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Umbrex is pleased to welcome Lisa Chapello. Lisa joined Bain’s Chicago office in 2010, before becoming a product leader at Walmart and Twitter. She has practical expertise in product strategy, product operations, and “0 to 1” style efforts. She also has vertical expertise in developer platforms, e-commerce, grocery, and EBT/SNAP. As an independent consultant, Lisa has also helped clients in CPG, healthcare, and last-mile delivery. By training she is an engineer (University of Illinois) and received her MBA from Stanford….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tomas Juppa with UP Czech. Freelance management consultant with experience from BCG. Major focus on telco and media industry in the areas of sales, channel management, marketing and commercial due dilligence. Experience from other industries as well – banking, heavy manufacturing, construction, healthcare etc. Special focus on Central & Eastern Europe, however with project experience also from Western Europe, Middle East, US and Africa….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Maria Chevtsova. Maria spent five years in the Boston, New York, and Moscow offices of BCG working on strategic and operational projects with increasing focus on the Healthcare/BioPharma space. She transitioned into industry as an Inhouse Consultant at Merck KGaA and most recently built out and lead Portfolio Strategy and Analytics at Black Diamond Therapeutics, a BioTech startup. Maria lives in the Boston area with her husband and young daughter. Maria is happy to collaborate…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Miguel Guarino. Miguel, spent 4 years at McKinsey after completing the Masters in Management. Previously a lawyer, from 2004 to 2010. Miguel describes his practice: After my years at McKinsey I joined Finsolutia, leading the Advisory and Portfolio Management teams, where I contributed to growing AuM from 300m€ to 1.6b€ by leading the team through several acquisition processes adding up to >2b€ worth of distressed assets and creating the NPL and RE pricing models. Later…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Chintan Dhanji.  Chintan is a seasoned consultant that has worked strategy consulting with Bain & Co and independently since 2014 where he has worked across the value chain to enhance organization profitability and market share in the telecoms, technology, financial services, healthcare, FMCG and agri-business industries. Prior to this, he worked as a corporate strategist at Discovery Insurance (ranked second largest insurance brand in the world) where he focused on the development of initiatives to…
Sindhu Kutty shares an article that explores the No Surprises Act introduced in January of this year and offers a few suggestions that could improve it. As a business owner, and one with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare space, I know that maneuvering through the outrageous complexity of the provider and payor space to offer healthcare to our employees was beyond taxing. So, I can’t imagine what it must be like for the average consumer. Why…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Robert K Armstrong with Epicural.  Bob Armstrong has 15+ years experience consulting to startups, DoD, PE firms, established healthcare market leaders, state and federal government, and Fortune 500 companies. He provides corporate outreach for, and is executive director of the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to EVMS, Bob was an embedded DoD consultant to DoD customers, where he helped restructure Navy fleet synthetic training and…
Jim Price shares a whitepaper he co-authored with Abby Coleman, and Haley Teves on the 340B-eligible health system.  This paper explores how a 340B-eligible health system can leverage its control of its own health plan to lower its net drug benefit costs by increasing the compliant-usage of 340B (which generates margin by the Covered Entity hospital(s)). This requires integrating data from both the health plan’s PBM and the Covered Entity’s 340B vendor, and then analyzing from both a “population health”…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Karen Zwiebel. Karen is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience as a strategy consultant and business executive. While working at McKinsey & Company and as an Independent Professional, she has helped clients define, develop, grow and optimize their businesses. As an executive at several international banks, she oversaw the launch of new businesses, managed $10 Billion of bank expense and led large international change efforts such as digital modernization, product development, business…
Andrew McKee shares an article on the latest developments in Ulcerative Colitis.  Many of our clients are pursuing groundbreaking therapies in disease areas with high unmet medical needs, giving our firm the chance to become intimately familiar with some of the most exciting areas in drug development.  One disease area that is receiving a lot of attention is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), where the disease burden and the need for novel, efficacious therapeutics remain high.  Below, we’ll share our thoughts…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome David Madukauwa-David.  David, previously a generalist at BCG, recently kicked off his own consulting firm focused on corporate strategy/M&A in healthcare. Prior to BCG, he was an engineer and researcher, working at Georgia Tech, IFSTTAR, CEA, and Airbus among others. David has deep expertise in new product development within medical devices/medtech but has led cross-functional engagements across a wide range of industries. