The Top 50 Healthcare Consultants and Leaders of 2023

The Consulting Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Healthcare Consultants and Leaders of 2023. The healthcare consulting market is thriving, characterized by record-high transaction values and significant growth projections. Over the next decade, the global healthcare consulting services market is anticipated to achieve an annualized growth rate of 8.2%, reaching a total value of $62.3 billion. This robust expansion can be readily understood due to several compelling factors. The imperative for hospital organizations to undergo substantial transformation, the resumption of initiatives halted during the pandemic, and the mounting costs associated with healthcare treatments have collectively fueled a substantial surge in demand for external guidance in the healthcare sector.

This year's awardees provide a wide range of solutions to tackle the intricate challenges that confront healthcare providers and health related companies. Their importance to healthcare organizations cannot be overstated, as they adeptly navigate complex regulatory landscapes, optimize processes, reduce costs, and elevate the quality of medicines and patient care, thereby making indispensable contributions to the overall success and sustainability of healthcare institutions worldwide.

Among this year's distinguished honorees, Roman Salasznyk stands out as the leader of Booz Allen's life science practice. In this role, Salasznyk leads Booz Allen’s support across the Department of Health and Human Services and applies more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research, medical product and regulatory lifecycle development, and management and technology consulting. Additionally, Venky Ananth, the Global Head of Infosys' Healthcare industry vertical, has been a driving force behind the remarkable 2X growth of his company's healthcare business over the past four years. Lastly, Bruce Hamory, a Partner at Oliver Wyman's Health and Life Sciences Practice, is nationally recognized for his expertise in health delivery redesign. With a background as a former Professor of Medicine at Penn State and prior service as Chief Medical Officer for Geisinger, he played a pivotal role in expanding the Geisinger Clinic's physician count from 535 to 750.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Healthcare Consultants and Leaders of 2023.


1. Petra Jantzer
Company: Accenture
Title: Senior Managing Director, Global Industry Sector Lead, Life Sciences

Petra Jantzer leads Accenture’s Life Sciences Business globally and is the Account CEO for a large global Pharma client. Previously, she led Accenture Life Sciences Europe, R&D Europe, and Life Sciences DACH. Before joining Accenture, Jantzer was a tenured Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she led the R&D practice globally and the Pharmaceuticals & Health practice in Switzerland. On top of that, Jantzer currently serves on the Boards of Directors for both Accenture AG Switzerland and Accenture Services Switzerland.

Jantzer has profound industry and R&D knowledge, deep business process understanding, and two decades of C-level counseling experience to help clients (digitally) transform their businesses. Jantzer believes that diversity is critical to the success of companies, economies, and societies. This belief motivated her to co-found "Advance - gender equality in Swiss business," a cross-industry association of 150+ mostly blue-chip company members in Switzerland with a joint mission to increase the share of women in senior leadership positions in the Swiss economy. Jantzer’s professional roots are in basic science. She holds a PhD in Tumor-immunology and a master’s in molecular biology.


2. Peter Urbanowicz
Company: Alvarez & Marsal
Title: Managing Director

Peter Urbanowicz is a Managing Director and the Co-Head at Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) Public Sector Services. A former senior appointee in the federal government, corporate officer, board member, restructuring consultant and attorney, he has built and led highly functioning management teams and improved the financial performance and operations of leading healthcare organizations and government agencies. Urbanowicz returned to A&M in 2019 after serving as the Chief of Staff to Alex M. Azar II, the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Urbanowicz also served as HHS Deputy General Counsel for Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, where he was part of the team that drafted the historic legislation creating the Medicare Part D drug program and Medicare Advantage plans. Earlier in his career, Urbanowicz served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Prior to his service as HHS Deputy General Counsel, Urbanowicz was a partner in the law firm of Locke, Liddell & Sapp LLP. Urbanowicz earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from Tulane University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, the State of Louisiana and the United States Supreme Court.


3. Ernie Brittingham
Company: Russell Reynolds Associates
Title: Managing Director, Head of Global Healthcare & Life Sciences

At Russell Reynolds Associates, Ernie Brittingham leads the firm’s Global Healthcare Sector. He is also a core member of the Private Equity and Board & CEO Advisory Partners groups. Brittingham advises Boards, CEO’s, and CHRO’s on board refreshment, de-risking of C-level succession, new company formation and IPO’s, and improving team performance. He most recently led the global Medical Devices and Diagnostics Practice, which more than doubled in both consultants and revenue under his leadership.

Brittingham has nearly two decades of leadership advisory experience and manages a number of the firm's key global relationships. Based in New York, he is known for his integrity, candor, and judgment, and most notably support of executives and companies over decades-long relationships. Brittingham received both his Bachelor of Arts in communications and his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University.


4. Jerry Mathews
Company: Atos
Title: Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences

Jerry Mathews is the Head of Healthcare & Lifesciences (HLS) Industry at Atos Americas. Mathews and his leadership team are responsible for a P&L of over $650 million in revenue, servicing North America’s broad healthcare ecosystem of Payers, Providers, Pharma/MedDevices/Distribution & Products. Mathews has also recently led multiple global executive leadership roles in the HLS industry at Atos, most recently as HLS head of global business platform, applications and digital services and HLS global industry head of Consulting, Portfolio & Presales, Marketing & Alliances. He graduated with honors in both Bachelors of Technology from Mahatma Gandhi University in India and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Thunderbird/ASU, U.S.

Mathews started with Atos Syntel in Mumbai, India, as a trainee out of college in 1996 and quickly moved up the leadership ranks and across the world. His leadership experience covers a range of areas from Consulting to Service Delivery to Sales and Services Enabler. He has held client partner & sales leadership positions both in North America and Europe for large strategic accounts in Banking and Financial Services and emerging verticals. In 2008, Mathews relocated to London from the US, as a key member of Syntel’s nascent EU leadership team gaining active experience building the geography and leading high-performance cross-functional teams. He moved back to the US in 2012 to join the HLS industry.


