Cresset expands sales team

Aims to increase its presence in European and US markets in 2011

UK specialist software developer Cresset has expanded its computational chemistry software sales team.

Mike Breen joins the firm from ThomsonReuters (LifeSciences), where he headed the EMEA regional sales team. He began his career in the lab at Smith & Nephew and Servier and has since gained extensive experience in developing sales teams for a number of major life sciences software and information publishers. He will lead the European sales team and take responsibility for developing Cresset’s global sales strategy.

Rae Lawrence joins Cresset from ACD/Labs where she managed accounts for the Northern California and Pacific Northwest territories. She has a background in computational chemistry tools having previously worked at Chemical Computing Group. Dr Lawrence will act as North American territory manager.

‘Mike and Rae are ideally placed to help us cement our success in the European and North American markets,’ said Rob Scoffin, chief executive of Cresset.

‘We are committed to rapidly increasing sales of our innovative Field based products in these important markets and to reaching new audiences in medicinal chemistry, in-licensing and safety. Hiring Mike and Rae will help us quickly achieve that objective.’