Leaders Worth Following.
Our leaders offer a unique level of professional mastery solving some of the most critical issues of today within both commercial and public sectors. They pioneer the way forward and empower every member of the team to create inventive solutions that inspire client growth and enhance our strong, tenacious culture. We are leading progress as we deliver transformative results aligned with our client’s mission.
Charles is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Guidehouse and oversees the day-to-day performance of the company’s business operations. He drives business performance by operationalizing the company’s go-to-market vision and aligning corporate services to meet the needs of Guidehouse clients and employees.
He was previously a partner at PwC, leading investigations of computer-based crimes of national significance and operational integrations of corporate transactions in the aerospace and defense market. He was previously the chief information officer for SAIC and general manager of its cybersecurity unit.
Charles serves on the Inova Health Care Services Board. He has a Master of Jurisprudence from the Seton Hall School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M. He completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of Montana and he is a graduate of the United States Air Force’s Space and Missile program. Charles also completed an executive education at MIT Sloan and the Harvard Business School.
Ted Eich is the General Counsel of Guidehouse managing the firm’s legal, compliance, contracts and government affairs functions. Prior to Guidehouse, Ted was a member of the Office of the General Counsel supporting PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Commercial Healthcare, Technology and Public Sector businesses. He was previously an attorney at Hogan Lovells advising clients on a variety of corporate, regulatory and dispute resolution matters. He began his career in the U.S. Navy.
Alicia is a partner and a Public Health Sector Leader at Guidehouse who is passionate about serving mission-based organizations and helping them transform to make a positive impact on society while balancing cost efficiency, service, quality and compliance.
Alicia serves as our firm diversity leader, commercial healthcare practice leader and global engagement partner for key federal healthcare accounts, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has more than 25 years of consulting experience serving clients and growing high performing teams. Throughout her career, she has served the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Military Health System, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, state and local governments, for-profit education organizations, public and private colleges and universities, academic medical centers and commercial healthcare providers.
Before joining Guidehouse, Alicia was a partner at PwC where she was the commercial healthcare provider leader that grew the academic medical center and education advisory business, a vice president at BearingPoint and partner at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Lehigh University and attended INSEAD’s Executive Education Program, Understanding Business’ Strategic Agenda. She is a certified health care financial professional and certified change management professional.
Jack L. Johnson, Jr.
Jack L. Johnson, Jr.
Jack Johnson is a partner with Guidehouse and leads the firm’s Aerospace & Defense practice. His portfolio of responsibility includes all service components within the U.S. Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, all other defense organizations and defense agencies as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He provides subject matter expertise in the areas of risk management, investigations, intelligence and security.
Previously, Jack Johnson was appointed as the first chief security officer (CSO) for the newly formed U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this capacity, he was involved in the establishment of DHS and integrating the 22 agencies that now comprise the department. He directed all security-related activities for DHS organizations and its 200,000 employees, was designated as the Cognizant Security Authority (CSA), having responsibility for all classified programs and information, as well as serving as the first DHS representative to the National Security Council.
Prior to his appointment at DHS, Jack Johnson had served more than 20 years with the United States Secret Service, rising to the position of deputy assistant director and serving in a wide range of assignments of increasing responsibility and complexity. His career includes the full range of investigative and intelligence related duties, both domestically and internationally, as well as assignments with various presidents, vice presidents, presidential candidates, and foreign heads of state.
Jack Johnson received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in forensic science from George Washington University and has completed additional post-graduate study at the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins School of Management. He has previously testified before Congress on homeland security and national security related issues and is a frequent speaker at many national and international conferences, seminars, and symposiums. Additionally, he has also been featured on the CBS Morning Show, 60 Minutes, Forensic Files and The Today Show.
Scott McIntyre MBA, MS
Scott is the CEO of Guidehouse and a partner focused on government, aerospace and defense. His experience includes financial modeling, debt and cost restructuring and M&A transaction services.
Prior to joining Guidehouse, Scott was a partner at PwC where he led their U.S. and global public sector businesses as well as their U.S. National Security Practice. He was previously partner at KPMG focused on government, aerospace and defense, and industrial manufacturing clients.
Scott holds a Master of Science from The Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Business Administration from Willamette University and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington & Jefferson College. He is the chairman of the board of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and a board member of the Baldrige Foundation.
