Back to profiles

Eric Schaefer

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Healthcare professional with extensive strategic planning and business development experience. Strengths in developing approaches to understand markets and competitors, identifying growth opportunities and development of business plans and partnerships. Areas of expertise include: market and competitor analysis, business plan development, portfolio analysis, sales force sizing and structuring, business model assessment and development of strategic partnerships.

Expert
$2.50/min
(0)
Request a Call

On-demand, expert advice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Development

    Areas of expertise include: market and competitor analysis, business plan development, portfolio analysis, sales force sizing and structuring, business model assessment and development of strategic partnerships.

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Administration
    • Business development
    • strategy
    • operations
    • growth strategy
    • market overview

My Interests

Health Sectors
Digital Health, Healthcare Delivery

Experience

  • Member - Advisory Board

    Health 2.0 Twin Cities | October 2011 - Current

  • Director - Business Development

    North Memorial Health Care | November 2011 - Current

    Lead business development efforts for a $750 million healthcare provider. Responsible for supporting the executive leadership team through the development of growth strategies, negotiating agreements with care and technology partners, and developing business cases for new sites and services.

  • Mentor - HealthXL

    Startupbootcamp | February 2013 - Current

    Serve as mentor to healthcare start-ups by leveraging expertise of US healthcare system.

  • Owner

    Vita Strategic Consulting LLC | February 2011 - Current

    Consultant to early stage healthcare companies.

  • Mentor

    WBT Innovation Marketplace | January 2010 - Current

    Mentor healthcare start-ups participating in an annual innovation showcase event.

  • Member - Advisory Board

    Inspiration Medical Technology | January 2013 - March 2014

    Served as advisor to medical technology company bringing innovative products to the healthcare consumer market.

  • Advisor

    AgileMedicine, LLC | October 2011 - March 2014

    Served as advisor to emerging healthcare data management and analytics company.

  • Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development

    Allina Hospitals and Clinics | March 2007 - February 2011

    • Worked with members of Executive Leadership Team on strategic development efforts at corporate and business unit levels for $3 billion healthcare services company. • Developed market, financial and strategic analysis for potential joint ventures, acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Areas of focus include health care continuum strategies, technology-enabled care platforms, and collaborations with other care providers. • Worked with CEO and board of directors committee to develop, launch and provide interim leadership to Center for Healthcare Innovation which focused on population health management and supporting research and innovation.

  • Market Anlayst

    Teltech | December 1998 - Current 1999

  • Senior Director - Strategic Planning

    VHA, Inc. | February 1997 - October 2006

    Provided strategic planning for a $500 million national alliance of approximately 2000 hospitals and other healthcare organizations, representing approximately 25% of all health providers in the country. • Worked with Finance on long-term financial plan, company business model and corporate valuation. • Improved value of the company’s product portfolio by leading a cross-functional team to develop and implement models to better focus business development efforts. • Developed competitive intelligence process to enhance understanding of position in the market. • Conducted consulting engagements with member organizations on strategic plan development, financial modeling of capacity expansion, and evaluation of service lines. • Developed research studies on healthcare financing trends, role of the healthcare consumer, provider collaboration models, and impact of advances in technology.

  • Senior Consultant

    Arthur Andersen | December 1995 - Current 1997

  • Analyst

    ZS Associates | December 1990 - Current 1993

Education

  • University of Minnesota

    MBA | Strategy, Marketing | 1993 - 1995

  • University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management

    MBA | Strategy and Marketing | 1993 - 1995

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    BA | Economics, Political Science | 1986 - 1990