Michael Nestor Joins Guidehouse’s Health Segment as Leader in Payer Practice

Healthcare Visionary Brings Proven Experience in Enterprise Strategy, Innovation, and Growth

WASHINGTON—January 18, 2023— Healthcare industry executive Michael Nestor has joined Guidehouse, a leading global provider of consulting and managed services to public sector and commercial clients. Nestor has been named a partner within the firm’s Health segment, serving as a leader on Guidehouse’s commercial payer team.

A renowned healthcare executive with more than 20 years of industry experience, Nestor will lead complex enterprisewide transformation strategies for health plans, government payers, and other healthcare organizations to improve operational efficiencies, expand market differentiated solutions, ignite payer-provider collaborations, and drive revenue growth.

“Mike has held diverse and impactful executive positions at leading healthcare companies across the commercial and public markets,” said Richard Bajner, Guidehouse partner and payer/provider leader. “He has strong expertise in identifying opportunities at the intersection of enterprise strategy, technology enablement, and federal missions. We are thrilled to have him join our team and complement the unique capabilities of our practice in helping our clients achieve sustainable success.”

With a background in cultivating leadership principles and empowering successful teams, Nestor was previously the CEO of a federal health services, advanced analytics, and consulting business. Before that, he served in COO and senior executive roles at a multinational managed healthcare and insurance company, leading strategic growth and change management initiatives.

Nestor’s achievements include working with federal agencies as well as provider, health plan, and life sciences organizations on scaling analytics across their enterprises, redefining core functions, generating new business opportunities, and executing multiple high-profile turnaround initiatives. This includes supporting the initial rollout of and serving as a solution architect for various global insurance plans.

Ranked 2022’s second-largest healthcare management consulting firm by Modern Healthcare, Guidehouse helps providers, government agencies, life sciences companies, employers, payers, and other organizations solve the industry’s most complex challenges. The Guidehouse Health team includes experts from diverse commercial and public health backgrounds who share knowledge to modernize and innovate healthcare services, finances, and operations. Visit the Guidehouse Center for Health Insights for the latest healthcare industry insights and solutions.

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has over 16,500 professionals in over 55 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit

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