The Early Days
groupH was set-up in April 2005 by Erik Holzinger, leaving his role as Principal at professional advisory firm Wood Mackenzie’s London City office. The early days focused on building a virtual network of professionals with the experience and skills to successfully engage in and complete opportunity assessments for novel Rx treatments developed by the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industry. Erik felt it was time that the professional services industry, and the consulting industry in particular, change the way it viewed itself and how it collaborated with biotech, speciality Pharma and Big-Pharma clients but also how the team members worked with each other. The virtual model was relatively new at the time but proved the perfect vehicle to bring the right expertise to each engagement. Importantly, nurturing a culture of shared values made this model work and attracted both, new associates and more senior members to the core team.