Health Catalyst has named Patrick Nelli its Chief Financial Officer.

Nelli, a key business leader within Health Catalyst since 2013, will lead finance for the company as it continues to grow and expand operations to support healthcare transformation.  Previous Health Catalyst CFO Dan Strong will remain with the company in an advisory role through 2019.

"Patrick has played a critical role in developing the business infrastructure that has helped us to grow and improve outcomes for our health system clients," said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. "He is a top performer for Health Catalyst, and I am confident that his breadth of healthcare-specific finance, operations and technical experience will help our company continue to grow and scale. I also want to thank Dan Strong for mentoring Patrick these last few years, and for agreeing to continue to advise us during a critical growth phase."

Nelli joined Health Catalyst in 2013 and was until recently senior vice president in charge of developing a major new product line for the company.  Nelli also led the development of the internal business operations group, including Health Catalyst's own analytics infrastructure and processes. 

Before Health Catalyst, Nelli was a private equity associate in the healthcare group of GTCR Golder Rauner, a Chicago private equity firm that has invested over $12 billion in more than 200 companies. At GTCR, Nelli was responsible for performing due diligence on equity investments across the healthcare sector. Prior to GTCR, Nelli was a financial analyst for McColl Partners, a Charlotte, NC-based investment bank that was acquired by Deloitte in 2013.

"Health Catalyst's commitment to being a force for massive, sustained improvements in health outcomes has enabled us to build an industry-leading business model," said Nelli. "I have a strong and enduring devotion to this company and look forward to helping the team deliver results and drive value for our shareholders and our customers."

Nelli graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and holds a bachelor's degree in physics.