5. Roman Salasznyk
Company: Booz Allen Hamilton Life Science Solutions
Title: Senior Vice President

Roman Salasznyk leads Booz Allen’s life science practice and its support across the Department of Health and Human Services. Based out of our Bethesda, Maryland, office, Salasznyk has more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research, medical product and regulatory lifecycle development, and management and technology consulting. He manages a multidisciplinary team that supports initiatives aimed at expediting medical product approvals and scientific discoveries.

Before joining Booz Allen in 2010, Salasznyk managed the clinical and regulatory development of cellular therapies to treat serious medical conditions for inflammatory, orthopedic, and cardiovascular indications at Osiris Therapeutics. His work included leading the company’s biological product development under a multimillion-dollar Department of Defense contract. Salasznyk is a certified project management professional. He was an Aspen Spotlight Health Scholar, has authored more than 10 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and holds a U.S. patent for the preparation and delivery of cellular therapeutics. He has a Ph.D. in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


6. Srini Rajamani
Company: Wipro
Title: Senior Vice President & Sector Head, Consumer and Life Sciences

In his present role as Business Unit Head, Srini Rajamani stands at the helm of a comprehensive portfolio encompassing end-to-end P&L accountability across Delivery, Sales, Solutions, and Market Expansion, primarily focused on Consumer Goods and Life Sciences industries at Wipro. These industries include a diverse range of domains like Life Sciences, Pharma, Biotech, Med devices, Food, Beverage, Retail Apparel & Footwear, Home and Personal Care, and Agriculture across all service verticals within Wipro. A visionary, Rajamani collaborates closely with advisors and industry pundits to devise innovative solutions to pivotal commercial and business challenges.

Rajamani is an ardent advocate for reshaping corporate landscapes, leveraging his extensive 25-year track record of catalyzing transformation for global enterprises across sectors such as CPG, Retail, Manufacturing, Banking and Capital Markets, and Life Sciences. Throughout his dynamic career, Rajamani has assumed pivotal leadership roles at Wipro, amassing a wealth of expertise spanning strategic innovation, client engagement, global delivery optimization, adept team assembly, and the orchestration of shared services initiatives.


7. David Dominguez
Company: Grant Thornton
Title: Global Head of Life Sciences

As the Global Head of Life Sciences at Grant Thornton, David Dominguez has over 25 years of leadership experience, both within the private industry and as a business consultant, serving his clients in realizing business value. Dominguez’s experience spans across various industries with emphasis within the life sciences sector. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Dominguez’s private industry experience included several years as an Electrical Engineer, Computer Programmer, and as an IT leader. Since joining GT in 2007, his leadership experience has expanded within Advisory Services with national and international focus on Strategy and Optimization, Performance Improvement, Program Management, Business Continuity, and other areas.

Dominguez has led consulting services internationally, including within Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ireland, Thailand, UK and Japan. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and minor in Mathematics. He attained his Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification in 2004 and Agile Certified Practitioner certification in 2021. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2016 and Global Head Life Sciences in 2022.


8. Stephane Budel
Company: DeciBio Consulting
Title: Partner

Stephane Budel is more than a founding Partner at Decibio. A seasoned entrepreneur and veteran of the life sciences industry, he has worked to develop the new frontier in genomics and gene sequencing, working with dozens of clients in the research tools and clinical diagnostics fields.

In addition to his pioneering work with the firm he launched in 2009, Budel was the senior life science specialist at L.E.K. Furthermore, he was founder and chief scientific officer of Living Rox, Inc. Budel holds a master’s degree in physiology from the University of Geneva and a Ph.D. in neurology from Yale University.


9. Venky Ananth
Company: Infosys
Title: Senior Vice President, Head of Healthcare

Venky Ananth is the Global Head of Infosys’ Healthcare industry vertical. In this role, he is responsible for profitable growth of the Healthcare business. His responsibilities straddle business growth, industry strategy, product IP, service innovation, execution, and building high performance teams. He actively manages critical relationships with senior client executives at Fortune 500 firms in the industry. In this role, he drove 2X growth in the last 4 years – doubling the Healthcare business and setting it on the path to be a Billion-dollar business. Ananth completed his Executive Global Leadership program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business; and his leadership Development Program at Harvard Business School. He also earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University.

As an accomplished and experienced executive in a high growth technology industry, Ananth has over 28 years of experience in the technology industry, including an entrepreneurial stint, with experiences and exposure straddling multiple industries and geographies. He has won a multitude of excellence awards and Gold standard awards for outstanding achievement. He is also the founder of “Infosys Helix”, a cloud native “Software as a service” Healthcare technology platform. He is the face of Infosys Healthcare and runs “PaceSetters”, a thought leadership podcast on the latest in digital transformation in the healthcare industry.


10. Gregory Bell
Company: CRA
Title: Vice President of Global Practice Leader for Life Sciences

Gregory Bell is the Vice President of Global Practice Leader for Life Sciences at CRA. He first joined the company in 1992. Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting. They provide economic and financial analysis in litigation and regulatory proceedings and guide businesses through critical strategy and operational issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for their unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for their objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston.

Bell frequently testifies as an expert witness on damages in intellectual property, finance, and antitrust litigation in courts and arbitration proceedings in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Bell’s business consulting engagements focus on the economics of business strategy, working with firms to develop sustainable competitive advantages in specific product markets. He has led numerous projects concerning game theory and competitive strategy, global launch strategy, product pricing and positioning, capital budgeting and real options, and cost-benefit analyses. Bell earned a PhD in business economics and an MBA in finance from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University.


