The Consulting Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Healthcare Consultants and Leaders of 2022. Spending on healthcare in the U.S. reached roughly $4.3 trillion in 2021, equivalent to nearly 19% of the country’s gross domestic product. Meanwhile, the global spend on healthcare totaled $8.8 trillion that same year, equivalent to 10% of GDP. If nothing else, this enormous spend provides ample opportunity for healthcare consultants to do what they do best: improve operational efficiency, optimize performance, uncover growth opportunities, and drive innovation. And that’s exactly what the consultants on this year’s list continue to do year in and year out.
Notable awardees this year include Monitor Deloitte’s Stéphane Bazoche, who supports leading pharma clients in enhancing their social impact with a focus on patient access to medicines; Alvarez & Marsal’s Gonzalo Grillo, who specializes in corporate transformations and restructuring, acting on several occasions as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of national and international companies; and Crowe’s Matt Paparella, who is an instrumental leader and innovator within the company’s life science industry vertical leadership team and has a long history of advising top 20 MedTech companies.
The healthcare leaders being recognized provide a wide variety of services to their clients, from market analysis to growth planning, strategic evaluations, business line expansions, and beyond. With the solutions and counsel they provide, they are enabling today’s healthcare companies to improve their efficacy and efficiency, ultimately leading to enhanced care for patients worldwide. Please join us in celebrating The Top 50 Healthcare Consultants and Leaders of 2022.
1. Ozgur Adigozel
Company: Boston Consulting Group
Title: Managing Director and Senior Partner
Ozgur Adigozel is a leader of the Healthcare and Strategy practices at The Boston Consulting Group. He serves leading payers, providers, IDNs, and healthcare services companies on all top-management agenda issues. His primary areas of focus include strategy, growth, business building, personalization, care management, and digital and performance transformations.
Adigozel is a seasoned executive with more than two decades of leadership experience. He has deep expertise on the future of healthcare, particularly around the metaverse, personalized experience, digital, advanced analytics, and next-generation care management; proliferation of healthcare delivery, including virtual and home care; and the emergence of new treatments.
Prior to joining BCG, he was vice president of marketing and product development at Elevance Health (Anthem). Before Elevance, Adigozel worked at McKinsey and in different management positions at Procter & Gamble.
Adigozel earned a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan business school and received a BS with high distinction in industrial engineering from the Istanbul Technical University. He is a former member of the Turkish Physics Olympics team. Adigozel lives in Chicago with his wife and two children and enjoys reading philosophy, traveling, and sports, and he is a struggling Michigan football fan.
2. Stéphane Bazoche
Company: Monitor Deloitte
Title: Strategy Consulting Lead, Deloitte Continental Europe; Managing Partner, Monitor Deloitte France
Stéphane Bazoche is a Partner at Monitor Deloitte, the multinational strategy consulting practice of Deloitte, formerly The Monitor Group. Monitor Deloitte’s strategy practitioners combine deep industry insights with cutting-edge methods to help leaders resolve their most critical decisions, drive value, and achieve transformational success.
In his role as Partner, Bazoche is a life sciences expert focused on biopharma and medtech products, global launches, commercial marketing, market access, and pricing strategies development. He is also Head of the Monitor Deloitte French office and leads Deloitte Strategy, Analytics, and M&A activities in Continental Europe. Since he joined Monitor in 2010, he has developed specific expertise in value optimization of life sciences products, driving the strategic and design choices for superior value recognition and access conditions from indication selection, to clinical trial design, to market access and pricing strategy. In addition, he drives Deloitte Consulting France ESG activities development and supports leading pharma clients in enhancing their social impact with a focus on patient access to medicines.
3. Dr. Ulrica Sehlstedt
Company: Arthur D. Little
Title: Managing Partner and Global Practice Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences
Dr. Ulrica Sehlstedt is a Managing Partner in Arthur D. Little’s Stockholm office and Global Practice Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences. Since joining ADL in 2007, Sehlstedt has worked extensively for clients across the healthcare and life sciences ecosystem, helping them to succeed in a changing business environment driven by scientific advancements, disruptive technologies, and industry convergence. Her experience includes growth strategy development, opportunity assessment, R&D effectiveness, operational and commercial due diligence, change management, and program management.
