Kaufman Hall Announces R. Wesley Champion as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

SKOKIE, Ill. – July 24, 2017 – Kaufman Hall, a leading provider of management consulting services, and enterprise performance management and decision support software, announced that R. Wesley Champion has joined the company as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the company, and providing leadership and vision to help guide Kaufman Hall’s future direction. Mr. Champion will ensure the appropriate infrastructure, resources, and skill sets are in place to optimize efficiencies and sustain growth.

Mr. Champion has more than 25 years of experience and has held numerous executive positions in the professional services and consulting industries. Prior to joining Kaufman Hall, he was Senior Vice President with Premier, Inc., leading Premier Performance Partners, the company’s consulting, collaboratives, and research services business unit focused on data-driven performance improvement. He also co-led Premier’s Performance Services operating segment, and was one of an 11-member executive team that successfully took Premier public in 2013. His previous positions include Senior Executive with Accenture, LLC, Vice President with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young LLP, and Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP.

“We are extremely happy to welcome Wes to the Kaufman Hall family,” said Therese Wareham, CEO of Kaufman Hall. “He comes with an impressive track record of helping companies drive sustainable growth and performance, and will be a phenomenal leader for our company as we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our valued clients.”

“Kaufman Hall is truly helping to transform the industries it serves and it is exciting to be a part of that momentum,” said Mr. Champion. “I am honored to collaborate with Kaufman Hall employees and clients to enhance our current offerings, and develop new services and products that will benefit our clients and drive the next phase of growth for the company.”

The hiring of Mr. Champion is a continuation of Kaufman Hall’s strategic growth over the past few years. The company has expanded its C-suite level advisory services to add new talent and service offerings to long-standing practices such as Strategy, Financial and Capital Planning, Capital Markets, and Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships, as well as new capabilities including Consumer Strategy, Workforce Optimization, Clinical Variation, and Treasury Operations.

Kaufman Hall has also rapidly grown its software capabilities, acquiring Axiom EPM in 2014, Total Benchmark Solution and KREG Information Systems in 2016, and Retikal LLC in 2017. Tom Walsh was hired as Kaufman Hall Software CEO in 2016 to lead the division’s expansion. Leaders at more than 1,800 organizations now leverage Kaufman Hall software to help manage their operations and quantify the financial impact of the decisions they make. Kaufman Hall’s Axiom Software continues to earn industry accolades including being rated No. 1 in client satisfaction by Gartner.

To meet increased demand for its expanding set of services and software, Kaufman Hall has grown its staff by more than 50 percent since the beginning of 2016. The company was recently selected for Becker’s Hospital Review “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2017.”

About Kaufman Hall

Kaufman Hall provides management consulting and software to help organizations realize sustained success amid changing market conditions. Since 1985, Kaufman Hall has been a trusted advisor to boards and executive management teams, helping them incorporate proven methods into their strategic planning and financial management processes, and quantify the financial impact of their plans and strategic decisions to consistently achieve their goals.

Kaufman Hall services use a rigorous, disciplined, and structured approach that is based on the principles of corporate finance. The breadth and integration of Kaufman Hall advisory services are unparalleled, encompassing strategy; financial and capital planning; cost transformation; treasury and capital markets management; and mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and joint ventures.

Kaufman Hall software includes the Axiom Healthcare Suite, providing sophisticated, flexible performance management solutions that empower finance professionals to analyze results, model the future, and optimize organizational decision making. Solutions for long-range planning, budgeting and forecasting, performance reporting, capital planning, and cost accounting deliver decision support, reporting, and analytics within an integrated software platform. Kaufman Hall’s Peak Software empowers healthcare organizations with clinical benchmarks, data, and analytics to provide a higher quality of care for optimized performance and improved patient outcomes.