FTI Consulting Expands Health Solutions Capabilities with Addition of Four Senior Hires
Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2023 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointments of Meredith Rarus, Tom Kelly, Amit Payan and Don Briones as Managing Directors within the firm’s Health Solutions practice.
“FTI Consulting works with virtually every segment of the healthcare and life sciences industry to bring innovative solutions to clients,” said Charles Overstreet, Global Leader of the Health Solutions practice at FTI Consulting. “Meredith, Tom, Amit and Don have specialized capabilities and a record of success across hospital operations, restructuring and compliance, which will better prepare clients as they navigate strategic, operational, financial and legal challenges.”
Ms. Rarus, who is based in Chicago, joins FTI Consulting from a national business advisory firm, where she advised clients in healthcare disputes, investigations and transactions. She holds multiple medical coding certifications and brings more than a decade of experience in coding and compliance, especially in high-risk internal investigations and disputes. In her role at FTI Consulting, Ms. Rarus will provide guidance to healthcare entities related to compliant coding, billing and claim submission.
Mr. Kelly, who is based in Boston, has more than 15 years of specialized industry expertise across many areas of healthcare. Most recently, he was the vice president of the finance team for a national for-profit medical group. In his role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Kelly will focus on supporting healthcare clients in preparing and executing financial and operational performance improvements, providing M&A and merger integration services, optimizing shared service functions, performing bond covenant assessments and providing restructuring and turnaround services.
Mr. Payan, who is based in Chicago, has more than 13 years of experience serving as a healthcare advisor to executives. Most recently, he led the finance team as a vice president in the healthcare investment banking division of a national financial services firm. In his role at FTI Consulting, he will focus on strengthening provider alignment by developing innovative and effective compensation and business structures that incorporate best-practice traditional and emerging payment models. In addition, Mr. Payan will provide credible and defensible fair market value and commercial reasonableness opinions and design key compliance and governance systems that enable healthcare providers and administrators to collaborate more effectively.
Mr. Briones, who is based in San Francisco, has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance, operations, and strategy. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he was a principal in the performance improvement division of a national healthcare management firm. His healthcare sector experience includes senior finance leadership roles in acute, ambulatory and post-acute environments for a variety of healthcare ownership models. In his role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Briones will focus on supporting healthcare clients and other parties in interest in preparing and executing financial and operational performance improvements, providing M&A and merger integration services, performing bond covenant assessments, and in providing restructuring/turnaround services.
The addition of Mr. Kelly and Mr. Briones continues FTI Consulting’s investment in deepening the firm’s healthcare industry capabilities, following the January appointments of Rod Rivera as a Senior Managing Director and David Baker and Roger Kahn as Managing Directors, who specialize in healthcare investment banking within the firm’s wholly owned investment banking subsidiary, FTI Capital Advisors (member FINRA/SIPC).
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