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Our Story

In 2005, Darwin CEO John Marchica left FaxWatch—an industry-leading provider of health care business and medical news—to pursue his doctoral studies in policy and health economics at The Dartmouth Institute. That pivotal career change led to the creation of Darwin Advisory Partners in 2010.

With health care in a disruptive state, Darwin was created as a boutique consulting firm with the goal of helping clients understand the ongoing changes in the market and learn how to thrive under uncertainty.

Darwin Today

Today, with offices in Scottsdale, AZ, and Princeton, NJ, Darwin Research Group has become a trusted provider of health care market intelligence for pharmaceutical, medical device, and health system executives, in addition to venture capital, private equity, and other health care investors. We specialize in health care delivery models—including comprehensive analyses of health systems, physician groups, post-acute care providers, and therapeutic areas—as well as emerging payer models, such as accountable care organizations and bundled payment initiatives.

Darwin Research Group provides strategic information services for our healthcare clients, specializing in healthcare provider systems and life sciences. We solve difficult problems and promote understanding about the evolving healthcare ecosystem. Through our unique relationships and growing knowledge base, we empower our clients with the tools to navigate change and become more profitable enterprises.

Through research, publications, and consulting services, we help our clients understand the evolving health care landscape and execute initiatives that move their ventures forward.

Founder and CEO John Marchica leads ongoing, in-depth research initiatives on integrated health systems, accountable care organizations, and value-based care models. John began his career at SRG as a health systems analyst, followed by a successful stretch in general management at Abbott Laboratories. He’s a two-time health care entrepreneur; his first company, FaxWatch, was listed twice on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing American companies. John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He teaches in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the graduate College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He serves as an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is an adviser to the Global Council on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Values and Culture

We are a company that believes in having an intentional culture, where our workplace is a positive and motivating environment.

Our values are the foundation of our culture, guiding our work and how we treat our customers and colleagues.

  1. Accountability. We take responsibility for our actions. We honor our commitments, understanding that a promise made is a promise guaranteed.
  2. Collaboration. We work together to solve problems in a collegial environment.
  3. Flexibility. We can pivot when necessary and are responsive and preemptive of our clients’ changing needs.
  4. Growth. We seek to grow our people, our product and services, and our bottom line. We understand that in order to grow, we must be continuously challenged to stretch beyond what we think is possible.
  5. Healthy. We believe in a positive work-life balance and understand the importance of taking care of ourselves.
  6. Integrity. We strive to do what’s right — even when it’s not popular to do so.
  7. Learning. We exist, by the nature of what we do, in a learning environment — where people are mindful, naturally inquisitive, and forward-thinking.
  8. Transparency. We are open and honest with each other and our customers.
  9. Trust. We are a high-trust culture. Trust stems from our behaviors, and we acknowledge that while trust is earned over time, once lost, it’s nearly impossible to get back.

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