Before joining ADL, Sehlstedt was the CEO of a molecular diagnostics start-up. She has also been a member of the Swedish Research Council’s Scientific Council for Medicine for six years and served as a member of the 2007 and 2016 national expert panels in Life Science Technologies for Future Research Leaders, a program launched by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Sehlstedt holds an MSc in chemical engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology and a Ph.D. in biophysics from Stockholm University.
4. Gonzalo Grillo
Company: Alvarez & Marsal
Title: Partner and Managing Director, Head of the Healthcare Industry Group, Brazil and Latin America
Gonzalo Grillo is a Partner and Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and Head of the Healthcare Industry Group in Brazil and Latin America. He specializes in corporate transformations and restructuring, acting on several occasions as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of national and international companies. Grillo focuses on creating sustainable impact through total profit and loss (P&L) responsibility, business restructuring under high-pressure circumstances, complex negotiations, organic and inorganic growth strategies, as well as leading multi-skill teams.
He is a certified Board Member by IBGC, having served as Board Member in industries such as retail, financial services, and diagnostic medicine for established companies as well as start ups in Medical Cannabis, Bio 3 D printing, and AI applied to R&D.
Grillo’s notable engagements in the complete healthcare ecosystem include working with Hospital Einstein, CVS, Quest Diagnostics, and Diaverum to mention a few. Furthermore, he has advised professional shareholders such as BTG Pactual, EIG, TPG Capital, Patria, Harvard Endowment fund, Icahn Enterprises, and Soros.
Grillo earned a degree in business administration from ORT Uruguay University and a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird University. He was awarded the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Scholarship, Texaco Scholarship, and AIESEC Scholarship. Grillo has a Black Belt Six Sigma certificate and has collaborated in international business courses at Harvard Business School. Mr. Grillo is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.
5. Jonathan Kfoury
Company: L.E.K. Consulting
Title: Managing Director and Partner
Jonathan Kfoury is a Managing Director and Partner with L.E.K. Consulting, a leading global strategy consultancy. He oversees the firm's U.S. Large Biopharma practice, within a broader focus on healthcare and life sciences, and is active within the firm’s Sustainability Centre of Excellence. Kfoury has been involved in the infectious disease space throughout most of his career and has published and spoken extensively across the industry on the global AMR (antimicrobial resistance) crisis, including key initiatives to move it forward.
Kfoury is passionate about non-profit efforts in healthcare and serves as an Executive Board member for the Bay Area Global Health Alliance. He has also led a broad range of pro bono projects with L.E.K. focused on helping innovative non-profit organizations grow their societal impact (e.g., Life Sciences Cares).
Prior to joining L.E.K., Kfoury held multiple operating roles within biopharma companies, including as manager of global Clinical Development for Cubist’s/Merck’s blockbuster antibiotic Cubicin®. In addition to global management training at INSEAD, Kfoury earned an S.M. in health policy and management from Harvard University and a BS in neuroscience from Trinity College. Outside of work, Kfoury is a jazz aficionado and pianist, and enjoys traveling and getting into the wilderness with his family.
6. Brad Michel
Title: Senior Managing Director and Life Sciences Industry Lead for North America
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, operations, and Accenture Song, all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers.
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 (R&D, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain & Manufacturing, IT and enabling functions) for the benefit of Accenture’s clients.
Michel boasts greater 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 degree in computer science from Villanova University.
7. Greg Reh
Company: Deloitte Consulting
Title: Global Life Sciences and Health Care Industry Leader
Greg Reh is Global Life Sciences and Health Care Industry Leader at Deloitte, overseeing the company’s clients within these industries around the world. Reh is in charge of a team 20,000 strong working out of 90 countries throughout sectors such as medtech, pharmaceuticals, and biotech.
Previously, he was managing director at BearingPoint and KPMG, and was program manager for life support engineering with the Naval Air Development Center for nearly a decade. Reh holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University and a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
8. David Tyler
Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Title: National Managing Principal in Healthcare
Grant Thornton’s managed care services and health care advisory services are led by David Tyler, a national healthcare industry leader and National Managing Principal in Healthcare with his company. An industry veteran with over 18 years working in the healthcare world, he is an expert in fields including provider strategy, payer operations, managed care, and finance.
Before joining Grant Thornton in 2011, Tyler worked with Ernst & Young, the Glenrae Company, and Emory Healthcare. Over and above his duties with Grant Thornton, he serves on the board of directors for nonprofit organization Youth Villages, Inc. Tyler earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Georgia.
