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.

Sonia Black

Sonia is the Office Manager at Connell Consulting. She brings over 11 years of Office Management experience to our organisation. Sonia supports the company operations by maintaining office systems and supporting management. She has experience in handling a wide range of administrative and support related tasks and enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people.

Soraya Manzela

Soraya is a Business Analyst at Connell Consulting with a strong background in research and project management. Soraya has participated in deal originations, client relationship management, industry benchmarking and market entry as well as private equity due diligence. She has previously worked at Third Bridge, Citibank and Engen Petroleum. Soraya attended The University of Wales, London School of Economics and the University of Westminster.

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.

Matthew Laird

Matt has recently joined the team at Connell Consulting as a Research Analyst. He has experience of mystery shopping care home businesses, specialising in elderly peoples services. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Theatre from Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Dimitri Lynch

Dimitri joined Connell Consulting as a Research Analyst. He is currently studying towards his degree in Accounting & Finance at the London Southbank University, and has experience working on elderly care projects.

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.