Director Biography

Simon has 25 years’ experience…

Simon has 25 years’ experience achieving results in global life sciences and diagnostics. His domain expertise spans product development, marketing, sales, and operations - from lab based to remote testing solutions - across consumables, automation, and software.

Simon's specialty at RLS is delivering critical, challenging, and urgent projects. He's a passionate coach and team builder.

Prior to founding RLS Simon served in senior level roles in small and large organizations, including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Qiagen and OGT.

With enthusiasm, drive and with a strong methodological approach, Simon has been involved in 100s of product launches. This has offered him the opportunity to develop his expertise in:


Product portfolio management

from product concept to prioritisation of product development projects, product optimisation and successful product launches.


Management and leadership

serving diverse and globally located teams across technical, commercial and operational disciplines.serving diverse and globally located teams across technical, commercial and operational disciplines.


Complex stakeholder management

leading multi-functional teams to achieve on budget results by establishing clear plans and sharing progress throughout with executive sponsors and the team.


Business case development through to board-level approval

with a keen eye for detail and a financial acumen at the heart of the proposal.


Market research

with an in-depth knowledge of scientific research and medicine, Simon has harnessed and processed complex technical inputs from experts - through interviews, focus panels, informal discussion and quantitative data gathering – deliver significant insight and advance projects effectively.


Technology management

a credible discussion partner at all levels (business owners, CEOs, non-exec directors and throughout all experience levels and business disciplines), Simon has delivered product development decisions involving several applied bioscience-based technologies, including microarray, cellular analysis, immunodiagnostics, medical imaging, molecular biology, microbiology and sequencing.


Coaching and career development

helping colleagues grow in confidence and develop their careers gives Simon a real buzz. Simon focuses one-to-one meetings more on personal development than current performance and can share this approach through career coaching, which has supported the career paths of many of his colleagues over the years.

RLS is here to support at every step of the way. From product and company concept, to achieving long-term growth.

You can explore some areas where we can assist below. Please get in touch with any questions – we look forward to discovering how we can help!

  • Product definition and value proposition
  • R&D Strategy Development
  • Grant proposal assistance and checking
  • Funding pitch - tune it
  • Culture building – define who we are
  • Process building – getting it done together
  • Regulatory Strategy – define and deliver it
  • Mentoring – benefit from experienced inputs at critical points
  • Bespoke recruitment – assemble a winning team
  • Business case and planning – full ownership
  • Building a credible story – build it, test it
  • Product value proposition – build it, tune it
  • Communicating clearly to customers
  • Customer acquisition with hands on support
  • Partnering – define and deliver
  • Culture building – consolidate who we are
  • Personal  Development – a structured plan
  • Management team building – define and deliver
  • Programme delivery – define and deliver
  • Commercial resources – scale up
  • Supplier and service agreements – define and deliver
  • Team communications – build a more unified team
  • Change management – define and deliver
  • Operational team building – define and deliver across functions
  • R&D Resources – increase capacity, evaluate process
  • Scaling up production – evaluate process, identify partners
  • Strategy delivery
  • Team development and training: technical, commercial
  • Customer focus planning
  • Leadership development – bespoke programmes
  • Process improvement workshops – assess current state, define and deliver improvements
  • Leadership training
  • Kick of meeting – getting great content and a strong impact
  • Bespoke recruitment – get expert inputs
  • Portfolio management – define and deliver
  • Focus message
  • Strategic roadmap – define and deliver
  • Product lifecycle refinement – optimize long term product plans
  • Leadership - own the integration plan
  • Align with a combined mission – assist with ‘hearts and minds’
  • Coaching over management – releasing ideas, solutions and full potential
  • Geographical expansion – identify partners
  • Plan gap analysis and solutions delivered

Are you ready to Release your potential?

Get in touch to find out how we can help you