Polaris helps Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Companies to be compliant with laws
and regulations in and outside the
U.S. The firm provides best-in-class compliance solutions. “The
world’s largest life sciences companies rely on us to achieve their
health care compliance goals, to
add value to their bottom lines
and to always know what’s next,”
says Andy Bender, President and
Founder of Polaris. “With proven global expertise in providing
insightful consulting, strategic
business process optimization and
technology solutions, we’re the
world’s leader in innovative, end-to-end compliance services for
life sciences companies.” Only
Polaris specializes exclusively in
consulting and technology solutions for life sciences healthcare
law compliance so it is uniquely
positioned to assist our customers
to increase efficiency, mitigate
risk and improve patient safety,
says Bender. With a 52 percent
growth rate, Polaris is ranked No.
40 on Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms. Bender sat down with
Consulting to discuss the firm’s
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contributed
to your exceptional growth?
Bender: For us, it is the govern-
ment regulation the pharmaceuti-
cal market, as well as international
growth and expansion. The addi-
tions of new products to our busi-
ness and the expansion of our tech-
nology offering are also getting
a lot of traction. As a consulting
firm, you need to have developed
roots in technology in order to sur-
vive in this market.
Consulting: How is 2015
shaping up for your firm?
Bender: Governments keep regulating, which is generating a lot
of business for us. We are experiencing strong growth in all areas,
including internationally, as well
as strong growth in technology, allowing for a more efficient way of
dealing with regulation.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2016? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Bender: Very good with more than
30 percent growth forecasted. And
like I said, most opportunities are
Consulting: What do you see
as the biggest challenges for
your firm in 2016?
Bender: Our challenges include
access to people and qualified staff
to grow and scale the business, as
well as access to capital to grow
the business, and capitalize on the
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Bender: For our firm, it’s recognition that we are doing something
right, and that our clients are recognizing us. For our employees,
we would not have been able to
grow without our employees. They
provide us with the intellectual
capital, and creative ideas that we
need to grow, develop our service
offering and be number one in the
market. For them it’s recognition
that they are doing their job well.
Finally, for our clients, it means
they are partnering with a firm that
is successful, and for them it’s recognition that they are betting on
the right horse.