Testimonials

  • "The Health Business Group does great work, which is why I have engaged them many times over the past decade. Their highly capable, experienced teams are expert at quickly gathering and synthesizing primary data to provide insights for strategy and due diligence. I value their willingness to challenge our thinking; they have helped us make profitable decisions and avoid costly mistakes"

    -- Eran Broshy, former Chairman and CEO, inVentiv Health, New York, NY

  • “Health Business Group has a tremendous depth of expertise in the health care technology sector. The principals are extremely action oriented and can quickly develop plans that are both easy to deploy as well as useful for gaining Board of Directors alignment on key strategic investment decisions. I’ve been particularly impressed with the ability of the Health Business Group to staff projects with small ‘strike’ teams with consulting and operational experts and quickly develop well-articulated and analytically rigorous go/no go recommendations. Most importantly, the teams can identify highly industry specific challenges that would not be obvious from any research reports or discussions with industry participants who are maintaining the party line.”  

    --Mikael Totterman, Chairman and CEO, iCardiac Technologies, Rochester, NY

  • "David and his team are experts in helping non-profit health care organizations develop sustainable business models."

    -- Bruce Siegel, MD, President and CEO, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, Washington, DC

  • “I have known and worked with David Williams for many years and have been extremely impressed with his insights on many aspects of health policy and business and strategy.  He is one of the most knowledgeable people I know on these issues, and I read his blog regularly to keep abreast of the field.  He has also been a valuable advisor to our research center on matters related to health policy trends, quality measurement, and information technology.”

    -- Peter J. Neumann, Sc.D., Director, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health. Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center. Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

  • “Candescent Partners has engaged Health Business Group both for third-party due diligence and strategic consulting in our health care service portfolio companies.  Grounded in their deep knowledge and experience in the sector, their advice has been intelligent, responsive and influential in our decision making.  They appreciate the entrepreneurial character of the enterprises we are acquiring and tailor their consulting to meet the needs of our portfolio companies.  We will continue to work with Health Business Group as a preferred consulting partner in the health care service arena.”

    --Alexander (Sandy) S. McGrath, Managing Partner, Candescent Partners, Boston, MA

  • “Health Business Group consultants are true industry professionals who bring insights, smarts, experience and industry knowledge all at the highest level and all provided with due care.”

     -- Dan Segal, COO, Brain Resource Company, Sydney, Australia

  • “Of the last 10 years on the board of Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe David Williams has served 4 years as chair.

    Under his strong leadership we have been able to significantly expand our services of bedside visits of medical clowns to hospitalized children.  Through his valuable contributions in business and strategic planning he has been instrumental in the development of a number of new programs.

    Beyond his business expertise David has a keen understanding of how well trained medical clowns benefit hospitalized children, balancing the sometimes odd world of troupe business, while supporting the training and creativity of the clowns and the profound needs of the children we visit.”

    --Cheryl Lekousi, Executive & Artistic Director, Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe, Needham, MA

  • “David Williams has advised the Forum since 2004. He has helped move this relatively small but very complex public private partnership through several stages of business growth. He is equally at home in small as well as large organizations; the guidance is based on a solid grasp of the many different facets involved in the health care business, including the perspective of patients and advocates, academicians, government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. His advice has been practical and achievable – we include him in all aspects of organizational management, whether it is recruitment of new staff or writing a new business plan.”

    --Veronica Miller, PhD, Director, Forum For Collaborative HIV Research at UC Berkeley

  • “Health Business Group’s principals have deep industry knowledge in the pharmacy benefit manager space.  The team’s breadth of industry contacts and knowledge of pharma drug pipelines combined to provide insightful analysis into potential strengths and key risks when evaluating a transaction.  In addition, the small size of the teams and high level of focus provided to our project was a key differentiator for the group.  HBG is my go-to choice for expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care space.”

    --Will Palmer, Vice President, Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Dallas, TX

  • “We have worked with David Williams and the Health Business Group since 2006.  They have been extremely valuable partners for Stonehenge and our portfolio companies.  They have a deep knowledge and understanding of the health care system and they are able to analyze and synthesize information from disparate sources in order to make relevant and valuable strategic recommendations.”

