Managing Partner, Health Care
In his 15 years with the firm, Andy Bachrodt has worked with the leaders of over 60 health care organizations to help them advance their strategy, navigate organizational change and better serve their communities. His client base includes regional and national health systems, community hospitals and academic medical centers.
Dr. Daryouche Behboudi
Leader, CIO Advisory
Dr. Daryouche Behboudi leads Kurt Salmon’s CIO Advisory Practice in North America. He has over a decade of consulting experience with top-tier financial services firms, focusing on IT operations and organizational design, IT integrated planning, IT procurement and outsourcing, enterprise data center strategy, enterprise network architecture, IT cost takeout, IT strategy articulation, and enterprise program management office design and implementation. Before joining Kurt Salmon, Dr. Behboudi was a managing director at BearingPoint. His doctorate was earned in electrical engineering, and subsequent postdoctoral study work as a research fellow was focused on modeling advanced materials for use in aircraft design at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest science and energy national laboratory in the U.S. Department of Energy system.
Leader, Private Equity and Strategy
Mr. Cohen has 25 years of consulting experience in the consumer and retail industries, working with the leading private equity funds, executives and boards on due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and on developing and implementing strategies to drive profitable growth. He is regularly quoted on private equity, retail and consumer topics in leading publications, among them the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the New York Times. Prior to joining Kurt Salmon, Mr. Cohen was a partner with Swander Pace & Company; he also worked at the private equity firm Cypress Fund, where he focused on investing in consumer industries, and as a consultant with Bain & Company. Mr. Cohen received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and sits on the boards of The Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance & Investment Banking at the University of Wisconsin and URJ Camp Newman.
Managing Partner, North America and Global Retail and Consumer
Mr. Kitchel leads Kurt Salmon’s Global Retail and Consumer Group. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the retail and consumer products industry to his role. Named one of Consulting magazine’s Top 25 Consultants for Client Service in 2009, Mr. Kitchel’s expertise covers execution of major change efforts focused on both growth and cost-cutting.