We identify critical success factors, isolate and fill strategic gaps, and create pitch materials for potential investors and partners.


Our detailed assessments are designed to quickly screen new business opportunities based on a proprietary model, as well as provide a detailed roadmap to success.


We find strategic partners and execute transactions that deliver significant economic value. We can also help foreign companies gain exposure for their products in the U.S.


We can assemble a highly qualified team to address a specific technical need, or lead a project start to finish. We also conduct and analyze market research.


Breakthrough’s network of resources for clients spans a broad array of professionals from pharma, biotech, medtech, and consumer health. Most escaped big companies to chase dreams with start-ups, and each brings a unique perspective to projects. Their expertise includes business strategy, marketing, corporate finance, regulatory, clinical, manufacturing, and product development. Rick Proctor, the Managing Partner, was previously the CEO of Glenveigh Medical, a life science company focused on obstetrics and pregnancy health. His experience also includes leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline, where he held positions as the head of U.S.Business Development & Marketing and Director of U.S Treasury.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Preeclampsia Foundation as Treasurer.

Clients and transactions

  • Strategic advisor to San Francisco based start-up developing wearable devices for pregnancy
  • Evaluated re-positioning of catheter device for drug delivery market, identified strategic partners and transaction targets
  • Refined business plan for early stage oncology company pursuing novel therapy development
  • Conducted due diligence and negotiated purchase of consumer product portfolio
  • Sold surgical instrument portfolio to competitor for multiple of sales

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“Breakthrough has the capabilities of a big life science consulting firm, but is much more nimble and understands the challenges of emerging companies. Their recommendations were spot-on and facilitated a very successful transaction for us.”