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Peregrine Market Access Sees Exponential Growth Featured

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Peregrine Market Access’ managing partners: (L to R) Brian Ward (Operations), Lisette Garrison (Finance), John Guarino (President and Founder), Mary Pietryga, MBA (Strategic Marketing), Jim Mittler, PhD (Medical), and Scott Neverett (Human Resources). Peregrine Market Access’ managing partners: (L to R) Brian Ward (Operations), Lisette Garrison (Finance), John Guarino (President and Founder), Mary Pietryga, MBA (Strategic Marketing), Jim Mittler, PhD (Medical), and Scott Neverett (Human Resources).

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Peregrine Market Access, headquartered here in Saratoga Springs, has been rapidly growing and expanding this year.

Peregrine Market Access describes itself as a “leading full-service agency that provides expertise to the life sciences industry and in all facets of market access”. Their service pillars, or offerings, include the following: Market Access Communications, Payer (Value Chain) Public Relations, Strategic Consulting and Policy Services, Research and Analytics, Value Modeling, Publishing (multi-media strategy), Contract Account & Sales Team, and Reimbursement Solutions. Peregrine was founded in 2016 by President John Guarino, and includes partners Jim Mittler, PhD; Scott Neverett; Mary Pietryga, MBA; Brian Ward; and Lisette Garrison.

Currently, Peregrine has more than 50 employees across its Saratoga Springs and Santa Monica, CA offices. Expanding on the West Coast made sense strategically because of the pharmaceutical footprint in those states, and to connect with their customers in the Pacific time zone. Likewise, Peregrine is able to deliver unprecedented services to their employees. 

As of June 2021, Peregrine began covering full healthcare expenses for employees and their families as part of an enhancement to its employee healthcare benefit package. Employees will not have to pay a premium, deductible, copays, or out-of-pocket expenses for in-network medical, dental, and vision. Peregrine’s employee healthcare plan is through BlueCross BlueShield, and 93% of providers and 95% of hospitals nationwide are included in the in-network coverage.

“Our organization was created for the good of our staff and their families and we will continue to do everything we can to thrive together,” said Guarino in a press release from Peregrine regarding the full healthcare coverage. “This is an important step forward in changing the way we view and value healthcare in the United States. Why not start with our own team?” 

The Peregrine Market Access office space on High Rock Ave. in Saratoga Springs.

Peregrine is also planning to open a daycare next year for the children of employees in the same building as their office on High Rock Ave. 

“Our first value is that we value each other,” said Guarino, referencing the agency’s first of six key values in an interview with Saratoga Business Report. “We are always thinking about ways to make Peregrine a better place to work.” 

Peregrine prides itself on six key values that are printed on banners hanging in their open loft office space. We value: each other; We value: all patients, We value: our clients; We value: being smart; We value: work quality; We value: being ethical. 

And, as a result of those values and the hard work of the team at Peregrine, they have been ranked at number 589 on the prestigious Inc. 5000 in 2021 with a three-year revenue growth of 817%. The Inc. 5000 list recognizes the nation’s fastest-growing private companies within the dynamic segment of independent small businesses. In the Capital Region, 11 companies made this year’s Inc. 5000 list, however Peregrine had the highest rapid growth rate. 

“Peregrine Market Access is an incredible success story for our community,” said Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce in a press release from Peregrine announcing their Inc. 5000 ranking. “We’re honored that companies like Peregrine choose to headquarter their national businesses right here in Saratoga Springs because it has a positive ripple effect on the local economy.”

To learn more about Peregrine Market Access, visit the company’s website at www.peregrinemarketaccess.com. 

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