i-Pharm Consulting’s Los Angeles Hub Officially Opens!

By David Filby, Executive Vice President, USA

December 2021

i-Pharm Consulting’s Los Angeles Hub Officially Opens!

Hot on the heels of our launch in San Diego it is really exciting to now be able to announce the official launch of our West Coast Bio-Pharma Hub in Los Angeles!

Leading our fantastic team is Chay Carter, VP of the West Coast, who brings 15 years of experience in building and leading high performing teams. 

Isabel Cassule has joined as Business Manager to launch and grow our West Coast Regulatory Affairs Team. Isabel brings over 10 years of experience in recruitment leadership and launching and scaling teams within the Healthcare sector, as well as an MBA from Hult.

Dan Rose relocated from Singapore where he successfully led a number of strategic recruitment teams over the last 10 years focused on Senior Appointments within the energy sector. He joins i-Pharm as Business Manager running our Clinical Team on the West Coast, the first market we launch in every new i-Pharm location.

Mojan Daregani joins us after leading the Pharma and Biotech Division at her previous firm in Los Angeles for the last 6 years. She is a top performer in the region having previously worked in Pharma Sales giving her an in-depth knowledge of the market, crucial to her new role at i-Pharm as the Head of Medical & Clinical Development.

I’m proud to announce the opening of our Los Angeles West Coast Hub that will see i-Pharm mirror its success on the US East Coast in the Bio-Pharma space.

“Off the back of our San Diego launch, I’m proud to announce the opening of our Los Angeles West Coast Hub that will see i-Pharm mirror its success on the US East Coast in the Bio-Pharma space and replicate its high-quality service to clients in California and beyond. This office has been a long-term plan and now becomes a reality with the hiring of four leaders in the business who all bring immense experience in building teams, client acquisition strategies, the California market and will all benefit from the support of each other.

Chay, Isabel, Mojan and Dan, have a wealth of experience in building high performing teams and will build a culture and strategy relevant to the local market. We interviewed tens of candidates and believe we have created an incredible blend of styles that will suit the high value challenges our clients face on the West Coast.”

Life sciences has never played a more important role for society, and we’re determined to deliver even greater support to this vital sector in the years ahead. ​

“I am incredibly excited to be joining i-Pharm, a well-established business with a fantastic global track record,” said Chay, “and being responsible for launching and growing i-Pharm’s West Coast business from Los Angeles. We’ve managed to assemble a team of superstars covering our key markets that mirror the East Coast while also launching our US Medical Devices business in San Diego.”

“With a hugely supportive senior management team (many thanks to David Filby and Stephen McAnaney for the opportunity) our lofty growth ambitions are not only exciting but also very achievable. The Life Sciences market on the West Coast is megalithic, and the Team cannot wait to position ourselves as the recruiters of choice in California”. 

Driven by our mission of “changing lives by placing people at the heart of life sciences’ our expansion to the US West Coast builds on our long track record of success in this sector, enabling us to open up new opportunities for colleagues, clients and candidates.

It’s all part of our commitment to helping this vital sector solve challenging resource requirements and change more and more lives around the world.​

Get in touch!

 Chay Carter
 Vice President, West Coast


 Isabel Cassule
 Business Manager - Regulatory Affairs


 Dan Rose
 Business Manager - Project Management & Clinical Operations


 Mojan Daregani
 Business Manager - Medical Affairs