35UNDER THE RISING STARS OF THE
Services team, and global head
of Transition Management,
Kristen Doyle wears a lot of hats.
At just 33, Doyle provides advice
and support for some of the firm’s
top clients, including three of its
largest public fund clients.
Doyle’s out-of-the-box thinking in
the areas of asset allocation and in-
vesting has paid off for Aon Hewitt as
well as her clients. “I’ve assisted in the
implementation of some very success-
ful, high returning, well timed invest-
ment ideas have added value to my cli-
ents’ investment portfolios,” she says.
Doyle gives her boss and other senior
level colleagues credit for picking up
on her unique vision and giving her a
rather large sandbox to play in. “I credit
my boss and others at the senior levels
of the organization for recognizing my
abilities, trusting in my capabilities, and
supporting me unconditionally.”
Doyle thrives in a challenging
environment. As for what excites
her about the profession, she says
it’s the ever-changing investment
landscape as well as the invest-
ment opportunities presented by
the recent financial crisis.
“Finding these strategies and determining where they might fit best
within a client portfolio is exciting
and engaging,” she says.
Doyle prides herself on her work
making an impact. And says the Rising Stars of the Profession Award
shows she’s doing just that.
“This award provides confirmation that I am, and my organization is, making a real impact. I am
proud to represent Aon Hewitt in
this way, and am proud to serve as
an example to others in the industry that work hard, have the drive to
succeed, and desire to make a difference.” ★
Director of Navigant Healthcare’s
Life Sciences practice, holds a PhD
in Microbiology and Immunology
from Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine. He
joined Navigant five years ago,
believing his background could be
an asset to growing the practice
and really make an impact in
“I got into healthcare consulting
because I believe that there are many
ways in which people can impact a
patient or family, and that it doesn’t
end at the clinic. We are only now
beginning to understand some of the
scientific mechanisms of disease, and
with my background, I can stand at the
interface of science and business to
inform decision-making,” Dolan says.
Dolan has successfully leveraged
his knowledge in his role as advisor
to the firm’s Innovation Development Council, providing best practice insight and programmatic direction. He’s worked on more than 80
projects in a variety of geographies,
including advocacy and awareness
strategies for HIV and COPD.
“I am proud of Navigant’s embrace
of Innovation as a driver of strategic
growth, and the leadership role I have
played in helping to set the innova-
tion agenda and deliver programs that
engage employees at all levels in in-
novating for the future,” he says.
Dolan says he is humbled and inspired by the award recognition.
“I am further energized by the recognition and the affirmation of my
leadership that I’ve earned from practice and executive leadership. I’m
looking forward to being a part of a
growing Life Sciences business and
the growth trajectory that Navigant is
on, and continuing to realize success
on behalf of my clients and teams for
a long time ahead.” ★