Meet the Team
Tony Richardson – Chief Executive Officer
Tony Richardson is CEO of Venn Life Sciences. He has over 15 years’ experience in the Life Science arena. Mr. Richardson has held key leadership positions in a number of Medical Technology companies and has accumulated considerable transaction experience including IPO, financings and M&A.
Gracielle Schutjens – Chief Operating Officer
Gracielle has worked in the area of clinical research for over 18 years, gaining experience across a multitude of therapeutic areas, countries and phases.
After completing her studies in health education and biology in the Netherlands, Gracielle progressed through the clinical research industry from CRA to starting her own CRO in 2001, which was subsequently acquired by Venn in 2010.
Having worked with a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, Gracielle has managed clinical trials across multiple sites with extensive investigator relationships throughout the Benelux region.
Jonathan Hartshorn – Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant with over 18 years’ experience in financial management roles, both as a consultant and as Head of Finance, across a range of industries including a number of large global pharmaceutical businesses.
In 2006, Jonathan became Financial Director of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ireland and managed the financial integration of the business with McNeil Healthcare, which created the largest consumer healthcare business in Ireland.
In 2008, he left Pfizer to co-found Cara Healthcare Limited, a consumer healthcare training and product development business based in Dublin, before becoming Head of Finance for the onshore division of Mainstream Renewable Power in 2011, from where he joined Venn in 2015.