Our Team

The BroadBranch team is a dynamic group of problem solvers with a wide range of industry and business expertise. While diverse in thought, background, and life experiences, we share a passion for our work and a drive to generate value for everyone we support. To us, nothing less is acceptable.

John Hedden

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Leader, mentor, and strategist. Over 34 years of experience in corporate development, risk management, compliance and auditing across North America, Asia, and Europe. Held positions at Capital One, AT&T, PolyOne, and BP. Jazz enthusiast and supporter of mental health initiatives. BA, Middlebury College. MBA, University of Chicago.

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Greg Thompson

Partner

Greg Thompson joined as a Partner at BroadBranch Advisors in September 2019. Greg has ten years of experience working with customers providing products and services in the life science, healthcare and diagnostic spaces. Prior to that Greg worked in the pharmaceutical industry developing and supporting clinical trials and in bioprocess development.

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Courtney Matson

Partner

Experienced team leader delivering high-performance outcomes for organizations engaged in healthcare, technology, and international security work. Deep overseas experience in China and Francophone Africa. Extensive work in Southeast Asia, West and Southern Africa, Latin America, and Europe. BA, Middlebury College. MA, University of Bradford (England). Rotary International Peace Fellow (2011-2012).

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Will Buchanan

Principal

Experience leading core business expansion, competitor analysis, and acquisition engagements for healthcare, life science, industrial, and cybersecurity clients. Former teacher, coach, and education entrepreneur.  Avid traveler, skier and grill master.  BA, Trinity College.  MBA, UVA Darden School of Business.

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John Hambleton

Principal

Strategy and finance professional, delivering strategy and market analyses across a range of sectors. Previous experience providing public and private sector clients with support on a variety of needs, including due diligence, strategic budgeting, revenue forecasting, and business operations strategy. Skier, biker, and aspiring cook. BA in Economics, Hamilton College.

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Griffin Jones

Senior Associate

Experienced in brand management and strategy consulting with hands on involvement in manufacturing, supply chain, and business development initiatives for public and private clients. Constantly curious and driven by detail. Fisherman, traveler, writer, and rugby fan. BA in Philosophy, Middlebury College.

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Martha Searby

Martha Searby

Senior Associate

Informed by data and analysis, inspired by the power of human connection and communication to expand understanding and solve problems. Experience in consulting, brand management, and communications, across a range of sectors and organizations. BA, Northwestern University. MBA, The Anderson School of UCLA. Tries to create calm among the chaos; loves a sunny day.

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Nate Stratton

Senior Associate

Former army officer with experience in leading organizations, managing logistics, and coordinating operations. Led teams in a variety of challenging environments, with deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Israel. Passionate golfer, craft beer enthusiast, reluctant fan of the New Orleans Saints. BS, US Military Academy at West Point. MBA, UVA Darden School of Business.

James O'Donnell

James O’Donnell

Senior Associate

Enthusiastic about applying the rigor of scientific problem solving to business strategy. Previous experience in molecular and computational biology and marketing entrepreneurship. Enjoys fencing competitively, betting in political prediction markets, and reading science-fiction. BA in Biology, Princeton University. MA in Biology, Johns Hopkins University.

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Philip Hedden

Associate

Rigorous analyst with a passion for the detective work that is core to effective strategic consulting. Experience delivering companies go-to-market strategies and plans for brand management, particularly in the health technology sector. Enthusiastic and somewhat talented chef, enthusiastic and decidedly untalented chess player.

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Lena Li

Associate

Investigates strategic questions through data analysis and empathy to arrive at the most compelling answers. Experienced in voice-of-customer studies, market evaluation assessments, and M&A due diligence projects in the life science, cybersecurity, and infrastructure spaces. MA in European Literature, Humboldt University of Berlin. BA in Government and German Studies, Cornell University. Aspiring polyglot who practices verb conjugations in her head during long walks through the woods..