11. Dr. Franziska Thomas
Company: Arthur D. Little
Title: Partner

Arthur D. Little’s Healthcare and Life Sciences division in the Central Europe sector is led by Franziska Thomas, a Partner at the company and innovator in biotechnology research. Prior to beginning her tenure with Arthur D. Little, she distinguished herself with a decade-spanning career that brought her to PA Consulting, McKinsey & Company, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as a remarkable 11 years at Boehringer Ingelheim as a leader in biologics development and launch in e.g., oncology and cardiology.

Thomas continues to focus on building growth strategies for highly innovative drugs that focus on adding value for pharma, biotech and CDMO/CRO clients. Her work combines deep technology understanding with strong strategy building and customized solutions that fit the culture and reality of her clients. Thomas earned a diploma in biochemistry from Universität Witten/Herdecke and a Ph.D. in the same field from ETH Zürich.


12. Miguel Edwards
Company: DeciBio Consulting, LLC
Title: Partner

Miguel Edwards is a Partner at DeciBio Consulting, where he specializes in the development, commercialization, and application of emerging tools and diagnostics. Edwards has extensive experience helping clients refine product specifications, and identify target markets, customers, and business models. He has had a hand in helping clients drive novel technologies and approaches to market including single-cell, spatial, next-generation sequencing, liquid biopsies, CRISPR, high-plex proteomic approaches, and noninvasive prenatal testing. Edwards exemplifies the firm's culture with his passion for the life sciences and an eagerness to see emerging technologies accelerate innovation in precision medicine.

DeciBio, a top-ranked firm on Vault, participates across the precision medicine value chain, providing a uniquely comprehensive perspective on how market developments propagate throughout the entire ecosystem. DeciBio provides 1) bespoke, comprehensive consulting services to provide market clarity and inform strategic decisions, 2) custom and off-the-shelf market intelligence and analytics tools and data sets to provide novel insights, and 3) strategic advisory and capital contributions for pre-series A precision medicine startups. Edwards attends and speaks at several industry and investor conferences; and participates in DeciBio's investing activities. He holds a PhD in molecular biology from UCLA.


13. Kris Vilamaa
Company: Mostly Medicaid
Title: Partner & Chief Growth Officer

Kris Vilamaa is a Partner and Chief Growth Officer at Mostly Medicaid, one of the premier Medicaid consulting and marketing entities in the country, using best-in-class HHS expertise to help state and county government agencies, health plans, and solution providers to navigate a wide variety of challenges. In this role, Vilamaa has led engagements in twenty-three different states with hundreds of clients in his career. His experience includes: improving existing solutions, bringing new solutions to market, driving innovation, stakeholder engagement, industry analyses, growth strategy development, change management, policy assessments, and operational assessments.

Vilamaa is a national thought leader on information technology in behavioral health and the use of data in integrated care models to improve care. As a consultant, he has also served as the CEO of HealthCare Perspective and Director of Behavioral Health for Germane Solutions. Prior to entering consulting in 2015, Vilamaa served in state government for 15 years, the last three as the Chief Information Officer for the Alabama Department of Mental Health. He holds a Bachelor of Art in Political Science from Purdue University-West Lafayette.


14. Bob Serrano
Company: Kx Advisors
Title: Managing Partner

Bob Serrano is a Managing Partner at Kx Advisors, a growth strategy healthcare consulting firm. With offices in the U.S. and U.K., Kx Advisors excels in building new market strategies for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health. Serrano brings over 20 years of experience to clients ranging from startups to large, multinational companies, specializing in strategic planning, product development, and commercial launch.

Prior to Kx, Serrano was a senior vice president of Kaiser Associates’ Healthcare Practice, which he co-launched into Kx Advisors in 2019. Earlier in his career, Serrano led North American laboratory marketing for QIAGEN’s molecular diagnostics business, and held several strategy and commercial roles in Abbott’s pharmaceutical products division (now AbbVie). Serrano earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a master’s in health administration, and a BS in nutritional science from Cornell University.


15. Brad Michel
Company: Accenture
Title: Senior Managing Director

Brad Michel is the North American Industry Lead for Life Sciences at Accenture, a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture combines unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries to deliver services in strategy and consulting, technology, and operations. As the Life Sciences Industry Lead, Michel is responsible for driving Accenture’s strategy and offerings to lead change for the industry’s most critical issues. His portfolio includes the biopharma/biotech, medtech, wholesaler/distributor industry segments, and knitting together talent and solutions across the value chain.

Michel boasts more than 2 decades of experience in life sciences, including responsibility for leading large client relationships with Top 10 pharmaceutical companies, with a focus on driving growth and transformation through innovation, technology and operational efficiency. In addition, he has significant global experience and a broad background in business advisory and management consulting, digital transformation, and outsourcing operations. He holds a bachelor’s in computer science from Villanova University.


16. Jacque Myers
Company: Slalom
Title: Global Healthcare Capability Lead

Jacque Myers leads the vision, strategy, and go-to-market capabilities for Slalom Healthcare, which includes more than 1,000 consultants in 45 markets and eight countries. With 18 years of experience across the healthcare ecosystem, Myers is committed to building solutions at the intersection of strategy and technology – to advance human healthcare. In her time at Slalom, Myers has driven multiple large-scale transformations, from digital products strategy to omni-channel marketing and cloud and data modernization.

Myers works with executives from some of the world’s leading healthcare organizations to translate bold ideas into pragmatic solutions that improve health equity, economics, and outcomes. Prior to Slalom, Myers held multiple roles at Booz Allen Hamilton with a focus on healthcare marketing and behavior change. Her award-winning campaigns covered topics including behavioral health, prescription drug safety, and adherence to preventive care guidelines. Myers has a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.


