Navigant strengthens healthcare segment with two senior hires

19 August 2019 3 min. read
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Management consultancy Navigant added two former health system execs with experience in health IT and revenue cycle operations to its healthcare segment. Subra Sripada joins as a managing director and technology effectiveness leader, while Ian Stewart joins as a senior vice president.

Subra Sripada brings more than 25 years of experience in IT optimization in clinical and business domains to his new role, where he will focus on expanding Navigant’s health IT capabilities across payer and provider settings.

Sripada most recently served as chief information officer and chief transformation officer at Beaumont Health for five years, overseeing the Michigan-based health system’s IT operations, strategic planning, and value acceleration. Before that, he spent five-and-a-half years at predecessor organization William Beaumont Health System, where he initially served as associate chief information officer before becoming CIO.

Prior to that, Sripada spent a decade in the consulting sector, serving as a director at PwC and a senior manager at EY. Earlier in his career, Sripada was a project director at Henry Ford Health System.

Navigant strengthens healthcare segment with two senior hires

Ian Stewart, as senior vice president, will focus on supporting health segment clients with revenue cycle operations, business process management, and customer contact center solutions and services. He joins Navigant from revenue cycle management services firm R1 RCM, where he was responsible for revenue cycle operations in the Illinois market. Before that, he was SVP of revenue cycle and support services at Presence Health.

Before that, he spent 14 years at Advocate Medical Group, where he was VP of finance, business systems, and operations. During his time at the health system, he designed, built, and managed a customer contact center with more than 400 employees and 6 million annual calls.

Earlier in his career, Stewart was a consultant at health-focused firm V4 Consulting (later acquired by PwC).

“As former health system executives, Subra and Ian understand the ongoing margin compression pressures providers are enduring in the face of consumer demands for a more connected care experience,” David Burik, managing director and leader of Navigant’s healthcare consulting business unit, said. “Their deep expertise in managing technology and revenue cycle processes will help our clients deliver sustainable solutions that propel them forward in today’s and tomorrow’s demanding healthcare environment.”

Navigant’s healthcare segment helps health systems, physician enterprises, payers, government, and life sciences entities improve their performance and processes. Its more than 300 health system clients include 80% of the largest health systems in the US.

The management consultancy, which is based in Chicago and has 6,000 global employees, was acquired by Guidehouse in a $1.1 billion deal earlier this month. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2019.