Maria Finarelli

Associate Principal


Services Expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Technology



  • Duke University Master of Business Administration
  • Wellesley College Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

As hospital and physician leaders attempt to position their organizations for success at a time of uncertainty in the industry, Maria's clients value her extensive background in healthcare strategy and her ability to devise innovative solutions to emerging challenges. Maria's 20-year consulting career has focused largely on strategic planning, market positioning, and service line planning. Her clients rely on her guidance in the earliest phases of strategy development, starting with the establishment of their organizational mission, vision, and long-term goals, and continuing with the development of a feasible, implementable plan that accounts for industry trends and local market dynamics. Maria has a keen understanding of market drivers and environmental factors, and as providers grapple with mission-critical decisions concerning independence and alignment, Maria helps them identify priorities and quantify opportunities for growth. Her ability to manage complex engagements, including the relationships among stakeholders with competing priorities, has led health systems, academic medical centers, and community hospitals to trust her with their most challenging and politically sensitive assignments.