17. David Krahe
Company: Russell Reynolds Associates
Title: Managing Director

Managing Director of the Healthcare Sector at Russell Reynolds Associates, David Krahe brings more than twenty years of leadership experience to his work. In his capacity as an executive as well as advisor to the company’s board and CEO, he contributes his diverse experience to Fortune 500 companies and emerging stars working in global healthcare and medtech around the world.

Krahe’s vast and varied experience in the field includes six years as director of product marketing with St. Jude Medical. He also spent nine years as Lieutenant, nuclear engineer, and assistant weapons officer with the U.S. Navy. Krahe holds a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the United States Naval Academy.


18. Alejandro Martínez
Company: SDG Group Healthcare & Life Sciences
Title: Managing Director

SDG Group is proud to have Alejandro Martínez serve in many diverse capacities within its healthcare and life sciences sector. In addition to his longstanding title of Partner, Martínez is Chief Executive Officer in the company’s U.S. and Canada division. He also heads SDG’s global clients organization from its offices in Barcelona.

A world-class executive who has earned international industry recognition for his leadership and insights in data analytics, Martínez has served on the Forbes Business Council and held professorships with his alma mater and ESTEMA Escuela de Negocios. Martínez holds multiple degrees in project management and international business from Universitat Politècnica de València.


19. Sarah Eames
Company: Russell Reynolds Associates
Title: Managing Director

As a Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates, Sarah Eames specializes in succession planning, recruiting CEOs and other senior leaders for healthcare and life sciences companies. Based in New York, Eames serves a diverse group of clients composed of Fortune 500, mid-cap, and emerging growth companies in the United States. She has recruited for multisite for-profit and private equity healthcare services companies, managed care organizations, academic medical centers, comprehensive cancer centers, and integrated delivery systems.

Additionally, Eames co-founded the CEO Roundtable for Healthcare CEOs initiative at Russell Reynolds Associates. Eames offers clients a broad industry perspective and strategic viewpoint that leverages her more than 25 years of diverse healthcare services and board of director experience. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Eames was the deputy chairman and CEO of Allied Healthcare International, a publicly-traded company. She also held roles of increasing responsibility at American Hospital Supply Corporation, Apria Healthcare Group, Baxter International, and Johnson & Johnson. Eames received her BA in economics from Northwestern University, Phi Beta Kappa, and her MBA from the University of California.


20. Colleen Hall
Company: Crowe
Title: Managing Principal, Healthcare Consulting

Colleen Hall is the Managing Principal for Healthcare Services within Crowe LLP. Hall has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry – with 17 of those spent providing consulting services to academic medical centers, community hospitals, health care systems, specialty hospitals, physician practices, clinics and other healthcare organizations. In addition to Hall’s responsibilities for the overall firm’s healthcare practice, she also leads Crowe’s national Revenue Cycle Consulting practice. Hall has deep expertise and specialization within the areas of revenue capture performance, charge master and pricing, outpatient charge capture, patient status and utilization management and revenue cycle optimization.

Prior to joining Crowe, Hall was with Ernst & Young in their Health Sciences Advisory Services practice. She has an undergraduate degree in Health Services Management and an MBA, both from Robert Morris University. Hall has been named to the Who’s Who in America and has been recognized as one of the Top 20 people to know in Accounting by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Hall is the founder of the Healthcare Women’s Connexxt Program, which is designed to bring the business women of healthcare together in meaningful ways.


21. Suzanne McDonald
Company: Deloitte UK
Title: Partner, Health & Social Care Lead

At Deloitte UK, Suzanne McDonald is a Consulting Partner with responsibility for the healthcare portfolio at Deloitte in Ireland. As a member of the Consulting team, McDonald focuses on providing health and social care clients with services ranging across strategy, risk and financial management, workforce planning, operational improvement and health technology. McDonald has over 25 years’ experience of working in the health sector – her experience includes social care, private healthcare, healthcare regulation and public health.

Her experience also includes 15 years’ working in pharmaceutical regulation, where she engaged with national and international bodies such as the Department of Health, the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organisation. As an experienced Board member within a range of sectors including NGO, telecommunications, and higher education, McDonald also supports clients on governance matters. She is a member of the Institute of Directors (UK & Ireland), and with a special interest in healthcare technology she is a member of the Irish Computer Society and Health Information Society of Ireland (HISI). McDonald graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an undergraduate degree in information systems.


22. Colin Enderlein
Company: DeciBio Consulting
Title: Principal

Colin Enderlein has been a leader in precision medicine innovation and companion diagnostic (CDx) commercialization at all phases of the R&D value chain in both the public and private sectors. Enderlein is currently a Principal with DeciBio Consulting, where he specializes in biopharma precision medicine strategy and global clinical implementation. Dedicated to making knowledge related to cutting-edge technologies more widely accessible, Enderlein regularly authors industry reports spanning topics such as liquid biopsy, spatial-omics, and cancer early detection.

Prior to DeciBio, Enderlein held business development and strategy roles at NanoString Technologies and Seattle Children's Research Institute. Enderlein has degrees in bioengineering and biotech innovation from Cornell University and The Karolinska Institute, respectively.


23. Patrick Biecheler
Company: Bain & Company
Title: Partner, Healthcare Practice

Patrick Biecheler is a Partner in the Healthcare Practice of Bain & Company, a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 65 cities in 40 countries, they work alongside their clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. Biecheler has more than 20 years of consulting experience. His client portfolio spans the pharmaceutical industry (pharma, biotech, medtech), healthcare providers, and private equity funds across the entire value chain and verticals of healthcare (human and animal health).

