John Bigalke is a senior partner within Deloitte's Global Health Care practice. He previously served as vice chairman and national managing partner for the U.S. Life Sciences & Health Care practice, and he has served as a member of Deloitte's U.S. Board of Directors, chairing the Finance and Audit Committee and serving on both the Governance Committee and Risk Management Committee. He has many years of experience in the life sciences and health care industry, including participation in fraud investigation and litigation defense projects; "expert witness" testimony; due diligence and deal structuring for mergers and acquisitions transactions; Securities and Exchange Commission filings and tax-exempt bond financing; operation efficiency reviews; strategic planning; and performance improvement projects.
The health sciences and government health industry has recognized John's know-how and commitment through appointments to various industry and professional leadership positions, including the National Board of Directors of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, where he has served on the Executive and Governance Committees and the Principles and Practices Board. John also has served as a member of the American Institute of CPAs' Healthcare Committee and as chairman of their Healthcare Conference Committee.
John was called upon by many of the leading associations and companies in the industry to assist in formulating their strategies for participating in the health reform process, including dialogue and communications with the White House Office of Health Care Reform. Because of his deep knowledge, he is frequently called upon for industry presentations and media interviews on changes occurring in the industry (including health reform) and how to prepare for them.
John is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of Clemson University.
He is a co-author of Med Inc. and Financing Technology's Frontier and author of numerous articles. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Florida Institute of CPAs and is licensed as a certified public accountant in seven states.
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