Skytale Group Hires New Head of Management Consulting Practice Inbox

Annie Hockey is a former entrepreneur, executive, and management consultant, and brings extensive experience both building and advising successful businesses, ranging from early stage, venture-backed startups to public and Fortune 500 companies.

Dallas-based Skytale Group has hired Annie Hockey as head of consulting for the investment bank and management consulting firm that specializes in healthcare business.

Hockey is a former entrepreneur, executive, and management consultant, and brings extensive experience both building and advising successful businesses, ranging from early stage, venture-backed startups to public and Fortune 500 companies.

“Annie’s addition to the team will strengthen our existing suite of services and accelerate our ability to meet the growing demands of our clients as well as an evolving customer base including financial sponsor backed portfolio companies and family offices,” Ben Hernandez, founding partner and managing director at Skytale Group, said in a statement. “Her exceptional track record in both consulting and entrepreneurship solidifies her position as a valuable addition to Skytale’s leadership team, which will in turn shape our entry into complementary healthcare subsectors.”

Skytale said Hockey joins the firm to expand its Management Consulting business line and to ensure all Skytale clients continue to receive best-in-class operational and strategic guidance to achieve their business priorities and ambitions.

“It is rare to find a firm so well-positioned to continue its role as a dominant, and uniquely trusted advisor in a space that I believe is still incredibly nascent,” Hockey said in a statement. “Skytale’s reputation and impact far outpace its years in operation, and I look forward to building upon this momentum and continuing to proactively anticipate our clients’ distinctive needs.”

Hockey brings more than a decade of experience scaling growing enterprises and working with business leaders to develop and implement successful firm strategy.

Before coming to Skytale Group, Hockey founded and served as co-CEO of Column N.A., a nationally chartered, technology-focused bank based in the Bay Area. At Column, Hockey led the acquisition of a community bank, overseeing the board and regulatory approvals, as well as on-the-ground integration efforts.

Prior to Column, Hockey worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co., where she advised both investment platforms and businesses on core business initiatives and firm strategy. Skytale said that Hockey has developed a unique combination of operational and strategic insight, which she looks forward to bringing not only to Skytale, but also each and every client her team serves.

Just last week, Skytale announced the hiring of Morgen Buck as the firm’s head of marketing.

Skytale offers tailored and comprehensive strategic guidance to medical practices looking to thrive, grow, scale, sell, or understand the value of their businesses.

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