Biecheler has developed extensive experience in collaborative business, integrated healthcare and go-to-market models; market access strategy; M&A and post-merger integration; strategic due diligence and planning; marketing and sales effectiveness; operational excellence; restructuring; and cost optimization. He has led various projects for key global and national corporate players, as well as investment funds, spanning Europe, China, and the Middle East. Prior to joining Bain & Company, Biecheler was the head of the global healthcare practice of another top consulting firm and served as its managing director for Spain. He formerly served as the CNS and respiratory marketing director for AstraZeneca. Biecheler holds a degree from ESSEC Business School, where he focused on finance and marketing.


24. Joanne Yun
Company: Egon Zehnder
Title: Consultant and Partner

Joanne Yun began her professional career 27 years ago. Today, she is a Consultant and Partner at Egon Zehnder International, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm, inspiring leaders to navigate complex questions with human answers. Their 560 consultants work across 63 offices and 36 countries. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Yun served as a Director in the Global Oncology Business Unit for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals with responsibility for oncology-program management and new product planning. She advised on all aspects of research, development, and commercial strategy, including portfolio prioritization, business development, alliance governance, and merger integration.

Yun started her career with Bayer AG in Germany as a Bench Chemist and Laboratory Head in the Organic Synthesis Department. She later transitioned into the Corporate R&D Planning Department and was promoted to a Manager in the Strategic Planning Department. Yun subsequently transferred to Bayer Corporation in Connecticut. Yun earned a BA in chemistry and French from Amherst College and a PhD in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute. Yun is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.


25. Michael Steinmann
Company: McKinsey & Company
Title: Managing Partner

Michael Steinmann is a Managing Partner at McKinsey Switzerland and is based in our Zurich office. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm working in more than 130 cities and 65 countries. Steinmann also co-leads their Life Sciences Research & Development sub-practice. He advises innovation-driven Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Vaccines, Chemical and other industrial companies as well as public sector clients in the healthcare space. With more than 18 years’ experience, he brings deep expertise in connecting Research & Development and Marketing & Sales strategies and operations to accelerate innovation-driven growth, improve productivity and performance, and develop and launch successful products.

Throughout Steinmann’s career, he served clients in Switzerland, across Europe and the United States, as well as Asia. In addition, his experience and expertise include corporate and business unit strategy with focus on growth and innovation, portfolio management, mergers & acquisitions, complex cross-border integration, operating model design, large-scale transformation in the areas of R&D and digital & advanced analytics, and restructuring. Steinmanne earned an MS in business economics from the University of St.Gallen and an MS in international management from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.


26. Herman Sanchez
Company: Trinity Life Sciences
Title: Chief Business Officer and Senior Partner

Herman Sanchez is the Chief Business Officer and Senior Partner at Trinity Life Sciences, a trusted strategic commercialization partner, providing evidence-based solutions for the life sciences. With over 25 years of experience, Trinity is committed to revolutionizing the commercial model by providing exceptional levels of service, powerful tools and data-driven insights. Trinity’s range of products and solutions includes industry-leading benchmarking solutions, powered by TGaS Advisors. Notably, Sanchez has been working in the life sciences industry for over 20 years in various positions, including designing and running randomized trial research, optimizing clinical administration of health services, and working as a strategic consultant to the life sciences industry.

Sanchez joined Trinity over a decade ago and has worked closely with clients to support strategic decision making across the product lifecycle. As a leader at Trinity, he has worked to build out Trinity’s European office and helps to run and build our centers of excellence in Market Access, Launch, and Health Economics and Outcomes Research. Sanchez earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an AB from Harvard University, where he played rugby and sang in the gospel choir (Kuumba).


27. Brian Chapman
Company: ZS Associates
Title: Managing Partner, Medical Technology Industry Vertical

Brian Chapman began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is a Managing Partner and leads the Medical Technology Industry Vertical at ZS Associates, a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond. Founded in 1983, ZS is thrilled to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with more than 13,000 employees in 35 offices worldwide. Before joining ZS, Chapman spent 10 years in the chemical industry. He holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a BS in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Chapman has worked with companies on a range of sales and marketing issues, including sales force effectiveness, organizational design, opportunity assessment, channel design, new product launch strategy, value proposition development, territory alignment and incentive compensation. Having spent time working and living in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Chapman has significant experience with global projects. Chapman is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, a prolific author in respected healthcare publications, and a contributor to ZS’s own publishing endeavors.


28. Chris Bernene
Company: Oliver Wyman
Partner and Health Services Practice Leader

Chris Bernene is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences Practice. Bernene’s expertise spans a range of issues for health insurers, including strategy, distribution, customer service, new business development, and marketing for health insurance clients. Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation.

Bernene has also worked at Fidelity Investments, where he was a Director in the firm’s New Business Development group; and played a key role in the development of Fidelity’s online banking strategy. In addition, he has been a consultant in A.T. Kearney’s Financial Institutions practice and an Analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York. Bernene holds a BA in English (Summa Cum Laude) from Middlebury College, an M.Phil. in English literature from Oxford University, and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.


29. Aloha McBride
Company: EY
Title: Global Health Sector Leader

An industry standout when it comes to public and commercial health payer and provider organizations, Aloha McBride is Global Health Sector Leader at EY. She has worked for EY for more than 13 years, previously serving as global and federal health advisory leader, and has continued to deliver top-tier consulting services to health entities and global development organizations in that capacity.

Previous positions held by McBride include a directorship at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a senior management position with BearingPoint, and senior consultant positions with Deloitte and Ernst & Young. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


30. Sanjay Saxena
Company: Boston Consulting Group
Title: Managing Director & Senior Partner

Sanjay Saxena is the global leader of Boston Consulting Group’s payers, providers, health care systems, and services (PPSS) business within the firm’s Health Care practice. He also co-heads BCG's Center for US Health Care Reform and Evolution (CUHRE). BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, they work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Saxena has spent over two decades working with the boards and senior management teams of leading payers, providers, and health care services companies. He works closely with venture capital, private equity, and technology firms that are looking to invest in, grow, and scale their health care businesses. Saxena graduated from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine with an MD, from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from Northwestern University with undergraduate degrees in biomedical engineering and philosophy.


