Sean Hartzell

Associate Principal

Washington D.C.

Services Expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Technology



  • Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia Master of Business Administration
  • Cornell University Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering

Sean's experience in strategic and financial planning, service line development, and hospital/physician alignment has made him a trusted advisor to providers navigating the complexities of a value-based care delivery. Since joining ECG in 2007, Sean has focused on helping organizations achieve successful hospital/physician acquisitions, implement strategic planning initiatives, and ensure appropriate physician compensation. He assisted a health system composed of a 350-member physician group and a 250,000-member health plan with its acquisition and integration of a 325-bed hospital, and facilitated another health system's acquisition of a 100-member multispecialty physician group. His clients appreciate his ability to communicate with and build consensus among hospital leadership and physician stakeholders.

Sean is co-leader of the firm's transaction advisory service, which focuses on developing and disseminating the firm's thought leadership in the areas of transaction planning, facilitation, and implementation. In addition to transaction advisory services, Sean has extensive experience in hospital strategic planning, orthopedic service line development, physician compensation plan design and implementation, and physician compensation fair market value