Newport Board Group Adds Leading Industry Executive to Its Healthcare Advisory Practice

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Newport Board Group, the unique national firm of CEO business advisors that deploys the expertise of its partners across the country to assist entrepreneurial companies and their investors, has made a strong addition to its healthcare practice.

Suniti Ponkshe knows how to help clients drive results and improve their valuation, drawing on her decades of experience with major industry players as well as companies that are disrupting the healthcare industry with new business models and technology.

Expert advisory firm Newport Board Group, LLC continues to expand, announcing today the admission of Ms. Suniti Ponkshe, a senior healthcare executive as a member of the LLC and Partner in its Mid-Atlantic practice.

Ms. Ponkshe brings three decades of experience to Newport's expert network, advising private and public companies, public sector agencies and policy leaders on strategic growth, operational performance, IT and transactions relevant to the dynamic healthcare ecosystem of providers, payers, and consumers. Ponkshe has a proven record of driving results and enhancing enterprise value and will leverage deep experience as a consulting leader, health systems operations leader, chief information officer, and federal health agencies staff and policy analyst.

"Suniti Ponkshe is an industry leader and significant addition to our advisory team where she will lead teams serving those stakeholders focused on improving the US healthcare delivery and patient experience with innovation, value-based solutions, turnarounds and growth strategies," said Tony Cord, Managing Director of Newport Board Group’s Mid-Atlantic practice. “We are confident Suniti's senior level expertise, outstanding reputation and trusted connections will be invaluable to healthcare leaders tackling their unique complex challenges and opportunities." Ms. Ponkshe will continue her authorship, and speaking engagements, while maintaining her Board service at Virginia Center for HealthCare Innovation and others.

At Newport, Ms. Ponkshe’s focus will be advising executive teams, boards of directors and investor groups on operational improvements, strategic planning, growth strategies, interim and turnaround opportunities and access to resources to support organic and transactional growth. Suniti will be available to serve clients locally, regionally and nationally.

“I am excited to join this group of industry leading executives and continue my journey in doing my part to help improve our health care system. My passion is in helping change in health care that addresses the needs of patients and providers leveraging tools and technologies,” said Suniti.

Ms. Ponkshe’s career history with Accenture, IBM, Georgetown Medical Center, CMS, Optum and CareMore give her unique insights for private, public and government clients. She is a founding member of Health TechNet. She and her family reside in McLean, Virginia.

Newport Board Group is a unique national professional services firm of CEOs, senior executives and board members who collaborate to serve emerging growth and entrepreneurial middle market companies and the private equity firms that invest in them. By working together in local practices in major cities and across the country, Newport partners create solutions to help clients improve their performance and valuation and become more transaction-ready.

For an interview or photograph, please contact Mark Rosenman, Chief Knowledge Officer at mark.rosenman(at)newportboardgroup.com or 973.509.3838

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