9. Matt Paparella
Company: Crowe LLP
Title: Tax Partner, Life Sciences
Matt Paparella is a tax partner with Crowe LLP, a public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Crowe provides tax, audit, advisory, IT, data privacy, and consulting services to life science and healthcare companies. Paparella is an instrumental leader and innovator within Crowe’s life science industry vertical leadership team. This team offers a multitude of accounting and consulting solutions to assist life science companies from business startup and funding, to discovery and development, clinical analysis and regulatory approval, commercialization and production, patient and data management, reporting and governance, and solutioning for incentives to maximize their return on investments.
Paparella is a research and development tax incentives specialist. He has extensive experience assisting life science companies with navigating the unique industry challenges including discovery and development, regulatory approval, clinical research, product recalls, corrective/preventative actions, remediation, and FDA actions such as warning letters.
Paparella brings over a decade of experience assisting top 20 medtech companies to help make their research investments go further by maximizing and sustaining available incentives, generating $100’s of millions in tax savings for innovative life science companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Grand Valley State University.
10. Colm Foley
Company: Boston Consulting Group; Blackstone Lifesciences
Title: Managing Director and Senior Partner; Managing Director
Colm Foley has spent 31 years in the consulting industry, the last 23 with the Boston Consulting Group. As a Managing Director & Senior Partner with BCG, Foley has held senior leadership roles including Global Leader of the Medical Technology Sector and Leader of the Healthcare Practice, North America. His consulting work has focused on enabling leading medical technology and pharmaceutical companies to drive breakout growth, including bringing innovative diagnostics and therapies to market, transforming commercial capabilities, digitizing products and processes, and driving successful high-value mergers and acquisitions.
Foley will join Blackstone Lifesciences this fall. BXLS is a leading alternative investment fund that brings vital, but underfunded healthcare products to market by funding and executing late-stage development. As a Managing Director, Foley will help lead investments in the medical technology sector (devices, diagnostics, and life sciences tools) and in this role continue to partner with leading firms to successfully launch innovative products that improve patient care and outcomes. Foley started his career as a technical architect with Andersen Consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago.
11. Elizabeth Levy
Title: Managing Director
Elizabeth (Liz) Levy is a Managing Director for AArete, a global management and technology consulting firm headquartered in Chicago. AArete is a leader in healthcare consulting with experience serving 100+ health plans and 100+ provider organizations. AArete is recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Management Consulting Firms 2022.
Levy serves on AArete’s executive leadership team and in her role as a Managing Director she advises healthcare payer clients on strategic profitability improvement, expansion strategies, member experience, and digital and technology initiatives. She has extensive background in strategic cost reduction, scaling payer operations for short- and long-term growth, and using data-driven insights to improve financial and operational performance.
Levy leads AArete’s DEI Center of Excellence and is a founding member of AArete’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). She is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL). Levy holds a BBA in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University.
12. Ray Pressburger
Title: Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Life Sciences
Ray Pressburger is a Managing Director leading an end-to-end business within Accenture Life Sciences focused on accelerating and supporting all aspects of product commercialization. The practice brings together deeply strategic management consulting with a broad array of technology, agency, and operations services to shape and evolve commercial organizations within the industry. Pressburger has held successive leadership roles within Accenture since 2005, with a historical core focus on strategy work with life sciences brand and portfolio teams prior to leading the end-to-end business.
In his time at Accenture, Pressburger has worked with nearly every major life sciences company on product or enterprise level programs and touched nearly every dimension of commercialization. Pressburger is an alumni of Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in industrial and systems engineering.
13. 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 a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a master’s in health administration, and a Bachelor’s of Science in nutritional science from Cornell University.
14. David Krahe
Company: Russell Reynolds Associates
Title: Managing Director,Healthcare Sector
Managing Director of the Healthcare Sector David Krahe brings more than twenty years of leadership experience to his work with Russell Reynolds Associates. 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.
His vast and varied experience in the field includes six years as director of product marketing with St. Jude Medical and 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.
15. Stephane Budel
Company: DeciBio Consulting, LLC
Title: Founding 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, he was the senior life science specialist at L.E.K. Consulting for two years and 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.
16. Dr. Franziska Thomas
Company: Arthur D. Little
Arthur D. Little’s Healthcare and Life Sciences division in the Central Europe sector is led by Dr. 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 research for oncology and cardiovascular biologic development. Thomas earned a diploma in biochemistry from Universität Witten/Herdecke and a Ph.D. in the same field from ETH Zürich.
