Connell Consulting

Clare Connell, Managing Director

Clare leads the team at Connell Consulting and is well known within the private equity and corporate finance world for her extensive knowledge of health, social care and education. After graduating from Durham University, Clare has worked in strategy consulting for 20 years at the Strategy Practice of Accenture, OC&C Strategy Consultants and then 7 years as the most experienced Engagement Manager at Candesic. In the last 7 years Clare and her team at Connell Consulting have worked on a large volume of substantial transactions, strategic reports and operational improvement projects in the health, social care and special education markets. Connell Consulting won HealthInvestor Consultancy of the Year 2016 and Clare was voted Sector Expert by her peers in the 2018 HealthInvestor Power 50.

Jaimie DeVries

Jaimie specialises in market positioning, competitor analysis and regulatory compliance. She has worked on all of our projects in the last 2 years. Jaimie joined Connell Consulting in January 2013 shortly after completing her MBA. She holds a BSc in Marketing and has studied business and management in Paris and London.

Charlotte Bushnell

Charlotte’s particular areas of expertise are advising on market entry strategies, portfolio optimisation and the NHS commissioning landscape. She joined Connell Consulting in 2014 having previously worked within healthcare consulting for 2 years. She holds an MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford.

Freddie Evans

Freddie joined Connell Consulting in 2017 with a strong interest in healthcare having graduated with a BSc in Physiological Science from the University of Bristol. He has worked in the contracts department of the Autovista Group, and the market launch team of Deliveroo.

Ryan Perrott

Ryan joined Connell Consulting as a Research Analyst, having graduated with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics from the University of Warwick. Ryan has previously worked in Research and Marketing for the Anne Frank Trust and volunteers as a ChildLine and NSPCC counsellor.

George Kelly

George joined Connell Consulting in 2018 as a Research Analyst and is currently completing his Philosophy degree at University College London. He has worked on a number projects involving elderly care, as well as assisted and supported living for learning disabilities. George has previously worked with Deloitte.

Saiyna Patel

Saiyna previously worked in event management and PR before joining Connell Consulting in 2018 as a Research Analyst. Saiyna regularly volunteers as a trainer to help the elderly develop their personal computing skills. She is also undertaking a BA (Hons) in Cordwainers Footwear at the London College of Fashion.