InveniasPartners Adds Nationally Recognized Health Care Leader, Joseph E. Fournier, as Managing Partner & Chief People Officer

CHICAGO, August 21, 2018 - InveniasPartners, a leading health care executive search and talent advisory services firm, is pleased to announce that Joseph E. Fournier, JD, MHA has joined the firm as Managing Partner & Chief People Officer

Joe is a nationally recognized, health care leader with significant expertise in operating large and complex organizations. He has deep experience leading transformation, developing leaders and guiding workforce planning to provide safe, affordable, outstanding service to patients, customers and communities. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit system comprised of 22 hospitals, a medical group with 1,600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at more than 185 clinics, a health plans division and other health services. Before joining Intermountain, Joe held executive leadership positions at the University of Michigan Health System and UMass Memorial Health Care, respectively. During his tenure, he led both systems through significant change and transformation. Earlier in his career, he was an accomplished in-house attorney, general counsel, and U.S. Air Force officer.

"We are delighted to welcome Joe to our team of consultants," said Curt Lucas, Managing Partner and Chairman of InveniasPartners. "Our firm is focused strictly on health care – it is a passion that binds us together to make an impact. Joe's experience at leading organizations across the country allows him to advise our clients on the human capital issues challenging the industry and formulate solutions to the talent and leadership challenges affecting so many health care organizations across the nation. Joe is a proven and innovative leader who will provide tremendous value to our firm and clients."

Joe Fournier commented "The war for talent is over and talent won. In the past, we hired talented leaders to manage the business. Today, talented leaders are the heart of every business." Reflecting on the unprecedented and accelerated pace of change confronting the health care industry, he added "If we are going to improve health care for all in America, we need the most talented and innovative leaders at the helm of our health care organizations. At InveniasPartners, I will focus on placing and developing outstanding leaders at organizations across the nation and helping them to transform and embrace the opportunities in health care today and tomorrow."

Joe holds a law degree from Suffolk University Law School, a master's degree in healthcare administration from Worcester State University and a bachelor's degree in finance from Providence College.