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Caroline Caraballo

Caroline Caraballo

Associate

Detail oriented quick learner with a penchant for interdisciplinary work and analytical rigor. Experience in healthcare operations, with a focus on process improvement initiatives. Additional experience in marketing and sales within the retail sector. Traveler, squash player, and amateur chef. BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

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Charlotte Houghton

Charlotte Houghton

Associate

Analyst with a passion for a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to solving multi-faceted challenges. Prior experience in economic and education policy research and analysis, specifically for a think tank and Virginia state agencies. Avid concertgoer, fitness enthusiast, and playlist curator with a particular affinity for Italian food. BA in Public Policy and Leadership, University of Virginia.

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Mia Ratino

Mia Ratino

Associate

Thoughtful and detail-oriented analyst dedicated to thoroughly investigating strategic challenges and delivering impactful results. Proponent of concise, purposeful communication. Experience in marketing and communications in the nonprofit sector, specifically in brand building and social media marketing. Dog lover, generous baker and novice, but enthusiastic, hiker. BA in Geosciences, Hamilton College.

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Kirtana Sendyl

Kirtana Sendyl

Associate

Enthusiastic learner with a passion for problem solving and adopting holistic approaches to advising business problems. Experience in program management in international development and investigating U.S. markets for international clients. Keen interest in improving diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the consulting space. Enjoys listening to foreign policy podcasts, traveling and learning about new cultures. BA in Economics and Political Science, Scripps College.

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Tatiana Rengifo-Rivera

Associate

Energetic, data-oriented and personable problem-solver dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals. Prior experience in analytical chemistry, e-commerce entrepreneurship and tutoring. Triathlon enthusiast, traveler, history geek and Catan master. BA in Chemistry, Pre-Engineering and Environmental Science, Middlebury College.

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Daniel Griffin

Daniel Griffin

Associate

Evidence-driven decision maker committed to providing clear and concise solutions. Prior experience in the healthcare sector. Avid Boston sports fan, self-proclaimed foodie, and dog lover. BBA in International Business and Management, Minor in Mandarin, Georgetown University.

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Jordan Cynewski

Jordan Cynewski

Associate

Dedicated analyst with a mind for strategy and a lifelong love of learning. Experience in both federal government and the private sector with a focus on public policy research, global political economy, and humanitarian and social initiatives. Amateur musician, dabbler of many languages, and animal lover. AB in Government and Russian, Georgetown University. MSc in International Relations, University of Edinburgh.

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tanya yoon

Tanya Yoon

Internal Operations Manager

Strategic and committed decision maker with a passion for maximizing efficiency and productivity. Background in healthcare, management, and communication. Currently focused on team management, business development, recruiting and hiring, and strategy consulting. Bouldering fan, sunset lover, sleep enthusiast. BA in Biology, University of Virginia.

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Mark Adamczyk

Senior Advisor

Thought leader in global growth strategies, international M&A, and post-merger integration. Senior executive/corporate officer roles at United Technologies, Armstrong World Industries, and Digitas. Restructuring experience with Bain Capital. Recognized developer of talent, and McKinsey & Company engagement leader. Consultant to non-profits in conservation and education. BSEE Kettering University (first in class). MBA, Harvard Business School (GM Fellow; Tau Beta Pi Spencer Fellow).

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Matt Polak

Co-Founder

Delivers intelligence and advisory services to industry, private equity, and hedge fund clients. Expertise in cyber security, risk management, M&A, and international intelligence. Published author. Avid golfer and fisherman. BA, James Madison University. MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Escuela de Negocios.

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Donna Wilkerson

Administrative Officer

Internal control and compliance expert, supporting a range of domestic and global industries. President, Wilkerson and Associates. Former Director of Internal Audit, ICMA-RC, and Audit Manager, Deloitte & Touche. Certified Public Accountant, Internal Auditor, and Fraud Examiner. Cook, baker, and sometimes marathoner. BA, University of Notre Dame.

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