Chicago-based healthcare industry and nonprofit sector consultancy SullivanCotter has named Russell L. Wilson as a principal consultant in the firm’s executive workforce practice. Wilson is a veteran healthcare industry consultant with more than a decade of experience working with organizations on issues such as talent management and total rewards.
“The role of the health care executive in today’s operating environment is changing as the principles of value-based care continue to take shape,” Ted Chien, president and CEO of SullivanCotter, said. “To help advance key system-wide objectives, leadership is now tasked with developing targeted approaches to improving quality, outcomes and performance across the entire care continuum. Designing integrated talent management and total rewards strategies to support these goals is critical, and Russell will play a vital role as a trusted advisor in helping our clients to implement customized programs aligned with their mission, vision and values.”
In his new role, Wilson will lead several consultant teams, working to develop executive pay strategies. He will also work with hospitals, health systems, and medical groups across the United States, specializing in aligning executive pay and performance with organizational strategy, as well as offering advisory services to “ensure the delivery of competitive and sustainable workforce solutions.” Additionally, he will collaborate with boards and compensation committees to implement best practices for executive compensation, decision-making, and governance for healthcare organizations.
Prior to joining SullivanCotter, Wilson served for 12 years at HR consultancy Willis Towers Watson, first as a consultant, then senior consultant, then senior director. Before that, he worked as a compensation analyst for Pearl Meyer & Partners, a management consultancy based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He began his career as a compensation analyst for Coca-Cola. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, markets, and management from Duke University.