Meet our team

Vanessa Sanchez

Executive Search Lead

Vanessa is an established Executive Headhunter with a truly international background. Multilingual, she has lived and worked in Brazil, Spain and the UK with global career experience in human resources, talent acquisition, management consulting, education, tourism & hospitality.

For the last 10 years, Vanessa has worked in recruitment and executive search, focusing on the Healthcare and Life Science industries globally. She joined Virdis Group in 2019, being responsible for leading the full-cycle management of projects from resourcing, advertising, interviewing, referencing, offer negotiations, placement, and onboarding follow up. She is highly skilled in executive search execution and strategic talent acquisition partnership with an organization’s mission, culture, and business objectives. With a track record of success, Vanessa has placed and retained top-tier talents, strategically sourcing excellent performers (C-Suite and Executive Leaders) while building client partnerships with a passion that reflects core values, including commitment, hard work, trust and enthusiasm. Her experience has enabled her to develop a solid transferable skillset, technical gravitas, understanding and empathy with both clients and candidates alike.

Vanessa is dual citizenship Brazilian-Spanish being fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English with good command of Catalan. She has an MSc in HR Management from the Open University, a BA honours degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management from Anhembi Morumbi University, São Paulo, and is a Clinical Dental (Prosthetist) Technician. Moreover, she is an ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile HR and is currently studying for an International Master’s in Business Executive Coaching and an MBA.

Vanessa is a Board Member of AST – Turner Syndrome Association of Catalonia in her free time. Based in Barcelona, the association offers support and up-to-date information to patients, families and friends who have been affected by Turner Syndrome and the many aspects of living with the condition.