BOSTON, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran healthcare executive Gail Marcus has joined Exceptional Leaders International (E.L.I.) as a partner in its growing healthcare group. The move is an expansion of E.L.I's services in this area, according to Janice DiPietro, CEO of this leading firm of business transformation experts.
Marcus has more than 30 years experience in the healthcare field. She spent the first 20 years of her career with CIGNA in multiple leadership roles, including corporate treasurer, customer service director, product manager, transformation leader, and program manager. She ultimately led a turnaround of a CIGNA European subsidiary as its CEO. Marcus also held other senior positions for United Health Group and Advanced PCS/ Caremark.
She has been CEO of two venture-backed diagnostic labs, with success growing organizations internally and through mergers and acquisitions, and has experience with turnaround situations, including corporate integrity agreements and associated compliance requirements.
As a consultant, she has worked with large physician practices and regional hospital systems in a wide variety of improvement and transformation activities.
Marcus holds an MBA from Wharton, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Health Administration. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut and Northeastern University.
A breast cancer survivor, Marcus serves on the board of The Southern New England affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She is a board member of Engineering World Health, a non-profit dedicated to working in underdeveloped countries
"Bringing a professional of Gail's caliber into our firm greatly expands our healthcare practice and our ability to serve a much broader range of international clients in all aspects of healthcare. Healthcare organizations require specialized expertise to address the unique financial and operational requirements they must address to successfully compete in an evolving marketplace. Gail's expertise strengthens our ability to assist our clients in meeting these market challenges." said DiPietro.
"I believe in the ability of healthcare organizations to deliver high-quality care at a low cost. I look forward to continuing to help clients reach that goal at E.L.I.," said Marcus. "I have worked with Janice DiPietro and a number of other E.L.I. partners in the past, and I know I am joining an extraordinarily talented team, dedicated to the highest level of service and the best possible results for our clients."
Exceptional Leaders International (E.L.I.) www.eliadvisors.com is a firm of business transformation experts focused on the middle market. E.L.I. uses a cross-functional approach to assisting companies successfully navigate all phases of transition, including growth, M&A, underperformance, and exit. Its partners specialize in capital structure, operational effectiveness, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, and strategic exit planning.
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