Our culturally diverse team is recognized for our track record of success and our broad, deep knowledge of the companies, the people, and the opportunities we represent.

Kim Firstback to top

President & CEO

Strategy and an eye on the bigger picture are hallmarks of Kim First’s tenure at The Agency Worldwide®. A respected industry expert, she works closely with many of the world’s top executives and researchers within the biopharmaceutical and food & agriculture sectors on multi-year engagements. Through her collaborations, Kim helps to build successful teams, structure […]View More.

Jeff Appelbaumback to top


As EVP & COO, Jeff is responsible for The Agency’s business operations including strategy, IT, finance, and HR. Jeff started his career in the entertainment industry, holding various creative positions that led to prime time program development for the ABC/Walt Disney Company. He worked on the forefront of technology as director of post production for […]View More.

Susan Shoemakerback to top

Vice President, Science & Operations

In her role as VP of science & operations, Susan utilizes her 20 years of research and teaching in life sciences to develop proprietary approaches to sourcing from in-depth publication reviews to analysis of cutting edge technologies and topics in the healthcare industry. Susan is also responsible for educating The Agency team on the technical […]View More.

Ian Gregoryback to top

Vice President

Ian joined The Agency team in early 2016 from ConnectedSearch in Boston where he led a team of recruiters in the Commercial, Technical Development, and Business Development spaces.  Ian himself is an expert at cultivating partnerships with established and growing biotechnology firms while acting as a talent advisor to enhance the recruiting experience and process for clients […]View More.

Deborah Politeback to top

Executive Search Director

With over 25 years of sales and marketing experience across a number of industries, Deborah brings to Executive Recruitment her passion for cultivating and developing relationships, and her experience working with C-level executives. She is strategically focused, accomplished at building strong partnerships, and has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Always feeling like there was more […]View More.

Dan Traskback to top

Executive Search Director

Dan joined The Agency team in 2016 and will be based out of our recently established Boston office to primarily support our East Coast clients and the extensive MA candidate base.  Formerly a ConnectedSearch Partner, Dan holds an MS in Biotechnology & Biomedical Science from the University of Massachusetts.  After completing his masters, he spent […]View More.

Galina Albertback to top

Executive Recruiter

Since joining The Agency team in 2013, Galina has made key contributions on behalf of clients in both project management and recruiter roles. Her great attention to detail and exceptional background in relationship management enable Galina to understand and build relationships with both clients and candidates. Her analytical skills, thoroughness, and understanding of business were […]View More.

Veneta Chemerinskiback to top

Sr. Project Manager

Veneta joined The Agency in January 2016 bringing a scientific and academic perspective to the organization. She earned her masters degree in Biochemistry from the University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria following a bachelors of science. In her role as Senior Project Manager, Veneta, facilitates the identification of ideal candidates by utilizing 15 years of experience […]View More.

Janet Leeback to top

Sr. Project Manager

Janet brings an operations and solution driven focus to her role within the organization’s Project Management and Research unit.  Janet spent the first 6 years of her career with Pfizer at their New York City headquarters where she was responsible for change management activities and developing standard operation procedures for Global Manufacturing Compliance.  She then […]View More.

Sareen Hagopianback to top

Project Manager

Sareen brings a passion for people, purpose, and drive to The Agency every day. Shortly after earning her bachelors in Psychology from Cal State Northridge, Sareen gained meaningful experience as the Associate Director of a residential mental health treatment center. At the center, she focused on assisting the youth in the program to lead a […]View More.

Lyn Azusadaback to top

Special Assistant to the CEO/Recruitment & Sourcing Coordinator

Dan Curtinback to top

Recruitment Associate

Evexa Videsback to top

Recruitment Associate

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