We are Republic M!


Republic M! is a differentiated digital pharma specialist, gaining access to pharma’s customer and changing their behaviour to grow sales.

Engagement between pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals has never been more important, or more difficult. In an increasingly complex environment, with healthcare professionals constantly stretched for time, effective communications with their customers is one of pharma’s biggest challenges.

As a true digital expert Republic M! designs and implements highly effective virtual and remote engagement solutions which address this crucial need.

Republic M! knows how to access and interact with healthcare professionals in ways that truly drive behaviour change and accelerate the customer journey to better outcomes in prescribing behaviour and sales.

Founded in 2004

Republic M! was founded in 2004 in The Netherlands. The vision was to have more efficient and productive communication channels between pharmaceutical companies and HCPs. As Republic M! developed, Remote HCP Engagement and Virtual and Hybrid HCP Events became more important channels for pharmaceutical companies. Projects developed internationally. Remote HCP Engagement and Virtual and Hybrid Events are now a core channel for pharmaceutical promotion.


The pharmaceutical industry has significantly increased investment in digital channels due to the changing mindset of commercial teams and healthcare professionals. The industry needs expert support to successfully execute and Republic M! is the market leading digital and omnichannel execution specialist.

There is opportunity to grow the business further by combining the UK, DACH and BeNeLux & International businesses to form the Republic M! Group. We have searched for a partner to enable this and QPE will support the expansion of the RM! Group and provide exciting opportunities for collaboration, growth, and career progression for our talented employees.


Nick Lavery: CEO

Nick started his career in 1993 in the Pharmaceutical industry as a field rep at Astra, which merged into AstraZeneca in 2001. After different roles in sales, marketing and business unit management, he co-founded Republic M! UK in 2008.

John Gillie: CFO

John started his career in auditing & accounting at Wilson & Co in 1986. After roles as Management Accountant (Parexel) and Finance Director Global Market Access Consulting) he spent most of his career at Envision Pharma Group where he started as Group Financial Controller in 2004 and finished as Chief Financial & Operating Officer in 2021.

Joeri Gaal: COO

Joeri started his career in 2003 in the Pharmaceutical industry as a field rep at AstraZeneca. After different roles in sales and marketing management, he moved into FMCG working with infant milks at Hero in The Netherlands and China. Joeri joined Republic M! as Managing Partner in 2013.

Stuart Layzell: Chairman

Stuart started his career in 1992 at PWC in London, moving to the US in 1996. He returned to the UK to work with a leading mid-market Private Equity firm before moving back into C-level roles with several PE backed businesses, latterly as CEO of Ocorian, a leading global financial services firm. He now works closely with a range of private equity firms and, in addition to Republic M!, is chair of IDR Group, LearnPro Group.

Rob Wood: Non-Executive Director

Rob started his career in 1987 in the Pharmaceutical industry as a field rep at Syntex (which became Roche). In 2007 He founded STEM Healthcare and became Non-Executive Director at Republic M!. In 2016 he sold STEM Healthcare to UDG where he had his last executive role as CEO & President of UDG Advisory Group. Since 2019 Rob focuses on Non-Executive roles at Healthcare InterAction, Paro AI, PeakData, Huumun, Performance IO and Republic M!.

Jonny Kay: QPE

Jonny is Managing Partner of Queen's Park Equity (QPE) which he co-founded in 2020. He co-chairs the investment committee for QPE and leads all activities in the Health & Pharma space. Jonny is currently Non-Executive Director on 4 of QPE's partnership investments including Republic M!

Miles Doolittle: QPE

Miles started his career in 2014 with Citigroup as part of their asset-based lending and leveraged finance practice. He left as Vice President in 2018 to join Credit Suisse’s Investment Bank in London. Miles join Queen’s Park Equity in 2020 and is currently Non-Executive Director on 2 of QPE's partnership investments including Republic M!

History timeline

Our focus

We gain access to Pharma’s customer and change their behaviour to grow sales. Our core services are Remote HCP Engagement and HCP Events.

View all our services:

our Services

(Virtual) Meeting

Contact us
Copyright 2022 Republic M! Group. All rights reserved.