Marty brings 16 years engineering and marketing experience in the healthcare industry with success in inventing, developing, launching and positioning a wide range of market-leading medical devices.
Marty marries his engineering and marketing expertise with years of experience at Stryker Orthopedics and BD. His broad expertise spans the clinical, manufacturing and marketing sides of both implantable and disposable medical devices used in hospital and home settings.
At Matchstick, Marty is recognized for his ability to frame complex issues vividly and clearly so that teams can move forward confidently with actionable plans and solutions. With experience developing, launching and positioning market-leading devices and drug-device combinations, Marty operates seamlessly across teams of technical and marketing experts.
Because of his extensive work in safety and parenteral drug delivery, Marty is frequently called on as a thought leader regarding efforts to protect healthcare workers and patients from unsafe injection practices. At BD, Marty identified new ways to avoid medication errors in parenteral drug delivery, resulting in six U.S. patents, and developed devices, tools, and programs to improve healthcare worker safety. Marty is actively involved in the Safe Injection Practices Coalition, engages in advocacy work and has participated in numerous Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expert panels on the subject.
Marty holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia University. He is named inventor on 10 patents.
Erika has over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry. Her successes include developing creative marketing campaigns, launching and positioning market-shaping products and influencing important public health issues such as healthcare worker safety and pandemic flu preparedness.
At Matchstick, Erika helps clients design, develop and launch drug delivery devices. She excels in facilitating creative-thinking sessions and designing and executing user research approaches that get to the heart of the problem and the right solution.
Prior to co-founding Matchstick, Erika worked in marketing at BD and Merck. She conceptualized, developed and launched successful products to improve safety for patients and healthcare workers.
Erika also worked to secure passage of groundbreaking state and federal healthcare worker safety legislation through advocacy and market development. She continues to advocate and educate around critical public health issues. She works with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition to promote needlestick safety and prevent the transmission of infections.
A dedicated teacher and coach, Erika is certified in several creative-thinking techniques, was an experienced facilitator at BD and teaches at the Rutgers University Business School. She feels privileged to have developed a number of emerging marketers into high performers.
Erika holds a BA in Communications from Montclair State University and an MBA from Rutgers University. She is a named inventor on a U.S. patent.