31. Nicole Mather
Company: IBM
Partner, Life Sciences & Health Data Lead

Dr Nicole Mather leads IBM’s Life Sciences and Health Data consulting team located in London. Based on a vision to transform the future of the industry for patients, her teams bring world-leading business, digital and technology delivery capabilities to innovative pharma, growing SMEs and genomic research organisations. Through strategic partnerships with key players, IBM is enabling Life Sciences organisations with trustworthy approaches to Generative AI, deep experience in data & hybrid cloud infrastructure and driving transformation of customer and employee experiences. Drawing on the depth of expertise from IBM Research and IBM Technology, the teams deliver impact across the private and public sectors in partnership with Microsoft, AWS and Salesforce accelerating the diagnosis and development of treatments from cancer to COVID-19.

As Director of the Office for Life Sciences, Mather shaped the UK ecosystem, leading for government on the development of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and multi-billion pound Sector Deal to support the emergence of new UK industries in Genomics & early diagnosis. Mather is a Non- Executive Director of the Wellcome Sanger Centre. Previously, she worked as at Deloitte and AT Kearney. Nicole started her career as a research scientist and holds a DPhil, MSc and MA from the University of Oxford.


32. Brian Flynn
Company: FTI Consulting
Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Healthcare Provider Practice

Brian Flynn is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He leads the Operations Improvement practice for the Health Solutions segment. For the past 25 years, Flynn has provided financial, operational and strategic advisory services to healthcare providers. Flynn has extensive experience in margin improvement for hospitals. Prior to working with FTI Consulting, he had more than 19 years of advisory services experience, including three years as a Partner in EYs Health Care practice, where he was a Principal and National Performance Optimization Leader and Northeast Healthcare Advisory Market.

Flynn also served for more than 3 years as a Director with PWC, where he was the Revenue Cycle practice leader for the East Region. In addition to Flynn’s advisory experience, he also served as Corporate Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations at Continuum Health Partners in New York for five years. In that role he was responsible for managing the Revenue Cycle Processes for Continuum’s Hospital’s including Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, and Long Island College Hospital. Flynn holds a BS in Health Management from Quinnipiac College.


33. Nitin Kumar
Company: Tata Consultancy Services
Title: Vice President, Senior Managing Partner for Digital Health & Wellness Unit

Nitin Kumar began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is a Vice President and Senior Managing Partner for the Digital Health & Wellness Unit of Tata Consultancy Services, an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last 50 years. Kumar is responsible for managing and growing TCS HealthCare Business globally as the P&L owner. He has been part of TCS’ growth journey for over 24 years and has played leadership roles across various industries, including Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Financial Services.

Kumar is a passionate leader focused on supporting his customers to achieve their strategic growth and transformation objectives with the power of innovation, digital technologies and cross industry experiences. He enjoys working with diverse global teams and promotes inclusion. A strong believer in the core values of TATA Group, Kumar has built and nurtured strategic partnerships with multiple Fortune 500 enterprises. He is a distinguished Alumnus of Delhi College of Engineering and Ross Business School, University of Michigan. Kumar lives in Northern California with his family.


34. Michael Green
Company: Baker Tilly Healthcare & Life Sciences
Title: National Practice Leader Life Science Industry

Michael Green is the National Practice Leader Life Science Industry and an Assurance Partner in the San Diego office of Baker Tilly US. He first joined the company in 2020. Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 145 territories, with 41,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.7 billion.

Previously, Green was a COO and CFO at The Immune Response Corporation | Orchestra Therapeutics. Before that, he served as a CFO at Synbiotics Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior manager. Green earned from the University of Technology Sydney with an undergraduate degree in accounting, business and management.


35. Angela Rockwell
Company: Bates White Life Sciences
Title: Principal, Chair, Life Sciences Practice

Angela Rockwell is a Principal and the Chair of the Life Sciences Practice at Bates White, a company that offers services to law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. Established in 1999 and privately held, they specialize in advanced economic, financial, and econometric analysis and excel at complex matters that require sophisticated problem solving and deep empirical analysis. Rockwell provides expertise related to data and statistical analysis in litigation, arbitration, and investigation contexts focused on the healthcare and insurance industries. She specializes in sampling and extrapolation, survey/experimental design and analysis, causation and liability analysis, and damages estimation.

Notably, Rockwell has submitted expert opinions involving statistical sampling protocols and damages extrapolation on behalf of a large healthcare provider, a national health insurer, and an international insurance company. She has also assessed statistical claims and sample projections in matters related to health insurance coverage and false advertising and has estimated liability and damages in several False Claims Act (FCA) cases involving major pharmaceutical companies. She has extensive experience analyzing pharmaceutical and healthcare pricing and reimbursements using large transactional sales and claims databases. Rockwell graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Ph.D. and an MS in cognitive psychology; and from Elmira College with an undergraduate degree in psychology.


36. Shail Thaker
Company: McKinsey & Company
Title: Partner

Shail Thaker is a Partner at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. Prior to joining McKinsey, Thaker gained experience in research science, business development, and project finance. He graduated from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from Oxford University, Magdalen college with an undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biochemistry. Currently, he leads the Northern European hub of McKinsey’s Life Sciences Practice.

Thaker also leads the People & Organizational Performance Practice in the United Kingdom and the firm’s cross-sector work on enterprise agility globally. Since joining McKinsey, he has worked with organizations around the globe on driving innovation, productivity, and growth; supporting major post-merger integrations, carve outs, and asset transfers; leading important performance transformations and restructurings; launching numerous medical devices and pharmaceutical products; and bringing about commercial and product-development excellence.


