Sg2 Experts

Sg2’s team of experts leads the development of analytics, intelligence and consulting. Their thoughtful analysis and provocative opinions guide health care leaders as they navigate the evolving health care landscape.


Chris Pagano Director

As a leader on Sg2’s technology and innovation team, Chris provides guidance on the implications and relevance of virtual care in the health industry. He also interprets the impact of emerging technologies on the health care landscape and advises US and international organizations on how best to leverage these offerings...

Ted Pfeiffer Principal

As a member of the Sg2 Consulting team, Ted focuses on strategic planning and business growth engagements. He has worked for more than 20 years as a consultant and community builder on behalf of health care providers. Prior to joining Sg2, Ted served as executive director of InSight, the independent...

Jay B Prystowsky, MD, MBA Principal

With 25 years of experience as a practicing general surgeon, Jay provides a clinical perspective to Vizient and Sg2 consulting services related to quality, clinical and cost variation, operational efficiency, and strategy. He assists clients at an enterprise and service line level with integration and alignment of market performance, clinical...

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma Consulting Lead

Amit is an international health care business leader with 15 years of experience in solving key business and clinical questions. He has led health care projects in 10 countries, across Canada and in 30 US states. Amit has been with Sg2 since 2004. As a lead on Sg2’s Consulting team,...

Lisa Slama, PhD Associate Principal

Lisa guides hospital and health system executive leadership and planning teams in developing clinical/business models to prepare for the high-value health care era. She also leads strategic planning projects to help organizations increase market share, foster alignment with providers, improve profitability and optimize care delivery. As an enterprise strategy thought...

Mike Strilesky

Michael Strilesky Principal

Mike brings over 15 years of health care strategy and consulting experience to his role as principal at Sg2. He has worked across all aspects of the provider continuum and has developed strategies and led engagements for community hospitals, integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers and independent provider organizations. He...

Jon Yipp

Jon Yipp Associate Principal

Jon brings 25 years of health care planning, consulting and hospital operational experience. He has led many complex consulting engagements in strategy and business planning, financial planning and analysis, scenario development and forecasting, service line development, hospital joint-ventures and due diligence, physician group and network development, performance and operational improvement,...

Jayme Zage, PhD Principal

As a senior member of Sg2’s service line thought leadership team, Jayme supports client needs across a broad range of service line initiatives, including structuring, strategic planning, workforce alignment, technology adoption and care delivery innovation. She is an esteemed thought leader in behavioral health and the neurosciences; while working on-site...

Katherine Zentner Director

As a leader on the neurosciences service line Intelligence team, Kate contributes to the development and delivery of Sg2’s neurosciences and spine offerings, working closely with clients to provide comprehensive research- and analytics-driven strategic intelligence. In her current role, she has contributed to projects including the annual development of Sg2’s...