Established in 2013, Triangle Insights Group is a life sci- ences strategy consulting
firm that provides guidance on
the most critical business issues
to leaders in life sciences organizations. The firm's approach
combines deep knowledge of
the industry across therapeutic areas and functional groups,
with a dedication to creativity
and disciplined critical thinking.
Recommendations from Triangle Insights Group are original,
relevant to the industry environment, and supported by rigorous
analytics. Chris Apolito, a Partner with the firm, sat down with
Consulting to discuss Triangle’s
financial performance, outlook
and overall ranking as one of this
year’s Fastest Growing Firms.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Apolito: Our team and our culture
are the building blocks of Triangle’s
success! Our ability to attract high
caliber talent in RTP and San Francisco, spanning MBAs, PhDs, MDs
and PharmDs, have enabled us to
build a team that consistently delivers top quality work. In turn, we consistently exceed the expectations of
our clients. Our commitment to quality drives our business and serves as
the backbone of our growth.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Apolito: 2019 is shaping up to be an
exciting year for Triangle Insights
Group. As we cross internal milestones after our 5 year anniversary
we reflect on the growth we’ve had
and the team that has helped shape
us into the organization we are today. By far, our best advantage is our
employees that provide exceptional
insights for our clients and is the
competitive advantage behind their
strategies. We’ve enjoyed 25 percent
year over year growth in 2019. We
continue to have significant staff expansion including our largest incoming summer class in Triangle history.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2020?
Apolito: We expect another strong
year for Triangle Insights in 2020.
We have seen great growth in our
industry and continue to support
our clients in cell and gene thera-pies, oncology, dermatology, and
other therapeutic areas. We also
continue to expand our ability to
execute on projects across the spectrum of commercial and corporate
needs in launch strategies, pricing
and market access strategy, medical
devices, and R&D strategy.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2020?
Apolito: Our biggest challenge is
managing our growth- we continue
to focus our efforts on attracting and
retaining exceptional employees
from a diverse background of experiences and universities. We have
expanded our hiring to additional
universities and programs and want
to ensure we are continually hiring
the best and brightest. Triangle Insights is also committed to expanding our client base while never losing sight of our core values; premier
quality work, fervent commitment
to client partnerships and a prominent position as thought leaders
within the life sciences industry.
Consulting: What does being named
one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing
Firms mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Apolito: Being recognized as one
of Consulting Magazine’s Fastest
growing firms is a tremendous
honor. It means a lot to us and is
an incredible recognition of the
work done by our team.
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