Corval™ provides a clear path from the clinic to the market, freeing innovative biopharma leaders to focus on getting treatments to the patients they serve.
Founder & CEO
Letter from Our Founder
It has often been said, life experience shapes who you are and where you focus your passions. Growing up in a large family with many siblings and different points of view, I learned early the value of navigating the inevitable day-to-day chaos to get to a place of resolution to keep moving forward!
I have applied this learning in my career, helping biopharma leaders understand that “commercialization is a mindset,” represented by an organization-wide effort to bring their innovative medicines to market.
After decades of work with hundreds of clients, I’ve witnessed the fragmented commercialization planning process and how it bogs down early- to mid-stage companies that have yet to build their internal capabilities.
As an entrepreneur, I knew there has to be a better way.
- There was a way to create a roadmap that is completely aligned with your company, product, and strategy?
- It was possible to create a budget and workforce plan from your own unique roadmap?
- This platform was designed with you in mind and was affordable for your company size and budget?
- You could utilize this platform on your own, or across your company, as a single source of truth?
At Corval, we are turning these “what ifs” into a full commercialization navigation tool that will guide your strategic planning and lead you from the clinic to the market, freeing you up to think bigger and drive innovation for the patients you are committed to serve.
We’re a team with big ideas committed to changing the way that innovative therapies get to patients. And we’re growing every day.
Chief Strategy &
As Corval’s first employee and a member of the leadership team, Kristin has played a foundational role in creating the Corval platform. As Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Kristin leads strategic planning and product development efforts, overseeing the development and execution of all company workstreams in collaboration with the CEO. A reflection of her deep appreciation for entrepreneurship, this is Kristin’s fourth role with a startup company. She is also a former consultant with The NemetzGroup and has held senior management positions at several market research and consulting firms. Kristin has in-depth biopharma domain knowledge, having worked across multiple disciplines, including primary market research, market access, reimbursement, commercialization and launch consulting, healthcare policy, and medical device and drug development. She has a BA in Financial and Managerial Economics and Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire and an MPH in Health Services from Boston University.
Melinda joins Corval as Marketing Lead, where she is responsible for the strategy, development, and execution of marketing, brand, and messaging efforts. She has a proven track record of success in building top-flight systems from the ground-up for start-ups and medium- to enterprise-level organizations specializing in biotech and life sciences. Most recently, Melinda led marketing communications at Cold Chain Technologies, where she executed the successful pivot to provide specialized packaging solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s Operation Warp Speed. Preceding that, she led digital marketing and social media efforts for a variety of life science and consumer product companies. Melinda has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts.
Geoff serves as Chief Technology Officer at Corval. With more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, Geoff has spent his career helping build startups in the Boston area. Most recently, he served as CTO at InsightSquared, where he helped grow the company into a leading provider of business intelligence and sales analytics and earn the #1 ranking in customer satisfaction 5 years in a row. Prior to that, he led technology efforts at Valore (acquired by Follet), Gemvara, and Bullhorn, where he helped grow the team from 15 to 250 employees and secure a successful exit to Vista Private Equity. Geoff’s customer centricity, technology expertise, and focus on culture helps startups achieve their optimal product/market fit. Geoff earned his BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Heather joined Corval as an Account Executive in 2021. She has over 25 years of medical device and biotech experience, with an extensive background in building sales teams and launching products. Most recently, Heather was Director of Marketing and Sales at Gemstone Biotherapeutics, where she oversaw clinical trials and prepared the sales organization for launch. Preceding that, she led sales and engineering teams across multiple medical device companies and product lines. Heather also spent several years as a strategy and implementation consultant, where she focused on sales strategies, market development, and corporate acquisition decisions. Heather has dual bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Business Administration and an MBA from Boston University’s Metropolitan College.
