Our team

Portrait Isabel GOLONIA - HTI-consulting
    Senior Researcher

    Isabel is a German native from Berlin with a bilingual French background and a fluent English level. She supports the HTI-Team since October 2022 

    Isabel has developed excellent skills in supporting candidates in their professional careers. After her Bachelor degree in French and German linguistics and literature, she moved to France for further Master degree scientific research studies in humanities and social sciences concerning France and Germany, followed by education studies. By holding the French teaching certification “agrégation”, she was active during 8 years as teacher in secondary school and at universities, specialized on cross-cultural transmission as well as evaluation systems.

    Senior researcher

    Olga Zakharova - HTIOlga has Ukrainian origin, came to France and joined HTI in 2022 to strengthen HTI’s Team of
    executive researchers. She holds Master degree in Linguistics (Philology and Translation).
    She has solid experience in Recruitment since 2007. Being involved in different HR projects, she
    occupied the position of HRD in 2019 where she was responsible of the recruitment of big
    national company. She speaks French, English, Ukrainian and Russian fluently. She supports
    leading digital health companies, innovative start-ups and medical device clients with the
    international search for senior, mid-level management and key employees on French and
    European markets.

  • Bertrand DURBIN
    Senior researcher

    Bertrand Durbin is a French national who holds Master and post-graduate degrees in Law and Criminology. He has acquired solid and versatile experience as a Researcher in Executive Search since 2010 working for several large and small generalists and specialist recruitments firms, including +5 years at HTI. He supports leading medical device, diagnostic and digital health clients with their search for senior, mid-level management as well as field experts with principal focus on the French market.

  • Gregory BRIFFARD
    Senior consultant

    An occupational Psychologist, Gregory Briffard started his career in HR project management and consulting. During this period he carried out a variety of projects including assessment, outplacement, training, and career development. Subsequently he worked for 10 years for a French search firm, managing numerous search missions for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Chemical, Medical Device and Diagnostic companies as well as for CRO and other service-related firms. In this capacity he recruited various positions for R&D and manufacturing sites, as well as Sales and marketing either at Headquarters or France level.
    Gregory has a sound understanding of the Healthcare Industry and has developed over many years a real job expertise and insight into the Health Industry needs. Thanks to his background in Psychology, Gregory can also provide additional HR services to his clients

Florence Chateau
  • Florence Chateau
    Senior consultant

    Pharmacist with a degree in business, Florence Chateau worked for 15 years in the cosmetics and health sector before joining HR consulting in 2005. Certified assessor, coach for over 15 years, member of the EMCC, she supports organizations and individuals towards better performance. As a partner of HTI, she works on Talent management subjects such as changes in managerial practices, in-depth assessments, coaching, and competency framework. Her approach is systemic, neurocognitive and behavioural (NBA).

Alexis Gaucher
  • Alexis GAUCHER
    Senior consultant

    With a Master degree in Human Sciences, Alexis started his career at Bayer Healthcare’s Oncology BU in a product management role for a drug to treat kidney cancer. Keen to combine his educational background with his interest in healthcare, Alexis switched to recruitment in 2008, joining the healthcare practice of a large recruitment firm as a Researcher. In 2011 he became Consultant in a newly created search firm dedicated to healthcare where he managed a variety of searches for pharmaceutical, medical device and home care clients in France. Alexis joined HTI early 2020 as Senior Consultant, where he continues to develop his scope of skills and client base, and brings his specific expertise to the team, notably in the growing home care markets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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.