Position: Principal

Lauren Miladinovich with blurred background

Lauren Miladinovich

Lauren is the Co-Founder, Managing Principal and CEO of ProspHire, a management consulting firm focused on healthcare advisory, project delivery and strategic resourcing. The woman-owned and rapidly growing Pittsburgh-based firm has nearly 100 practitioners and consultants who deliver exceptional service to clients across the U.S.

Lauren became the Managing Principal and CEO when she co-founded the Firm in 2015. She serves a vital role in developing the Firm’s strategic priorities, onboarding new clients and partnering with complementary and highly specialized organizations. Her experience is extensive in leading large, complex project management engagements and she oversees a diverse group of senior healthcare practitioners in delivering on programs that help to solve clients most complex people, process and technology challenges.

Under Lauren’s leadership, ProspHire has had several award-winning years. The Firm was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for four years in a row (2020-2023) and Inc Best Workplaces in 2023. ProspHire was also named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for four years in a row – the Inc 5000 (2020-2023). Additionally, the Firm made the list for the Pittsburgh Business Times Fastest Growing Companies in the Pittsburgh region for four years in a row (2019 – 2022).

Lauren believes in a people-first mentality and ProspHire’s culture encourages a workplace that helps people prosper every day. Whether that is solving a problem for a client, building on university relationships for a recruiting project or leveraging an internal development opportunity to advance career growth. Each day she encourages every employee to strive to break down barriers not only for clients but for each other.

Previously, Lauren was a senior project management professional in the Energy industry permitting natural gas pipelines. She served as a Board Member and Treasurer for the Women’s Energy Network and was also their Public Relations Chair.

Today, Lauren works closely with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. In 2015, she helped to create the Clubs’ annual “Kiss a Pig” campaign that was held for 5 years. In 2017, she was honored with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania’s Commitment to Youth Award and was also recognized at the organization’s 2017 Celebration of Champions event for “remarkable leadership, inspiring community achievement and extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit” in the healthcare industry. In 2022, when ProspHire expanded its footprint with an office in the Philadelphia market, Lauren also added a relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.

Fun Fact: Lauren is a certified scuba diver and loves to explore the beautiful underwater world. She’s been diving in the depths of the Great Blue Hole in Belize as well as exhilarating dives with sharks in Honduras and manta rays in Hawaii.

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Chris Miladinovich

Chris Miladinovich is co-founder, principal and chief strategy officer (CSO) of ProspHire. He took on the role of CSO in 2023 to oversee business development, client relationships, strategic partnerships and the Firm’s long-term strategic plan. Prior, he served as ProspHire’s Chief Operating Officer in charge of the operational business units, including Finance, IT and Administrative Operations.

Since the firm’s founding in 2015, Chris has overseen every aspect of the business and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), where he works closely with other executive leaders to develop strategy and set the direction of the firm’s future sustainability, growth and profitability.

Chris brings over 20 years of experience leading large-scale, complex business transformation programs from a billion dollar, Big 4, consulting organization to an emerging business. His leadership has been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions in the healthcare industry. He has been responsible for managing over $20 million in annual revenue, providing outstanding client experiences and driving profitable growth.

Chris is a board member and Finance Chair of the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs’ Organization Chapter. He is also an instrument-rated, commercial pilot and certified flight instructor and serves as a board member and Vice President of the Condor Aero Club, Inc.

Fun fact: Chris can turn people into pilots as a certified flight instructor.

Dan Crogan

Dan is a Principal and Senior Vice President of Consulting at ProspHire, a national healthcare consulting firm. In this Executive Leadership position, he plays a pivotal role in the Firm’s success and the continued fast growth trajectory of the consulting practice by delivering high quality, business performance solutions to his clients while building a culture of highly engaged and collaborative professionals.  

Under Dan’s leadership, ProspHire has grown from 5 to nearly 100 employees, expanded operations from its headquarters in Pittsburgh to an office in the Philadelphia market of King of Prussia and extended the client geography across the United States. His expertise in healthcare consulting coupled with a dedication to building lasting business relationships has enabled ProspHire to be an award-winning firm in best places to work and fastest growing categories multiple years in a row.  

Dan previously led ProspHire’s Medicare Stars Performance Improvement service group and oversaw the strategy and implementation of Medicare Stars transformations. His efforts through focused measure assessments and foundational improvement interventions resulted in Medicare clients achieving higher Stars ratings and therefore millions of dollars in reimbursement funds. 

With more than 15 years in consulting services, including at Big 4 firm, Deloitte, Dan has led numerous large, complex, transformational projects that delivered an innovative internal approach and helped clients improve their operations and achieve their business growth goals. 

Fun Fact: Dan once appeared in a Gatorade commercial alongside Sidney Crosby.