Our Team

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Jasmine Ramtoolah

Founder & Managing Director

With a background in Psychology and 10 years of hands on Pharmaceutical recruitment experience, including in Medical Affairs and Sales & Marketing, Jasmine founded Verbatim Pharma in October 2017 with the hope of shifting the mentality in recruitment from a sales environment, to a focus on service delivery.

A writer at heart, Jasmine enjoys reading or listening to books with interesting characters, particularly biographies, and lists her favourite recent reads as Bad Blood, Shantaram and Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Her favourite pastime is to engage in deep and meaningful discussions with friends over a nice bottle of red wine.

Jasmine grew up in Africa, the US and the UK and was raised by Mauritian parents. This diverse upbringing allowed her to develop an understanding of individual differences, perspectives and cultures from an early age, in combination with the ability to engage on a deeper level with people from all walks of life.

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Matthew Mackenzie

Director & Co-Owner

Matt has 15 years recruitment experience spanning across freelance and permanent. He spent the first 9 years of his career recruiting into the healthcare sector, focusing on Operational roles. For the past 6 years, Matt has been specialising in helping Pharmaceutical companies with challenging staffing issues centred around Operations, Project Management, Procurement and Logistics.

A die hard Arsenal fan and season ticket holder (please don’t judge him on this), Matt can be found at The Emirates Stadium weekly during the football season.

With a reputation for being the fun one, Matt’s personality is very light-hearted and positive. He is truly invested in the well-being of the people around him. Don’t be fooled by his laid back nature though; Matt has a degree in Business Management and is very knowledgeable in Finance. He acts as VP’s Finance Director alongside his day job.

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Hinna Mohammed

Senior Search Lead

Hinna has 7 years’ Pharmaceutical recruitment experience and has worked in both external (agency) recruitment as well as internal recruitment at a globally leading Pharma company.

Her recruitment experience in Pharma includes Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs and Quality Assurance. This diverse background across the drug development and commercialisation process, coupled with the experience of managing recruitment from the lens of the client, has definitely proved to be a benefit.

Hinna also has a background in Psychology, which supports her ability to understand her clients and candidates.

Another key benefit of having Hinna in the team is that she loves to bake! We have already tried the chocolate banana bread (amazing!) and are looking forward to many more of her specialities. Coffee and cake are her weaknesses so you’ll often find her on the weekend getting inspiration from fancy coffee shops in London and “over indulging”, as she likes to say.  

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Chloe Taylor

Recruitment Partner

Prior to joining Verbatim Pharma, Chloe was new to the world of recruitment and came from a Marketing and Administrative background. Chloe spent several months travelling the world, from Borneo to New Zealand, while pondering on what she really wanted to do long term. During her travels, she realised she was sure about one thing: she enjoyed helping and engaging with people. This is what led her to joining Verbatim. 

An interesting and unique fact about Chloe that so happens to be particularly relevant to the Pharma industry, is that she has been part of a longitudinal study since birth: one of the world’s largest twin cohorts, investigating how genetic and environmental factors shape individual differences in cognitive and learning abilities, behaviour and emotions.

Chloe is a positive, enthusiastic and determined individual who has brought good energy to our office. If you ever find yourself joining one of our VP Thursday HIIT sessions at the gym, you will witness her energy and determination on another level!

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Luke Harrison

Recruitment Partner

Luke has joined Verbatim Pharma after fulfilling a fruitful, 10 year career in the Events industry as a Photographer for brands. 

He has worked at big global events, like Formula One in Bahrain, The Rugby Seven Nations in Hong Kong, and HSBC World Golf in China (to name a few). This has allowed Luke to develop an understanding of different people, cultures and environments. Working on the Account Hub team, Luke has hit the ground running and is already putting his global experience to good use.

He continues to be a keen photographer and graphic designer. In his second week with the business, Luke surprised the team with a funny, personalised photo coaster for each person. This sums him up: he is considerate, genuinely interested in individuals and very creative!

In his spare time, Luke enjoys cooking and keeping fit. You can find him collecting everyone’s coffee cups at the end of a long working day because he really is that considerate and nice!

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Katherine Powell

Search Lead

Katherine comes from an Administrative and Customer Service background, so Verbatim Pharma is her first step into the world of Recruitment. One thing that has been constant in all of her roles to date is the enjoyment that she has found in engaging with people and hearing their stories.

 

Having been a hiring manager in a previous role, she has seen how recruitment can work, and is using her past experiences to ensure that she is always doing the right thing by our clients and candidates. So far, Katherine has built some great relationships with clients as well as candidates, and long may this continue!

 

Katherine is the go to for a lovely chat. Her bubbly, friendly aura warms the office on cold days. Fun Fact: Katherine is a lady with many hidden talents. You will be amazed with just how many things she has tried! Outside of work, you’ll probably find Katherine catching up with friends over dinner and a few cocktails or indulging in some retail therapy!

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Michal Barut

Search Lead

Michal has worked in recruitment for over 4 years, having started his career out at the tender age of 17 in the Chemicals sector before joining Verbatim to work in Pharma. 

Born in Slovakia, Michal moved to the UK at 6 years old. He didn’t speak a word of English at the time, however, his thirst for knowledge and self development allowed him to adapt quickly in school and people are now surprised to learn that English is, in fact, his second language! In addition to being fluent in English and Slovakian, Michal is also fluent in Czech. 

 

Michal is hugely into being physically active and spends most evenings playing football. Over the weekend, Michal spends his time relaxing by watching TV series like Suits or on YouTube taking in personal and professional development Podcasts.
 

Upon joining Verbatim Pharma, Michal has settled in quickly and has a calm and collected demeanour. He is kind and caring by nature, with a big heart and a lot of empathy. He is always ready and willing to lend a hand to those in need.

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Jaina Shah

Marketing Manager & Recruitment Partner

Jaina’s experience in social media marketing and sales has led her to finding a role at Verbatim Pharma. After handling many clients and helping them grow into successful businesses online, she has learnt just how to grow Verbatim Pharma online. From graphic design to web design, Jaina handles the creativity at Verbatim Pharma.  

 

In her spare time you will find her painting, cooking or listening to music. No really… it’s true, she has over 200,000 songs on her playlist, and even has an entire album named after her on Spotify.

 

Fun Fact: She started a fashion and creative magazine that was placed into London’s most famous fashion newsagents in Wardour St, London, which was sponsored by Vita Coco, Graze and Creative Nature! Her painting has been displayed at RA gallery in Green Park.  

 

Favourite Quote : Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Marianne Williamson

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Scarlette

Fun Office Pup, Ensuring Company Culture 

Scarlette is our company pup and mascot!

 

She has been there since the very beginning, when Verbatim Pharma was a one woman business!

 

Scarlette is responsible for employee well-being, fun and exercise (long walks)! She loves her food, is very much a people’s person and relishes in attention.