The Chartis Group names David Howard ERP practice leader

27 February 2020 2 min. read
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Healthcare industry consultancy The Chartis Group has named David Howard as a director and practice leader of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and technology innovation practices.

Howard is a 15-year veteran of healthcare industry consultancy, and has worked with top US health systems, healthcare disruptors, and private equity firms and their portfolio companies. 

"David's extensive experience leading ERP transformation programs brings additional depth to our rapidly-growing ERP practice and current team of talented individuals,” Bob Schwyn, Chartis director and informatics and technology practice leader, said. “He brings additional experience across the ERP vendor landscape and supply chain, finance and human capital management spectrum. David's technology innovation experience adds breadth to our portfolio of engagements and will further elevate our capabilities."

Howard joins Chartis from Grant Thornton, where he was most recently a principal in the firm’s enterprise technology, strategy and innovation practice. He also served as a principal in the same firm’s healthcare advisory practice. Before that, he spent nearly seven years at Huron Consulting Group’s healthcare practice, Huron Healthcare.

The Chartis Group names David Howard ERP practice leader

During his career, Howard has taken part in large-scale ERP and finance transformation projects, including heading an ERP transformation project for a $28-billion faith-based system that spanned 21 states and 142 hospitals, and incorporated human capital management, payroll, time and attendance, workforce and talent science. Other experience includes programs and initiatives such as AI-driven behavioral analytics and the buildout of an oncology management services company.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire, an MBA in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an MPH in health policy and management from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is also a board member of the Newtown Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that provides for those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

Chartis operates out of offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and San Francisco. It works with academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, integrated delivery networks, and other healthcare service organizations.