Matthew Riordan

Partner

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity” -Hippocrates

Matt serves leading clients within the life science industry on a range of commercial strategy issues. He has particular experience in helping his clients tackle complex challenges concerning pricing and market access strategy, product positioning and launch strategy, and market opportunity sizing and strategic direction setting. His practice is primarily focused in oncology, rare disease and other specialty disease markets. Over the past dozen+ years leading projects at Putnam, Matt has had the opportunity to partner with a host of amazing clients to bring truly incredible advances in medicine to clinicians and patients, translating breakthroughs in science into outstanding commercial successes.

He has authored white papers and been a featured speaker on topics including orphan product investment strategies, alternative pricing and market access agreements, evolving commercialization strategies, and the impact of accountable care organizations on the life sciences. Matt is a guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School on the topic of drug and medical device pricing. At Putnam, he has led multiple internal knowledge development initiatives for the firm, including research on state-of-the art approaches to segmentation, understanding adherence from a business perspective, and staying abreast of developments in global pricing and reimbursement

Prior to joining Putnam, Matt worked for the Center for Retirement Research, a retirement policy think tank conducting analysis and directing policy focused on the finances and health outcomes of an aging populace. He earned his MBA from the Yale School of Management in Yale’s focused Healthcare MBA program, and his BA in Business Economics from Boston College.

Outside of work Matt spends all the time he can with his family, including his wonderful wife Katie and his amazing kids, Keira, Conor, and Owen. Together they try partake in all of the sights and events New England has to offer from Swan Boats in the spring to the beaches in the summer to apple picking and youth soccer in the fall, to… well… they mainly just try to survive the winter. And if Matt’s not at work or with is family he’s probably cheering on the Patriots at Gillette stadium in Foxboro, enjoying the last few years of the greatest dynasty in professional sports history (yes, Matt is unabashed “homer” for Boston sports teams).

Strategy for the Life Sciences