Ken Barrette
Managing Director
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20+ years of experience
Specializes in in managing P/L, business operations, technology, and innovation
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Ken Barrette is a Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s Healthcare Industry Group based in Boston.

With more than 20 years of experience in managing P/L, business operations, technology, and innovation, he assists clients in developing and implementing actionable strategy, driving turnarounds of underperforming organizations, increasing profitability and revenue for new business ventures and products, and improving velocity and value realization of strategic business investments. 
Mr. Barrette has extensive executive and advisory expertise in all aspects of business operations, including mergers and integration, SGA performance improvement, new product and market performance stabilization, consumer and patient engagement, clinical operations redesign, core transaction and revenue processing transformation, technology strategy and enablement, and enterprise shared services establishment. 
As a seasoned executive advisor, Mr. Barrette has provided operational advisory services for pre- and post-acquisition private equity portfolio companies including:

  • Provided interim management of medical group revenue cycle for a regional health system that expanded to 23 states and $1B in collections via acquisition.  
  • Drove the operational integration strategy and execution activities for the merger of two managed care benefit companies across shared services, utilization management, and program integrity.
  • Provided pre and post-acquisition due diligence and core operations and system integration planning for merger of two large vision benefit management organizations with captive manufacturing. 
  • Advised on operations and technology pre and post-acquisition of the merger of two large multi-state home health companies. 

Mr. Barrette also facilitated the design and launch of an integrated health management NewCo launch focusing on behavioral and medical for chronic condition management such as severe mental illness. 

He also led the business operations and technology development of a member owned and operated health plan.  In this role, the plan grew to $1B in revenue and 200K+ members where he developed a roadmap to implement culture, process, organization, technology, and measures to improve overall consumer experience across all health plan functions.  Mr. Barrette worked with the Board of Directors and CEO to address pre launch capitalization and solvency risks which occurred due to low rate setting, government default on risk corridor payments, and high reimbursement lease network rates.
Prior in his professional career, Mr. Barrette spent eight years with CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield business operations leadership roles.    

He started his career in consulting with Sapient (now SapientRazorfish) and Keane (now Keane NTT).  Mr. Barrette earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. 

Mr. Barrette is Board Chair for Social Enterprise Greenhouse which creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting innovative social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive.