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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.