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Citrin Cooperman Expands Healthcare Practice

Citrin Cooperman is pleased to announce that Josh Berlin and Heather Spillman have joined as principals in the firm’s Healthcare Practice.  Josh will co-lead the Healthcare Practice, along with current leaders, Aaron Cohen, John Bryan, and Michael Criscione.  Josh and Heather join the firm after serving as managing partner and associate partner, respectively, in the Watson Health division of IBM.

“The addition of Josh and Heather to Citrin Cooperman is a transformative event for our Healthcare Practice, specifically our advisory work,” said Aaron Cohen, co-leader of Citrin Cooperman’s Healthcare Practice.  “Their breadth and depth of management consulting experience within the healthcare industry really allows us to grow the services we provide to our clients substantially.”

Citrin Cooperman’s Healthcare Practice provides services to over 350 healthcare organizations nationwide, focused on providers of all types, payors across the industry, and employers driving healthcare change.  The group’s advisory focus in particular is primarily oriented around strategy work that sustains, the enablement of programs of varying types, critical transactions and finance initiatives, and business execution excellence.  Their service offerings and teams are built specifically to serve healthcare organizations navigating an industry enduring its most dynamic changes in history, whether through the emergence of innovative business models/partners or the significant consolidation across the industry landscape.  With the growth of the firm’s Healthcare Practice, including the addition of these two leaders, Citrin Cooperman will be able to accelerate the evolution of the clients they serve, while amplifying forward-thinking perspectives around an industry experiencing radical change. 

“Healthcare is a uniquely complex industry, with rapid advancements in technology, continued changes in policy, and new, non-traditional partnerships emerging constantly,” said Josh Berlin.  “We joined Citrin Cooperman’s Healthcare Practice to bring the breadth and depth of our cross-industry expertise to complement a team of healthcare advisors embracing the agility and strategic thinking required to remain competitive as the industry quickly evolves.”

Berlin is a seasoned business executive with over 20 years of experience, most of which involves advising healthcare organizations on building strategies, executing deliberate roadmaps, and implementing solutions-oriented goals and objectives aligned with their mission and vision.  He has worked with organizations across the full healthcare ecosystem (providers, payors, employers, governments, non-profits, and advocacy), as a strategist, expert, and advisor, depending on the client need and situation.  In his career, Berlin has served as a leader at BearingPoint, KPMG, Dixon Hughes Goodman and IBM, also bringing a background in law to his role as co-leader of the Healthcare Practice.

“I’m excited to be joining Citrin Cooperman,” said Spillman.  “The wave of consolidation and change in the healthcare space has materially altered the industry landscape.  Healthcare organizations small and large will need to be strategic in their relationships and proactive in keeping up with innovation, and I’m looking forward to working with these organizations, leveraging the tremendous insight and resources the team here has to offer.”

Spillman advises various clients in the healthcare industry, including payors, providers, and employer clients across strategy, clinical, and technical teams. She has experience providing healthcare clients with various services including strategic planning, network optimization, population health strategy, care management strategy, analytics strategy, and M&A strategy.  Spillman brings experience from BearingPoint, Deloitte, KPMG, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP and IBM to her role as principal in the Healthcare Practice, where she will focus on leading a portfolio of projects and business development across healthcare’s various constituents.

About Citrin Cooperman: Citrin Cooperman is among the largest, full-service assurance, tax, and business advisory firms in the United States, having steadily built its business serving a diverse and loyal clientele since 1979. Our daily mission is to help our clients “focus on what counts.” Rooted in our core values, we provide a comprehensive, integrated business approach to traditional services, which includes proactive insights throughout the lifecycle of our clients wherever they do business, across the globe.  Citrin Cooperman is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited.

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