Chas Roades is chief research officer of The Advisory Board Company. A leading expert on health care market forces and transformation, he has served as a trusted strategy advisor to health sector leaders for nearly two decades. In his current role, he directs the work of dozens of best-practice researchers studying the future of health care, hospital-physician alignment, emerging reimbursement and incentive models, and the intersection of national health policy and delivery system strategy.
He is a nationally-recognized speaker on health care market trends and insights, focusing on the financing and delivery of care. He frequently presents at policy, industry and investor conferences, and is cited by national media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Modern Healthcare, Health Affairs and National Public Radio.
Chas is a member of The Advisory Board Company’s senior leadership team and the principal author of numerous studies related to population health and hospital and health system strategy. Before joining the firm, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, a management consultancy. In this role, he was responsible for leading engagements on strategy, organization, and operations for Fortune 500 clients. Previously, he served for five years as an officer in the United States Air Force. He is also active on hospital, nonprofit and governmental advisory boards, and serves as an adjunct faculty member in health care administration at Brown University.
Chas earned his MBA from Stanford University. He also holds a master’s degree from Stanford, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia. He resides in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., with his wife and their four children.