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and their two furry kids….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ashish Vatsal with Vatsal Consulting Group.  Ashish is an independent consultant interested in combining strategy, implementation, and data for values-driven organizations that recognize financial return is just one dimension of success. He most recently spent eight years as a Managing Consulting, Owner, and Account Leader at Point B and started his own consulting firm earlier this year. Prior to Point B, he was consultant with BCG Chicago. Prior to that, Ashish was an investment analyst…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sven Sauer with SVEN SAUER HEALTHCARE CONSULTING. Sven has over 25 years of experience in pharma and healthcare with deep knowledge and understanding of the German and various other European healthcare systems. In 2011, he founded SVEN SAUER HEALTHCARE CONSULTING, which successfully provides services to the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry in Germany and Europe. Prior to that he held several senior executive roles with Eli Lilly in Germany, the US and across Europe; and…
  In this post from his popular Boundless newsletter, Paul Millerd asks, “Do we design life around learning? Or do we hardly fit it in? Do we really need to learn that much to live a decent life?” He shares thoughts and experiences on learning Chinese, and the U.S. Healthcare crisis. #1 On Learning Chinese I’ve been busy the past two weeks going to Chinese class for three hours and then studying another two or three hours every day at…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Francesca Muller with Francesca Muller Ltd. Francesca started her career as a senior associate at McKinsey, where she worked in the media practice in New York and then London. She has been working as an independent consultant since 2004, leading growth strategy and transformation projects across a range of sectors including healthcare, financial services, environmental, B2B and industrial services. She has a BA and JD from Harvard University and currently lives in London with her…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Nilesh Rajadhyax with Vyom Health.  Nilesh is a seasoned executive with 15+ years of experience in the Healthcare sector primary serving payers and providers. He was an Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company and advised clients on strategy, technology and acquisitions in healthcare. He served some large Health systems, a large national payer, a large healthcare technology company and many middle market private equity funds. He then joined TransUnion’s Healthcare division and successfully, built a…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Willem Koelewijn. Willem is an independent healthcare services entrepreneur. After several years in management consulting (McKinsey) and telecoms, marketing 3G equipment to operators in Europe, Willem set a several Ambulatory Surgery Centres in the Netherland under the Alant Medical brand name. These clinics were merged with Bergman Clinics to become the largest chain of private clinics in the Netherlands. He served on the board as COO. He subsequently became an independent healthcare entrepreneur working in…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alex Jacobs-Hajian.  Alex is a C-Level Strategy and Operations Management Consultant focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Deep Technical Know-How, and Business & Legal Acumen Functional Expertise: • Program and Project Management • Client Relationship Management and Value Realization • Digital and Technology Strategy • Lean Six Sigma Certified Industry Domains: • Resources and Utilities • Communications, Media, and Technology • Healthcare and Life Sciences • Government and Public Service…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome David Edelman. After 30 years as a Chief Marketing Officer (at Aetna/CVS) and building consultancy businesses in Digital and Marketing Transformation (with McKinsey, Digitas, and the Boston Consulting Group), I would love to work with others on helping companies in healthcare, fin services, consumer services, and marketing tech/svcs shape their strategic direction, build their teams’ capabilities, and become more digitally agile. I know what it takes from the top strategic level down to the nitty…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Seth Townsend with Tonisgah Group. Seth  spent 5 years at McKinsey as part of the Healthcare practice, leading efforts across sales growth, pricing, operations, due diligence, M&A, and corporate strategy for companies in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare industry.  Following his time at McKinsey, Seth worked at Novartis where he held roles in Commercial, Shared Services, Finance, and Operations in both the US and Switzerland.  He was most recently Head of Commercial Support Operations…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Przemek Czerklewicz. Przemek worked as a specialist consultant focused on end-to-end support for M&As in the strategy practice at McKinsey. In 2017 he started his independent consultancy, advising on transactions, technology strategy and innovation. Przemek has been responsible for over 30 due diligence and acquisition screening studies, both for financial and industrial buyers. Most of his Clients are healthcare institutions, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, as well as high tech and social sector organizations. He has also…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sean Folan.  