Leadership

With combined health care experience that spans decades, the Sg2 leadership team brings a unique understanding of the strategic, clinical, financial and operational issues that hospitals and health systems face.

Executive Team

Michael Sachs Chairman

Michael Sachs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael is a noted health care industry strategist and visionary. Under his leadership, Sg2 provides forward-focused information, education and support to improve the clinical and operational performance of health care organizations. Sg2 serves over 1,200 organizations in more than 13 countries, including health care systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, health plans and suppliers. Before founding Sg2, Michael was the chairman of Sachs Group, which was founded in 1984.

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Steve Lefar President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Lefar, President

As the president and CEO of Sg2, Steve is responsible for the company's day-to-day strategy, sales, product management, marketing and operations. Steve is a 20-year veteran of the health care industry. Previously, he was the general manager and president of MediRegs®, the leading provider of compliance content and software as a service work flow tool to the health care industry.

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Michael Burke Chief Financial Officer

Michael Burke, Chief Financial Officer

Mike is the chief financial officer of Sg2, leading the overall financial functions and policies of the company. He also has responsibility for the Administrative Services and Information Systems departments.

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Eric Louie, MD, FACP, FACC, MBA Chief Medical Officer

Eric Louie, MD, FACP, FACC, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

Eric is Sg2's medical director and clinical leader. He has more than 15 years of experience as a clinical cardiologist on the faculties of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois and Loyola University Chicago. While a tenured professor of medicine at Loyola, Eric served as the associate director of the cardiology division.

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Grace Cowan Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer

Grace Cowan, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer

In her role as executive vice president, Grace is responsible for client utilization and satisfaction and value delivery to all Sg2 customers. Through her leadership of the Sg2 client services team, Grace drives execution to significantly improve customer experience and loyalty. She also oversees Sg2’s data analytics and operations teams. She frequently engages leadership teams on current topics impacting more than 1,200 health care organizations.

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Steve Waldon Chief Technology Officer

Steve Waldon, Chief Technology Officer

As Sg2's chief technology officer, Steve leads the strategy and product development of Sg2's proprietary data and analytic systems. Steve brings nearly 30 years of experience in the health care and Internet technology industries to his role. His experience includes the development, research and strategic marketing of technology products.

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Daryl Sneed Chief Talent Officer

Daryl Sneed, Chief Talent Officer

A key member of the executive team, Daryl is responsible for formulating and implementing talent initiatives that drive Sg2's strategic and operational objectives. The CTO role at Sg2 leverages Daryl's management consulting experiences to appropriately develop initiatives that emphasize increasing the organization's productivity, providing employees with career opportunities for growth and enhancing overall company culture.

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John Becker Senior Vice President – Strategic Accounts

John Becker, Senior Vice President - Sales and Client Engagement

As a senior vice president at Sg2, John directs senior sales executives working with major health systems across the US and around the globe. In this role, John is responsible for developing new relationships with hospitals and health care systems and delivering on Sg2's value proposition.

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Tom Potter Senior Vice President - Business Development

Tom Potter, Senior Vice President - Sales and Client Service Delivery

As the senior vice president of business development for Sg2, Tom is responsible for a team of sales individuals that support more than 1,200 health care organizations. In this role, he is responsible for helping hospitals and health systems across the US identify new opportunities for growth and profitability and introducing prospective clients to Sg2’s products and services.

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Our Experts

Stephen Jenkins Senior Vice President - Center for Strategic Planning

Stephen Jenkins, Senior Vice President - Center for Strategic Planning

Steve is a senior vice president and co-leads Sg2's Center for Strategic Planning. He works with Sg2's clients on a broad array of strategic issues and provides editorial direction for the firm's intelligence and analytics. An expert on health policy and the economy's impact on health care trends, Steve speaks frequently at health care organization board and senior management meetings and national conferences.

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Bill Woodson Senior Vice President - Center for Strategic Planning

Bill Woodson, Senior Vice President - Center for Strategic Planning

Bill is a senior vice president and national thought leader for Sg2. He co-leads Sg2's Center for Strategic Planning, focusing on developments in health care strategy and growth. He and his team develop advanced analytics, publications, courses and conferences for more than 1,200 organizations across the health care industry.

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Joan Moss, RN, MSN Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Center for Performance Strategy

Joan Moss, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer - Center for Performance Strategy

As the senior leader of the Sg2 Center for Performance Strategy, Joan specializes in working with executive leadership teams to improve growth and performance across the continuum. The Center for Performance Strategy works from the perspective that an organization's future success depends on its ability to demonstrate strong performance in clinical effectiveness, operational efficiency, prudent margin management and growth.

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Henry Soch Vice President - Center for Clinical Technology

Henry Soch, Vice President - Center for Clinical Technology

As the leader of Sg2's Center for Clinical Technology, Henry analyzes the impact of medical technologies on care delivery, especially in cardiovascular services, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, surgery and physician practices.

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Christopher Cornue Vice President - Consulting

Christopher Cornue, Vice President - Consulting

As vice president and leader of Sg2's Consulting team, Christopher brings more than 15 years of professional health care experience to Sg2. He leverages his expertise in leadership, operations, strategy, physician relationships and clinical performance both domestically and globally.

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