HQ: FRANKLIN, TENN.
Cumberland Consulting Group is
a leading healthcare consulting
firm that helps some of the nation’s
largest payer, provider and life sciences organizations implement and
optimize technologies to maximize
operational efficiency. The Franklin, Tenn.-based firm offers clients
comprehensive consulting services
with a focus on IT advisory, implementation, optimization and outsourcing,” says Brian Cahill, CEO
of Cumberland Consulting Group.
As a vendor-neutral firm, Cahill
says the firm has experience with
many of the leading systems and
are able to provide objective rec-
ommendations that are in clients’
best interests, not ours. “We listen
to our clients, work with them to
solve their business problems and
deliver results to improve their per-
formance,” he says. That approach
is working, for sure. Cumberland
Consulting Group notched a 70
percent growth rate—good enough
to be ranked No. 48 on this year’s
Fastest Growing Firms ranking.
Cahill sat down with Consulting
magazine to discuss the firm’s fi-
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contribut-
ed to your firm’s exceptional
Cahill: The most significant reason for our success is our team of
highly skilled and passionate employees who deliver outstanding
service to our clients. In addition
to our team, our growth can be attributed to the fact that we have
diversified our portfolio over the
past few years by entering the life
sciences market and expanding
our presence in the payer market,
while continuing to serve our provider client base.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Cahill: We are having a great year
mainly because we have continued
to introduce new services and expand our client base. As a result of
acquiring Oleen Pinnacle Consulting earlier this year, we are also
developing a larger presence in the
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2017? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Cahill: We are very optimistic
about 2017 and believe that, if we
continue to take care of our clients
and our people, we will be positioned for another year of growth.
What seems like endless change in
regulations combined with the introduction of new payment models
has continued to create opportunity to assist our clients in navigating this evolving landscape.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2017?
Cahill: Our biggest challenge in
2017 will be to continue to stay informed of changing regulations and
new trends that impact our industry together with the never-ending
need to find great talent and sustain
a culture of excellence.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
Cahill: It’s certainly an honor to
be named one of this year’s Fastest
Growing Firms by Consulting
magazine. We are so pleased that our
loyal clients and the hard work of
our Cumberland Consulting Group
team are being recognized.