17. George Botsakos
Company: PA Consulting
Title: Global Head of Health & Life Sciences
George Botsakos is PA Consulting’s Global Head of Health & Life Sciences, rising to that position after three years as the company’s life sciences industry lead. He is responsible for pushing his team to ever-greater innovations in healthcare, driving new developments in medical devices, digital solutions, and operational strategy.
Prior to joining PA Consulting, he led Kinapse Inc., was a senior director and life sciences R&D leader at Cognizant Technology Solutions and worked as senior manager at Accenture for more than a decade. Botsakos holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University.
18. Aloha McBride
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 degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
19. Andrew Kadar
Company: L.E.K. Consulting
Title: Managing Director and Partner
Andrew Kadar is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s Private Equity practice and Healthcare Services practice. Andrew is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He joined L.E.K. in 2006 as an associate and advises private equity investors as well as healthcare payers, providers, and HCIT firms on critical strategic issues. His core areas of expertise include buy-side due diligence, sell-side support, and portfolio company growth strategy and operations improvement.
Andrew’s expert commentary has appeared in Health Leaders and Forbes. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. In 2016, Andrew was selected as a Rising Star of the Consulting Profession by Consulting magazine, and in 2020, he received an Emerging Leaders award from The M&A Advisor.
20. Sarah Ladd Eames
Company: Russell Reynolds Associates
Title: Partner, Healthcare CEO, and Healthcare Services Practice Leader
Sarah Ladd Eames is a senior member of the Board and CEO Advisory Group, as well as the Health Services and Global Life Sciences Practices at Russell Reynolds Associates. She specializes in succession planning and recruiting CEOs, senior executive leaders, and board members for healthcare services, health plans, pharmaceutical, and diagnostics companies. Eames serves a diverse group of clients comprised of Fortune 500, mid-cap, and emerging growth companies in the United States and Europe. She has recruited for multisite for-profit and private equity healthcare services companies, managed care organizations, and integrated delivery systems. Based in New York, she offers clients a broad industry perspective, strategic insights, a consultative approach, and rigorous assessment of candidates. Eames also co-founded the firm’s CEO Roundtable for Healthcare CEOs.
Eames possesses more than 25 years of diverse healthcare services and board of director experience in both the public and private sectors, including time with Trinity Health. Prior to joining RRA, Eames held roles at Allied Healthcare International, and also held roles at American Hospital Supply Corporation, Apria Healthcare Group, Baxter International, and Johnson & Johnson.
Eames received her Bachelor of Arts in economics from Northwestern University, Phi Beta Kappa, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Libraries, and is a member of the Economic Club of New York.
21. Ernie Brittingham
Company: Russell Reynolds Associates
Title: Managing Director, Head of Global Healthcare and Life Sciences
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. He has nearly two decades of leadership advisory experience and manages a number of the firm's key global relationships. Brittingham is 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.
22. Alejandro Martínez
Company: SDG Group Healthcare & Life Sciences
Title: Partner and CEO, U.S. & Canada
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 United States and Canada division, and he 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, he 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.
23. Sheila Shah
Title: Managing Director and Partner
In her role as Managing Director and Partner at L.E.K. Consulting, Sheila Shah specializes in delivering next-level outcomes within the fields of growth strategy and M&A in the healthcare and medtech industries. She has built her tireless work in this area on her nearly seven years with the company in its Chicago office, leading its Global Women’s Network Committee and co-authoring numerous articles on artificial intelligence and consumerism in healthcare.
Shah earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Barnard College and holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
24. Joe Goldberg
Title: National Life Sciences Industry Consulting Leader
Joe Goldberg is the National Life Sciences Industry Consulting Leader and a Director in the Strategy & Management Consulting practice at RSM, a leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services to middle-market leaders globally. Goldberg has deep experience working with biopharmaceutical, life science services, and medtech companies that service clients by managing and leading strategic projects that deliver results and create value for the organization.
Goldberg’s focus is leading transformation initiatives around event-driven transactions (commercial launch, IPO/SPAC, merger & acquisition integrations, separations/carve-out); target operating model design and execution; business process design, automation, and implementation; enterprise application architecture design and implementation; organizational design and execution; software evaluation and implementation; and complex program and project management. He works with clients through their entire business growth journey to help them stay focused on their scientific innovations and clinical research while working toward meaningful business growth. Joe received his Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University and currently resides in Boston, MA.
