Advisory Board Members
Mr. Adams began his career with strategic consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising companies in a range of industries on organizational strategy, operations and profitability analytics. For the past 25 years, he has held senior operations roles in large, mid-sized and small companies including Black & Decker (where he helped launch DeWalt Power Tools), Kenetech Wind Power, Switch Manufacturing, Digital Lighthouse, U.S. Build and United Dominion Realty Trust. He has managed companies at many stages of growth. Mr. Adams was COO when taking Digital Lighthouse public in 2000, and acquired and sold several companies. Since 2005, Mr. Adams has acquired, owned and run Precision Equipment Placement and IMI, Inc. Throughout his career, he has led or played roles in a range of software implementations from the client side. Mr. Adams earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke in 1981, and an MBA from Stanford in 1986.
Laura Cale Adams
Ms. Adams began her career as an attorney with Jenkins & Gilchrist in Dallas, then joined Venable Baetjer & Howard LLP in Baltimore, where she focused on corporate tax and ERISA work, and advised non-profit organizations. She is currently the Vice President of Administration for the rapidly growing IMI, Inc. In this role she is responsible for the accounting, tax and administrative functions of IMI. While raising three children, she also held leadership roles with a range of non-profit and volunteer organizations including the Colorado/Wyoming Vizsla Rescue Group, the Denver Ballet Guild and the children’s schools. Ms. Adams earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia (1981), and a law degree from the University of Texas (1984).
Mr. Healy joined Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) in 1980 and was admitted to the partnership ten years later. His first 19 years at Accenture were primarily focused in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. After an assignment in Toronto, where he managed a large part of Accenture’s Canadian practice, he led the firm’s Food & Consumer Goods Industry practice in North America. In 1999, Mr. Healy transferred to the firm’s Government practice. There he led the efforts at USPS, one of Accenture’s top five global clients, and then headed the global outsourcing business for the Government practice. Mr. Healy was a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council and its Government Operating Group Executive Committee. Since retiring from Accenture in 2003, Mr. Healy has started multiple LLCs focused on buying, selling and managing real estate in Virginia and Colorado. He earned a B.S. in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978 and an MBA from the University of Maryland in 1979.
Lewis B. Redd
Mr. Redd has over thirty years of experience in the healthcare industry, including consulting, operations, technology, and M&A transactions. He began his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 1979 and became a partner in 1988. He went on to run the healthcare consulting practices at Ernst & Young and Capgemini Ernst&Young (1993 – 2005). He led the sale of the Capgemini Ernst & Young healthcare practice to Accenture in 2005 where directed the Accenture healthcare provider practice for North America for several years. Mr. Redd transitioned into providing strategic advisory services and Board level oversight to select healthcare sector clients, starting in 2009. Mr. Redd advises many companies and individuals in his industry network. Key representative clients include Atlanta Equity, Dell-Perot Systems, Northside Health System, Partners Healthcare, Accelion (Accretive unit), and Cumberland Consulting Group. Lewis has participated in many healthcare organizations such as HFMA, HIMSS, CHIME, and HRDI. He received a B.S. in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978 and an MBA from George Washington University in 1979.
Franziska (Siska) Shaw
Ms. Shaw is an Executive Director of The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology and consulting firm serving the health care and higher education industries. As a member of the Advisory Board’s founding team, she has played many leadership and general management roles. As leader of the firm’s flagship Health Care Advisory Board program, Ms. Shaw directed the firm’s research on strategy, innovation, corporate governance and operations for health system CEOs. Ms. Shaw has launched, developed and led several new healthcare practice areas for the firm in consulting, talent development, international research and data. Ms. Shaw currently oversees the firm’s international division and serves as Executive Entrepreneur in the firm’s corporate strategy division. Ms. Shaw is a graduate of Harvard Business School (1985), holds an MA degree in Russian area studies from Harvard (1979) and a BA in Russian and Political Science from Middlebury College (1977).