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Behind the Company


Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University
D.E.S.S., University Pierre and Marie Curie

Jennifer Chase

CEO, and Managing Director, Boston, USA

Jennifer founded Chase Partners in 2019, to focus on recruiting leaders who are driven to change patient lives through creative development and innovation. With more than 25 years of experience in international executive search, she has held leadership roles for some of the world’s top global executive search consultancies. She worked in Boston, Paris, and New York as a Partner with both large and smaller boutique firms, including Witt Kieffer, Heidrick & Struggles, Euromedica, and earlier in her career, Korn Ferry. From 2000 to 2014,  while based in Paris, she gained extensive experience with a specialized boutique firm using her extensive knowledge in the life science industry to recruit outstanding talent for American clients across Europe and Asia. In addition to her executive search experience, she has worked in sales, marketing, and business development roles. In 2021, Chase Partners LLC opened a Paris-based office. At Chase Partners, Jennifer collaborates closely with Nick to incorporate these diverse skills and experiences into their recruitment strategy. Their novel approach to executive search, blending Jennifer's background in global executive search positions Chase Partners uniquely in the market, enabling them to identify and attract leaders who are not only skilled but also align with the culture of their clients.


Master of Science, Neurochemistry, Kings College
Diploma from the European Market Access University

Nick Hicks

Managing Director, Europe, UK

Nick Hicks, as the Head of European Operations for Chase Partners, brings a distinctive approach to executive search from the Paris office, grounded in his rich and diverse background. Before venturing into executive recruitment, Nick's career was deeply rooted in patient engagement and advocacy. His role involved advising companies on effectively integrating the patient perspective to enhance both research and commercial objectives, providing him with a unique understanding of the healthcare and biotech industries. His journey took a transformative turn in 2005 after his tenure at Biogen. Nick pursued training as a business coach. Nick's expertise extends to his proficiency as an advanced practitioner of the KAI assessment tool, a renowned instrument for evaluating a leader's problem-solving style and the innovation climate within an organization. At Chase Partners, Nick collaborates closely with Jennifer to incorporate these diverse skills and experiences into their recruitment strategy. Their novel approach to executive search, blending Nick's background in patient advocacy, business coaching, and problem-solving assessment, positions Chase Partners uniquely in the market, enabling them to identify and attract leaders who are not only skilled but also align with the innovative and patient-centric ethos of their clients.

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B.S., Communication and International Business
Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences
Executive & Business Coach, Coach U, Germany

Iris Grimm

Consultant, On-Boarding Coach, Atlanta, USA

For the past 20 years, Iris Grimm has been coaching leaders and supporting executives to increase performance and improve upon their teams’ output as well as provide work-life balance in their lives. She believes, “In order to create high-performing teams and inspiring organizations, leaders must first perform optimally and become inspired themselves, for they cannot give what they do not have within them.” Her specialties include emotional intelligence skills, work-life balance, better communication, mental fitness, and leadership skills. In addition, she developed an onboarding program supporting newly hired physicians in the first 3-6 months of their new employment. 

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Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Liverpool

Dr. Iwan Jenkins

Consultant and Chairperson, KAI Advisory Council | Kirton Adaption-Innovation Theory, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Iwan Jenkins, with his extensive background in Chemistry, has demonstrated exceptional prowess in problem-solving leadership, particularly in the realms of strategy, innovation, and marketing. Dr. Jenkins has spent the initial two decades of his career ascending through various techno-commercial positions across three continents and was instrumental in guiding blue-chip companies globally through Riot Point, a firm he founded to sharpen business strategies, marketing, sales efforts, and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Jenkins' impactful work has not only led to numerous publications in both business and academic journals but also to his significant role as the chairman of the KAI Advisory Council. Currently, Dr. Jenkins is collaborating with Chase Partners LLC, leveraging his deep expertise to foster strategic innovations and solutions. 

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The London School of Economics & Political Science, MSc (Econ), Industrial Relations  & Personnel Management
Ph.D. Group Creativity University of Western England

JD cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, Master of Public Policy, Institute of Public Policy Studies, University of Michigan, BA with High Distinction, concentration in economics, University of Michigan.

Rob Sheffield

Coach, UK 

Rob Sheffield has worked in leadership development for 30 years. He is a director at Bluegreen Learning, a UK-based consultancy, and a Visiting Fellow at University of the West of England, supporting teaching and research into leadership and innovation. He works with leadership at all levels and examples of typical projects involve: helping clinicians, technicians or entrepreneurs make the shift to being influential organizational leaders; connecting innovation to strategy; helping leaders measure and improve the climate for innovation in their teams; developing team members’ skills for design-thinking; optimizing the cognitive diversity available. 

Anne Collier

Coach, US 

Anne E. Collier, MPP, JD, PCC, is the CEO of Arudia, a firm dedicated to improving culture, collaboration and communication. Collier is an expert leadership coach steadfast in her commitment to excellence and her clients’ goals. She coaches and delivers programming designed to help individuals, teams and organizations amplify accomplishments, improve financial stability and achieve greater self-actualization; they perform well because they are confident, deliberate and resilient. Anne is a KAI Advanced practitioner.

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