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December 17, 2019

Innovatus Imaging COO Joins Aspirant as Principal Consultant


Bill Kollitz will lead Aspirant’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice as well as consulting related to Marketing & Innovation and Organizational Effectiveness for the Pittsburgh-based management consulting firm.

Aspirant, a Pittsburgh-based global management and technology consulting firm, announced the hiring of Bill Kollitz as a Principal Consultant and member of the Aspirant leadership team. In this role, Kollitz will help in Aspirant’s service areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Marketing & Innovation, and Organizational Effectiveness. He will report directly to Aspirant President Mike McClaine.

“One of the reasons Aspirant differs from the big, traditional consulting firms is the significant expertise of our consultants. Bill is a tremendous addition to our team in that regard with expertise across industries in commercial strategy, global marketing, and M&A initiatives from Fortune 100 companies to startups. In addition, Bill has a terrific, positive approach and will be a true difference-maker for our clients and team,” said Aspirant President Mike McClaine.

Prior to joining Aspirant, Kollitz was President and Chief Operating Officer at Innovatus Imaging, a 160-employee medical device company that was formerly part of Bayer. During this transition, he helped establish Innovatus and implement new branding, systems, processes, and tools to support the entity.

“It is a great time to be joining Aspirant,” said Bill Kollitz. “I’m very excited to be part of a growing company that’s making its name known in Pittsburgh and expanding into markets across the Northeast. I am also looking forward to helping continue building the M&A, Marketing, Innovation, and OE practices to benefit Aspirant’s clients.”

Kollitz was previously in various roles at Bayer HealthCare, including General Manager - Multi Vendor Service; Senior Director, Head of Services Modality; and Director of Marketing, Multi-Vendor Service. He also worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a Brand Manager.

During his career, Kollitz has gained experience in various areas, including strategic planning, global marketing, brand/product management, product development/commercialization, and operations management. He has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing / Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.

This hire continues Aspirant’s overall expansion in the Pittsburgh marketplace, having recently acquired HR Imagined and hired its President, Cheryl Paxton-Hughes, as part of this acquisition.

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