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At a Glance


“Ample opportunities for collective and individual growth.”

“Culture. Supportive Team. Great professional development. Innovation.”

“The ability to learn and become an expert within a specialty.”


“Getting thrown into projects that I don't always feel trained on or prepared for. “ “Nature of client services requires ability to be responsive & work outside of business hours.”

“The rapid growth and danger of change in culture, combined with long work hours typical of the  industry.”

About Blue Matter Consulting

Founded in 2012, Blue Matter is a specialized management consulting firm serving the life sciences industry. The firm maintains offices across the United States, Europe, and India.

Blue Matter works to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies "maximize value at the
product, portfolio, and company levels." The firm's services can be grouped into the following
categories: New Product Planning, Launch Strategy and Management, Commercial Strategy for In-Line Products, and Organizational Design and Development.

While most of Blue Matter’s work involves pre-launch and launch products, the firm does not exclusively focus there. It works across a range of therapeutic areas but has developed specialized capabilities in oncology, CNS, and rare diseases.

In the News

Blue Matter Hires Chief Marketing Officer

October 12, 2020 – Blue Matter is pleased to announce that it has hired Craig Dunkley as its Chief Marketing Officer.  His new role officially started on October 1 and initiates a new phase in Blue Matter’s growth.

Craig Dunkley is an experienced veteran in sales and marketing for professional services firms, especially within the life sciences.  During his 26-year career, he has held marketing leadership roles in a range of companies, including Quintiles (now IQVIA) as well as Campbell Alliance and the Pharmaceutical Institute (both of which are now part of Syneos Health).  For the last three years, Craig has run his own marketing firm, and Blue Matter was one of his key clients.  In his new role, Craig joins Blue Matter full time as Chief Marketing Officer.  He will oversee marketing for Blue Matter as well as any current and potential subsidiary organizations.

Blue Matter Ranked as One of the 25 Best Consulting Firms to Work for in Europe; Ranked #1 in Overall Business Outlook

September 24, 2019 – Blue Matter has joined the Vault Consulting 25 (Europe) for 2020, earning a ranking as one of the 25 best consulting firms to work for in Europe.  Blue Matter ranked 12th overall in Europe, and 1st for Overall Business Outlook.  This was the firm’s first year participating in Vault’s annual survey.

Blue Matter Ranked as One of the 50 Best Consulting Firms to Work for in North America

August 20, 2019 – Blue Matter has joined the Vault Consulting 50 for 2020, earning a ranking as one of the 50 best consulting firms to work for in North America.  This was the firm’s first year participating in Vault’s annual survey.  Blue Matter ranked 30th among all consulting firms surveyed.  Among boutique firms, it ranked 7th.

Blue Matter Launches New Company, Salience Learning 

May 1, 2019 – Blue Matter is pleased to announce the launch of a new, wholly-owned subsidiary, Salience Learning.  The new company is a learning and development (L&D) firm focused on the life sciences.

The Salience Learning team includes experts in adult education, as well as life science industry veterans.  Using this combination of expertise, the company applies science-based educational approaches to help life science companies solve their most complex business challenges.

Salience Learning organizes its offerings into three main groups: 1.) Custom and off-the-shelf training solutions focused on key business needs within the industry; 2.) Services to help conduct great training events and programs; and 3.) Bespoke consulting to elevate the learning of an entire organization.

Blue Matter Consulting

400 Oyster Point Blvd.
Suite 309
San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 754-6817

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
CEO & Managing Partner: Ashwin Dandekar
President & Managing Partner: Emily Hua
2021 Employees (All Locations): 120

Major Office Locations

San Francisco, CA, US
New York, NY, US
London, GB
Berlin, DE
Zurich, CH

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