that drives you
We are an elite team delivering purposeful and impactful communications for our life science clients.
Because we care. We genuinely want you to win, to succeed and to bring new and better medicines to the many people who deserve the right to live their best life possible.
We are not an agency, and not a vendor. Partnership is at the core of what we do, and that runs from the highest to the most tactical level.
Investor Relations that pulls from our extensive relations. Corporate Communications that starts and ends with your brand. Media Relations that serves an actionable purpose.
IS OUR SUCCESS!
Since our founding, we have helped our clients reach higher and higher heights.
in capital raised
Spokesperson Coaching Sessions
Clinical Trial Readouts
Conference Presentations and Non-deal Roadshows
For a mass to accelerate in any direction, it relies on a force of energy of equal magnitude pushing behind. Without this energy, the mass would stand still, forever overcome by obstacles. That force, which enables objects to move in an intended direction, is called THRUST.
Simply put, thrust is the force that drives you forward.
Where can THRUST take you?
As founder of THRUST, Monique had a vision to bring a new communications consulting experience to biotech companies. After nearly two decades in the business, she’s pretty much seen it all – the good, the bad, and yes, the ugly. Her path to biotech included stints as a volunteer firefighter (she’s no stranger to putting out fires, literally and figuratively), an English teacher and grant writer at Harvard Medical School (rest assured your materials will be grammatically correct). From product approvals to crisis management, Monique has counseled companies and their teams through some of the biggest milestones of their existence. She’s all about straight shooting, thinking beyond the traditional and identifying solutions. Her favorite question is “why?” And you’ll hear it a lot (seriously, a lot). Monique is also a self-proclaimed financing fanatic; nothing gets her adrenaline going like building a syndicate, negotiating fees and project managing a capital raise. Bring on the IPOs and the follow-on offerings. Her favorite roles, though, are that of a partner to industry leaders and, above all else, a mentor to the THRUST team. Think Tony Robbins meets Wall Street and you’ll get the picture.
Home: Marblehead, MA
Passions: Vacationing, a big zinfandel, homemade pasta, her Kindle, golfing, gardening, her Chessie and anything involving the ocean
As a senior-level communications professional, Caton has a mastery over corporate communications and public relations. Clients rely on her steady leadership, strategic counsel and ability to integrate investor relations, media and digital activities into a strong communications package that comes from every angle. With more than a decade in consulting, she’s worked with greater than 50 biotech companies and more therapeutic areas than we can keep straight. Trust us, she’s been there, done that. She’s a benchmarking wizard and is quick to find the learnings in the tried methods, while looking beyond to consider a new approach. She’s the one you want when we need to assess a situation from every angle. In addition, Caton is our resident launch lady. She’s loves bringing new companies forward – helping executive teams find their narrative, showcase their brand and make a difference. She’s also the best of when the south meets the north. You’ll know what we mean when you meet her.
Home: Charlotte, NC
Passions: Spinning, red wine, a good book, and spending time with her husband and two young children
On any given day, you can find Alicia working on eight different materials, five different clients and planning for three events. She’s like our in-house octopus. Alicia specializes in corporate communications, public relations, brand management and she’s even dabbled in media relations. She knows blood disorders, oncology, gastroenterology, nephrology and rare diseases. And she’s a project management queen. We repeat, QUEEN. From concept to execution, every aspect of a project is overseen, managed and checked off. She’s also a language guru and enjoys the challenge of translating complicated science and data into compelling stories accessible by the general public. Having led the development of more than 25 new websites, 15 late-stage data announcements, and numerous branding initiatives, she’ll lead you where you need to go. And if you want to be entertained, ask her how her golden retriever, Parker, and cat, Tuna, get along. Better yet, ask her to see a video.
Home: Wilmington, NC
Passions: Tuna the Cat, Parker the Dog, group fitness and instructing spin, the ocean
Greg is responsible for keeping the lights on at THRUST. He oversees all aspects of THRUST business, including daily operations, accounts payable and team support. He’s part IT help desk, office manager, crisis communicator, contract negotiator and event coordinator. A tactician at heart, he’s all about finding the most efficient methods to get us where we want to be faster and better. We would never get through the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference without him. He’s also a bona-fide analysis junkie who loves to build models and crunch numbers in analyst reports. With a background in personnel management and technical operations, Greg uses his organizational and people skills to ensure smooth operations in our busy work environment. Also, a little tip, he’s the first person you want to pick for your Trivia Pursuit team… seriously.
Home: Marblehead, MA
Passions: Walking and playing with his dog, listening to music, golfing, reading every news article that comes out and laughing at It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
When it comes to keeping clients happy and ensuring projects are done and everyone is where they should be, Chelcie keeps us all on the right track. If she’s not following up a client for one thing or another, she is likely elbow deep in writing releases or scripts, gathering feedback from investors and analysts or preparing clients for their next conference. Much to our client’s delight, Chelcie is roadshow coordinator extraordinaire. Give her one day in a city of your choosing, and she’ll fill you back-to-back with high quality meetings. But don’t expect a lunch break…that’s an hour of valuable time on the road! Rest assured, she’s well stocked with protein bars. In addition, she seconds as a professional photographer. If you want to see her latest work, just flip through all of our photos! Her favorite subject though is her sassy, red headed daughter with the dazzling smile. We can’t compete… and we wouldn’t even try.
Home: Dayton, OH
Passions: Live acoustic music, red wine, finding the next great podcast (she recommends Armchair Expert!), photography and spending time with her daughter
Cory’s is a communications “jack of all trades,” and master of all, too. His expertise expands across corporate communications, product communications, media strategy and relations, message strategy and development, social media and advocacy relations. Clients relish Cory’s input on developing and marketing products at every stage of their life cycle. He ran external and oncology program communications while in-house, and has consulted for more than 30 companies in more than a dozen therapeutic areas. With a deep tool kit, he’s more than equipped to handle any communications activity. As a former reporter, Cory is also paying attention to your every word. (Don’t worry, it’s off the record.) This makes him invaluable in preparing our clients for presentations, interviews and handling the tough questions. As a team player, Cory is willing to jump in to help in any way possible. R&D day? You got it. Branding brainstorm? Thesaurus is at the ready. KOL prep? Absolutely. That is, unless he’s on the golf course!
Homebase: Somerville, MA
Passions: Music, golf, skiing, food and cooking, reading, obsessively following the news cycle and craft beer
Michelle is responsible for all things PowerPoint, and we do a lot of PowerPoint. With a background in design and building information modeling, she has a natural interest in the latest design developments, and a very astute eye, which she applies to all of her creative elements. Michelle is passionate about helping our clients tell their stories in the most stimulating ways looking beyond the template. Her combination of custom graphics, imagery, photography and text has even been written up by analysts in coverage notes. Clients love the way Michelle always brings the story back to the patient – the ultimate reason we all work so very hard. She consistently thinks outside the box…or in her case, the slide. There’s no story too small or narrative she can’t convey in a powerful set of design work. She’s also the most highly skilled team member with power tools and a nail gun.
Home: Melrose, MA
Passions: Renovating her 1890s home, blogging on her renovation and interior design, golfing with her hubby, reading and loving on her two fur babies
We don't just strive to be different. We ARE different.
Just ask us how.
gratitude is said to be the number one driver for happiness (need we say more?)
we have a genuine interest in expanding our knowledge to better support our partners
we ask the difficult questions and provide direct counsel; that's why companies work with us
everything we say or do has a reason to it
precedence, shmeshedence...we're creating the new standards
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