Dr. Andrea Sandmöller worked for ten years in both R&D and sales & marketing, in two start-up companies and in an established corporation in the life science / biotechnology industry. She studied biology, specialising in molecular- and microbiology at the Technical University of Stuttgart and the University of Marburg/Lahn. She completed her dissertation at the Institute for Molecular Biology and Tumour Research in the research group of Prof. Miguel Beato.

Since the beginning of 2003, Dr. Sandmöller has worked in recruitment consultancy, focussing on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

In 2013 she founded NotchDelta GmbH & Co. KG. She has also developed an international active recruitment & outplacement internet platform for the science and technology market; exclusively bringing together companies and candidates, who are explicitly looking to change, directly and confidentially. As Managing Director, she instigated a further development to this in 2014 through the establishment of NotchDelta Executive Search, primarily to deal with select assignments from the pharmaceutical and (bio-)technology industries.

Phone: +49 (0) 611 9625525
E-Mail: as@search-notchdelta.com


Dr. Astrid Bruynck studied biology at the universities of Stuttgart and Marburg, and completed a PhD in Immunology at Behringwerke Marburg. She then spent fourteen years in various specialist and managerial positions with international responsibilities, working for global life science corporations.

Dr. Bruynck moved into recruitment consultancy in 2007 as Associate Partner for a recruitment consultancy, specialising in the area of healthcare.

In 2014 Dr. Bruynck, together with Dr. Andrea Sandmoeller, cofounded NotchDelta Executive Search and has been Managing Director with her principle fields of activity in the life science, medical technology and diagnostic sectors.

Phone: +49 (0) 7665 9474843
E-Mail: ab@search-notchdelta.com


Dr. Peter Schwaighofer began his career as a civil servant in the field of social work in the province of Salzburg and worked, after his law studies at the University of Salzburg, more than 20 years as a recruiter, HR manager and training manager. His professional focus was on the electronic and mechanical engineering industries, as well as on NGOs.

Since 2009 he works as a freelance HR expert and interim manager in Germany and Austria and - after completing his MSc in Coaching at the European Systemic Business Academy at Vienna - as business coach.

Since 2016 Dr. Schwaighofer is partner of Notch Delta Executive Search with main emphasis on Engineering and NGOs.

Phone: +49 (0) 157 54172881
E-Mail: ps@search-notchdelta.com


Gustav Kichler is a graduate of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and holds an MBA from the Institute for Management (IfM) in Salzburg.

Gustav brings more than 20 years of international experience in the field of medical technology and laboratory diagnostics. He was Sales and Marketing Manager at bioMérieux Austria, a leading company in the in vitro diagnostics sector. As Managing Director of Romer Labs, a lab supplier for food and feed diagnostics, he successfully developed the business in Europe and Asia.

In 2011, Gustav joined Aristid as a recruitment consultant. Since mid-2018, he also became partner of NotchDelta Executive Search serving clients in the life science, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He provides his recruiting services predominantly in Austria with its neighboring countries to the east.

Phone: +43 (0) 699 1390 9554
E-Mail: gk@search-notchdelta.com


Pamela Spreu competed her studies of economics at the University of Heidelberg, and has worked in marketing and business development for several organizations in the IT, catering, and hotel business.

Since 2006 she has been free-lancing as expert for business development, marketing, recruiting and professional health management for personnel/employer corporations and outplacement agencies, and also as coach for job candidates.

In 2011 she successfully graduated as apprenticeship trainer, and joined the examination boards of IHK Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. Since 2016 Pamela Spreu is Partner at NotchDelta Executive Search, dealing with search assignments from the pharmaceutical, food and chemistry industry mainly.

Phone: +49 (0) 177 3371965
E-Mail: psp@search-notchdelta.com


Bettina Krickl holds a M.A. degree in English, Spanish and Business Administration from the University of Bamberg.

Having worked in international marketing and sales positions in various industries, Bettina started working as Senior HR Consultant for clients in medical technology, facility management and construction engineering in 2012.

Bettina acquired an Employer Brand Manager certificate by DEBA (German Employer Branding Academy) in 2016; enabling her to deal with HR marketing topics as well.

In 2019 Bettina founded Hidden Talents Personalberatung, an HR-agency focusing on talent acquisition and employer branding.

In parallel Bettina has joined NotchDelta Executive Seach as partner, providing recruiting services predominantly in the industry of medical technology and engineering, and taking care of our clients’ employer branding. 

Phone: +49 (0) 162 41 71 167
E-Mail: bk@search-notchdelta.com


James Lombardo earned his MBA with a minor in Human Resources from LaSalle University, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Temple University in the United States. His career in Talent Acquisition started in 2002 and he has an impressive history of helping organizations secure top talent to meet their business objectives.  

James began his Executive Search career in 2012 with a US based Human Capital Management firm, and has been successfully providing consultative, multi-disciplinary search services across the varied industries, functions and levels – through to senior leadership. His recruiting skills have been especially sharpened in the pharmaceutical, operations, sales, and information technology sectors.

Since 2019, James joined NotchDelta Executive Search as a UK partner in the field of Life Sciences and Technology.

Phone: +44 (0) 7427 33 40 45
E-Mail: jl@search-notchdelta.com


Anne Lene Ankjær was educated as a registered nurse from University College of Copenhagen in 1994 and has a M.Sc. Degree in Positive Psychology, received from Aarhus University in 2013, where she specialised on interventions releasing human potential and skills development.

She spent several years in sales & marketing positions in pharma and medical technology corporations until, in 2006, she became Associate Partner of a global recruitment consultancy.

In 2008 she founded Ankjaer Search & Select primarily dealing with recruiting and outplacement mandates from the pharmaceutical and medical technologies industries.

Since 2016 Anne Lene Ankjær has been associated international Partner of NotchDelta Executive Search besides her Copenhagen based own business. She brings expert recruiting knowledge in the functional areas of Quality & Regulatory Affairs as well as of Sales & Marketing.

Phone: +45 30 53 50 10
E-Mail: ala@search-notchdelta.com


Dr. Martin Stotz is business administration PhD graduate who has worked on a freelance basis since 1996; initially as a management consultant (M&A with a focus on small- and mid-sized companies), then for many years as a recruitment consultant specialising in healthcare companies.

He has been at Partner at NotchDelta Executive Search since 2014.

Phone: +49 (0) 176 78 03 15 01
E-Mail: ms@search-notchdelta.com


Dr. Silke Boeffel has more than 10 years’ experience in the life sciences markets. She studied biology at the Universities of Bochum and Tuebingen and, after her dissertation, moved into a sales role with one of the global players in Life Sciences. Within 8 years in various sales roles including the management of a European sales team, Dr. Boeffel gained substantial knowledge and insight into the life sciences, pharma and chemistry markets, working with startups, mid-sized companies and multinational corporations and obtaining vast experiences in recruiting, training and coaching of international sales teams.

Dr. Boeffel has been free-lancing as consultant for sales and marketing questions since 2013. She successfully finished her training as certified business coach in 2014.

Since 2015 Dr. Boeffel is a partner at NotchDelta Executive Search focusing on training and coaching of sales teams and individuals mainly in small and mid-sized companies.

Phone: +49 (0) 8121 2506980
E-Mail: sb@search-notchdelta.com