Meet Himes Consulting Group’s Experienced Team

HCG is able to achieve dramatic results quickly by continually fielding seasoned professionals through a unique, variable-cost model with all resources trained and educated in the new HCG method. Through this combination of a redesigned methodology, full-time employees and an extended team of over 50 seasoned consulting professionals, HCG can provide teams and experience for projects of any size, quickly. Additionally, because of the talent available in the HCG extended team, clients receive senior-level experience with the added benefit of a low-overhead model. These savings are passed on to our clients through our competitive rate structure.

Rob Himes

Founder and Managing Partner

With over 22 years of consulting and operational improvement experience, Mr. Himes specializes in aligning business processes, people, and technology to enable clients to achieve their strategic business goals. By identifying the needs of customers, management, staff, and the organization as a whole, Mr. Himes’ primary focus is always on how best to contribute positively to the bottom line.  Mr. Himes has experience in Insurance, Healthcare, Telecom, Manufacturing, Non-Profit and other professional services industries.

Jim Brownlee

A seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience leading large-scale implementation of best-in-class business process, organizational design and technology changes, Mr. Brownlee has a successful history developing and managing staff and cross-functional teams from different organizations to achieve remarkable results. As a tenured extended team member, Mr. Brownlee possesses broad-based business expertise in a wide range of functional divisions, including Sales and Customer Service, Forecasting and Demand Planning (S&OP), Product Development, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Distribution.

Dana Craven

With over 20 years consulting experience bringing operational enhancements, cost savings, and process improvements across various industries with a particularly deep understanding of healthcare professionals and their patients in a wide range of settings, including urban, academic, community, and rural facilities, both public and private. Ms. Craven is highly experienced in turning challenges faced by executives into lasting “wins” through the application of strong strategic and project management, process redesign, program improvements, revenue cycle management, and data-driven strategy.

Scott DeVita

Accomplished senior consulting and business strategy leader with deep expertise in the financial services industry. Strategic thinker and disruptor with a track record of turning ideas into reality. Highly skilled in data analysis, identifying conceptual differences and building and implementing process improvements. Extensive experience in successfully managing projects throughout the software development lifecycle. Recognized for innate leadership qualities, and the ability to connect with clients and colleagues quickly. Influential partner and collaborator with top C-level executives and a track record of building and developing high performance teams.

Ray Fashola

A results-driven, energetic and creative-minded individual with over 20 years of professional experience working with large, international organizations to improve operational effectiveness, enhance business performance and deliver bottom-line results. Mr. Fashola’s process-oriented background, technical capabilities and analytical skills have been instrumental to helping clients identify opportunities to strengthen business functions, reduce total cost-of-ownership and increase productivity. Mr. Fashola has deep experience across a variety of industries conducting operational assessments, implementing technology solutions, leading process improvement initiatives and facilitating change management efforts. Areas of expertise include Business Analytics, Organizational Development, Business Optimization and Cost Management. Mr. Fashola is recognized as a capable business professional with a proven track record to lead projects and facilitate meaningful change.

Kurt Hoffmann

A business transformation professional with core specialties in operating strategy, process design and change management.  His focus is on fundamentals — increasing revenue, improving service, managing risks and controlling costs — to help business and corporate functions excel.  Mr. Hoffmann’s experience includes initiatives in Facilities, Travel & Events, Enterprise Program Management Office, Office Operations, Legal, HR and others.  His work spans numerous industries from Professional Services, Financial Services and Insurance, to Chemicals, Energy and the Federal Government.

Samantha McCarthy

For almost 15 years, Ms. McCarthy has worked on operational improvements projects specializing in identifying inefficiencies, training, process redesign and implementation, managing operations, and testing and training on new system applications. Recognized as a proactive problem solver who identifies risk, formulates corrective action plans and initiates change, Ms. McCarthy has experience in Residential Origination, Servicing, Quality Assurance, Funding, Risk Management, Customer Service, Healthcare, and Non-standard Auto Insurance.

Greg McKeen

A multifaceted business and technology professional who drives growth and operational excellence in organizations from start-ups to multimillion-dollar organizations. Over the last 20 years Mr. McKeen has developed a blend of technology, operations, sales and strategic expertise that helps clients and organizations evolve at all levels of the organization. As a certified HIPAA professional, Mr. McKeen specializes in Healthcare, but also has deep experience in Mobile Apps, Software and Product Development, Logistics, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Non-profit Service Organizations.

Margaret Mann

As a seasoned Operations professional, Margaret has a successful track record of and passion for leading transformation operations initiatives. She has extensive experience in process design and improvement, systems implementations and complex business analysis. She is recognized by executive level leadership for her ability to translate complex business issues into executable initiatives that drive sustainable and impactful change across a combination of industries including insurance, consumer package goods distribution and real estate.

Darren Shanthirangam

Darren is an innovative cross functional analyst with over 6 years of experience and over 4 years of extensive experience working within the healthcare industry. He is highly proficient in business process engineering, analytic reporting, and has extensive experience with the software development life cycle: including requirements gathering, analysis, design, testing, and implementation of applications. Also, he has in-depth experience with data crunching, creating data models, and strategic planning.

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