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 and her husband Chris had a pet Juliana pig named Nola, who was the star of the “Kiss a Pig” campaign. Sadly, Nola crossed the Rainbow Bridge in summer 2023.