Trinity Partners, LLC at a Glance


  • "I know that Trinity is looking long term, both with employees and clients."
  • "Ability to learn a range of skills, not get pigeon-holed."
  • "We actively promote a healthy balance for our junior staff."


  • "Sometimes the hours—but nothing out of the ordinary in consulting at all!"
  • "Satellite offices get less attention than HQ, so promotional efforts are hindered."
  • "Unpredictability, travel, fast pace."

The Buzz

  • "Small but nice."
  • "Putnam spin-out."
  • "High quality data analytics."
  • "Trinity is pretty well-known in the healthcare realm."

About Trinity Partners, LLC

Trinity Partners is one of the fastest growing consulting firms in the healthcare industry, but with just four offices and over 160 employees, it has managed to keep its boutique feel. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Trinity also has offices in New York City, Princeton and San Francisco.   

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.  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's consultants apart is their 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 areass 

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 information. 

Founding fathers 

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 University, 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 co-founder and president of data management and software development company, Shyft Analytics and AkutaLabs, a biotech communications software company. 

These days, the firm's consulting operation is led 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's consulting practice has achieved annual growth in excess of 20 percent.

Both Corcoran and Fitzhenry sit on the board of directors at the Concussion Legacy Foundation. CLF's mission is to investigate, educate, and raise awareness regarding health risks of contact sports. CLF considers brain trauma in sports to be a public health crisis, and is an issue that Corcoran and Fitzhenry are passionate about raising awareness.

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Trinity Partners, LLC

230 Third Ave.
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: (781) 577-6300
Fax: (781) 487-7301


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President: John E. Corcoran
  • Managing Partner: David B. Fitzhenry
  • 2016 Employees: 160

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Brand Planning
    Corporate Strategy
    Licensing & Acquisition
    Market Analytics
    Pipeline & Portfolio Optimization
    Promotional Effectiveness
    Primary Market Research
    Advanced Analytics

Major Office Locations

  • Waltham, MA (HQ)
  • New York, NY
  • Princeton, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA