Boston, MA – May 23, 2013 – L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, today announced that Wiley Bellhas joined the firm as Managing Director, and Thomas Rekart has joined as Healthcare Operations Expert. Mr. Bell joins the firm with 30 years’ experience advising CEOs and business leaders of both global 500 and dynamic mid-cap companies. He will be based in L.E.K.’s New York office. Mr. Rekart is a veteran healthcare operations executive, with more than 20 years working in healthcare plans. He will deepen the firm’s healthcare operational and process excellence capabilities, based out of the firm’s Chicago office.

“We are excited to have these two healthcare industry leaders join our team at L.E.K.,” said Peter McKelvey, President of L.E.K. North America. “Wiley's and Tom’s new roles are part of a significant investment in our healthcare practice, to meet the needs of our rapidly growing healthcare client base.”

Previously, Mr. Bell was a Partner and head of the healthcare practice at The Parthenon Group. He has also held senior positions at Mars & Co. after beginning his career at Bain & Company. He has more than a decade of healthcare consulting experience with an emphasis on payers, providers, and private equity diligence support for healthcare deals and portfolio companies.

Mr. Bell will be responsible for advising clients on a variety of strategic business issues, including healthcare cost effectiveness, G&A optimization, competitive analysis, marketing effectiveness and the retailization of healthcare, where he can also leverage his expertise advising major retail and consumer companies.

“It’s an exciting time to advise healthcare clients,” said Mr. Bell. “L.E.K.’s Healthcare Services practice has the right combination of deep expertise and partner-led service model that helps senior executives successfully navigate the rapidly evolving regulatory environment, and the competitive challenges facing the industry today.”

Mr. Rekart previously served as Senior Vice President at Trizetto, a healthcare IT solutions company, where he ran the operations outsourcing group. Prior to that role, he was President of Healthspring’s Bravo Health, a Medicare Advantage insurance plan. Mr. Rekart has also held various executive positions at UnitedHealth Group, a large multi-line health insurance company, including as COO of the Vision, Dental, Life and Disability business unit.

About L.E.K. Consulting 
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and analytical rigor to help clients solve their most critical business problems. Founded 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 1,000 professionals in 22 offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. L.E.K. advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries – including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. L.E.K. helps business leaders consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. For more information, go to

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Leadership Additions Deepen Strategy Expertise and Operations for L.E.K. Healthcare Practice