Experts bring deep provider, payer, and life sciences performance improvement and change management experience
CHICAGO – Feb. 1, 2018 – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced that Milind Pawar and Warren Skea, Ph.D., have joined the firm as managing directors in its Healthcare segment.
In their roles, Pawar and Skea will provide advice to executives and boards with hospitals and health systems, physician enterprises, and payers on creating operating models and high-performing networks that drive sustainable results. Pawar will lead Navigant Healthcare’s corporate services solutions, while Skea will join the firm’s strategic practice.
“For any healthcare organization, success today requires re-evaluating and right-sizing strategic investments that have been made in growth, technology, and population health,” said David Burik, managing director and leader of Navigant’s payer/provider consulting division. “Both Milind and Warren have proven change management and performance improvement track records, based on decades of experience working directly with executives on multifunctional initiatives that achieve quantifiable strategic and operational outcomes.”
Recognized for leading transformative engagements that optimize performance, Pawar brings deep knowledge of the strategic and operational challenges faced by providers, payers, and pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) leadership. He most recently served as a managing director for Accenture, where he led cross-functional programs that realized more than $500 million in annual savings. He also has experience helping providers develop new operating models and enhance the customer and employee experience, establishing post-merger plans for integration of specialty PBMs, and architecting growth strategies for Medicaid managed care plans. Pawar was also a senior project manager at global design and strategy firm frog, where he successfully brought more than a dozen consumer products to market.
Skea comes to Navigant from PwC, where he was a partner. In that role, Skea led business development teams and large strategic engagements for provider, payer, pharmaceutical, and medical device clients. Prior to that, he rose to prominence as national director of quality improvement initiatives for the American Heart Association (AHA), where he helped develop and implement processes, policies, and procedures for the AHA’s hospital-based quality improvement program, Get with the Guidelines. Skea’s work has been published in major publications, and presented at national and international conferences, covering such topics as value-based care, health policy, organizational culture, and strategic transformation.
Navigant’s Healthcare segment is composed of consultants, former provider administrators, clinicians, and other experts with decades of strategy, operational/clinical consulting, managed services, revenue cycle management, and outsourcing experience. Professionals collaborate with hospitals and health systems, physician enterprises, payers, government, and life sciences entities, providing strategic, performance improvement, and business process management solutions that help them meet quality and financial goals.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.