West Monroe Partners has relocated Dan Howell, Director of Healthcare, to its Seattle office. The move allows the firm to better serve clients in the rapidly growing healthcare segment in the region, as well as boost its own core competencies in healthcare through the growth of a new regional team.
Dan Howell started his career at Deloitte Consulting as a Management Consultant in 2004. In 2010 he joined Invoyent, where he became Partner. The firm was acquired by West Monroe Partners in 2016, adding 30 experts in IT and healthcare to its ranks – including Howell, who has since has taken on the role of Director at the firm.
Howell, who retains his role as Director of Healthcare, has agreed to move to West Monroe's Seattle office, where he is charged with establishing a local healthcare industry practice. The service line will focus on supporting the firm’s key regional clients, as well as serve wider West Coast healthcare businesses. The decision to move Howell stems from the firm’s growth strategy in its core expertise; the move will allow it meet the rapidly expanding health industry in the Seattle region – US labour department statistics show that health and education services added more than 22,000 new jobs between November 2015 and November 2016.
Brian Paulen, Senior Director and head of the Seattle office at West Monroe Partners, says, “The addition of Dan Howell to our Seattle team enables us to not only serve our existing healthcare clients more effectively, but increase our participation as experts in a rapidly changing industry in the Pacific Northwest. After an extremely strong 2016, we are well-positioned to invest in growing a new practice for our region. Dan’s tenure in this dynamic industry and deep understanding of its complexities makes him an excellent addition to both our leadership team and the local healthcare market.”
Howell, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Computer Information Systems from the Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, says that he is “thrilled” to join the firm’s Seattle team, “to build upon the momentum Brian and the leadership team already have" with local healthcare providers and insurers.
He adds, "With a background that combines technology transformation and healthcare, I’m particularly excited about the opportunity to grow the industry practice in a market where so much innovation is taking place.”