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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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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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

Principal

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

Director

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

Director

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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Bailee Ahern

Senior Associate

Researcher and analyst who leverages an eye for detail and a passion for messaging to solve strategic challenges and deliver insightful products. Experience covering various policy issue-areas and industries. Background in journalism, political organizing, and international affairs. Writer, concert-goer, and sushi lover. BA, University of Southern California.

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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.

Kendall Arthur

Senior Associate

Tackles strategic challenges across a wide range of sectors to deliver action-oriented recommendations. Background in Cognitive and Social Psychology as well as prior experience in fundraising and education. Cycling fan, book lover, and enthusiastic trivia-goer. BA, Middlebury College. Business Essentials Certification, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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Griffin Jones

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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James O’Donnell

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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Yuan Yue

Senior Associate

Expert in strategic management, manufacturing, operation management, and due diligence. Passionate about technology, life science, healthcare, Industry 4.0. Prior experience in PE investment analysis, project management, and data analytics. MA in Materials Science, Clemson. MBA, Chicago Booth

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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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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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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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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.

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

Problem solver who dives deep into research to provide insights and fresh perspectives for clients. Background in marketing and sales. Educational background in Government, German, and European Literature.

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Tanya Yoon

Internal Operations Manager

Strategic and committed decision maker with a passion for maximizing efficiency and productivity. Background in education, healthcare, and leadership. Multifaceted with strengths in detail and organization. Bouldering fan, sunset lover, sleep enthusiast. BA in Biology, University of Virginia.

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