Alex serves as Senior Product Manager at Corval, where he is responsible for refining product vision and driving execution for the Corval platform and commercialization roadmap. He has over 15 years of experience in FinTech, leveraging data-driven insights and user feedback to help build best-in-class user experiences. Most recently, Alex was Director of Technical Projects at oneZero Financial Systems, where he managed the software development lifecycle for a leading provider of multi-asset class trading technology. Preceding that, he held product and user experience roles at Fidelity Investments, Citizens Bank, and Sapient Global Markets, where he helped build digital experiences and supporting technologies. Alex has a BS in Management of Information Systems from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Susan is a proven leader and successful entrepreneur in the life science industry. In addition to founding and leading Corval, a novel SaaS platform company, she is the CEO and Founder of The NemetzGroup, a successful, strategic commercialization consultancy. The NemetzGroup has been instrumental in supporting the evolution of over 100 biopharma companies from startup to publicly traded and the development of numerous assets from targets to approved, life-saving treatments. With more than 35 years of corporate strategy, commercial, medical affairs, business development, and operational experience, C-suite leadership teams rely on her thought partnership and mentoring to achieve goals across all stages of drug development.
Prior to launching The NemetzGroup in 2003, Susan served as Vice President, Global Commercial Strategy, and then Vice President of International Commercial Operations at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Previously, she progressed through multiple commercial leadership roles at DuPont Pharmaceuticals that culminated in her appointment as Executive Vice President of the cardiovascular and imaging franchise. Susan serves as an advisor of Life Science Cares, a collective effort of the life science industry to eliminate the impact of poverty on Boston neighborhoods. Susan received her BS in business management from the University of Minnesota.
Meera joined Corval as Chief of Staff in 2020. She has over 20 years of B2B and B2C marketing experience and has spent the last 12 years helping build fintech startups in Boston. Most recently, Meera was Chief Marketing Officer at Gradifi, where she helped grow the company into a leading provider of financial wellness benefits before its acquisition by E*trade. Preceding that, she led marketing at SimpleTuition (acquired by LendingTree) and ValoreBooks (acquired by Follett). Before her work with startups, Meera honed her marketing skills at major consumer brands, including Sports Illustrated and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Meera has a BA in Psychology from Brown University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Kristin joins Corval as the Customer Engagement Director responsible for ensuring a personalized and meaningful customer experience from inquiry through product adoption. Kristin is an accomplished, results-oriented, and strategic commercial leader with diverse pharmaceutical expertise. She spent 17 years at Sanofi in various commercial positions, spanning sales, operations, lifecycle management, brand strategy and execution, and business development. She has US and global experience across numerous therapeutic areas and has managed portfolios from launch through authorized generics. In addition to her time at Sanofi, Kristin has served as a consultant for The NemetzGroup helping companies navigate the commercialization process. Her combined biopharma and consulting experience enable her to translate unique customer business needs to the Corval product team and facilitate an important customer-focused feedback loop. Kristin is a hands-on team leader and inspiring motivator with excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. She holds a BA in Economics from Boston College and an MBA in Finance from Villanova University.
Casey joins Corval as a Business Analyst, where she is responsible for data analytics and insight mining to help drive product development efforts. Prior to joining Corval, Casey was a Corps Support Intern at City Year Boston, where she managed events and seminars for incoming members and external partners. Casey also served as a Public Affairs Intern at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, where she assisted in a research study in collaboration with Duke University to determine the effectiveness of deep-canvassing initiatives. Casey is a recent graduate from Hamilton College, where she earned a BA in Government and Hispanic Studies. She is also a proud alum of NOLS, where she bravely led a team expedition through the Yukon, CA wilderness.
Lindsay serves as the Business Operations Coordinator at Corval, where she is responsible for coordinating cross-functional activities and operational logistics.
She has over 15 years of experience in executive administration and event coordination, supporting teams to streamline workflows and ensure business goals are achieved. Most recently, Lindsay was the Conference Center Manager at Berkshire Partners, where she oversaw execution of more than 800 investor events annually. Preceding that, she was a Marketing Assistant at Jefferies Financial Group, where she supported timely execution of sales and marketing campaigns. Lindsay earned her BA in communications from Keene State College.
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We are a small and mighty team building a product at the exciting intersection of biopharma and technology.
We value our customers, our partners, and our people. We believe in a culture of learning, collaboration, empathy, and diversity. We believe that work and life should be in balance and that striving for excellence can co-exist with striving for happiness. If you are interested in helping us build this innovative company, learning a lot, and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.
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