- Managing Director
- Health Solutions
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- 350 S. Grand Avenue
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- Los Angeles, CA, 90071
- United States
- T: +1 213 689 1200
- F: +1 213 689 1220
- B.A., English (Hons), University of Delhi
- M.B.A., Mis, Oklahoma City University
- Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
- American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
- Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
- The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)
- Digital Strategy
- Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
- Performance Improvement
- Regulation and Compliance
- Strategy Consulting & Research
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
Gaurica Chacko has a focus and passion for bringing innovative therapies and diagnostics to underserved patient populations. She has +20 years of experience across management consulting and the life sciences industry, where she has held various senior-level roles at several Fortune 500 companies, advising on portfolio optimization, strategic planning and business development strategies.
With her international experience, Ms. Chacko’s areas of expertise span late stage development through commercialization, including R&D, regulatory, clinical and commercial strategy, launch excellence and compliance across biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics, and healthtech companies on a global scale.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Chacko was the Regional GM, Global Markets at Quest Diagnostics. She was responsible for general management, portfolio optimization, leveraging diagnostic insights for strategic product development and marketing for Southeast Asia, ANZ and India. She participated in the Quest COVID-19 response effort and led the regional rollout of the ‘COVID-19 Back to Work’ program for global employers.
Ms. Chacko established a Center of Excellence for Sports Diagnostics and a Weekend Warrior global product offering, including athlete biomarker analytics for sports like soccer, cycling, cricket and tennis. She was also responsible for ensuring compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and regional and local laws.
Ms. Chacko also served as a Senior Director and Senior Leadership Team executive at Edwards Lifesciences, leading several global functions including Business Excellence, Clinical Affairs and Compliance, and Legal Operations. In each of these roles, she led global business transformation initiatives leveraging digital technology, with the goal of accelerating time to market and simplifying all touch points across the product development and launch continuum. She built an AI-powered database to mine real world outcomes and reimbursement data across therapies globally.
At the start of her career, Ms.Chacko spent more than a decade in management consulting working for Deloitte and KPMG specializing in various areas, including R&D optimization, operational excellence, sales and marketing strategies, and M&A due diligence for global pharmaceutical clients.
Ms.Chacko earned her MBA in MIS from Oklahoma City University with honors.