Cadence Research Expands Strategy Consulting Offerings With The Addition Of Allison Robbins, CFA as Senior Director

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Cadence Research expands strategy consulting offerings with the addition of Allison Robbins, CFA as Senior Director, bringing an analytical eye to innovation for biopharma, health IT, provider, and government clients

Cadence Research & Consulting (Cadence), a healthcare communications, research and consulting firm, announced today Allison Robbins, CFA has joined the strategy consulting practice as Senior Director.

“We are pleased to have Allison’s assistance and leadership in bringing a broad knowledge reaching across health care with a strong emphasis on finance, strategy and operations. Her expertise allows us to expand our strategy consulting offerings to address all stages of deal development and execution in which our clients participate in growing their portfolios,” stated Sugata Biswas, Founder and Managing Principal of Cadence.

Robbins brings a wealth of experience from her multi-disciplinary work over 15 years in the global finance and healthcare industries. She has invested in numerous private and public biotech, diagnostic, and medical device companies during her time with Genzyme Ventures (now Sanofi-Genzyme Ventures), Tullis Health Investors, and Paramount Capital. Robbins also founded a health IT SaaS startup and spun-out and operated a Direct-Pay Primary Care practice. Through Green Shoots Consulting, LLC, she also guided private and government organizations to commercialize early-stage life science research. Robbins began her career in finance at Goldman Sachs.

Robbins holds a BA, summa cum laude, in Biochemistry and Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA with honors from The Wharton School in Health Care Management and Finance. She is a CFA Charterholder.

About Cadence Research & Consulting
Cadence Research & Consulting is a healthcare communications, research and consulting firm that supports its clients through scientific content development and meeting planning, market research and strategy work.  Leveraging a unique business model, Cadence offers a collaborative, high touch, expertise based approach for all its clients.  Cadence clients span a broad array of companies within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and health IT segments. 

Cadence was co-founded in 2008 by Laura Smith and Sugata Biswas. Smith has 20 years’ experience in communications, finance and operations in the healthcare industry. She received her B.S. in health education from Utah State University and MBA from Yale University. Sugata Biswas has 20 years of experience in management consulting and market research. Biswas received his B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Chicago, and MBA from Yale University. 

Cadence is headquartered in Los Angeles.  For more information, visit
Laura Smith
360 Via Las Brisas, Suite 210
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

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