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In an effort to expand software sales in the US and Europe, Cresset Group, a UK-based computational chemistry software company, has hired Mike Breen to head its European sales team and Rae Lawrence to manage the North American arm of the company.

Prior to joining Cresset, Breen headed the life sciences branch of ThomsonReuters' regional sales team for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and has experience working with high-level sales teams for a number of major life sciences software and information publishers. As part of his responsibilities at Cresset, Breen will be responsible for developing the company's global sales strategy.

Before her appointment as Cresset's North American territory manager, Lawrence managed accounts for the Northern California and Pacific Northwest arms of Advanced Chemistry Development Labs. She has also worked for a chemical computing firm where she was involved with developing bioisostere replacement tools.

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