MEET THE ASHTON TWEED TEAM
CEO & Partner
Jim is the founder of Ashton Tweed and co-creator of the Life Sciences Talent Bank. He has specialized in identifying talent in the life sciences industry for over 25 years. Ashton Tweed was formed in 2004 to combine the flexibility and versatility of Interim Talent (highly skilled professionals on a project basis) with the art and refinement of Executive Search (very specialized talent on a retained, permanent basis). Jim is passionate about providing superior services to both candidates and clients alike. Jim and his wife have four children, and he enjoys the Philadelphia restaurant scene and the occasional Ashton cigar!
Jordan has over 25 years of life science industry experience with an extensive background in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology. A co-creator of the Life Sciences Talent Bank, he has previously held industry senior corporate-level leadership positions in business development, global marketing and strategic planning to include being the President of a start-up life science company. Jordan is the company “ambassador” and can be found at many of the region’s Life Sciences Industry meetings. He is married with three wonderful sons, enjoys travelling internationally and spending time with friends and family.
Lea has over 15 years of executive recruiting experience, with over 8 years devoted to the life sciences industry. She works in all areas of placement within the Life Sciences, with a focus on interim, interim-to-hire, and permanent positions at the executive level. Lea pioneers the development of creative strategies to identify and connect with top candidates. In addition, she works closely with Ashton Tweed partners to meet business development goals and retain client business. Due to her enthusiasm, creativity, and focus, she is a self-starter that can tackle any project. Lea also loves the summer, staying fit, and going to the beach every chance she gets.
Director - Executive Recruitment
With a background in health sciences, psychology, biology, and patient care, Ashley decided to put her skills to work in the search industry. Her background in the life sciences and personal experience in the hospital make her a true expert at placing candidates in narrow scientific and technical roles. In her spare time, Ashley volunteers for the National MS Society and at a lab rescue. She has two black labs, enjoys good food and drink and being outside and active.
Executive Search Consultant
Cindy has over 15 years executive search experience having transitioned into search from the advertising industry. The past 10 years have been dedicated to life sciences including pharma, biotech, medical devices, and consumer health. She has successfully worked in a broad range of disciplines, including C-suite roles. When she’s not on the phone, she loves to cook, go to concerts, and hike with her dog Harry.
Mary brings 20+ years of strategic and tactical search techniques to attract top quality candidates and has been associated with Ashton Tweed since 2004. Prior to joining Ashton Tweed, Mary enjoyed a rewarding career with Diversified Search, where she was instrumental in managing multiple on-going high profile executive searches across all disciplines. On the Corporate side, Mary worked with Lincoln Financial Group as a Staffing Consultant responsible for determining staffing needs. Mary is married and appreciates travel, music/dance, cooking, and spending time with their adult children.
Alicia has a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University. Her career work has included Client Relations with Alliance Consulting Group, Associate Scientist at SmithKline, a Biology Teacher for Teach for America, and a Sales Representative at Merck. In recent years Alicia has been raising her two children. At Ashton Tweed, Alicia specializes in narrow research for highly specialized projects. With over seven years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Alicia utilizes her extensive knowledge as a tool in her research.
Kelley has over 13 years Pharmaceutical experience and 10 years’ experience running a small leadership development company. She is a Certified Medical Representative and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University and her Master’s Degree from Trinity University. At Ashton Tweed, Kelley works closely with the partners recruiting client business and furthering business development goals. In her spare time, Kelley enjoys spending time with her amazing family at crew regattas, volleyball games and in Ocean City, NJ.
Director - Administration
Jodi is happy to be overseeing the accounting at Ashton Tweed as well as handling other administrative duties. She graduated from Millersville University and has worked with a variety of different businesses. Jodi has a love for numbers and finances, but she truly enjoys the balance of accounting and administrative tasks along with getting to connect with Ashton Tweed’s candidates and clients from all around the country. Jodi is a mom to three amazing daughters, and enjoys music, working out, cooking, and her crazy dog, Curley.
Director - Information Technology
Eryn manages Ashton Tweed’s database of over 70,000 contacts and provides our team with superior research for all of our positions. Additionally she manages administration and our outsourced research functions. She has an in-depth knowledge of computer science and software engineering. Eryn is also an expert in historical costume, dance, and cooking. She and her husband have three grown children.
Director - Marketing
Kelsey is energetic and creative. With a background in film and creative writing, she manages the company marketing programs and gives her initiatives and digital media campaigns an innovative spin. Her specialty within Ashton Tweed is marketing yourself and your skills through various outlets. In her free time, Kelsey is a writer and professional figure skating coach.