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Leading recruitment specialists launch new life sciences staffing agency

Technology staffing firm, Engtal has launched a brand-new company to support clients with life science talent solutions.

Biotal is the brainchild of Chris Atiyah and Mark Znowski, who also established Engtal in 2017, one of America’s leading technology staffing specialists.

After a period of significant industry growth, Biotal was founded to connect companies in the life science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries across the US, with the best talent in the world.

Biotal’s client portfolio includes growing life science start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises.

The life sciences sector is witnessing accelerated growth, unprecedented levels of innovation, and increasing demand for talented and experienced professionals; Biotal will support clients to access talent across the marketplace.

Biotal will support all aspects of the life sciences, biotech, and pharma functions, placing talent in the following areas:

  • R&D
  • Clinical Operations
  • Quality & Regulatory
  • Medical Affairs
  • Commercial Operations

Biotal is founded by Christopher Atiyah, founder and CEO of Engtal, a fast-growing staffing company specializing in tech talent. Christopher has over 15 years of global staffing experience, specializing in talent management services and is highly regarded across Europe and the US for his expertise in talent management, previously scaling one of the world’s leading staffing firms before embarking on building Biotal’s position in the marketplace.

President and Chairman, Mark Znowski is an entrepreneur who, throughout his 20-year career, has worked extensively in the technology, finance, and energy industries. In 2003, Mark founded Staffgroup, a multimillion-dollar recruitment firm with global offices in the UK, Germany, and the US.

Leading Biotal is Alexis Hood, a Life Sciences recruiter with a micro specialist focusing on life sciences, biotech, pharma, and medical devices industries. Alexis is highly regarded for her solution-focused approach and has quickly become the recruitment partner of choice for global life sciences companies across the USA. Joining Alexis is Gabrielle Johnson, a highly professional and capable recruiter with a wealth of industry experience in the life sciences market.

Christopher Atiyah, CEO of Biotal, said ‘Life Sciences is a fascinating sector, seeing incredible advances in science and technology, and the demand for experienced professionals is high. With leading expertise in the sector, Biotal will support some of the most innovative and exciting companies to change the world. As a high-growth sector, this is an exciting opportunity, and I am delighted to appoint Alexis and Gabrielle to the team to drive us forward on this journey.’

Alexis Hood, Head of Brand – Biotal, said “The expansion of Engtal with the addition of Biotal is extremely exciting in the past few years we’ve seen overlap in the tech and medical industries. We are honored to have the opportunity to launch a Life Science focused brand and work within the Biotechnology, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical sectors. Engtal already feels like home for the Biotal team and we’re ecstatic to help employees find theirs!”

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