25. Andrew Aijian
Company: DeciBio Consulting, LLC
Andrew Aijian is a Partner at DeciBio Consulting, where he leads the biopharma business practice. DeciBio is a leading precision medicine consulting firm, with the mission to leverage market insights and strategy to drive disruption and innovation in precision medicine. DeciBio’s expertise in innovation is widely recognized, as evidenced by its #3 rating on Vault’s “Best Consulting Firms for Innovation” list in 2022. Aijian specializes in helping precision medicine companies understand how to leverage the latest research, diagnostic, and digital technologies in their R&D and commercialization strategies to improve patient care today and in the future.
Aijian has been sought out as an early advisor on some of the most pivotal developments in cancer care, including cancer immunotherapies and early cancer detection technologies. As a partner at a rapidly growing, boutique firm, Aijian wears many hats, including leading DeciBio’s marketing and PR efforts, as well as driving the development of various database, market report, and SaaS products within DeciBio’s market intelligence and data analytics division, DeciBio Analytics. Prior to DeciBio, Aijian received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at UCLA.
26. Paul Schrimpf
Company: Prophet Consulting
Paul Schrimpf is more than a Partner at Chicago consultancy Prophet; he is a member of the company’s major North American Leadership Team, supervises its healthcare practice, and oversees all its various sub-sectors, ranging from medical equipment to hospital systems and beyond.
In addition, he is a long-serving board member of nonprofit initiative The Water Trust, a strategic advisor at ScaleHealth, and the host of the healthcare industry podcast Microdosing. Schrimpf holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and accounting from Loyola University Chicago and a master’s in marketing research from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
27. Mark Toney
Company: ToneyKorf Partners
Title: Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director
As Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director at ToneyKorf Partners, Mark Toney leverages an extensive career in crisis management and operational reorganizations to corporate clients across the healthcare sector and beyond. Under the auspices of this position, he has served as CEO and President of Milford Health and Medical as well as Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center.
Before founding his namesake company in 2012, he worked as national managing partner in corporate recovery and restructuring services for Grant Thornton and was a managing director at AlixPartners for eight years. Toney earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from West Virginia University.
28. Sam Glick
Company: Oliver Wyman
Title: Global Leader, Health and Life Sciences
Sam Glick leads Oliver Wyman’s international health and life sciences business as his division’s Global Leader. He is responsible for working with the executive leadership of healthcare providers and biotech manufacturers to construct and launch the infrastructure needed for optimal client outcomes.
A frequent speaker at summits held by the American Hospital Association, The Leadership Institute, and other key industry organizations, Glick performed important leadership functions at previous employers including Accenture and Mercer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pomona College and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Warwick.
29. Tatiana Elphimova
Company: McKinsey & Company
Title: Senior Partner
The healthcare division of McKinsey & Company in the Northeast region is led by Senior Partner Tatiana Elphimova. In her position at the head of the company’s pharmaceuticals area, she delivers organizational change initiatives to major healthcare organizations around the world.
Prior to her time working with McKinsey, she was a brand manager at Procter & Gamble for four years, and she has been honored for her efforts with the title “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine. Elphimova holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.
30. Will Hinde
Company: West Monroe Partners Healthcare & Life Sciences
Title: Managing Partner and National Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Leader
Will Hinde is Managing Partner and National Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Leader with West Monroe Partners, working to drive his team to transform the healthcare industry by driving organizational growth and strategy. An avid volunteer in his chosen field, Hinde has served as a member of CommunityHealth’s board of directors for close to a decade, devoting his time and expertise to providing improved healthcare outcomes to low-income families.
He has previously worked with Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Fidelity National Financial, Avanade, and Accenture. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and pre-medicine from Baylor University.
31. Avi Kulkarni
Title: Senior Vice President
Avi Kulkarni leads Cognizant’s global life sciences. He is responsible for commercial development, planning, and P&L execution for Cognizant’s biopharma and medical device clients across research and development, commercial, and digital functions.
Kulkarni has been at the forefront of the drugs and diagnostics industry for over three decades, building new drug formulations, launching new diagnostic tests, publishing extensively in personalized medicine, and building capabilities in cellular therapies. Prior to joining Cognizant in June 2021, he served as managing director and head of Accenture’s global clinical business, where he drove double-digit annual growth.
