BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 10, 2013 /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 Courtney Morris has joined the Company as the Executive Vice President, Solutions. Mr. Morris was most recently Senior Vice President, Solutions Management for Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. At DRG, he will be responsible for driving product strategy, innovation and marketing. Mr. Morris will report directly to Jim Lang, CEO of Decision Resources Group.
"Courtney's track record of helping companies innovate and scale was a key motivator in adding him to the DRG executive team," said Mr. Lang. "Growth is important to us and we plan to make significant advances in the next five years through both organic product development and a thoughtful acquisition strategy."
Mr. Morris received his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Prior to holding a variety of senior positions at Thomson Reuters, he was a strategy consultant, first with McKinsey & Company based in Helsinki, Finland and then with The Parthenon Group, in Boston, MA. Mr. Morris will be based out of the DRG corporate offices in Burlington, MA.
Mr. Morris's appointment comes three months after Mr. Lang became CEO. Mr. Lang had been the President of the Market Access Business Unit at the Company for over a year before taking the top spot in June. His appointment by the Piramal Group, the parent company of DRG, heralds in a new chapter of growth for the organization.
"The Decision Resources Group brand has been synonymous with high-value analysis and data -maintaining our place in the market while investing in exciting new initiatives will allow us to take this premier organization to the next level. We have set our sights on an aggressive growth trajectory and I am delighted to be part of this team," said Mr. Lang.
"The Piramal Group is pleased that we can invest in the type of executive excellence that Jim and Courtney bring to the table," said DRG Board Member Jonathan Sandler, managing director of IndUS Growth Partners, an affiliate of Piramal. "We are committed to the successful growth of DRG through both organic growth and acquisition – bringing in world-class talent like Jim and Courtney to manage this expansion is a critical part of our success."
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