37. Thorsten Rall
Company: Capgemini
Title: EVP, Global Industry Lead Life Sciences

Thorsten Rall is the EVP and Global Industry Lead Life Science of Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is a responsible and diverse organization of 350,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms.

Rall first joined Capgemini in 2023. Previously, he was an SVP and global head of digital transformation and innovation at Novartis. Earlier in his career, he worked with McKinsey & Company as an associate principal. Rall earned a graduate degree MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering and management from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


38. Sashi Padarthy
Company: Cognizant
Title: Global Partner, Service Line Leader for Digital Health Strategy and Transformation

Sashi Padarthy is a Consulting Partner for Digital Health at Cognizant, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Their unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500; and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world.

Padarthy has 29 years of experience. He began his career in 1994. Before joining Cognizant, Padarthy was an AVP in platform strategy, product management and innovation at TriZetto Healthcare Products. Before that, he served as a program manager at Wells Fargo. Earlier in his career, he worked with Quadramed Corporation as a director of product management. Padarthy graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a master's in electrical engineering and a Sloan Fellow from the London Business School.


39. Sarah Wiley
Company: Deloitte Consulting
Title: Managing Director, Life Sciences & Health Care

Sarah Wiley is a Managing Director in Deloitte Consulting’s Health Care Strategy practice. Wiley has more than 24 years of health policy and health care consulting experience specializing in strategy and analytics, performance improvement and the strategic components of large program implementations for large health plans and providers. Over the course of her career, she has served a wide range of clients, from health care start-ups and health care distributors, to the largest health plans, hospital systems, and integrated health systems in the United States and South Africa. She is a leader in helping health plans and providers understand and respond to changes in health policy.

Notably, Wiley helped define Deloitte’s work around the Affordable Care Act and then spent six years focused on working with clients to address the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Recently, her work has focused on helping leading integrated health care providers define their telehealth strategies and to implement programs to address the social determinants of health. Wiley holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and Russian from Duke University and a Masters in Health Science/Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (now the Bloomberg School).


40. Sylvain Goblet
Company: Eviden
Title: SVP, Head of Global Industry, Healthcare & Life Sciences

Sylvain Goblet is the SVP and Head of Global Industry in Healthcare & Life Sciences of Eviden. He first joined the company in 2023. Eviden is an Atos business that brings together its digital, cloud and big data & security business lines. It will be a global leader in data-driven, trusted and sustainable digital transformation. A next-generation digital business, Eviden stems from worldwide leading positions in digital, cloud, data, advanced computing and security.

Previously, Goblet was an SVP, global head HLS consulting, marketing, alliances, portfolio and presales at Atos. Before that, he served as a COO at Fibronostics. Earlier in his career, he worked with Mobistar as a product marketing manager. Goblet earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MS in telecommunications from Télécom SudParis and an MS in economics from SKEMA Business School.


41. Alexis Levy
Company: HealthScape Advisors
Title: Managing Director

Alexis Levy is a Managing Director at HealthScape Advisors LLC, a management consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations solve the most challenging business problems in healthcare. HealthScape supports health plans, providers, specialty health companies, investors and innovators as they embark on their most important initiatives, helping them to grow profitably, improve performance and transform their businesses. Purpose-built for healthcare, HealthScape brings its clients a deep and broad understanding of the ever-changing complexities that make up the healthcare marketplace.

Levy has 19 years of experience. She began her career in 2004. Before joining HealthScape Advisors LLC, she was an associate director at Navigant Consulting. Levy graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with an MBA in strategy and marketing and from Boston University with an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy.


42. Michael Wise
Company: Kearney
Title: Partner, Americas Health Practice Leader

Michael Wise began his professional career 34 years ago. Today, he is a Partner and the Americas Health Practice Leader of Kearney, a leading global management consulting firm with more than 5,300 people working in more than 40 countries. They work with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as with the most influential governmental and nonprofit organizations. Kearney is a partner-owned firm with a distinctive, collegial culture that transcends organizational and geographic boundaries and it shows.

Wise got his start in 1989 as a corporate development program at ICI Americas. From there, he went on to Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, before eventually rising to EVP of operations at RxCentric, his most recent position prior to joining Kearney. Wise earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame.


43. Bruce Hamory
Company: Oliver Wyman
Title: Partner, Health and Life Sciences Practice

Bruce Hamory is a Partner and Chief Medical Officer in Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences Practice. He is a nationally known speaker on the topic of redesigning health delivery to improve value by improving quality and reducing costs. With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman's 3,000 professionals combine deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in a wide range of areas. Away from Oliver Wyman, Hamory currently serves on the boards of Presence Health in Illinois, and of Integrated Health Solutions Network in Tennessee. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for Acceleration of Change in Medical Education of the AMA.

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, he was EVP, System Chief Medical Officer (Emeritus) at Geisinger, and Managing Partner for xG Health Solutions. As Geisinger’s CMO from 1997 through 2008, he led the growth of the Geisinger Clinic from 535 to 750 physicians. Before joining Geisinger, Hamory was Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine. He served as Executive Director of Penn State’s University Hospitals and Chief Operating Officer for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In addition, he previously served on the Boards of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the American Medical Group Association, and on the advisory boards for several other national groups.


44. Peter Chadwick
Company: Berkeley Research Healthcare
Title: Managing Director

Peter Chadwick is a Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group, a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and performance improvement and advisory. Chadwick’s healthcare experience includes acting as the advisor or an officer to healthcare providers, including leading hospital systems and long-term care providers through operational turnarounds and financial restructurings. He utilizes BRG’s Healthcare Performance Improvement experts to improve revenue cycle management, reduce labor costs, improve physician productivity, and reduce supply chain costs.

