About Zachary

Zachary Hafner brings more than 15 years of health care and professional experience to his role as a member of Advisory Board Consulting. As partner, Zachary serves clients on a national basis working for hospitals and health systems on a range of key strategic and financial issues. His areas of expertise include strategic growth, delivery system optimization, physician-hospital alignment and integration, high-performing network development and related product strategy, value-based payment models, and strategic partnership evaluation / development.

In recent years, he has worked with some of the country’s most progressive health systems on 'volume to value' transformation, including both planning and execution. He is a regular speaker on health care issues, and has authored numerous articles for various industry publications.

Prior to joining Advisory Board, Zachary served as Senior Advisor for several of the industry’s marquis consulting firms throughout his 15-year consulting career. Zachary began his career in health care at UnitedHealthcare, where he was responsible for structuring hospital and physician contracts. In addition, he supported multiple new product development campaigns.

Zachary earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from Pepperdine University located in Malibu, Calif., and a Bachelor of Science in physiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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