduate in Law, Arnaud has over 20 years of experience in Executive search. He is specialised in the Life Sciences Industry partnering with Pharma, Medtech and Biotech companies across Europe. Arnaud has a strong network in Life Sciences and experience in managing high level assignments. Before joining HTI, he set up the Southern Europe business for a French Executive Search company. He recruited the team and opened their offices in Madrid and Barcelona. Previously he developed the business in Belgium for the same company. Prior to this, he managed the French Life Sciences Practice of an international recruitment company.

Our Board Members

  • Alan Howard
    Chairman of the Board

    European Legal Director Medtronic Europe 10 years Founder and C.E.O Medical Technology Consultants Europe 15 years President Quintiles MTC global device consulting business 2 years C.E.O European Society of Cardiology 10 years C.E.O European Society of Medical Oncology 5 years Adviser and Compliance Officer Europa Group 3 years.
    Alan is one of the Founder of HTI

  • Gérard Fulconis
    Board Member

    Gerard is a graduate of HEC, Paris and of the Sorbonne.
    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. Gérard is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Italian.


HTI has more than 25 years of talent management experience, a precious resource for all companies, from major international corporations to small, cutting-edge startups.

HTI key dates

Formed initially as the Executive Search division of MTCE – a leading consulting group established to support clients with clinical and regulatory affairs, as well as, reimbursement advice, HTI became independent in 1998 when MTC was acquired by Quintiles.


Creation of the Executive Search department of MTCE


MTC acquired by Quintiles


Spin off MTC Search to form HTI (Healthcare & Technology International)


Partnership with BioQuest (San Francisco)