Gary Zegiestowsky has over twenty years of experience in helping healthcare organizations develop and implement strategies to improve the health of the populations they serve. He leverages his expertise as an accomplished business advisor with deep experience and knowledge in serving organizations across the healthcare continuum, including health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and health plans. He takes a multifaceted approach to developing actionable strategies by focusing on key clinical, financial, and operational drivers for the organization, balanced with understanding the needs of the populations and the communities they serve. He has led engagements in the evolution to a population-based approach to care, leveraging combined payer/provider data for targeted population management, creating data-driven strategies to support value-based care models, analyzing socioeconomic factors that impact care delivery, and developing solutions to maximize revenue and improve efficiencies in a total cost of care environment.
Before joining BRG, Mr. Zegiestowsky cofounded (with Vanderbilt University), built, and for ten years led an award-winning healthcare IT company. He secured private investor funding, assembled a management team, led licensing and commercialization of intellectual property from Vanderbilt, and delivered a commercially viable software product to market. He established the firm as a market-leading healthcare technology company, providing software solutions in interoperability and system-level intelligence, used to improve the health of populations served by hospitals and integrated delivery networks (IDNs), health information exchange (HIEs), ACOs, and health plans and managed care organizations (MCOs). He developed a base of more than forty clients across the country, serving over 1,100 healthcare provider organizations and more than one million health plan members, and positioned the company as a national market leader, winning recognition and awards for innovation from prestigious analyst organizations.
Before that, as chief operating officer at a marketing and advertising firm, Mr. Zegiestowsky drove the turnaround of a $500 million division to regain $30 million in lost revenue and improved client satisfaction from 30 percent to 90 percent. Prior to that, he was a director in the Strategy Services Consulting Group for Andersen Worldwide, where he managed more than thirty engagements in strategy, revenue enhancement, organizational effectiveness, and process redesign.
Mr. Zegiestowsky has strong skills in entrepreneurship and business acceleration and was honored as “Nashville Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2011. He has demonstrated high-level analysis and critical thinking skills, which enable his successes in disciplined data-driven solutions. He has extensive education and experience in the disciplines of business, information technology, and engineering. He was a management trainee for General Electric Company and completed assignments in marketing, manufacturing, and research with two GE businesses.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
West Virginia University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1986
Informatics Corporation of America (ICA)
Chief executive officer
2006 - 2016
Progeny Marketing Innovations
Chief operating officer
2001 - 2005
Senior vice president, business and operations planning
Senior vice president, business development
Director, strategy services consulting group
1993 - 1997
General Electric Corporation
Market development specialist, plastics division
1988 - 1990
1986 - 1988
Nashville "Entrepreneur of the Year," 2011
Population Health Alliance
2013 - 2016
Texas eHealth Alliance
2012 - 2016
Healthcare Technology Sector
Hedge fund advisor
2014 - 2016
American Mensa, Ltd.
Christ Presbyterian Church
2004 - 2017
Christ Presbyterian Church
2008 - 2014
Nashville Rescue Mission
2011 - 2015