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Deep Tech Leaders is an executive search firm that helps innovative Industrial, Life Science & Computing start-ups and scale-ups get from Lab to Market.

Inspired by science, technology and engineering as powerful forces for good, we help innovators build great businesses, solve big problems and bring about a cleaner, healthier, more intelligent world.

Meet the team

We work regularly in the
following sectors:

  • Advanced Computing
  • Advanced Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • AI & ML
  • Biotech & Life Science
  • Blockchain
  • Chemistry
  • Energy
  • Food & AgTech
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductors
George Coxon - Chief Operations Officer at Nano

We asked the Deep Tech Leaders’ team to help us find new leadership during a crucial stage of development.

Chris and his team supported us brilliantly through this giant leap, always going that extra mile to understand exactly what was required.”

George Coxon
Chief Operations Officer

Chris Reichhelm

Chris Reichhelm

Chris is the founder and CEO of Deep Tech Leaders. He has been advising and recruiting for science, technology and engineering companies for more than 25-years, focused on appointing boards and executive teams. Over the past 12-years, he was worked with more than 120 Deep Tech start-ups & scale-ups across the Industrial, Life Science and advanced Computing domains, helping them along their Lab to Market journeys. He works extensively with leading investors and regularly advises institutions and universities on leadership within Deep Tech businesses.

Chris is also the founder & CEO of Deep Tech Jobs, an online job platform that aims to connect the world’s leading scientists and engineers with the most deeply technical science and engineering jobs.

Early in his career, Chris worked for Heidrick & Struggles. He later helped establish two London-based, technology-focused executive search firms. In 2011, he founded Peloton – now Deep Tech Leaders.

American by background, Chris has degrees in English Literature and Theatre Studies. He is married to Jane and has 4 children.

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John Kelly

John Kelly

John leads projects for Deep Tech Leaders and advises clients on board and executive appointments across the Industrial, Life Science and Computing domains. Recently, he has worked across Digital Biology, Additive Manufacturing, Medical Diagnostics and Energy Storage.

He is a strategic HR, organisation and recruitment leader for advanced technology organisations. He has supported start-ups, scale-ups and mature businesses in organisational design, culture, performance and recruitment.

For 10-years, John worked with a leading mobile services group, eventually as COO, where he led the scaling of the organisation from 50 – 1000, and established offices around the world. More recently, he has supported tech start-ups & Medical groups as Global Head of HR.

John has a degree in Public Policy Administration and has completed extensive course work at Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He lives in south-west London with his wife, Paula, and their dog, Peggy.

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Sian James

Siân leads projects for Deep Tech Leaders and advises clients on board and executive appointments across the Industrial and Medical domains. She has a background in leadership and innovation across a variety of engineering sectors including office equipment, domestic appliances, facilities management, construction and bridging, ophthalmic optics and additive manufacturing. She has built and led teams and major cross-functional programmes responsible for business and process change, product delivery, operations and supply chain, digital and IT strategy, quality management, health and safety, and HR. Her business experience ranges from multi-national corporations, small-to-large owner led businesses to technology start-ups.

Siân holds an MEng in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and two cats.

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Jez Bhatti

Jez Bhatti

Jez leads finance and legal for Deep Tech Leaders. He has worked with the team since 2015 and is a director of the company.

For the past 15-years, Jez has worked with small and mid-sized owner-led businesses throughout London, supporting their growth and advising on finance and exit strategies. He is also the chair and co-founder of the London Whisky Club.

Jez is a chartered accountant who lives in Surrey with his wife, Bian, and their 2 boys.

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