Drew Madden is the head of one of the most successful information technology companies in Madison and a passionate healthcare IT expert. Many describe him as being passionate about building trusted partnerships with clients and highly efficient teams. He has been quoted saying that he is most passionate about electrical records and collaborating with other industries to deal with the complex challenges that come with an EMR project.
He served as president of Nordic Consulting Partners Inc. between 2011 and 2016. Due to his over-a-decade long experience, his tenure as president was characterized by success as Nordic grew from 10 to 725 employees. Its annual revenue also increased from $1,000,000 to $130,000,000. Additionally, the company’s client partners grew from 3 to 150.
Madden holds a B.S.E in industrial engineering (medical systems) from the University of Lowa. His career started officially at Cerner Corporation where he worked for four years where he implemented inpatient and clinical solutions at two major Chicago hospital systems. He then proceeded to Healthia Consulting (which was acquired in 2007 by Ingenix Consulting) in 2005 before he moved on to business development for a change. At Nordic, he dealt with business development, consulting operations, and recruiting.
He made Nordic successful by molding his consultants to be unique in the way they deliver their services. Additionally, they have always hired highly trained consultants with unique talent of creating healthy partnerships with the clients. He has described this as the ultimate recipe for their success. His success is also manifested by the fact that he has received several KLAS awards including a number 1 rank in implementation services in the years 2012 and 2014.
He left Nordic in 2016 and formed a new consulting firm, Evergreen Healthcare Partners. Madden’s new company will obviously compete with Nordic as Madden was the brains behind the success of Nordic. Madden has commented that Evergreen’s core focus would be health records but he hopes that they will gradually expand this scope. Their goal is to encourage the team members to grow in their careers even as they partner with healthcare organizations. Other senior partners of Evergreen include Jeff Leach, Rebecca Bottorff, and Aaron Friedman.