ECG Management Consultants promotes Christopher Collins to CEO

18 April 2023 2 min. read
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ECG Management Consultants, a national healthcare consulting firm, has promoted president Christopher Collins to chief executive officer. He is based in Boston.

Collins succeeds Gary Edmiston, who is retiring after 25 years at ECG. Before joining the firm in 1998, Edmiston was a director at Sharp Healthcare, where he spent seven years.

“It was an honor to have spent the vast majority of my career at ECG, surrounded by such a talented and driven group of professionals,” Edmiston said. “I leave the firm in the capable hands of Chris, the leadership team, and my partners.”

Collins has 25 years of healthcare consulting experience, including 18 years at ECG. He has served as president since 2021, overseeing all consulting divisions and corporate operations.

ECG Management Consultants promotes Christopher Collins to CEO

Prior to joining ECG, Collins spent two-and-a-half years as a principal in the Center for Health Innovation at Noblis, a non-profit science, technology, and strategy consultancy serving government clients. He began his career at PwC, where he spent four years and was a manager in the firm’s healthcare segment.

Collins holds a master’s degree in health care administration from The George Washington University School of Business.

“We owe Gary a great debt of gratitude for his contributions to ECG and our clients throughout his remarkable career. He was exactly the leader we needed at exactly the right time in the firm’s evolution,” said Collins. “Moving forward, I am humbled by the trust that the board and my partners have placed in me. I am eager to embrace the opportunities and growth that lie ahead and excited about the meaningful impact our teams can create with our clients as we reshape the healthcare delivery system together."

ECG is marking its 50th anniversary this year. The San Diego-headquartered consultancy has more than 490 people across nine US offices supporting provider, payer, and investor clients. The firm’s offerings include enterprise strategy, M&A and partnerships, valuation, payer contracting and reimbursement, revenue cycle optimization, digital health, and IT strategy.

Medtech giant Siemens Healthineers acquired ECG in 2019, bolstering its enterprise services practice.