Pharmaceuticals Expert Joins Huron Consulting Group
CHICAGO - August 7, 2006 - Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced that Timothy J. Nugent has joined the Company's Pharmaceuticals and Health Plans practice as a managing director. Nugent specializes in operations and compliance matters.
"Tim's experience and perspective add strength to Huron's team of healthcare specialists," said Gary E. Holdren, chairman and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. "In the pharma sector, our practice is helping clients reduce risk and protect their intellectual capital by sharing our significant operational expertise and diagnostic ability. Tim's knowledge of sales and marketing, commercial contracting, government price reporting, and distribution supply chain expands our bench in the pharma industry."
Nugent has deep expertise in pharmaceutical operations. He has advised pharmaceutical manufacturers in all aspects of commercial contracting and administration within the major pharmaceutical business sectors of the distribution supply chain, which include wholesaler and specialty distributors, managed care (including Medicare Part D), specialty pharmacies, group purchasing organizations, and hospitals. In addition, Nugent has in-depth knowledge of the complex government price reporting requirements, legislative issues, and industry better practices. On many of his engagements, Nugent has collaborated with inside and outside counsel to identify and implement opportunities to improve client operations and address compliance issues.
Nugent comes to Huron from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Pharmaceutical Advisory Practice. Nugent, who received his BS in Accounting from Kean College, is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Institute of Management Accountants. He will be based in Huron's New York office.
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Huron Consulting Group helps clients effectively address complex challenges that arise in litigation, disputes, investigations, regulatory compliance, procurement, financial distress, and other sources of significant conflict or change. The Company also helps clients deliver superior customer and capital market performance through integrated strategic, operational, and organizational change. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both 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. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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