For immediate release on November 16, 2017


Kimberly Miller
Media Relations

ECG Hires New Principal to Lead Merger and Acquisition Practice

Chicago, IL, November 16, 2017 – ECG Management Consultants, one of the nation’s leading consulting firms serving health systems, hospitals, medical groups, and academic medical centers (AMCs), today announced that Hector Torres has joined the firm as principal and head of the Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships practice. In his new role, Mr. Torres is responsible for leading M&A practice strategy, execution, and growth on a national basis. He is based in ECG’s Chicago office.

“As industry consolidation continues to become a defining factor in healthcare business models, ECG is focused on growing its scope, depth, and breadth of highly specialized consulting services,” said Andy Bachrodt, principal and leader of ECG’s Strategy and Business Advisory Division. “Hector joins ECG with an impressive background and significant healthcare M&A, partnership, and affiliation advisory services experience, and I am confident that he will enable ECG to achieve its strategic goal to be a leader in this important sector.”

Mr. Torres joins ECG with more than a decade of experience providing financial advisory services to healthcare organizations and companies nationwide, most recently working as a member of the M&A practice at Kaufman, Hall & Associates. His clients include national and multiregional health systems, AMCs, community hospitals, large physician practices and groups, health insurers, non–acute care providers, and capital providers to healthcare entities. Mr. Torres received his MBA in finance from the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, and his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Central Florida.

At ECG, Mr. Torres will lead a practice that has conducted more than 360 M&A transaction advisory engagements with over 200 clients in 41 states in the past five years. “ECG’s M&A advisory service has a track record of innovative transaction and partnership engagements,” Mr. Torres said. “I’m looking forward to joining a dynamic, highly experienced team and use that knowledge base to help our clients throughout the entirety of the M&A planning and execution process.”

For more information about ECG’s dedicated healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships practice, contact Hector Torres at, or 312-637-2500.

About ECG Management Consultants

ECG is a strategic consulting firm that is leading healthcare forward using the knowledge and expertise built over the course of four decades to help clients see clearly where healthcare is going and to navigate toward success. With deep expertise in strategy, finance, operations, and technology, ECG builds multidisciplinary teams to meet the unique needs of every client—from discrete operational issues to bigger-picture strategic and financial challenges. Working as trusted partners with hospitals, health systems, medical groups, AMCs, children’s hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and healthcare payors across the country, ECG delivers smart counsel and pragmatic solutions to the critical challenges facing healthcare providers. ECG’s national presence includes offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.