John Strong

Principal, John Strong LLC

John is a 40-year veteran of the healthcare industry with leadership experience in healthcare providers, suppliers and service providers and group purchasing organizations. With a diverse set of clients, John is an independent healthcare consultant working with large medical device manufacturers, as well as start-up and smaller medical products and technology companies on strategic planning, sales, education, marketing and national accounts strategy and related projects. He also consults with health care service providers, health care systems and facilities around supply chain strategy, as well as the development and operation of group purchasing organizations, and consolidated sourcing and purchasing operations.

Previously, John served as Senior Vice President of Management Services at Nexera, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association. Prior to that, John served as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Consorta, a $5 billion dollar group purchasing organization that was successfully merged into HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG) in 2008. Prior to Consorta, John served in a number of senior executive positions at Premier, Inc., a leading national healthcare alliance. In his final role as Chief Operating Officer of the group purchasing program, he was responsible for medical surgical, operating supply and pharmacy group purchasing and clinical programs, alternate site services and international programs. John’s experience also includes: consulting as a Senior Vice President with Concepts in Healthcare, Inc., an Ashland, Massachusetts consulting firm; serving in a number of senior management positions at Lutheran General Hospital (LGH) in Park Ridge, Illinois; and taking on middle management supply chain roles at two acute care hospitals in the Midwest.

On October 4, 2011 the Bellwether League (Health Care Supply Chain Hall of Fame) inducted John for “his outstanding contributions over the years to healthcare supply chain management, development, innovation and leadership.” In addition to his consulting practice, John served on the adjunct faculty of the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee for three years.

John received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration with Distinction, with an emphasis on Human Resource Management from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a comprehensive major in Management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.