Health care pros
Trinity Partners is one of the fastest growing consulting firms
in the health care industry, but with just three offices and over
100 employees, it has managed to keep its boutique feel. The
Massachusetts-based firm has outposts, in New York City and San
Since its founding in 1996, Trinity has maintained a singular
industry focus: advising life sciences companies on market
strategy, brand tactics, forecasting, licensing and data analysis.
Its clients include pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and
medical device providers, ranging from small companies to members
of the Fortune 100. The firm's expertise spans all therapeutic
areas, including oncology, autoimmune disease, central nervous
system disorders, infectious diseases, cardiovascular health,
metabolics, urology and gastrointestinal conditions. And, like a
doctor with a patient, the firm prides itself on not stopping at a
mere diagnosis of whatever happens to be ailing a client-it is
committed to finding and implementing solutions as well.
What sets Trinity apart from the rest is its consultants'
ability to devise long-term, big-picture visions-or "roadmaps"-for
clients, backed by industry expertise, quantitative focus, thorough
research and evidence-based insights. Consultants combine strategic
and technical services to add value and optimize solutions across
all of a client company's practice areas.
Trinity's offerings are further strengthened by its primary
market research and advanced analytics practices. Both teams
operate vertically as standalone groups, but they also support
other strategic consulting efforts. The PMR team offers
"opportunity assessment" by conducting quantitative and qualitative
research, with insights from key stakeholders. This allows for
customization and transparency in the analysis provided to clients.
The advanced analytics team, led by statistics PhD Dr. Fotios
Kokkotos, delivers market data not generally available from other
sources by creating validated models from large pools of
President John E. Corcoran founded Trinity Partners in 1996, and
has over 20 years of experience as a consultant to the
pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. A graduate of Harvard
College, Northeastern University and the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard, Corcoran's specialties are data management,
commercialization strategy and analytics. He is also the the
co-founder and president of Trinity Pharma Solutions and AkutaLabs.
The former is a data management and software development company,
while the latter is a biotech communications software
These days, the firm's consulting operation is headed up by
managing partner, David B. Fitzhenry. Another Harvard grad,
Fitzhenry has a long track record as a consulting leader in the
biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Fitzhenry's
clients encompass a wide selection of organizations, including
venture-backed startups, mid‐cap life sciences organizations, and
traditional big pharma and biotech organizations. Under his
leadership, the firm reports that its consulting practice has
achieved annual growth in excess of 20 percent.
Both Corcoran and Fitzhenry sit on the board of directors at the
Sports Legacy Institute. Sports Legacy Institute's (SLI) mission is
to investigate, educate, and raise awareness regarding health risks
of contact sports. SLI considers brain trauma in sports to be a
public health crisis.
IN THE NEWS
Trinity's HBA Group Hosts Two Lunch
'n' Learn Events
4Trinity hosted a panel discussion featuring
Novartis' Monique Mansoura, and Covidien's Mary Jo Griffin about
personal branding and promotion. The session was attended by
approximately 40 Trinity employees. Trinity also hosted a workshop
in March of 2014 focused on developing executive presence. The
workshop featured five guest facilitators - senior-level women from
both the healthcare and leadership coaching industries - who led
smaller, individualized discussions with the staff. About 45
Trinity employees participated in the workshop. Trinity is also
planning a panel discussion, which will be co-sponsored by Sanofi,
for the fall of 2014. This panel discussion will focus on
biosimilars and the impact they will have on the various
stakeholders in the industry. In addition to hosting events,
Trinity sent three employees to the annual HBA leadership
conference in Boston in November of 2013. Three other Trinity
employees are participating in the HBA mentoring program. Trinity
has been a corporate sponsor of the Healthcare Businesswomen's
Association (HBA) since 2011. HBA's mission is to further the
advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide.
Trinity Promotes Lauren Grant to the
Trinity is proud to announce the promotion of
Lauren Grant to Principal. Lauren joined Trinity in August 2005
after graduating from Princeton University. She later graduated
with an M.B.A. from Boston College's Carroll School of Business.
Throughout her tenure, Lauren has been a vital component of
Trinity's success. She has partnered with over 30 companies, and
her breadth of knowledge & expertise spans across a variety of
functional areas, including forecasting, corporate strategy,
licensing and acquisition, and pipeline/portfolio prioritization.
Now serving as a member of the Leadership Team at Trinity, Lauren
will and assist in the development of Trinity as it continues to
grow rapidly. Lauren is a great example of how hard work and
dedication at Trinity is encouraged and rewarded.
Trinity Exhibits at ISPOR, Finalist in
Best Research Poster Research Presentation
Trinity attended the 19th Annual
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
(ISPOR) International Meeting in Montreal from May 31st
to June 4th. ISPOR is the industry's leading
organization that promotes Health Economics and Outcomes Research.
Five members of Trinity's team, led by Principal Jillian Scaife,
attended the conference. In addition to having an exhibit at this
year's meeting, Trinity presented four posters - one of which was
nominated as a finalist for the "Best Poster Research Presentation"
Trinity Celebrates its Culture and
Values at 7th Annual Retreat
The entire Trinity staff participated in a
two-day retreat at Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod. The retreat
embodied Trinity's work hard/play hard mentality. The retreat
combined a workshop around company culture (including a lecture
from esteemed motivational speaker and leadership coach, Steve
Farber), 9 holes of golf, and a clambake by the beach. This is the
7th consecutive year Trinity has hosted a summer golf retreat.
Trinity's Presence at Multiple Health
In April, Trinity's Jillian Scaife, Principal,
served at a panelist, at the Boston Young Healthcare Professionals
and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Panel on The
Business and Strategy and Ethics in Healthcare Workshop in April.
Trinity Consultant, Rohan Lathia, helped organize the panel. The
goal of the panel discussion is to delve into ethical questions
that business professionals within the healthcare sector face. The
discussion addressed specific ethical dilemmas and issues that the
panelists have encountered in their sector of the healthcare
The Wake Forest University Alumni in Medical
and Healthcare Professions group sponsored a panel discussion in
mid-June to explore innovation trends in life sciences, technology,
and healthcare management. Lauren Peters, Senior Consultant at
Trinity Partners, discussed emerging trends in Healthcare
Innovation from a commercial perspective - sharing several
experiences, including engagements with large pharmaceutical
companies (Life Cycle Management) and emerging biotech companies
(seeking partnerships to bring innovative technologies to market).
Trinity Consultant and Wake Forest alumnus Joe Zaccaria helped
coordinate the event and moderate the panel.
The Villanova University Center for Law,
Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Thomson Reuters Legal Insights
& Analytics, hosted a summit on Current Topics in Life Sciences
Law, Regulation and Business Development on June 12, 2014 at The
Villanova University School of Law. Intended to showcase the
vibrant Life Sciences community of greater Philadelphia, this
continuing legal education (CLE) program featured an elite faculty
of industry thought leaders from some of the most prestigious
pharmaceutical, life sciences, and consulting organizations in the
nation. Partner Herman Sanchez participated as a panelist in a
discussion titled "Opportunities Created by the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act".