March 17, 2022Press Release

Michael Best Strategies Welcomes John Foley to Healthcare Innovation Group

Michael Best Strategies has announced that John Foley will join its growing Healthcare Innovation Group as a Principal in the firm’s Waukesha office.

Foley will manage innovation client and network partner relationships for the practice, driving our mission of fostering the advancement of innovation in consumer’s healthcare journey. Foley will tap into his deep understanding of the healthcare ecosystem and his experience running the start-up, operations and growth of partnership ventures when he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Advocate Aurora Health system and President of Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company.

“We’ve had the pleasure of working with John as a contractor with Strategies and are thrilled that he’s coming on board full-time – he’s an asset to any team and has such an impressive background in this very niche market,” said Rob Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “John is a confident leader and a welcome addition to the Healthcare Innovation Group – our clients are in great hands with their new point of contact in John and we’re looking forward to continuing this relationship.”

Foley also has experience in leadership positions and managed the successful growth opportunities for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Wisconsin when he served as Vice President of Provider Engagement and Contracting, overseeing a team of 42 and more than $3 billion in annual health care purchasing. He is particularly skilled in the healthcare administration and insurance industry and aligns his values along with the Healthcare Innovation Group’s commitment to revolutionize the search and commercialization process to bring to market solutions that are considered best in class.

“John is a well-respected individual within the healthcare and insurance industries, having leadership positions at major healthcare organizations,” said Kristine Seymour, lead of the Healthcare Innovation Group. “His strong track record of success managing teams, implementing innovative ways to deliver healthcare, and counseling leadership teams make him a great fit to our team, not to mention the longstanding history he has in the Wisconsin market.”

Michael Best Strategies’ Healthcare Innovation Group has seen growth in the past year with the additions of Tamara Quiram and Dr. Terry Sullivan and the addition of Foley further showcases the firm’s commitment to healthcare innovation.

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