BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group (DRG), one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on healthcare insights, analysis and consulting, announced today that Mark Luck Olson has joined the Company as the Executive Vice President, Global Services. Mr. Olson was most recently an independent strategy consultant with 25 years of experience serving the healthcare industry. At DRG, he will be responsible for bringing together the various professional services brands within DRG (Abacus International, DRG Consulting, Millennium Research Group Consulting, PharmaStrat and Pinsonault Training) to create a cohesive services division that healthcare clients can benefit from holistically. Mr. Olson will report directly to Jim Lang, CEO, DRG.
"Mark's extraordinary 25 year career helping healthcare leaders succeed makes him an important member of our DRG executive team," said Mr. Lang. "Growth and integration of our premium brands will be key for us in the next five years as we establish DRG as one of the few dominant players in the healthcare information industry. Mark's expertise will help guide us in making the right decisions to best service our clients as we expand and grow."
"It is an exciting time in healthcare. We are at an inflection point in the market where the fusion of ever more robust data and technology with deep market expertise is poised to dramatically transform the industry -- particularly around how healthcare constituents evaluate, communicate and compete on clinical, economic and consumer value," said Mr. Olson. "DRG, through its global mix of consulting services, industry-leading research and analytics, provides an amazing platform to deliver on the promise of this transformation."
Background on Mark Luck Olson
Directly before he was consulting independently, Mr. Olson co-founded ChapterHouse, LLC, a leading boutique consulting firm serving the U.S. health services sector (payers, providers, and services companies) on matters of company strategy, market growth and medical cost/quality. ChapterHouse was sold to Oliver Wyman in 2008, at which time Mr. Olson became a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Health and Life Sciences practice.
Prior to ChapterHouse, Mr. Olson spent eight years at Baxter Healthcare, a leading global medical device and technology company, first working on national strategy assignments for Baxter in Europe and the Far East, later as CIO for Baxter's $2 billion global biotechnology business.
Mr. Olson is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from MIT.
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