Leadership

Healthcare research backgrounds in clinical and therapeutic areas, globally & domestically. ​

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Lynn C. Ricker

Principal & Founder​

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Michael S. Ricker

Managing Partner

Lynn C. Ricker

Principal & Founder​

Lynn is an experienced qualitative and quantitative researcher, with twenty years’experience in healthcare and the biopharmaceutical industry.  She has held positions on both the agency and client side, with such companies as Merck, TVG, and Healogix. 

In this capacity, Lynn has developed expertise in leading global and domestic research and consulting engagements including Opportunity Assessments, Profile Testing, Targeting, Messaging, Concept Testing, VisAid Development, Tracking, and Strategic Workshops.  

During her tenure in the industry, Lynn has also built an extensive background of therapeutic area knowledge, with experience in auto immune, CNS, CV, dermatology, devices, nephrology, gastrointestinal, endocrinology, oncology, pain, respiratory, and infectious diseases/virology. 

Additionally, in her past role as Executive Director at TVG, she was a faculty member of TVG’s Seminar Series, a training program responsible for educating more than 7,000 market research professionals.  Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Rutgers University with concentrations in Marketing and Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management.  She is the former President and Chairman of the Board of Intellus WW.

Michael S. Ricker

Managing Partner

Michael brings unique experience and perspective to his role as Managing Partner at knowvanta. His healthcare background spans 20 years in varying practitioner and management roles.

As Managing Partner at knowvanta, Michael has built an extensive background of therapeutic area knowledge, with experience in cardiac care, devices, gastrointestinal, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, respiratory, and infectious diseases/virology. He is a RIVA trained moderator.

Michael practiced emergency medicine serving as a NJ State Certified EMT-B Field Technician with specialization in traumatic, respiratory, cardiac, and pediatric emergency management.

Prior to knowvanta, Michael was a Senior Product Manager at McKesson where he was responsible for working with national and regional payers to deliver specialized provider network management, pricing analytics, and reimbursement consulting in preparation of the ACA rollout.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and a MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.

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