Our Story

Potomac River Partners is a mid-sized management consulting firm specializing in compliance services for the life sciences sector. The firm was established in 2006 by Jon Wilkenfeld on the premise that high quality consulting should be focused on creating value for clients. Potomac River Partners delivers clear, practical recommendations and implements real world solutions.

We rely on smaller, dedicated teams focused on compliance. By specializing in compliance, we can be more efficient than other consulting firms. We bring our technical expertise to help our clients clearly and concisely distill complex rules and regulations and reduce risk.

Clients turn to us because they trust us to get things done. Our clients know that compliance must be effective to survive and thrive in today’s highly regulated, dynamic environment.

Ultimately, the work we do is more than complying with regulations. It’s about helping clients operate in an ethical manner. Our work helps reduce exposure to risk, improve performance, and ultimately influences corporate reputation.

Our work has an impact. We have helped more than 100 life sciences organizations instill a more ethical culture. Our clients include global and mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturers, device companies, early-stage biotech organizations, and groups that support life science companies, such as contract sales forces and meeting logistics suppliers.

We take pride in our reputation and relationships. The majority of our clients are long standing, repeat customers. Our reputation exceeds our size.

Our people matter. We strive to take care of our people with the same respect and dedication we bring to our clients.

We hold ourselves to high standards. We take tremendous pride in our work and delivering outstanding value to our clients.

Our Values

We are a values-based organization. We operate by a simple set of values that represent who we are and what we stand for.

We do business fairly and honestly.

We do what we say we are going to do.

We treat everyone with respect.

We keep client work and interactions confidential.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to help Chief Compliance Officers bring compliance to life. We help our clients by:

  • Developing solutions to brand new, challenging problems
  • Staffing supplemental resources to support growth, single projects, or organizational change
  • Providing efficient, cost-effective solutions for non-strategic compliance operations
  • Leveraging our breadth of experience across the life science industry to communicate insights, such as evolving industry trends and across-client benchmarks
  • Launching compliance programs with off-the-shelf, easy-to-implement toolkits

Every day, Potomac River Partners strives to provide outstanding, high quality client service while remaining true to our values. We aim to earn our clients’ trust and keep it.