About Us

About Us

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Research Team

Zachary Golden –  Consultant

Mardan Flynn – Consultant

Jack Ryan – Senior Analyst

Connor Wortley – Research Analyst

Michelle J. MartinResearch Analyst


Zach GoldenZachary Golden
(617) 731-1025
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Zach focuses his work on ensuring program findings are strategic and actionable for his clients. He partners with clients to ensure research guides are customized to their unique needs and specializes in aggregating and analyzing program data to pinpoint key insights and trends in executive presentations. Additionally, Zach is involved in business development for Anova, managing the Company’s branding and marketing efforts and his research has been featured in industry publications.

Prior to joining Anova, Zach spent time working in a sales analytics role with Sun Life Financial and also honed his research and management consulting skills working with ClearEdge Partners, the University of Connecticut School of Business, and various non-profit organizations in Boston.

Zach grew up in Connecticut before coming to Massachusetts for school. He lives in downtown Boston and is a passionate fan of the sports teams in the city.

Zach graduated Cum Laude from Babson College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management.

Mardan Flynn
(617) 731-1070
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Utilizing her past experience, Mardan works with Anova’s financial service and healthcare clients to create customized research programs, analyze the findings, and provide actionable recommendations. Her client relations experience enables her to work closely with each client ensuring that every deliverable meets their expectations and provides them with tailor-made intelligence and ideas to build and maintain their businesses.

Prior to joining Anova, Mardan was a Senior Research Relationship Manager at Cerulli Associates. In this role, she worked closely with all Cerulli departments (sales, research, executive management, international offices, and marketing) to maximize client communication. She managed relationships with Cerulli’s research partnerships including negotiations and expansion opportunities, and she was in constant contact with senior-level executives at Cerulli’s clients to communicate research methodology and deepen relationships.

Before that, Mardan was a Senior Associate in Cambridge Associates’ client management group responsible for client service, retention, and development efforts, as well as analytics (including, but not limited to, risk / return, peer group analysis, fees vs. performance, assets vs. performance, service type vs. performance).

Mardan is originally from outside Philadelphia and is, and always will be, an avid Philly sports fan.  She currently lives in Charlestown and is a regular volunteer visitor of an elderly woman through Ethos, a local non-profit organization.

Mardan is a graduate of James Madison University where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in finance and a minor in economics.

jack_ryanJack Ryan
Senior Analyst
(617) 731-1090
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Jack supports Anova’s research team by analyzing research data, creating reports, and making recommendations to clients based on research findings.

Jack graduated from Williams College where he received a BA in Economics with a concentration in Environmental Studies. During his time at Williams, Jack gained experience working for Standish Management and Gurnet Consulting, where he focused on analysis and reporting for both internal and external operations as well as interfacing with key executives.

Jack also lettered all four years for the Williams football team and was the 2015 recipient of the Rakov Award for leadership on the team. During his time in college Jack also contributed through community service with school systems in the local area. Jack is a native of Rhode Island and currently resides in Boston.

Connor Wortley
Research Analyst
(617) 731-1010
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Connor assists Anova’s research team in quantitative and qualitative analysis of research data, survey instrument design, preparation of executive-level client presentations, and developing actionable insights from research programs.

He joined the team at Anova after starting his career with MFS Investment Management where he was a Business Analyst within the global Information Technology unit. There, his contributions spanned across many functions including reporting, performance metric analysis, systems development, and budgetary forecasting.

Originally from Philadelphia, Connor graduated from Northeastern in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. During his tenure there, he was also member of the Varsity Men’s Rowing team where he started all four years and contributed to some of the program’s most successful seasons; finishing top-seven nationally every year. At Northeastern, Connor also organized charitable endeavors with the local Make-a-Wish Foundation and Team IMPACT, coordinating volunteering and fundraising campaigns for children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Michelle J. Martin
Research Analyst
(617) 731-1025
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Michelle contributes to Anova’s clients as a key member of our research team. She participates in all aspects of the client experience including survey creation, program management, and the aggregation of data. Michelle evaluates both quantitative and qualitative research to identify key insights and provide actionable recommendations for Anova’s clients.

Michelle joined the Anova team after graduating from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a concentration in Finance. She interned as a consultant for The Executive Centre, an office rental space service based out of Hong Kong. She was able to apply her finance concentration to provide valuable recommendations for the future success of the short-term office rental business. During her Babson years, Michelle also interned at a financial planning office and managed client relations to ensure that clients’ financial goals were met. She will be utilizing her corporate experiences and studies at Babson College to contribute to Anova’s consulting services team.

As captain of the Babson Varsity Ski Team, Michelle attained All-American status and lead her team to a fourth-place finish at the USCSA National Championship event. She was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a sorority which partnered with Reading is Fundamental to positively impact the local community.