John Noseworthy joins AlixPartners board of directors

09 April 2019

Consulting firm AlixPartners has added John Noseworthy, M.D., the former president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, as a member of its board of directors.

Noseworthy retired from his position as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic at the end of 2018, having spent nearly 10 years helming one of the US’ most prestigious nonprofit academic health systems. The leading health organization operates in five states, and annually treats more than 1 million people nationwide and from and nearly 150 countries. In 2018, it was named the Best Hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, for the third consecutive year.

Before his time as CEO, Noseworthy was chair of Mayo Clinic’s department of neurology and medical director of the department of development. He was also a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, specializing in multiple sclerosis. He spent more than 20 years designing and conducting clinical trials, and authored more than 150 research papers, chapters, editorials, and several books.

Noseworthy holds a Doctor of Medicine from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

John Noseworthy - AlixPartners“I am delighted to welcome John to the AlixPartners board,” Simon Freakley, AlixPartners CEO, said. “At the time he was appointed CEO, the Mayo Clinic, along with many other health care organizations, was suffering the effects of a nationwide recession. John’s leadership and innovation played a key part in transforming Mayo’s profitability, as well as driving consistent high performance in health care quality, safety, and research, and championing the latest technology.

“John’s unique experience brings a valuable perspective to our board as we continue to grow AlixPartners,” Freakley added.

Noseworthy currently sits on the board of directors for UnitedHealth Group, the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue ($226.2 billion in 2018). He is also a board member at pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co.

The high-profile addition of Dr. Noseworthy follows the November appointment of Jill Smart to AlixPartners’ board of directors. Smart was formerly the chief human resources officer at Accenture, overseeing the near tripling of the consultancy’s workforce from 100,000 to 281,000.


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Maine Pointe promotes Mark McTigue to executive vice president

24 April 2019

Two years into his role, Maine Pointe has promoted Mark McTigue from vice president to executive vice president.

At Maine Pointe, McTigue has a specific focus on the private equity industry and has helped several of the firm’s private equity clients boost their returns on portfolio companies. “His skills and insights have proven essential in helping clients achieve unparalleled levels of competitive success,” said David Jadwin, who leads Maine Pointe’s business development activities.

McTigue joined the international supply chain and operations consultancy in early 2017, bringing more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, supply chain management, and consulting to the firm. Most recently, he served operations consultancy The Highland Group as a senior partner, and was EVP of business development in North America for Alexander Proudfoot – another operations specialist. 

During his more than 15 years in consulting, McTigue has worked with a variety of clients (Fortune 1000, mid-market companies, and start-ups) across multiple industries, spanning consumer packaged goods, industrial products, chemicals, food and beverage, automotive, oil and gas, financial services, high-tech, hospitality, and logistics.

McTigue specializes in helping executives and senior managers design and implement operational excellence programs across the end-to-end supply chain – allowing them to drive more than a billion dollars in sustainable EBITDA and cash improvements.

“Mark has been instrumental in driving supply chain optimization and surpassing clients’ targets for growth,” Jadwin said. “He has also played a key role in positioning Total Value Optimization [Maine Pointe’s approach for creating end-to-end shareholder value across the entire supply chain] as one of the most important business methodologies.”

Maine Pointe promotes Mark McTigue to Executive Vice PresidentMcTigue frequently publishes thought leadership pieces in high-profile business management publications, including The Innovation Enterprise, where his article "The effectiveness of operating resources in creating incremental value" examined the importance of value creation and how private equity firms have diversified their roles. In a recent article on, McTigue and Maine Pointe’s Michael Kirstein discussed the role analytics plays in helping private equity improve due diligence.

His appointment comes at a time when private equity firms are investing more than ever, though are simultaneously struggling to translate these investments into equity. “We often see a value gap between targets for cost reduction, cash flow, and growth and the actual value derived from an acquisition,”  McTigue said, referring to a study conducted by Maine Pointe last year among executives in the private equity industry.

“In my new role as executive vice president, I will continue to help our private equity clients achieve success in the face of their challenges.” 

Earlier this year, Maine Pointe in the US appointed Rex ClothierJanice Pinson and Mary Lyons to senior roles. Globally, the consultancy has offices in Asia and Europe.