Skytale Group hires Annie Hockey as head of consulting

09 October 2023 2 min. read
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Skytale Group, a Dallas-based management consulting firm and investment bank specializing in medical practices, has hired Annie Hockey as head of consulting.

Based in San Francisco, Hockey brings over a decade of experience scaling growing enterprises and advising leaders on developing and implementing firm strategy. In her new role at Skytale, Hockey will focus on expanding the management consulting practice and ensuring clients receive best-in-class strategic and operational advice.

She has experience as an entrepreneur, executive, and management consultant, having built and advised businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. Since 2020, she has served as co-founder and director of Column N.A., a technology-focused bank based in the Bay Area. Before that, Hockey spent two years as a consultant at Bain & Company, where she supported PE-backed retail firms with business strategy and implementation.Skytale Group hires Annie Hockey as head of consultingEarlier in her career she was an associate at Goldman Sachs and director of business development at Move Loot, a venture-backed e-commerce marketplace for used furniture.

Hockey has MBA and bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University.

“Annie's addition to the team will strengthen our existing suite of services and accelerate our ability to meet the growing demands of our clients as well as an evolving customer base including financial sponsor backed portfolio companies and family offices," said Ben Hernandez, founding partner and managing director at Skytale Group. "Her exceptional track record in both consulting and entrepreneurship solidifies her position as a valuable addition to Skytale's leadership team, which will in turn shape our entry into complementary healthcare subsectors."

Founded in 2018, Skytale helps dental practices and medical spas grow, scale, and sell their businesses. The firm has offerings in strategic growth advisory and mergers & acquisitions.

Skytale is led by founding partner Benjamin Hernandez. Prior to launching the firm, Hernandez was a consulting manager at MWA CPAs + Business Advisors and an analyst in the OTC derivatives group of HBK Capital Management.

Skytale has a team of 18 people, according to its website.