Small but mighty.

Don’t be fooled. We’ve got the quality and polish of the big guys, with the heart of a small company.

 

Values make us mighty.

Some companies treat values as office decorations or good content for a coffee mug. That’s not for us. When you work for us or with us, we think it’s important to know what to expect.

The values are the first thing we wrote when we started the company and they haven’t changed. We select our team based on the values, we assess our clients for fit with the values.


Stewardship

We treat our client's business like it's our own.

Stewardship

We are laser focused on making our client look great. We want clients to view us as their strategic advantage and secret weapon. We don't apologize for enthusiasm, heart, plainspoken-ness, and ownership.

Responsibility

Making commitments is serious business.

Responsibility

We deliver what you say we will, no matter what it takes, and if we aren’t going to, we are transparent about it. We don’t rest until the job is done, with excellence. It’s a privilege to serve our client and the patients they serve.

Trust

Our client relationships are built on trust.

Trust

We act in the best interest of clients and our company, even when no one is watching. Our behavior inspires rock solid trust. We treat sensitive client and patient information with fanatical discretion.


Diversity

Good ideas come from diverse expertise and experiences.

Diversity

We recruit and engage people with different points of view and revel in conflict that emerges and yields the best ideas. We use data to understand how we can work more effectively together, and get the most from our diversity.

Are you a match?

Are you a match?

We’re building something rare, and that means doing things in a way that’s different from most.

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Excellence

We deliver insightful, beautiful, and unexpected results.

Excellence

We accomplish amazing amounts of important, impactful work that turns heads. Our clients call it the “Speed of Matchstick.” We're craftspeople, and we sign our work. We work to achieve mastery, and aren't satisfied with mere competence.


Transparency

We're open about our activities and intentions.

Transparency

We tell our clients what’s on our minds - respectfully and thoughtfully. We don’t ask our clients to do things that are not in their best interests. We don't shy away from giving each other direct feedback, even if it may be controversial or hard to hear.

Fun

We enjoy what we do and like working together.

Fun

We're exhilarated making decisions and working in situations that are ambiguous and uncertain. We enjoy being with each other outside of work. We wake up excited to come to work, and are disappointed to leave each day.

Growth

We inspire each other to be our personal best.

Growth

We are willing to experiment in an effort to deliver outsized results from limited time and resources. We challenge the status quo when warranted, thinking about issues in new ways to invent new solutions to hard problems.

We’re a different kind of firm, for the right kind of client.

In our corporate careers, we loved the energy and creativity of smaller firms, but struggled with their lack of polish.

When we started Matchstick, we kept the big-company polish, discarded the big-company behavior that frustrated us, and created an engagement experience that is low friction, high touch, and patent-leather polished.

  • Connector.

    No salesy-ness.

    We don’t have business development or sales people, sales budgets, or sales targets. Clients find us through word of mouth and we work collaboratively to frame out problems and approaches.

  • Connector.

    No handoffs.

    We don’t show up for the first meeting to razzle-dazzle, only to disappear and hand the project off to others. We’re a small team of “A” players – and every client project enjoys interaction with one of the Principals throughout.

  • Connector.

    No distractions.

    Drug delivery devices are all that we do; we focus on our craft. We understand them broadly – from users, to technologies, to the molecules that they need to deliver, to the business cases that support their development.

  • Connector.

    No nonsense.

    We speak plain English, not jargon. We don’t have some fancy proprietary process that creates dependency on our involvement forever. We are plainspoken, to the point, and direct.

  • Connector.

    No cookie cutter.

    Clients tell us we’re a custom tailored suit, not off the rack. We’re craftspeople who want to solve interesting problems with smart people who appreciate our efforts. We have multiple tools we can apply to your problem, and will select an approach that works best for you.


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