Meet the Matches.

We’re not quite sure when it started, but at some point, one of or clients made an offhand comment about “The Matches,” a term of endearment.  A colleague overhead, and the name stuck...and spread.

Small and elite, we’re free from many of the normal pressures of a large company, while being able to effortlessly work within the largest companies in the world.

We're building something rare, which means finding rare people and acting differently.

We choose analysis over anecdote, craft over convention, excellence over expediency, and judgment over jargon.

“They make us feel as if they are part of our organization and bring a substantial breadth and depth of knowledge from their team, who are all hand-picked professionals. This is a group that delivers on time, on budget and exceeds expectations every time.”

GLOBAL HEAD, INNOVATION
“They make us feel as if they are part of our organization and bring a substantial breadth and depth of knowledge from their team, who are all hand-picked professionals. This is a group that delivers on time, on budget and exceeds expectations every time.”
GLOBAL HEAD, INNOVATION

Our Leadership

Marty Coyne

Principal & Co-Founder

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Marty Coyne

Principal & Co-Founder

Engineer and business leader with experience inventing, launching, and marketing medical and drug delivery devices. Leads overall company and innovation programs. 11 patents and 40+ patents pending. Published author on innovation, patient initiation, and medication preparation. BE Mechanical Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, MBA Columbia University. Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.

Erika Bajars

Principal & Co-Founder

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Erika Bajars

Principal & Co-Founder

User researcher, meeting facilitator, and creativity instructor with experience in market development and commercialization of medical devices. Leads overall delivery of client projects and user research programs. Published author on novel user research approaches. 2 patents. BA Communications Montclair State University, MBA Rutgers University.

Chris Franzese, PharmD, MHS

Principal & Clinical Leader

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Chris Franzese, PharmD MHS

Principal & Clinical Leader

Clinical researcher and practicing pharmacist with experience in direct patient care, clinical development, medical writing, medication safety, and digital health. Leads Matchstick clinical team and post-doctoral fellowship program, ensuring a deep understanding of real-world clinical practice is embedded in our work. Published author on more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, articles, and scientific presentations on medical devices, human factors, pharmacotherapy, medication preparation, biomarkers, and diagnostics. 15 patents pending. BS Biology from Loyola University Maryland. MHS Health Informatics and PharmD, both from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Graduate certificates in Biologic Therapeutic Drug Development and Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and National Institutes of Health, respectively. PGY1 pharmacy residency training at Atlantic Health System. Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.

Evan Dooher, CPA

Finance Leader

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Evan Dooher

Finance Leader

Experienced FP&A leader with nearly 20 years of executive perspective and hands-on operational execution in publicly traded and private equity sponsored portfolio companies. Industry experience includes CROs, medical devices, manufacturing, and software/SaaS. BS Accounting from Boston College.

Clinical Team

Jim Hawthorne, PharmD

Clinical Fellow

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Jim Hawthorne

Clinical Fellow

Doctor of Pharmacy, clinical team mentor, and expert in aseptic preparations. Prior experience in medical affairs, clinical operations, and compounding of both hazardous and non-hazardous preparations. Responsible for clinical insights, primary and secondary research, and ongoing publications. Special interest in gene therapies, connected device ecosystems, and user research in rare disease areas. PharmD from University of Rhode Island and licensed pharmacist.

Dimos Katsaros, PharmD

Clinical Fellow

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Dimos Katsaros

Clinical Fellow

Doctor of Pharmacy, clinical team mentor, and digital health advocate. Prior experience in clinical trial strategy, medical affairs, and clinical pharmacy practice in hospital and community settings. Responsible for clinical insights, primary and secondary research, and ongoing publications. Special interest in drug pharmacology, digital biomarkers, and device selection strategy. PharmD from University of Rhode Island and licensed pharmacist. 

Insights & Innovation Team

Katie Brigham

Senior Innovation Manager

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Katie Brigham

Senior Innovation Manager

Biomedical engineer, creative problem solver, and researcher. Leads client programs for innovation challenges and advancing company capabilities through R&D. Special interest in Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), process improvement, and quantitative research methodologies. 4 patents pending. BS Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. User Experience Certificate in Interaction Design from Nielsen Norman Group.

Amy Rinaldi

Senior Insights Manager

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Amy Rinaldi

Senior Insights Manager

Chemical engineer, human factors practitioner, and talented user researcher. Leads client programs for user research and human factors activities. Special interest in patient support programs, regulatory landscapes, and inventing new approaches to collect rich data from study participants. She has published research in the areas of self-injection training, patient rituals, and reconstitution devices. 1 patent pending. BS in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College. Graduate Certificate in Human Factors Engineering from Penn State.

Madeleine Anderson

Insights Manager

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Madeleine Anderson

Insights Manager

UX practitioner and biomedical engineer. Responsible for the execution of user research, product design, and ideation workshops. BS Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. User Experience Design Certification from Springboard.

Matt D'Auria

Innovation Associate

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Matt D'Auria

Innovation Associate

Aeronautical engineer and inventor. Responsible for the execution of innovation workshops, user research, and company R&D. 3 patents pending. NY State-certified EMT. BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Lean Design for Six Sigma Product Innovation Certificate.

Ale Linares Martinez

Insights Associate

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Ale Linares Martinez

Insights Associate

Industrial designer and researcher. Responsible for the execution of product design, ideation workshops, and concept illustration. 2 patents pending. BFA in Product Design and Innovation Design Certificate from Montclair State University.