Kate Festle

Kate Festle

Senior Manager Healthcare & Life Sciences Chicago

In a constantly changing healthcare market, it helps to have someone like Kate to navigate through mergers and acquisitions. Using her expertise in provider, payer, and life sciences technology, she partners with private equity and strategic buyers in pre-acquisition due diligence, post-merger integration, and value creation to position them for success in the dynamic healthcare marketplace. 

Kate enjoys helping client harness emerging technology to differentiate their service or software offerings. She has experience working with many of the leading acute and ambulatory EHR solutions and over time has built significant depth of knowledge in the healthcare vendor market.  

Prior to joining West Monroe, Kate worked in healthcare operations and finance consulting at Navigant and R1. She has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College. 

What makes Kate different

Kate is an outdoors enthusiast who enjoys biking, hiking, and skiing, having biked through both the Alps and Pyrenees Mountains. Closer to home, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, she takes advantage of the local restaurants and the lakefront running path. 

Where Kate makes an impact

In addition to traditional provider clients, Kate has served a range of clients shifting to alternative payment models. Her experience includes predictive health analytics, capitated reimbursement modeling, and population health management. 

Meet the Healthcare & Life Sciences team