Chris is a partner and the leader of Guidehouse’s State and Local Government practice. Chris has more than 25 years of experience helping to transform local governments, specializing in modernizing their economies, solving critical policy problems and identifying ways to leverage technology as an enabler of change. Chris has partnered with mayors and governors from leading U.S. and international cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Barcelona and Astana. Additionally, Chris leads the Guidehouse team of more than 100 consulting professionals dedicated to improving the quality of our communities and local governments.
Prior to joining Guidehouse, Chris served as the chief information officer for the city of Chicago for six years, helping Mayor Richard M. Daley to revitalize the nation’s third largest city. Chris and the Chicago team stood up the country’s first 311 customer call center and implemented a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, while also deploying tools to connect citizens with their government.
Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Chris lives on Chicago’s north side with his wife and three children.
Debbie is a managing director and the chief financial officer at Guidehouse, managing the financial operations of the business. She oversees the accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and pricing functions of the firm.
Prior to joining Guidehouse, Debbie served as chief financial officer of Constellis and Centerra Group. Prior to her role at Constellis, she served as chief financial officer of A-T Solutions until its sale to PAE in 2015. She began her career as a certified public accountant at KPMG.
Debbie holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, where she attended as a Fellow of the Katz Graduate School of Business. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bentley University.
John is a partner at Guidehouse working in the areas of organizational transformation, operations redesign and complex claims analysis. At Guidehouse he leads our National Security Sector, which encompasses our work across the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the U.S. Department of State and the Intelligence Community.
Prior to joining Guidehouse, John was with PwC for 22 years where he supported both private and public sector clients on a range of matters in both PwC’s Forensics Practice and its Public Sector Practice.
John holds an MBA in Strategy and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of directors for the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council as well as a Board Member for the American Red Cross NCR. John is a Senior Fellow at the Virginia Tech Hume Center for National Security and Technology. Additionally, John is an adjunct professor of business administration at the George Washington University.
Jan Vrins is a managing director and segment leader for Guidehouse’s global Energy practice. Jan advises executives on developing and operationalizing their strategies and achieving sustainable excellence and increased shareholder value. With 25 years consulting experience in the energy sector and a history of growing businesses in diverse, global markets, Jan is considered a global leader in the energy consulting industry. Since joining Guidehouse in 2014, Jan has guided his team to develop thought leadership, solution offerings, and capabilities to support clients as the energy industry experiences major transformation. Prior to Guidehouse, Jan held multiple global energy industry leadership roles at Accenture, KPMG Consulting, and BearingPoint. His energy industry experience includes investor‐owned and government-owned utilities and oil and gas companies in Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East. Jan has authored numerous publications and presented at leading industry conferences.
Ellen Zimiles is a managing director and the firm’s Financial Services segment leader. She has more than 30 years of litigation and investigation experience.
Ellen has been quoted frequently in publications including American Banker, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. She has worked with a multitude of financial institutions preparing for regulatory exams, developing remediation programs, and serving as regulatory liaison.
As an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, Ellen served in the civil and criminal divisions and was chief of the forfeiture unit. In recognition for her contributions as a federal prosecutor, Ellen received the Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Service and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Integrity Award.
Prior to joining Guidehouse, Zimiles was CEO and co-founder of Daylight Forensic & Advisory, an international consulting firm funded by private equity that was acquired by Guidehouse in 2010.
Dave Zito is a managing director and segment leader of the Commercial Healthcare practice. With more than 30 years of experience collaborating with integrated healthcare systems, public and private teaching institutions, academic medical centers, faculty practice plans, and community hospitals, his expertise lies in system reconfiguration, performance improvement, cost reduction, and post-merger integration.
In light of the anticipated shift to value-based care, much of Dave’s recent work has been focused on strategic repositioning of assets — helping organizations determine how they want to position themselves in the market and how they want to compete in the changing reimbursement environment. In addition, he is supporting healthcare executives as they assess where to best position their organizations on the risk continuum and in implementing a risk strategy.
Under his leadership, Commercial Healthcare has grown to include over 450 consultants and 2,400 business process outsourcing professionals.
Prior to joining Navigant, Dave spent a decade at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s Healthcare Consulting practice as a vice president and head of operations and strategy.