Before Accenture, Kulkarni was SVP and leader of IQVIA, a clinical research organization. Previously, he was global head of life sciences R&D at Booz & Co., a management consulting company. He also held CXO roles at three biotechnology start-ups spun out from Stanford University and funded by Sand Hill Road venture capital. Kulkarni is a pharmacist who holds a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics from Temple University, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. He has been a San Francisco bay area resident for nearly three decades, where he currently lives with his wife and daughter.
32. Dr. Subbu Ramanarayanan
Company: NERA Economic Consulting
Title: Managing Director
Dr. Subbu Ramanarayanan chairs NERA’s Health Care Antitrust practice and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Competitive Strategy at UCLA Anderson School of management. Dr. Ramanarayanan has extensive experience advising clients on antitrust reviews of proposed mergers and acquisitions before the Federal (FTC and DOJ) and State antitrust agencies across a variety of settings in health care including hospital services, health insurance, physician services, medical devices, and Healthcare IT services. He is particularly experienced in the analysis of large and complex health care provider transactions, including addressing horizontal, vertical, and cross-market issues raised by antitrust agencies in such matters.
Recently, Dr. Ramanarayanan testified on behalf of the merging parties in the FTC’s challenge of the merger between Albert Einstein Health Network and Thomas Jefferson University, which was the first time the FTC lost a hospital merger challenge in nearly two decades. He was also the lead economist retained by counsel for the merging parties in the formation of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a complex multi-billion dollar transaction involving five merging hospital systems that was ultimately cleared by the Federal Trade Commission after an in-depth investigation.
Dr. Ramanarayanan also has an active practice focused on litigation around liability and damages issues in health care antitrust and has analyzed issues pertaining to market definition and market power, alleged monopolization, monopsony, exclusive contracting, price-fixing, tying, bundling, and alleged foreclosure in various healthcare markets.
33. Dr. Gregory K. Bell, PhD
Title: Vice President & Life Sciences Practice Leader
As the leader of CRA's global Life Sciences practice, Dr. Bell’s business consulting work focuses on the economics of competitive strategy. He works with clients to build sustainable competitive advantages for products, franchises, and brands. These projects have focused on opportunity assessment, product launch, pricing and positioning, marketing strategy, channel management, and resource optimization issues. Dr. Bell has led and consulted projects concerning licensing and valuation, game theory and competitive strategy, capital budgeting and real options, and cost-benefit analyses. Immuno-oncology, rare disease therapeutics, cell and gene therapies, and the relationship among pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and medtech areas of focus.
As an expert witness, Dr. Bell frequently testifies on damages in intellectual property, finance, and antitrust litigation in courts and arbitration proceedings in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Recent expert witness engagements have included assessments of commercially reasonable efforts regarding collaborations and asset purchases in the life sciences industries, including the use of contingent value rights. Dr. Bell brings his experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada and his expertise as a Master of Business Administration and Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University, where he specialized in strategy and international business, to bear on consulting projects.
34. Shantanu Baruah
Company: HCL Technologies
Title: Executive Vice President
Shantanu Baruah is a Executive Vice President leading New Business acquisition in the Life Sciences and Healthcare business at HCL Technologies. Prior to this, he actively spearheaded one of HCL’s top three accounts globally and headed the digital practice. With over 21+ years of experience across multiple disciplines, Baruah has been a pioneer in the fields of healthcare, life sciences, digital, and information access at HCL Technologies. His leadership has guided delivery, practice building, and development of market-leading solutions to reach new heights.
A leader with global exposure, Baruah has successfully led teams across India, Singapore, France, and the U.S. His technological expertise and innovative leadership qualities have placed him at the forefront of important business acquisitions. A passionate writer, he has authored numerous papers on healthcare, knowledge management, digital experience management, and big data impact on payers/providers. Baruah is also an active speaker at industry forums.
Baruah is active in the app development community and has an approved app on the Apple App Store. Shantanu has been recognized as one of The top 25 Healthcare IT Executives of 2020 by The IT Services Report. Baruah lives in NJ. His philanthropic outreach includes education for children in developing nations.
35. Lori Sherer
Company: Bain & Company
A Partner at Bain & Company for the last eight years and co-founder of the company’s Global Technology and Advanced Analytics capability practice, Lori Sherer heads the team responsible for devising strategic roadmaps for clients throughout the healthcare and financial services industries.
