Jill Altshuler has been a strategy consultant for 30 years. She co-founded AltshulerGray LLC, strategy consultant to academic and biomedical research organizations, with Samantha Gray Singer in 2003. Prior to that, she spent seven years in the health care practice of the Boston Consulting Group. Her experience covers all sectors of health care and includes a deep knowledge of the academic research environment. Her work focuses on helping define and plan new large-scale scientific ventures in the academic setting, and strategic planning for academic entities including universities, medical schools, academic medical centers and scientific societies. She has co-authored an article in Nature, on the organizational challenges inherent in clinical genomic research, and an article in Science Translational Medicine on novel models of precompetitive collaboration and public-private partnerships in biomedical research.
Current and recent clients have included the Harvard University Provost’s Office, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Office, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Institute of Medicine, the American Physiological Society, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. While at BCG, Ms. Altshuler’s clients included biopharmaceutical companies, genomics companies, and managed care organizations.
Ms. Altshuler received her AB degree magna cum laude from Harvard College and her MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Sara Staats has been a strategy consultant for over 15 years, including seven years at The Boston Consulting Group. Her work focuses on critical issues of strategy, growth and financial sustainability across a range of academic organizations, including K-12, higher education and research-based organizations. Over her career, Ms Staats has worked with a range of for profit and not-for-profit organizations, and seeks to bring best practices from each to the other.
During her time as an independent consultant, Ms. Staats has had the opportunity to work with a number of K-12 organizations including Boston, DC and Newark charter schools, Boston area independent schools as well as education technology organizations. Clients have included school leaders and/or trustees as well as national and local foundations, including The NewSchools Venture Fund and The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
She also works frequently in higher education and for academic research organizations. Recent engagements include strategic planning for a nationally renowned academic medical center, a nationally ranked public medical school, as well as facilitations of strategic discussions for a family foundation focused on health issues.
Ms. Staats received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Georgetown University and completed her MBA at Harvard Business School. She is a board member of The Sposato Graduate School of Education.