Life Science Expansion

RBW Consulting brings its specialist client-centric model to San Diego

Specialist life science recruitment firm RBW Consulting has opened a new San Diego office to lead its West Coast expansion. The move follows increasing demand in the San Diego life science market, which pulls in nearly 70 per cent of the city’s funding, and encapsulates the third largest biotech hub in the US.

Spearheaded by RBW co-founder Nick Rapley and director Sam Murphy, the office will launch with an initial team of four. In line with RBW’s ambitious growth plans, the company plans to expand to a headcount of six immediately, eight by the end of 2021, and 15 by the end of 2022.

With a growing industry focus on both remote and cross-country recruitment, RBW is making the move to support clients’ rapid growth across the US. The San Diego team will connect the company with life science hubs along the West Coast, as well as a wider pool of talent.

The expansion comes four years after RBW’s first US office opened in Boston, and just over a year after its expansion into North Carolina. RBW’s agile, client-centric model has allowed it to maintain growth throughout the pandemic. The company has created a stable business model based on long-term strategic partnerships. This in turn means that RBW can offer flexibility and personalised recruitment strategies to its clients.

Nick Rapley, co-founder and president at RBW Consulting, said: “RBW’s expansion to the West Coast is evidence that our business model is being hugely well received by the market. Our whole team is incredibly proud of what we’ve built, and even more so of the people who have helped us build it.

“By operating as partners, consultants and strategic advisors instead of just recruiters, we can provide much closer support to our clients on both coasts than we could previously,” he continued. “New ground like this gives us the opportunity to build an expanded team of passionate, dedicated consultants.”

The new team members will be splitting their time between the office space in downtown San Diego and working remotely.

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