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Tim Webster

Chief Operating Officer

Tim began his career as a Nurse before joining the medical recruitment industry as a Consultant in 1994. He was very successful, becoming the highest billing consultant in the company’s history in only his second year. By 1997 Tim had become Recruitment Director and led the company from ‘relative unknown’ to ‘significant player’ status. Lucy O’Neill was Tim’s client, and in 2002 they founded Star. In 2015, Tim was recognised as one of Acquisition International’s ‘Most Innovative Leaders’.

As Chief Operating Officer Tim oversees Star’s support function; he leads the ongoing development of Star’s infrastructure, making sure it has the scale and sophistication to deliver a seamless service to Star’s clients. Tim’s also passionate about Star’s vision and values and plays a big role in motivating the team.

Lucy O’Neill

General Manager

Lucy joined Procter & Gamble Pharmaceutical’s ‘Management Development Programme’ in 1997 following her graduation from Sheffield University with a first class Business BA (Hons) degree. Lucy worked with Procter & Gamble for 5 years; she began her career as a sales representative before winning the National Sales Manager role in Ireland; here Lucy was responsible for sales, recruitment, training & development and marketing; she worked with Global to launch a major Osteoporosis campaign which achieved the highest market share globally. Recruitment Director Tim Webster was one of Lucy’s suppliers, and in 2002 she returned to the UK to found Star with Tim.

Lucy and the leadership team are responsible for strategic direction, new business development and customer focus. Lucy works closely with clients to understand their challenges then energises the management team to generate solutions. Lucy’s also passionate about personal development. While Lucy’s qualified in various personal insight and development techniques, her preferred tool is Insights Discovery. Lucy uses her knowledge to optimise Star’s own and our clients’ performance.

Padraic Dempsey

Managing Director, Uniphar's Manufacturer Services Division

Padraic is Managing Director of Uniphar Group’s ‘Manufacturer Services Division’; he leads the design and provision of supply chain, nurse, sales and resourcing services for over 100 medical companies in Ireland and the UK. Previous to this Padraic worked in numerous roles for UDG Healthcare across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US. Padraic was Managing Director for the Aquilant Division, the specialist healthcare products and services division, which incorporated several outsourced services including sales, marketing, and distribution for medical devices and specialist pharmaceuticals.

Prior to UDG Healthcare, Padraic held several management positions for organisations including MSD, Fannin Healthcare and Nycomed.

Kristin Darlison

Director of Resourcing

Kristin’s medical sales career began with Schering Plough in New York after she graduated from New York University with a Business and Marketing degree. Following her move to the UK, Kristin worked in sales and business management for a large CSO, with a focus on special projects and syndicated teams. In 1996 Kristin joined the pharma recruitment industry, working on major sales team builds with almost all of the top 10 pharma companies; she also completed an MBA at Kingston University. Kristin was a founding member of a recruitment agency which specialised in resourcing and outsourcing for the medical sales industry; here she was involved in specialist recruitment projects for global pharmaceutical companies.

Kristin joined Star in 2012. As Director of Resourcing, Kristin’s dedicated to understanding Star’s resourcing clients, making sure Star’s doing a great job, and keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Dave Faulkner

Director of Outsourcing

Dave’s medical sales career began with Pharmacia in 1992 after he graduated with a degree in Law.

After 5 years Dave moved to Bristol-Myers Squibb where he was employed in a national coaching role before moving to regional management. Next, Dave decided to diversify his knowledge, moving to Capita’s people development business as a Business Development Manager.

In 2002 Dave joined In2Focus; here he successfully led sales teams and won employee of the year in 2004. Following In2Focus’s merger with Ashfield, Dave became General Manager for the Irish business and latterly Business Unit Director in the UK.

Now Star’s Director of Outsourcing, Dave develops and delivers new generation outsourcing solutions for Star’s clients.

David Bournes

David Bournes

Business Development Director

David joined the pharma industry in 1990.

He spent 10 years in second line management with MSD before moving to an international healthcare services organisation; there he managed dedicated and syndicated teams in a variety of senior sales and management roles including Head of Operations.

David joined Star in 2015; as a Business Development Director, he works in partnership with Star’s clients to develop and integrate new generation outsourced solutions.

Ryan Wooller

Business Development Director

Business Development Director Ryan joined the industry in 2003 and has since gathered extensive experience in senior sales, operations and business development roles across pharma, healthcare provision and commercial services.

Ryan’s passionate about partnering with clients to define challenges and opportunities before crafting pragmatic, outsourced solutions that combine innovation with proven methodology to deliver commercial success.