Guidehouse promotes five to managing director

16 December 2019 3 min. read
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Management and technology consultancy Guidehouse has promoted five members of its commercial sector team to managing director.

The Washington-based firm, backed by Veritas Capital, vastly expanded its commercial sector capabilities in October when it completed its acquisition of Navigant, a global consulting firm focused on the healthcare, financial services, and energy sectors. Guidehouse was formed out of the PwC’s US Public Sector practice, which was purchased by Veritas in 2018.

Today, the firm is a full-service consultancy with 7,000 employees across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, serving government clients and commercial clients in heavily regulated industries.

Guidehouse has now announced five promotions to managing director in its commercial business, mostly in the healthcare area.

Guidehouse promotes five to managing director

Jacob Graham (life sciences, San Francisco) has more than 12 years of experience in life sciences, focusing on market access advisory. Graham helps clients create market access strategy for drugs, devices, and diagnostics, with an emphasis on optimized patient access and value-based price. Graham joined Navigant in 2017 as a director in the life sciences practice. Prior to that, he was a VP and director of strategic product planning at Quorum Consulting.

Jamie LaGuardia-Frie (commercial health sales & solutions, New York) is northeast regional market leader for commercial healthcare at Guidehouse, where she helps client executives optimize their partnership with the company. LaGuardia-Frie joined Navigant in 2014 as a director, and previously served as northeast director of sales at Accretive Health and market manager at Allscripts.

Tamyra Porter (commercial health value transformation, Washington, DC) has more than 20 years of healthcare consulting experience, with a focus on state- and government-run programs. Most recently, she has been leading projects related to health and housing and the integration of social determinants of health into incentive models. She started her consulting career at Tucker Alan in 1999; the firm was acquired by Navigant in 2004.

Joshua Sens (advanced solutions, Chicago) specializes in helping healthcare clients leverage analytics to support strategy and operations. Sens joined Navigant in 2015 as a director, and has since grown the healthcare analytics team to more than 180 people globally. He was previously CIO at Objective Health, a McKinsey company focused on big data analytics for healthcare providers.

Mark Szalwinski (commercial health performance excellence, Chicago) has more than 30 years of healthcare operations experience, and leads the firm’s clinical impact solutions design and implementation teams. His work includes overseeing the new command center offering and the digitization of the firm’s clinical transformation offering. Szalwinski joined Navigant in 2015 as a director, and before that was executive vice president at Group Health Cooperative and corporate vice president at Sentara Healthcare.

“I’m really excited to congratulate each of these leaders,” said Scott McIntyre, Guidehouse CEO. “Their strong leadership and excellent client service strengthens our unique combination of public and private sector expertise, placing Guidehouse at the forefront of an emerging model of professional services.”