James Oakes

Executive Recruiter

James has been recruiting for the Life Sciences industry since 2009. Originally from Scotland, James completed his Masters at the University of Glasgow before moving to Japan. His recruitment career began in the APAC region, building and leading recruitment teams in Tokyo and Singapore, before relocating to New York in January 2020 to focus on the North American biotech market.

With a background in executive search and full lifecycle recruitment for Scientific, Medical and Technical functions, he has partnered with companies ranging from multinationals to pre-seed startups to secure the leadership teams they need to move their projects forward successfully.

James and his family relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2022 with he and his wife welcoming a very lively, expressive pair of twins soon after. Both keen fans of the outdoors, they are trying to do as much mini-hiking and trail walking as they can while pushing a double-stroller.