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Steve Smith

Steve joined the Next Phase Life Sciences division in August 2018. He brings with him over a decade of Life Science recruitment expertise. This includes playing an integral role in the training & development and managerial duties for a company that saw significant and rapid global growth over a relatively short period from 14 to over 130 employees globally. He focuses on senior executive level placements within the Rare Diseases & Gene Therapy Arena.

How did you get into recruitment?

Ironically, headhunted by a friend already working in industry…here I am over a decade later!

What’s your specialist area?

Rare Diseases & Gene Therapy – it was an interest and now it’s a passion.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

My specialist area of Rare Diseases is truly patient centric and the people in the field are dedicated to finding new treatments to help save the lives of patients suffering from rare and genetic diseases.  Sadly, the patients more often than not have no treatment options available, so when I am able to help my clients find the (extremely rare) people that enable these patients access to new hope, it comes with great satisfaction.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?

As long as my beautiful partner Jess and my little man Teddie are with me, there’s no place I’d rather be….but the Gili Islands in Indonesia would be a bonus I suppose! 

If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?

Being the man on the mic alongside my mate and brother-in-law DJ Dan Stoves in front of thousands of smiley people having a bloody great time!!!

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

To accelerate the new world view from separateness to “oneness”

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Steve is a man of two extremes; on one hand he loves to be on the stage of a very loud, large and rammed venue, playing host to some pretty outrageous music whilst on the other there is nothing he likes more than to lace up his walking boots and heads for the hills (whatever the weather!) to escape people altogether!