Our team of 75+ professionals is recognized for their broad expertise, proven methodologies that drive effective solutions, and their ability to create significant value for client and partner organizations. We have a bias towards action that delivers results, and our approach is collaborative vs. prescriptive as we lead complex projects with a focus on team ownership and alignment.
Beth R. Chase
President & CEO/Partner
Beth leads C3’s strategic direction with hands on leadership and proven expertise in developing sustainable businesses. She has over 25 years of experience in consulting, establishing effective strategies that extend competitive advantage, business development, building teams that deliver, innovative problem-solving, and increasing stakeholder value.
As a principal consultant, Beth manages strategic initiatives, facilitates critical planning sessions requiring complex decision-making, and advises organizations on growth strategies. Beth has worked with Fortune 100 clients in the healthcare, insurance, distribution, manufacturing, publishing and financial services industries and has become a trusted advisor to many Senior Leadership teams.
Prior to starting C3, Beth co-founded a local management and information technology consulting firm, but she began her career with IBM Corporation, where she held a variety of sales, financial and consulting positions, including the Workflow Automation Global Consulting Services Practice Leader. She has a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Mathematics and Economics.
In addition to C3, Beth is strongly committed to supporting the Nashville community. She serves on the boards of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Second Harvest Food Bank, Metro Parks and Recreation, and the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation. Professionally, she is involved in the Nashville Chamber P2020 Economic Development, Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Healthcare Council, Nashville Rotary, and Leadership Nashville.
Katherine M. McElroy
Katherine has 25+ years of experience in software development, analyzing business processes, and applying technology to solve business challenges and minimize resources. She has defined business processes and technical requirements, selected software solutions, and evaluated technology resources for numerous company clients.
Prior to becoming a partner at C3, Katherine spent 20 years leading the software development group for TCS Management Group. She also served as a software executive with Aspect Communications after its acquisition of TCS. Katherine received her Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
She is an active, contributing member of the Nashville Technology Council, serving on the Board of Directors, Executive Council, and T3 Education Outreach Committee. In addition, she volunteers with Metro Nashville Public Schools and Court Appointed Special Advocates.
With two plus decades of experience in consulting, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and distribution, Brian brings expertise in project leadership to facilitate change and drive strategy across multiple industries. His innovative mindset, strong financial acumen, and analytical abilities enables him to accelerate improvements in efficiency and get results whether managing complex initiatives, establishing new products and services, or developing enterprise-wide strategy or process change.
Prior to joining C3, Brian directed an enterprise Project Management Office (PMO) for a healthcare company and held consulting roles with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Arthur Andersen. He received his MBA from Tennessee Technological University.
Brian is actively involved in the Project Management Institute, the Entrepreneur Center, and the Nashville Technology Council.
Paul has 24 years of experience in the areas of business management, project management, process improvement, strategic and business planning, and process reengineering. As one of C3’s Healthcare Practice leaders, Paul uses his deep expertise in the healthcare industry combined with a special emphasis in document management and business process optimization in revenue cycle and supply chain services to help companies move millions to the bottom-line.
Prior to joining C3, Paul had 13 years of consulting experience prior working for Andersen Consulting and as a business consultant for a local management and information technology consulting firm. He also spent 7 years as a Client Services Manager for Bankers Trust. Paul received his MBA with concentrations in Marketing Operations Management from Vanderbilt University.
Paul is involved in the Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Healthcare Council, Leadership Healthcare, and HIMSS. He also serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity and volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America.
Helen has more than 25 years of experience, including senior-level technology and business management roles. She is one of C3’s Healthcare Practice leaders, with expertise in leading healthcare companies through growth and change from strategic planning through the design and execution of critical business processes while leveraging technologies to improve clinical and financial results.
She began her career at IBM, served as CIO for a web-based healthcare services provider, and led as Vice President and CIO for a healthcare solutions company. Helen received her MBA from Belmont University.
Helen is a member of Tennessee HIMSS, Nashville Technology Council, and the Nashville Health Care Council. In addition, she is a longstanding member of the Nashville Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors.
Vicki is an innovative health care leader with 25+ years of experience ranging from rural community hospitals to academic medical centers and children’s hospitals. Vicki has proven results with large-scale project management, strategic and functional area planning, process re-design, policy development, and health information exchange. She is a national expert in the areas of governance, security, privacy, and policy related issues relevant to information exchange and health information technology at the state, regional, and local levels.
Prior to working at C3, Vicki held various positions at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Healthcare Management Directions, Inc., Quorum Health Resources, LLC, and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. She received her Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Vicki is actively involved in the Nashville healthcare community though eHeath Initiative, Markle Foundation, HIMSS, and Nashville Health Care Council.
Janet brings 25+ years of executive experience to her role as Principal at C3. She has demonstrated experience accelerating strategic change throughout a variety of organizations including: publishing, distribution, construction, education, and non-profit groups. Janet has a strong foundation in facilitation and specializes in leading groups through process improvement, ideation, and strategic planning.
Before joining C3, Janet spent 11 years in various vice presidential roles at Ingram Content Group and 9 years at Athlon Sports Communications as the Chief Operating Officer. She received her MBA in Business Administration from Belmont University.
In addition to her role at C3, Janet serves as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University where she teaches Corporate Strategy and Marketing. She also serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee and Rocketown.
Amit has 25 years’ experience including a strong management consulting background in strategy, mergers and acquisition integration, program management, and software development. His strengths lie in his ability to address complex problems from strategic execution to business process redesign through effective analysis and innovative solution development. Amit is results-oriented with exceptional critical analysis and problem solving capabilities.
Before joining C3, Amit worked for Deloitte Consulting, Paradigm Health, G.A. Sullivan, and Vanderbilt University. He received his Master of Sciences and Doctor of philosophy in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Vanderbilt University.
Amit is a member of the Nashville Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
“C3 is a trusted resource. I'm confident in their ability to determine project scope and requirements, stay on-task, and keep within budget.”
Healthcare Company CIO