Huron Consulting Group Continues to Add Experts
CHICAGO – June 8, 2005 – Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced the addition of Jeffrey Seymour as managing director in the Legal Business Consulting practice, the promotion of Allen Arnett to managing director in the Valuation practice, and the addition of eight managing directors in the Healthcare practice who were part of the previously announced Speltz & Weis LLC acquisition.
“With Huron’s continued growth, these individuals are the seasoned professionals that our clients demand,” said Gary E. Holdren, chairman and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “We are thrilled that these outstanding individuals have chosen to join Huron. Each of them will make a great addition to our team.”
Allen Arnett has been serving chief financial officers for more than a decade by providing valuation services and advising companies on finance related issues. He has advised multinational and middle market companies across many industries on a wide range of value related issues. He joined Huron in 2003 from Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting practice (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers). Arnett, a CFA charterholder, is based in the company’s Chicago office.
Thomas A. DeMinico has been a leader in healthcare management for more than 15 years, advising major health care organizations, academic medical centers, and top urban hospitals. He has a broad range of healthcare consulting experience encompassing: strategic planning and partnering, operations including capacity and throughput management, and information technology. He provides turnaround strategies, service line business development, and process improvement to clients. DeMinico, part of the Speltz & Weis acquisition, will be based in Huron’s New York office.
Robert Fanning Jr. served as a hospital president and chief executive officer for more than 20 years. He has a proven track record in developing and implementing profitable strategies in acute care hospitals, integrated delivery systems, and long-term care facilities facing turnaround or distressed situations. Fanning, part of the Speltz & Weis acquisition, will be based in the company’s New York office.
Dawn M. Gideon has more than 20 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive in such diverse areas as operations management, organizational restructurings, consulting, strategic planning, and business development. She has also assisted healthcare organizations in the development and execution of turnaround plans, both within and outside of bankruptcy. Gideon, part of the Speltz & Weis acquisition, will be based in Huron’s New York office.
Peter A. Kelly has served as a healthcare executive for more than 20 years assisting in hospital acquisitions, mergers, system development and integration, hospital finance and regulatory affairs. He has also had extensive interaction and working relationships with local, state and federal agencies, elected officials on all levels, and labor unions. Kelly, part of the Speltz & Weis acquisition, will be based in the company’s New York office.
Jan R. Radke, MD, has spent more than 20 years as a physician executive serving in leadership positions in complex healthcare organizations. He has served as a chief medical officer, chief executive officer, medical director and associate dean, and has achieved considerable management and turnaround success in academic medical centers, multi-specialty physician group practices and tertiary level acute care facilities, and community hospitals. Dr. Radke, part of the Speltz & Weis acquisition, will be based in Huron’s New York office.
Jeffrey Seymour, a national leader in the field of e-discovery and computer forensics, has spent the majority of his career assisting counsel on litigation and investigation related matters. He has managed all facets of e-discovery and litigation support for large-scale litigation and investigation matters. He has experience designing, implementing and integrating a wide variety of third party and custom-built platforms and applications in support of large-scale engagements across multiple law firms and corporate clients. Prior to joining Huron, Seymour was a director in Navigant Consulting’s Discovery Services practice. He will be based in the company’s New York office.
David Speltz, the nationally recognized healthcare turnaround advisor, has helped hospitals and other healthcare facilities improve their financial, operational, and market performance through organizational renewal. For more than 25 years, he has led senior management teams in successful turnaround and restructuring efforts in public, teaching, and community hospitals, often in highly competitive managed care environments. Speltz, founder of Speltz & Weis, will be based in Huron’s New York office.
Tim Weis has been a restructuring adviser and provided turnaround management services for healthcare organizations over the past 15 years. He has been a CFO at various distressed hospitals and hospital systems where he has developed and implemented turnaround plans with particular emphasis on managing creditor relationships, revenue cycle opportunities, improved financial reporting, and renegotiations of various contracts. Weis, founder of Speltz & Weis LLC, will be based in Huron’s New York office.
James Woods has focused on the utilization of real estate by healthcare providers. He has served as property manager for healthcare organizations in New York and California. Over his 20-year career, he has been responsible for the financing and development of a wide range of major healthcare projects. Woods, part of the Speltz & Weis acquisition, will be based in Huron’s New York office.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group is an independent provider of financial and operational consulting services. Huron’s experienced and credentialed professionals apply their expertise in accounting, finance, economics, and operations to a wide variety of financially sound and distressed organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Huron was named the No. 1 company on Entrepreneur magazine’s 11th Annual Hot 100 list. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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