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.
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.
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.