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Bill Marquardt

Bill Marquardt is Vice President and General Manager of Premier’s Cost Management technology group.    In this role, Bill works closely with stakeholders to design and implement technology solutions that meet emerging business challenges.  Marquardt has over 20 years working with providers and suppliers on numerous supply chain, finance, eCommerce and business transformation initiatives. He is responsible for the strategic direction of Premier’s Cost Management technology, which includes an ERP, Financial Decision Support system, as well as Supply Chain and Labor analytics.  His experience includes consulting, systems implementation, product management, sourcing and contracting. 

Prior to joining Premier, Marquardt worked for Roche Biomedical Laboratories (now LabCorp) in a customer service and information technology role. 

Marquardt received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.

Dan Carcioppolo

Daniel Carcioppolo has 18 years of healthcare experience, both clinically and administratively. He is National Director, Labor Solutions at Premier where he serves as a subject matter expert, focusing on labor productivity and benchmarking solutions.  

Prior to joining Premier, Carcioppolo worked as a consultant for hospitals and healthcare organizations at Plante Moran, PLLC. He entered consulting in order to gain a more global view of healthcare and understand the industry by engaging with a wide array of hospital and healthcare system clients. Carcioppolo was the lead consultant on all labor productivity and benchmarking work, managing engagements ranging from $50,000 to $1.5 million and helping clients identify their opportunity to reduce labor costs. He also led the process improvement work, helping clients act on the opportunity that was a result of the labor productivity work.  

Prior to consulting, Carcioppolo worked in hospital administration as financial/operational director of perioperative services and also in an intraoperative environment as a healthcare technician for six years while completing his bachelor’s degree.  

Carcioppolo holds an MBA with a focus on healthcare and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.

Andy Cole

Andy Cole is a National Director for Cost Management Solutions, specifically focusing ERP and Supply Chain technologies. In his role, Andy serves as a Subject Matter Expert on these solutions and supports Premier’s Sales and Field Teams to demonstrate functionality and value delivery to Members. Andy joined Premier in 2015 after a consulting role at Community Hospital Advisors and multiple Sales and Implementation roles at McKesson. A North Carolina native, Andy holds a BA from UNC, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from UNCC.

Kearin Schulte

Vice President, Physician Enterprise Advisory Services

Kearin Schulte is a Vice President with PINC AI’s Physician Enterprise Advisory Services. She has extensive operational and consulting experience in all aspects of the physician enterprise and has leveraged her industry experience to bring real-world experience to her consulting engagements. During her consulting career, Schulte has delivered large integrated consulting engagements across the U.S. in community systems, academic health systems and standalone specialty hospitals.

Prior to joining Premier, Schulte served as a Senior Director at Huron Consulting Group, where she helped to drive sales and delivery with the largest dedicated physician solutions team in the U.S. Her industry experience includes serving as an interim executive, leadership roles at medical groups, as well as leadership roles in both the neuroscience and obstetrics/gynecology service lines at the University of Colorado Health System. She also serves as an affiliate professor at a private university in Denver, Colorado, where she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs for those pursuing degrees in healthcare administration and healthcare leadership.

Pam Daigle

Pam Daigle is the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing with more than 25 years of experience in supply chain and surgical services. She is responsible for the ongoing growth of all medical/surgical areas of the GPO portfolio, including surgical services, nursing, pediatrics, continuum of care and cardiovascular services.

Prior to joining Premier, Daigle was the Administrative Director of Surgical Services for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for six years with corporate responsibility for surgical services areas, including the operating room, post-anesthesia care unit, same-day surgery, anesthesia, sterile processing, GI lab and special procedures.

Daigle obtained her B.S. in business administration from Western Governors University. She is also an active member of AHRMM, HFMA, NAPW and Professional Women in Healthcare.

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