Marie Cassese is a Managing Director with the Life Sciences practice. Prior to joining Navigant, Marie was a Managing Director at Easton Associates. Her expertise includes business innovation, profitability enhancement, evaluating prospects for new technologies, formulating strategies for growth, market entry, and market development, and tactical implementation. Marie covers a broad range of markets, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, devices, consumer health products, and healthcare services. Her years of experience in the healthcare delivery sector add real-world provider perspective and practical insights into the payer market.
Marie served as a key senior executive in several multi-hospital health systems. Most recently, she held positions as President of an Atlantic Health System hospital and as a corporate officer of the Atlantic Health System in New Jersey. In addition, she has years of experience as a cardiovascular advanced practice nurse. Marie has published a series of articles on integrating market access into clinical trial design and development of payer evidence programs in the international biopharma journal, IN VIVO.
Marie received her graduate degree from New York University, magna cum laude, and earned her baccalaureate degree from Rutgers University, College of Nursing, summa cum laude.