Kaufman Hall Names Four Top Performers to Managing Director

Milestone achievement recognizes the commitment and passion for excellence each brings to their clients and co-workers

CHICAGO February 11, 2020 Kaufman Hall, a leading provider of enterprise performance management (EPM) software, data, and management consulting services, announced today that valued team members Kristofer Blohm, Nora Kelly, Jeff Kilpatrick, and Courtney Midanek have been promoted to managing director within the organization.

Kris Blohm has two decades of strategic and corporate finance advisory experience across multiple healthcare sectors counseling executives and boards across the country on a broad range of transaction alternatives.  His expertise includes mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments and other partnership and affiliation structures with a focus on physician groups, post-acute, as well as hospitals and health systems. Prior to joining Kaufman Hall, Blohm held various roles in both healthcare investment banking and private equity, most recently as executive director at Stifel. Mr. Blohm holds an M.A. in accounting and B.S.M. in finance from Tulane University.

With nearly 20 years of finance experience, primarily servicing healthcare organizations, Nora Kelly will now serve her clients as managing director in the firm’s strategic financial planning and partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions practices. She advises healthcare organizations in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, financial planning, and debt-related financial advisory and has particular expertise in physician partnerships and strategy. Before joining Kaufman Hall, Ms. Kelly worked for a middle-market private equity firm where she sourced, structured, and monitored equity investments for healthcare clients across a range of service lines. She holds an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University.

Jeff Kilpatrick also has assumed the duties of managing director, strategic financial planning. Mr. Kilpatrick offers his clients the insight from multiple hospital executive roles and as an advisor to healthcare leaders nationwide.  His expertise includes working with systems to clarify system objectives and identify capabilities gaps.  He then helps systems create plans to develop or partner to position the organization.  Prior to joining Kaufman Hall, he held executive leadership roles for Loyola University Medical Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Kilpatrick holds M.B.A. and Master of Public Policy degrees from the University of Michigan.

A valued voice with healthcare organizations across the nation, Courtney Midanek has been elevated to the position of managing director of partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. She offers her clients more than 20 years of expertise in capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and partnerships. Ms. Midanek works with a variety of health systems and other health care service organizations and has worked extensively on laboratory services partnerships. Before coming to Kaufman Hall, Ms. Midanek served in multiple investment banking roles, as well as time in the managed care space. She holds an M.B.A. with concentrations in finance, management, and strategy from Northwestern University.

“One of the greatest joys I have as a leader at Kaufman Hall is announcing and congratulating our newly promoted colleagues,” said R. Wesley Champion, managing director and chief executive officer at Kaufman Hall. “Each of these individuals provide unique leadership to the industry they serve and display an unwavering passion for helping our clients navigate the world’s most difficult business challenges. Being named a managing director is a significant milestone in the career of an individual. I truly appreciate the time and commitment it takes to deliver the level of excellence they demonstrate each day and am proud to welcome these dedicated team members as managing directors within Kaufman Hall.”  

About Kaufman Hall

Kaufman Hall provides a unique combination of software, management consulting and data solutions to help society’s foundational institutions 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, rigorous analytics and industry-leading solutions into their strategic planning and financial management processes, with a focus on achieving their most challenging 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 Software 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 Clinical Analytics empower healthcare organizations with clinical benchmarks, data, and analytics to provide a higher quality of care for optimized performance and improved patient outcomes.



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