Huron Consulting Group, a Chicago-based management consultancy, has appointed Ronald Dail as chief operating officer, effective July 1.
Dail – who has been at Huron since 2008 – succeeds Mark Hussey, who was earlier this year named CEO-elect. Hussey will serve as president until January 1, 2023, when he will become Huron’s president and CEO.
As COO, Dail will oversee the company’s operations, HR, and marketing organizations. Huron has more than 4,500 people across offices in the US, Canada, Switzerland, India, and Singapore. The firm provides consulting services in strategy and operations, digital, and organizational transformation to clients in healthcare, education, public sector, financial services, manufacturing, and energy, among others.
Dail brings more than 30 years of management consulting experience to the role, with a focus on leading large-scale transformations at payors and providers, including large academic health centers and multihospital systems. He has deep expertise in health management operations, with a specialization in designing and delivering strategic information systems and operations reengineering projects.
Dail currently leads Huron’s healthcare performance improvement business unit and before that led the cost and clinical business unit.
He in 2004 joined Stockamp & Associates, which was acquired by Huron in 2008. Earlier in his career, Dail spent 12 years at Accenture, where he focused on program management, strategic planning, systems integration, and process improvement engagements.
“Ronnie is a seasoned executive through his work leading Huron’s healthcare performance improvement business, the Company’s largest business unit, and addressing our hospital and health system clients’ business challenges,” Hussey said. “I am excited to have Ronnie apply his extensive operational experience to our business to unlock further value for all of our stakeholders.”
Dail added, “I am incredibly excited and energized to take on this new role as we pursue even greater operational excellence. I look forward to partnering with our senior leadership team and the broader Huron team to advance our growth strategy.”