Mickey Shimp is the President of Mix Talent, a Best Places to Work winner in Central Ohio for each of their 4 years of eligibility. Founded and run on a unique set of values known as the Mix O/S – Care, Solve, Deliver, and Win-Win – Mix has delivered results for over 100 clients, placing more than 2,000 people in life science companies in areas such as Cancer, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Sickle Cell, and Rare Diseases, and ultimately impacting millions of patients.
Shimp has over 25 years experience with service providers in the pharmaceutical and life science space. Beginning his career in the consumer products sector with clients such as Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s and Nabisco, Shimp joined healthcare and life sciences recruiter Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP) in 1993 and was promoted to President in 2008. As President of TSP, he was instrumental in the development of clinical and commercial businesses and built long-term strategic partnerships with leading pharmaceutical clients. TSP was sold to Syneos Health in 2017 and Shimp joined Mix Talent in 2020.
As an entrepreneur, Shimp always asks how something can be done differently or better, and doesn’t settle for conventional thinking being good enough. He loves the challenge of people not believing in him – that his goals are too high or too outside the traditional ways – and he thrives on an underdog mentality. Shimp is best known for helping others be the best they can be, no matter if they are clients and colleagues or friends and family. He believes that being a part of a team means caring for one another, empowering people to do what they do best, and supporting them with the tools to do it.
Shimp earned his BA in Business Management from Ohio Wesleyan University.
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