Sean is a versatile brand growth strategist with deep expertise leveraging insights and analytics to build and activate brand strategies and growth plans for clients in healthcare, consumer products, hospitality, aviation, telecom and financial services. His work has ranged from category and brand creation to product/service innovation, launch planning and campaign development/execution. Sean and his family live in Connecticut where they enjoy hiking, biking and spending time with friends. He is looking to…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Kordt Griepenkerl with Med-Beratung. Kordt  spent five years in the McKinsey healthcare practice in Germany and then worked in leadership positions for the medtech firms Biotronik and Trumpf Medical (now part of Hill-Rom). He covers a wide range of fields from operations to sales and marketing and extensive international experience. He and has been running his own consulting firm  Med-Beratung UG since 2012. Prior to McKinsey, Kordt obtained this PdD in theoretical physics. He lives…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ryan Wilber.  Ryan has spent the past 10 years working with healthcare providers to design and implement innovative solutions to pressing care delivery challenges. His experience spans working with small community hospitals, large academic research centers, and integrated multi-hospital systems in the US and internationally to assess and implement new processes and technologies. While his clients have been varied, his work has had in common a focus on addressing the core provider challenges around access,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Christian Frank with Redwood Wellness Partners. Christian Frank spent 8 years at McKinsey in Germany (Automotive, Operations, Sales and Marketing) and the US (HighTech, Healthcare, IT).  After working at IBM in corporate strategy, SMB strategy and Healthcare Business Process Outsourcing he joined ADP as head of corporate strategy and employer services marketing.  Following ADP he founded an employee wellness screening company and has been working as an independent consultant for the past 8 years….
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jeff Boschwitz with JSB Consulting. Dr. Jeff Boschwitz has spent the last four years as an independent consultant focused on growth/new product and operations strategy for healthcare companies. Prior to that Jeff was COO of Personal Genome Diagnostics, EVP of Operations and Corporate Development at PLUS Diagnostics, VP Sales and Marketing for Orchid Cellmark and Director of Marketing Strategy and Analysis for Quest Diagnostics. Prior to going to industry, Jeff spent 10 years in consulting,…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Marla Malluk Gozman.  Marla Malluk Gozman spent nearly ten years at Bain & Company in their Boston, London, and New York City offices. Since then, she has been an independent strategy consultant and also spent three years as Sales Strategy Director with Zearn, a nonprofit education technology organization. Marla has expertise in growth strategy and strategic planning, market and competitive analysis, and pricing, as well as advising start-up and nonprofit organizations. She has experience in…
  Joyjit Saha Choudhury takes a look ahead to determine the effect of COVID-19 on health plans.  COVID-19 has upended our society, economy and the healthcare ecosystem in particular, and tremendous efforts are underway to try and manage the epidemic. In this difficult and unsettling time, I wanted to help think ahead to actions US-based payors and providers should take for a post-COVID-19 world.  This piece is structured in three parts – part 1 outlines likely strategic changes to the…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tushar Srivastava. Tushar is an independent strategy consultant who started his consulting career at McKinsey where he spent more than 3.5 years working as a generalist, eventually developing a spike in healthcare and life sciences. He has spent more than 3 years working as an Independent with multiple projects in pharma, life sciences, medical technology and healthcare. Functionally, he is comfortable working on strategy initiatives across R&D, marketing, operations, technology, and pre-sales. He is open…
  Posted on Jim Price’s company blog is a downloadable white-paper that explores the role of automation in healthcare. As discussed in Issue One, the future of medicine will be fundamentally reshaped by a fusion of three forces: Genetics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation. The future of interventional and surgical capabilities has not been widely discussed. Demand for these services has risen dramatically in recent years and is forecast to increase significantly in the coming decades. As a result, demand…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Brett Pentz. Brett has 12+ years of management consulting and client services experience, delivering a range of strategy engagements for corporate, private equity, and public sector clients across industry, mostly focused in Healthcare and Technology. Brett’s management consulting work spans formative skills and credentials developed at Bain & Company, followed by contributions to position Teneo’s management consulting capabilities to reflect its brand as the global CEO advisory firm. Brett also possesses strong implementation and value…
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Justin Lechner with Bonsai Growth. Justin Lechner is an ex-Bain consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. After leaving Bain, Justin has split his time between ventures in the enterprise AI space and independent consulting work (innovation and technology projects). Justin’s particularly passionate about applications of data science within the Consumer, Healthcare, and PE spaces. Justin is excited to collaborate on projects with a data focus…