She began her career as a principal at Oliver Wyman, moving on to hold executive positions with Mitchell Madison Group, FICO, Risk Management Solutions, and McKinsey & Company. Sherer holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and public administration from New England College as well as a Master of Business Administration in marketing and finance from the Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
36. Carrie Jones
Company: Health Advances
The best-in-class solutions offered by healthcare strategy consulting firm Health Advances are made possible by their most recent partner, Carrie Jones, a veteran of the company since 2007. In addition to leading her company’s Orphan Disease Practice, she advances the development and commercialization of new therapeutic products.
Before her time with Health Advances, Jones worked as a medicinal chemist with Merck, developing the healthcare industry expertise that has driven critical insights and improved outcomes throughout her career. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Williams College and a master’s degree in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
37. Kris Vilamaa
Company: Mostly Medicaid
Title: Partner and Chief Growth Officer
Kris Vilamaa is a Partner and Chief Growth Officer for Mostly Medicaid. Mostly Medicaid is 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.
38. Tian Han
Title: Managing Director and Partner
Tian Han is a Managing Director and Partner at L.E.K., a company for which he has helped drive the strategy of the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotech companies for more than a decade.
His wide base of expertise in healthcare strategy was built over the years he spent before joining L.E.K., during which he served as a consultant to Amylin Pharmaceuticals and worked for the business development and marketing department of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals. Han received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Gonzaga University, and he went on to earn a master’s degree in bioscience business from the Keck Graduate Institute.
39. Sven-Olaf Vathje
Company: Oliver Wyman
The Dubai office and Dubai Leadership Team of legendary consulting firm Oliver Wyman are run by Dr. Sven-Olaf Vathje, a Partner at his company since 2014. From his position at the top of the company’s health and life sciences practice for the region comprising Africa and the Middle East, Dr. Vathje contributes to the improved strategy and operational effectiveness of organizations working in healthcare, insurance, and health regulation.
Vathje holds a master’s degree in economics from Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, and also earned a Ph.D. in economics from Kiel University.
40. Ben Enejo
Company: Arthur D. Little
Ben Enejo is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in the company’s Boston office, and a member of its global Healthcare & Life Sciences practice. Enejo is an experienced management consultant and industry expert, having worked with various global biopharmaceutical companies on strategies to accelerate the development of new medicines through commercialization. His particular areas of expertise include clinical trial acceleration, R&D transformation including advanced technology application, increasing success for rare disease drug development and launch, patient and drug safety, and quality and compliance excellence.
Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Enejo was a managing consultant at PA Consulting Group where he supported various pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical research organizations on various transformation initiatives. He also held industry roles in pharma development before moving into management consultancy. Enejo holds a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management plus other qualifications in Molecular Medicine (MSc), Pharmacology and Physiology (BSc), and Program Management.
41. Keith Hansen
Company: Booz Allen Hamilton Life Science Solutions
Engineer and organizational leader Keith Hansen leads Booz Allen Hamilton Life Science Solutions’ work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the organization’s health life sciences leadership team. Most recently, Hansen has helped direct the company’s efforts in advancing public health needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hansen previously held executive and management positions with Delta Airlines and Law Engineering Systems. Hansen holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration in international business from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, and a change management advanced practitioner certificate from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
42. Michelle Werr
Company: HealthScape Advisors
Title: Managing Director
Managing Director at HealthScape Advisors Michelle Werr is one of the leading figures in the industry with regard to enterprise transformation and complex strategic problem-solving. With more than two decades of experience in fields such as government healthcare and operational performance, Werr worked as director and principal with the company for over ten years before gaining her current position in late 2021.
She began her storied career in healthcare consulting as an analyst with Mesirow Financial, going on to take a managing directorship at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for seven years. Werr earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from DePaul University and a Master of Business Administration in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago.
43. Annie Zilius
Company: Huron Consulting Group Healthcare
Title: Managing Director
Annie Zilius has contributed her considerable skills in healthcare transformation to Chicago-based business consultancy Huron, first as a senior director and then in her current position as Managing Director. Zilius leads Huron Healthcare’s Medical Group, Physician Enterprise, and Access to Care solutions. During her 17 years at Huron, she has worked closely with executives and clinical and operational leaders across the country on performance improvement engagements focused on care transformation, revenue generation, expense reduction, and strategic planning. Zilius and her team are especially focused on evolving the consumer and patient experience within healthcare and partner with academic medical centers, pediatric hospitals, and physician group practices on implementing detailed workflows and technologies to improve capacity and the physician experience, reduce appointment wait times, and enhance patient engagement.
