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Navigant Life Sciences Leader Named Consulting Magazine “Rising Star”

March 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM EDT

Elena Stavrakas Recognized for Leading Pharmaceutical Partnerships that Positively Impact Product Launches, Brand Optimization

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 13, 2017-- Navigant (NYSE:NCI) today announced that Elena Stavrakas, a director in the firm’s Healthcare Life Sciences practice, has been recognized among the 2017 “Rising Stars of the Profession” by ALM’s Consulting magazine. Stavrakas was selected from more than 200 nominees considered for the recognition, an annual list honoring 35 young up-and-comers in the consulting profession under the age of 35.

“The ‘Rising Stars of the Profession’ award isn’t just about talent and potential, it’s about results and impact,” said Consulting Editor & Publisher Joe Kornik. “These 35 winners are difference makers to their firms, co-workers and their clients, but they’re also moving the needle for the entire consulting profession. And all before their 35th birthdays; it’s simply amazing.”

Stavrakas, 33, specializes in biopharmaceutical strategic commercial advisory with a particular focus on rare diseases, commercial launch excellence, and business development strategy. Since joining Navigant in 2008, she has overseen partnerships with some of the industry’s leading pharmaceutical companies, supporting delivery of complex disease area strategies, on-site brand planning and execution, prioritization of acquisition opportunities, and forecast model design and implementation.

“Elena has helped to build Navigant’s Life Sciences group into a vibrant practice,” said David Zito, Navigant managing director and healthcare segment leader. “Her ability to develop relationships both internally and with key senior-level clients enables Navigant’s Life Sciences practice to support a wide range of successful initiatives, from pre-launch to post-launch.”

Stavrakas also co-leads Navigant Life Sciences’ new hire training, helping to shape professionals for successful life sciences careers. A graduate of Haverford College in Haverford, Pa., she began her career in healthcare investment banking before transitioning into consulting.

“I’m fortunate to be part of a team that collaborates with biotech and pharmaceutical industry leadership to develop products and services that impact people’s lives,” said Stavrakas. “It is truly an honor to receive this recognition, which further validates the exceptional value and partnership our team provides to our clients.”

The “Rising Stars of the Profession” are recognized for excellence in the following areas: leadership, client service, strategy consulting, operations management consulting, healthcare, financial services, high tech, retail, information technology, and human resources.

This year’s honorees will be recognized by Consulting magazine at a gala awards dinner at the W Chicago City Center on Thursday, April 27.

Stavrakas’ full profile appears in the March 2017 issue of Consulting magazine.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at

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