We have hands-on experience with Life Science and Medical Device start-ups, and understand the front-end HR infrastructure you need – and what you don’t.  The depth of our engagement will evolve and adjust according as the business develops.

People who thrive in an early stage medical device environment are team-oriented, self-motivated and persistent.  New companies often get the right talent in the door – only to lose them to a competitor within a year or two.  The business plan is derailed.  With Trellis, you have a partner committed to helping you build, develop and retain a high-performance team.

We benefit your company in three important ways:

  1. Providing the technical expertise you need– only when you need it.
  2. Responding to your people with prompt and professional service.
  3. Keeping the team focused on business objectives.


Planning for human capital needs and the scale-up strategy early on establishes the foundation for a high-performance organization.  We develop effective and relevant programs to support a healthy and mission-focused team, ensuring smooth transitions as the company grows and matures.


  • Human Capital/Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Identity
  • Community Resource Integration
  • Organization Development
  • Business Scale-Up
  • Merger/Acquisition Diligence



  • Employment Brand
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Position Descriptions
  • Structured Selection Process
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Training Manuals and Programs
  • Policy Manuals and Handbooks
  • Compensation and Benefit Plans
  • Health and Safety Programs
  • Employee Surveys
  • Performance Management Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Engagement and Retention


Trellis can handle all your routine HR management activities, run seasonal programs and process administrative transactions without missing a beat.  Regularly-scheduled site visits are customized to fit the culture and maintain engaged relationships with home office, satellite location and field-based personnel.

  • Talent Sourcing and Acquisition
  • Orientation and Training
  • Records, Transaction and Data Management
  • Employee Counseling
  • Management Coaching
  • Compensation and Benefits Management
  • Performance and Culture Alignment
  • Health, Safety and Wellness
  • Disciplinary Action and Off-Boarding
  • Managing Change