Making an Impact
Navigant is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated
to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face
of critical business risks and opportunities. According to the
firm, its professionals "combine technical expertise with business
pragmatism in highly regulated industries" to address critical
business needs. Those highly regulated industries include
construction, energy, financial services and
Formed in 1996 under the name The Metzler Group, Navigant has
grown through a series of complementary acquisitions including
Peterson Consulting and Barrington Consulting Group. In 1999, the
company changed its name to Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Listed on the NYSE, Navigant employs a staff of more than 2,700,
and operates through offices in over 50 cities, primarily in the
United States, but also in Europe, the Middle East and
Transformation in the DNA
Navigant's true sweet spot is in working with clients and
industries in the midst of significant transformation. While the
firm delivers many of its specialized services and solutions across
a spectrum of industries, the Energy, Financial Services and
Healthcare sectors represent the largest served by Navigant. Since
its early days, the firm has succeeded by staying true to its core:
providing strategic and operational advice as well as legal,
disputes and compliance expertise to highly regulated industries in
the midst of transformation. That transformation may come in the
form of regulatory change, evolving consumer demands, globalization
or cost pressures, to name a few.
Also core to Navigant's DNA is the firm's disputes and
investigative services. The goal of any investigative engagement is
to help resolve critical situations promptly, minimizing possible
damage to operations, reputation and shareholder value. To that
end, Navigant provides advice and analysis throughout the process,
and evaluates compliance programs designed to prevent and detect
future problems. The firm will also parlay, when appropriate, with
stakeholders and oversight bodies.
In the Energy industry, Navigant helps clients to deploy and
integrate renewable energy, energy storage, and other emerging
technologies; to understand the potential of Smart Grid; and to
address consumer and regulatory demands. In the midst of these
changes, energy industry players are looking for ways to strengthen
their enterprises to increase performance, opportunity and growth.
Navigant helps clients do that by providing insight into regulatory
processes, pricing, supply-and-demand dynamics, market design, fuel
sourcing, financing, technologies and operations.
The Financial Services sector is emerging from the most
significant economic crisis in recent history. Navigant works
closely with financial services and financial institution clients
to develop sound operations, risk management, distribution and
compliance strategies to ensure they are well-positioned to
anticipate and take advantage of the changes ahead. In complex
disputes and high stakes investigations, the firm's professionals
provide services in accounting, economics, regulation and data and
discovery management. According to the firm, this comprehensive
service offering helps clients gain operational efficiencies,
manage risks and improve financial performance.
Within the Healthcare sector, the firm's consultants assist
health systems, physician practice groups,
payers and life sciences companies in designing,
developing, and implementing integrated solutions with the goal of
creating high-performing healthcare organizations. Navigant
Healthcare assists clients in building capabilities and achieving
sustainable peak performance around quality of care, cost,
leadership, and culture in today's changing healthcare environment.
The firm provides strategic, operational, management and financial
advisory services to health systems, physician practice groups,
payers and life sciences companies.
Navigant's website provides insights and regularly publishes
commentary to help readers and clients find their way out of
business quandaries, such as how to manage through the credit
crisis or navigate the "green" real estate industry. The firm's
emphasis on thought leadership offers several outlets for its
professionals to be published, hit the speaking circuit or provide
expert commentary in Navigant's "3 Minutes to Impact" podcast
series available on iTunes and on its YouTube channel.
Innovation is core to the Firm's strategy. To help foster
innovative thinking, Navigant formed an internal Innovation
Development Council (IDC) and brought on a Chief Strategy &
Innovation Officer. Innovation has been embedded into the culture
and processes for everyday problem solving throughout the Firm.
Since the IDCs inception, the Firm has launched an Innovation
Challenge competition, introduced an Innovation Speaker Series
which hosts innovative thought leaders from a variety of channels
to speak live about topics that support and drive innovation, and
created multiple outlets for employees to share and dialogue about
their new business ideas.
IN THE NEWS
Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy
Analysis Introduces Pulse Weekly
In 2014, Navigant Healthcare introduced a research center
focused on trends and issues relevant to each of the industry's
major sectors. The Center, led by Paul Keckley, healthcare industry
analyst, policy expert and Managing Director at Navigant, creates
Pulse Weekly, a weekly healthcare reform news
column, which monitors signals from the market to keep clients
up-to-date in this fast-changing environment.
Minimizing Risks while Capitalizing on Opportunities -
Investigations Quarterly (IQ) Magazine
In the January 2014 issue of IQ, Navigant
professionals examine compliance challenges and how companies can
minimize risks while capitalizing on opportunities. In each
example, businesses which are able to foresee the unforeseeable and
head off risks before they become problems are the winners. The
articles examine traditional anti-money laundering measures and
FCPA- or corruption-related AML compliance, cautions private equity
firms should heed in the wake of increased regulatory scrutiny, new
rules regarding the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and more.
Navigant Helps Open First Ben Carson Reading
Navigant's Black African Employee Resource Group (ERG), with the
support of Navigant's Lend a Hand Foundation, has made lasting
impact on the children of Washington DC by raising $17,500 to open
DC's first Ben Carson Reading Room. The Carson Scholars Program was
established to provide funding and support to local schools around
the country to create a nurturing environment for children to feel
safe and secure as they develop their reading skills.
Navigant Earned 100 Percent Rating for Fifth Year on
HRC's Corporate Equality Index
Navigant once again maintained its standing as one of the
companies receiving a perfect 100 rating on the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The Corporate Equality
Index is a national benchmarking tool of corporate policies and
practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
Navigant Healthcare Receives Top
Navigant was ranked 4th in the Modern Healthcare list
of Top 20 Healthcare Management Consulting Firms for 2013.
Additionally, leaders within Navigant's Healthcare practice were
recognized as standout leaders in the industry in 2014. Chuck Peck,
M.D., Managing Director was featured on Becker's ASC Review list of
101 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC
Industry. The list is comprised of ambulatory surgery center
physician owners, operators and corporate leaders who have
distinguished themselves in the ambulatory surgery center industry.
James Dolan, PhD, Associate Director within the Firm's Life
Sciences Strategy team, appeared on Consulting Magazine's
list of Rising Stars of the Profession, which
recognizes outstanding talent under the age of 35.
Navigant Community Connections
In 2013, Navigant held our inaugural all hands service day,
"Community Connections." This year, on April 5th,
employees, friends and family members from 38 offices partnered
with over 30 different charities to support the local communities
and the Firm's 1MX2020 campaign through activities and fundraising