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Team Members

Meet the team

David S Chan

David has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of Riparian, product development and specific client initiatives. An experienced entrepreneur, David brings 20+ years of experience in the life sciences, previously starting and successfully exiting a consulting company through a sale to IQVIA.

David S Chan

Co-Founder and CEO
Cynthia Hwang

Cynthia has 20 years of experience advising a variety of clients in the life sciences industry – including generic drug manufacturers, “traditional” brand drug manufacturers, and manufacturers of specialty therapeutics (including gene therapy). Cynthia successfully exited a previous consulting startup through a sale to IQVIA.

Cynthia Hwang

Co-Founder and Senior Vice President
Jose Lustre

Jose has spent over 10 years leading complex and critical initiatives, including launching new brands, companies, and international markets. With a background in technology, brand management, business operations, and finance, he is focused on accelerating Riparian's growth.

Jose Lustre

Chief Operating Officer
Don Russell

With approximately 20 years of pharmaceutical industry and managed services experience, Don’s primary concentration has been in Government price reporting, program contracting and rebate adjudication previously the Practice Leader for Deloitte Advisory Managed Risk Services.

Don Russell

Sr Director, Managed Services
Susan Dunne

A licensed attorney, Susan has been working with life science manufacturers for over 25 years, supporting state-of-the-art compliance initiatives for federal pricing programs, GP calculations and strategic analytics.

Susan Dunne

Sr Director, Consulting and Managed Services
Timothy Nugent, CPA

With 25+ years experience in the life sciences industry, Tim developed expertise by successfully addressing regulatory, compliance and operational revenue management issues (commercial and government) and maintaining relationships with 100+ manufacturers of all sizes.

Timothy Nugent, CPA

Sr Director, Consulting and Managed Services
Luca Bernardo Ciddio

Luca has been writing software for three decades working for 15+ years, across three countries, with startups and mega technology companies. With a strong background in computer science, security and AI, he is responsible for the overall architecture and innovation of our flagship SaaS platform.

Luca Bernardo Ciddio

Sr Software Architect & CISO

About Us

At Riparian, we believe that breakthrough innovations can only happen when we challenge what is expected, inevitable, or accepted. This requires a radically different approach to problem-solving; a challenge to overcome. At Riparian, we challenge the status quo. Where other companies back down, we find solutions. When new challenges arise, we rise to those challenges. Challenge Accepted.

This makes Riparian a unique solutions provider to pharmaceuticals / life sciences manufactures with an extremely narrow but deep vertical focus with consulting, outsourcing, and software services in revenue management.

When starting Riparian, we looked to the natural world for inspiration for our vision and mission. In nature, the riparian zone provides unique value, acting as an interface between the river and the land, reducing turbidity, regulating river speed, recycling nutrients, and ultimately providing an efficient ecosystem.

Similarly, at Riparian, our mission is to empower our clients by acting as an interface between our clients and technology, providing clarity around murky government regulations, helping navigate the turbulent waters of the ever changing regulatory landscape, assisting clients control the flow of information, and overall providing efficiency and accelerated insights through innovation.

Our approach starts by listening. Your agenda not ours. Tell us what is keeping you up at night and we will help navigate toward the right solution, either ours or one of our many industry partners.