Furthermore, Chadwick currently serves as CFO to Verity Health Systems, a $1.3 billion six acute care hospital system in California. Chadwick is also CFO of each hospital, the associated charitable foundations and the physician management group overseeing over 240 physicians. Prior to joining BRG, Chadwick was an Executive Director at Capstone Advisory Group. Prior to that, he was a restructuring advisor at FTI Consulting. Chadwick graduated from Babson College’s Olin School of Business with an MBA in finance and from Pennsylvania State University with an undergraduate degree.


45. Gisele Norris
Company: Marsh
Title: Managing Director, US National Healthcare Practice

Gisele Norris is a Managing Director and leads the US HealthCare Practice of Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With over 45,000 colleagues operating in 130 countries, Marsh (a business of Marsh McLennan) serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. With annual revenue nearly $20 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman.

Norris brings more than 25 years of experience to her role creating innovative risk solutions to help providers and payers achieve organizational and financial objectives. She also holds a Doctorate in Public Health, with a concentration in epidemiology, and has provided counsel on preventing and mitigating infectious disease risk to a diverse range of industries. Before joining Marsh, Norris was Western Region HealthCare Leader and Pandemic Task Force co-leader for Aon. Norris graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Dr.PH. in epidemiology and public policy and an undergraduate degree in English and from Columbia University with an MPA in public policy and public health.


46. Ron Chopoorian
Company: PwC
Title: Partner, Global Health Industries Leader

Ron Chopoorian is the Global Leader of PwC’s Health Industries practice. Chopoorian brings more than 24 years of experience, assisting private equity and corporate clients with a broad range of mission critical strategic initiatives including optimizing business and commercial strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures focused on improving shareholder value. As Global Health Industries Leader, Chopoorian leads a multidisciplinary team of over 12,000 professionals that advises a global network of clients in healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences, as well as policymakers, on a range of key areas. He also serves as the Global Relationship Partner for one of the world’s largest multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Previously, Chopoorian was the New York Metro Deals Leader and has launched and served as the national leader of the PwC US Divestiture Services practice. He also co-led the “Digitizing Deals” initiative to enhance value creation and customer experience through the use and deployment of technology in the M&A process. During his career with PwC, he has advised various multinational pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies on a number of strategic and operational issues. Chopoorian earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Manchester Business School. Chopoorian is also a CPA and a member of both the AICPA and the New York State Society of CPAs.


47. Brad Boyd
Company: BDO USA
Title: Managing Director, Management Consulting

Brad Boyd is a Managing Director at BDO. Across the U.S., and in over 160 countries through their global organization, BDO professionals provide assurance, tax and advisory services for a diverse range of clients. Boyd has over 25 years of experience working with provider organizations, payers, private equity, and IT companies on the development and delivery of high value consulting engagements focused on improving delivery of quality of care, enhancing the experiences of patients and providers, and driving operational efficiencies and financial performance.

Boyd provides executive sponsorship of IT strategy, digital transformation, and performance improvement engagements, leads due diligence and advisory services for private equity clients, and serves as a trusted advisor to client executives. He joined BDO through an expansion in December 2021. Prior to BDO, Boyd served as President of Culbert Healthcare Solutions, where he led the business development team, growth strategy, and service line development. Boyd graduated from Babson College with an MBA and from Syracuse University with an undergraduate degree in information management and technology.


48. Ray Short
Company: PA Consulting
Title: Partner, Life Sciences

Ray Short began his professional career 34 years ago. Today, he is a Partner in Life Sciences at PA Consulting, which provides management consulting, IT consulting, and technology and innovation services. It has clients in both the private and public sector, including local and national governments and the defense sector. PA Consulting has over 4,000 strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers, and technologists.

Short got his start in 1989 as an exhibit designer and project manager at Metaform / Chermayeff & Geismar. From there, he went on to Williams & Short Associates, before eventually rising to executive client partner and EU lead at Publicis Sapient, his most recent position prior to joining PA Consulting. Short graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in design.


49. Kia McLain
Company: North Highland
Title: Associate Vice President, Healthcare Lead

Kia McLain is a Healthcare Client Executive at North Highland, a leading change management and transformation consultancy. Kia has more than 15 years of healthcare management consulting experience and possess strong expertise in health care operations and implementing transformational care initiatives in both the private and public sectors.

Prior to joining North Highland, Kia was a member of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Civil Health Leadership team. She was involved in numerous high-profile engagements, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and establishment of the Health Insurance Marketplaces. She served as a trusted advisor and thought leader to clients working through organizational challenges, led large cross-functional teams, and managed a portfolio of contracts for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She holds an MBA and MS in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a BS in Biology from Howard University. She is also a certified Project Management Professional and Risk Management Professional.


50. Colin Blaney
Company: The Chartis Group
Title: Director

Colin Blaney is a Director with Chartis, a comprehensive healthcare advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier world. With more than 20 years of healthcare and management consulting experience, Blaney has extensive experience working with executives and leading teams at healthcare organizations to define and execute strategies. He has advised multiple early-stage organizations in developing and launching innovative solutions and services that explore new business models and partnerships across the healthcare ecosystem. He also has a depth of experience working with national and regional payers to define future state capabilities and multi-year strategies required to transform core functional areas.

In his recent project work, Blaney rescued a failing integration of core health plan administration platforms, led the transformation of a provider-facing platform with more than 1 million active users, and led the technology assessment for an investor-led acquisition of multiple solution-oriented companies that support health plan engagement with their members. On numerous occasions, he has facilitated industry-level discussions and workshops that help design and implement innovative solutions that simplify administrative processes for payers, providers, and other healthcare stakeholders. Blaney earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BS from Boston University.