Sg2 Experts

Sg2’s team of experts leads the development of analytics, intelligence and consulting. Their thoughtful analysis and provocative opinions guide health care leaders as they navigate the evolving health care landscape.


Chad Giese Principal

As the leader of the cardiovascular team, Chad develops Sg2’s cardiovascular intelligence and strategic insights to help members navigate the current landscape and future projections for CV services. He works closely with members via calls, webinars, retreat facilitation and consulting engagements to help inform and advise future strategic direction on...

Tony Guth

Anthony Guth Director

As a Director on the Sg2 Intelligence team, Anthony supports the System of CARE practice. He focuses his research on surgical services, service distribution and ambulatory strategy. Anthony helps define Sg2’s perspective on how health systems can more effectively integrate, shift and coordinate care delivery across the System of CARE....

Ron Herzig, PhD Principal

As a consulting principal on Sg2’s Life Sciences and Industry team, Ron leads strategic engagements with the pharmaceutical industry (pharma), medical device companies and distributors to provide market insights and direction on their strategically important growth areas. He brings over 2 decades of international experience working in strategic leadership roles...

Mark Holmquist

Mark Holmquist Principal

As part of the Life Sciences and Industry team, Mark leads the sales and delivery of MarketPulse, one of Sg2’s newest product offerings. MarketPulse provides medical device and pharmaceutical drug purchase data from over 3,500 health care facilities in the US, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices. Mark...

Cory Jones

Cory Jones Associate Principal

As a leader on Sg2’s Intelligence team, Cory develops oncology intelligence and strategic insights to help members navigate the current landscape and future projections for oncology services. He provides expert insight on cancer service trends, national forecasts, service line optimization and strategic planning for health care organizations across the country....

Karl Karlsson, PhD

Karl Karlsson, PhD Principal and General Manager

As the lead on the Sg2 Life Sciences and Industry team, Karl leverages nearly 20 years of life sciences experience to develop strategies and solutions for biopharma, medical device, distributors, health IT and finance services. On a day-to-day basis, he helps position Sg2 as a strategic advisor in partnerships between...

Karyl Kopaskie, PhD

Karyl Kopaskie, PhD Principal

Karyl applies her research and strategy expertise to leading the women’s health and pediatrics team, while working closely with her clinical and enterprise counterparts. She is a thought leader specializing in service line strategy and program development, as well as key trends impacting women’s and children’s services. Collaborating with Sg2’s...

Janelle Kwan

Janelle Kwan, MBA Director

As a member of Sg2’s Intelligence team, Janelle works with leadership teams to identify the impact of industry trends on strategic planning and workforce strategy. She plays a key role in the development of thought leadership in this space, leading research for executive briefings and presenting findings at various Sg2...

Eric Lam Associate Principal

Eric supports Sg2’s Intelligence team by driving innovative market analytics frameworks and models and providing unique market analyses and strategic recommendations to Sg2 members. His work focuses on service line evaluation and strategic planning, strategic prioritization, enterprise growth planning, facility forecasting, customized research, post-acute care development, partnership evaluation, and strategic...

Mark Larson Principal

Mark leads research and development and works with organizational leadership as they transition to value-based care and consumerism across the clinical enterprise. He is a thought leader in strategy for emerging consumerism, patient access, innovative care delivery and workforce models. Additionally, he frequently networks with industry leaders; actively interprets industry...

Kevin Lieb

Kevin Lieb Principal

Kevin is responsible for business development and client relationship efforts. He has more than 24 years of health care–related experience delivering solutions across a broad spectrum of hospital based initiatives, which include project leadership related to physician alignment, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, service line strategy and market development, as well...

Rebecca Limestall

Rebecca Limestall Principal

Rebecca directs the delivery of Sg2 intelligence via educational offerings such as conferences, courses and webinars. She oversees Sg2’s flagship annual conference series, the Sg2 Executive Summit, which presents thought leadership and strategic advice to more than 1,000 health care executives across the US. As leader of Sg2 member education,...