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Cristian Owen

Senior Consultant

Digital Health

Cristian joined Venari Partners in 2019 and is a core member of the Life Sciences & Healthcare practice. He is hugely passionate about the Digital Health space, and the partner of choice to many emerging and high-growth HealthTech companies across the US & Europe.

With over 6 years of experience headhunting global leaders within the Digital Health industry, Cristian helps organisations identify, attract, and retain the best Strategy, Business Development, Operations and Commercial talent around the world.

Typical growth scenarios he supports include:
- US GTM Expansion for European HealthTech companies
- Commercial buildout, due to successful fundraising or product launch (US or EU)
- CEO selection to replace a Founder who is looking to transition into a CTO/NED role.
- Board level appointments Chairman, non-executive advisory etc.

Retained executive recruitment is a core discipline, but the team is also equipped to provide expert Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) mapping solutions, Interim & Consulting solutions, Board Advisory, Market Mapping, Compensation Benchmarking, and Leadership & Organisational Assessment.

Outside of Venari Partners, as a former chef, he has a tremendous passion for food and loves to experiment with cooking and eating as many different cuisines as possible.



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Harry Leider
Chief Medical Officer and EVP
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I have had the great pleasure of working with Cristian over the last year, and I have found him to be a remarkable healthcare recruiter and consultant. He has an excellent view of the emerging opportunities in digital health and maintains a broad network of contacts across the industry. He consistently takes a personal interest in looking for opportunities to connect individuals with firms that can benefit from their skills and experiences. Cristian’s level of engagement and follow-up played a key role in my obtaining a role with an exciting digital health company. I recommend him most highly due to his knowledge, broad network, and strong work ethic - and his ability to navigate this very dynamic healthcare space to the benefit of his corporate clients and potential executive recruits.

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