    --Brian Model, Managing Partner, Stonehenge Growth Capital, New York NY 

  • “We rely on David Williams, Karen Donovan and their team to provide big picture strategic perspectives along with practical, implementable insights for business development and operations. They did an excellent job in developing a robust fact base detailing the competitive environment, customer segmentation and needs, regulatory environment, payer/reimbursement considerations, and internal capabilities. They prepared a set of crisp strategic options and recommendations for executive management and the board, and their work has played an important role in the success of our business”

    --Robert Nixon, CEO, Candescent Wound Healing, Tarrytown, NY

  • “Health Business Group delivers a unique blend of industry knowledge, primary data gathering prowess, analytical rigor, and creative, yet practical solutions to health care business issues. I have turned to David Williams, Karen Donovan and their colleagues for a variety of challenging consulting engagements over the past 10 years and have always been pleased with the results and value for money. I recommend Health Business Group wholeheartedly.”

    --John Driscoll, former Group President for New Markets, Medco Health Solutions, Franklin Lakes, NJ

  • “As a veteran of Silicon Valley startups I have experienced the value a strong advisory board can bring in providing strategic advice and jumpstarting relationships with customers, partners and investors. David Williams was recommended to us by leading angel investors and VCs, and he has been an invaluable resource as the leader of our advisory board. He and his Health Business Group colleagues have their fingers on the pulse of the health care technology world and have helped us immensely."

     --J-F Gauthier, Founder, MediGift, San Francisco, CA

  • “Health Business Group brings a unique combination of high strategy and practical advice to every engagement.  We have worked with them on a number of engagements and have always been impressed at their attention to detail and focus on value.”

    --Micky Tripathi, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

  • “We have used Health Business Group to help in our strategic planning process.  David Williams and Karen Donovan interviewed our broad set of stakeholders and were able to synthesize input and frame strategic options for our board in a clear and concise way.  Karen also led two workshops to help earn the trust of stakeholders and to gain their commitment to advance our organizational goals.  Health Business Group’s ability to format and communicate information is exceptional!”

     --Reneé Frazier, CEO, Healthy Memphis Common Table

     

  • "David Williams and his team at Health Business Group bring a unique combination of clear thinking, pragmatism, creativity, and extensive industry connections to each project. They're whip-smart, result-focused, and get to the point quickly. The value I've received in working with David and his group on numerous projects over the years has far outweighed the cost."  

    -- Eric Zimmerman, Chief Marketing Officer, RedBrick Health, Minneapolis, MN

  • “David Williams has been a valued partner in our efforts to build a sound and sustainable organization. He has proven to be a quick study on the idiosyncrasies of our local health care market and to be adept at using his up-to-the-minute knowledge of the national landscape to identify potential opportunities that fit our mission and capabilities. David is an excellent communicator who goes above and beyond what he has promised, delivering the information and insight that we need to make decisions.”

    --Randall D. Cebul, MD, Director, Center for Health Care Research & Policy, Case Western Reserve University. President, Better Health Greater Cleveland

  • “Health Business Group helped APS transform itself into a high-growth company with a powerful business model. Their strategic insights, business development skills and organizational savvy have been invaluable.”


    --John Harrington, Founder and Chief Mission Officer, Advanced Practice Strategies

  • "The Health Business Group did an outstanding job in guiding our organization through its strategic planning process aimed at improving the performance of Colorado’s healthcare system.  David Williams and his team provided a balance of sharp empirical analysis and creative thinking in helping to shape our future endeavors.  They are smart, professional and thorough.  We continue to benefit from Health Business Group’s connections and the insights they glean from across the country."

    -- Philip B. Kalin, President and CEO, Center for Improving Value in Health Care, Denver, CO

  • "Karen has been an advocate and board member for our company for the past two years.  Her healthcare strategy expertise, industry knowledge, and network of contacts has been invaluable.  She is deeply knowledgeable about healthcare technology and services, and has been involved in critical aspects of strategic planning, meeting facilitation, business development, and product development.  I am grateful for her contribution and guidance"

    -- Pankaj Khare, CEO of Bliss Healthcare Inc., Waltham, MA