Zilius lives in Seattle and is a longtime volunteer in the fields of cancer care and social action, working with civil rights nonprofit Mary’s Place and serving as vice president of the board of directors for Cancer Lifeline for several years.
Zilius earned a dual bachelor’s degree in economics and human development from UC San Diego and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business.
44. Vicky Levy
Title: Global Life Sciences Practice Leader
The Global Life Sciences Practice Leader for Deloitte Consulting, Vicky Levy has been transforming the company’s strategy and operations offerings from its Basel, Switzerland office for six years. Levy possesses a broad base of expertise in fields including executive transitions, commercial transformations, and R&D and commercialization in the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining Deloitte, she was an investment banking analyst with Lehman Brothers, and she continues to serve on the board of inclusion advancement organization YW Buston. Levy has a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Amherst College as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
45. Nick Cernese
Title: Partner and Principal
In his roles as Partner and Principal with EY’s consulting operation, Nick Cernese leads the firm’s business transformation offerings in the eastern U.S. region. This position is only the latest in a long string of successes for Cernese with EY over the last two decades, having previously served as global consulting health sciences and wellness industry market leader, the global consulting account leader for major client Johnson & Johnson, and a variety of posts in the finance and technology sectors. Cernese holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Boston University.
46. Gerti Pellumbi
Company: McKinsey & Company
Title: Senior Partner
Gerti Pellumbi is a Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company and leads the company’s medical device, pharmaceutical services, and healthcare private equity divisions. Pellumbi contributes his decades of experience in the healthcare industry to advise multiple high-level enterprise clients on matters related to strategy, organization, and digital and analytical operations.
He previously served as an associate at Merrill Lynch and as senior financial analyst with Circuit City. Pellumbi earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maine before going on to earn a Master of Business Administration in strategy from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
47. Christiana Voelker
Company: Avanade Healthcare
Title: Healthcare Industry Lead
A leader in technology and healthcare operations, Christiana Voelker is IT service provider Avanade’s Healthcare Industry Lead. Her team specializes in driving innovation and outcomes for Microsoft ecosystem-powered healthcare clients.
Voelker previously worked as practice manager and global product manager for DXC Technology, project manager with technology services outfit Tribridge, and project manager and implementation consultant for McKesson Health IT for more than five years. Voelker holds a bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University, as well as a master’s of education in organizational leadership from the same institution.
48. Luiza Mattos
Company: Bain & Company
Bain & Company’s South American practice is led by Luiza Mattos, a Partner at the company and a digital expert in its customer experience department. Mattos has long been recognized as a rising star in the leadership world, serving as a young global leader with the World Economic Forum and working in the consulting wings of both Bain & Company and Accenture at the outset of her career.
Mattos earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic and computer engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, a master’s degree in management and strategy from COPPEAD UFRJ, and a Master of Business Administration in finance and operations and marketing from the Wharton School.
49. Donna Hochberg
Company: Health Advances
With more than a decade of experience driving the company’s diagnostics and life science tools practice, Health Advances’ Partner Donna Hochberg delivers next-level results for organizational strategy and market analysis for healthcare institutions across the country. A scientist by training, Hochberg’s research work with One Cell Systems and Tufts University’s Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences focused on gene amplification and the detection of infections in organ transplant patients. Hochberg earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in immunology from Tufts University.
50. Matt Keating
Company: Booz Allen Hamilton
Matt Keating is a technical and business leader implementing digital and analytic strategies across Booz Allen's civilian, military, and commercial health clients. Keating leads the development and delivery of data- and analytic-driven health solutions for a wide range of client needs, including bioinformatics, fraud detection and mitigation, patient and beneficiary engagement, population health management, and precision medicine.
Before turning his focus to improving health technology, Keating has long been passionate about advancing client missions through technology and analytics. Through his previous engagements with Booz Allen, as well as with data, analytic, and security start-ups, he worked to accelerate capabilities across law enforcement, national intelligence, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and financial services. He has served as the lead for numerous Booz Allen investments and has applied his software development, architecture, and algorithms expertise in the areas of real-time situational awareness, information sharing and privacy, and cryptography.
Keating’s technical areas of expertise include distributed systems, data visualization, predictive analysis, and business intelligence and analytics. He earned a Master of Science in information systems from The Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor of Science in computer science from James Madison University, and a Bachelor of Science in integrated science and technology from James Madison University.
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