Rita Numerof is a member of FierceHealthcare's Editorial Advisory Council. She is the co-founder and president of Numerof & Associates.
From the firm’s inception, Rita has focused on developing new business models for companies in industries undergoing major market changes. Her work has spanned industries that are critical to global economic growth – financial services, healthcare delivery, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, and major industrial manufacturing. Bringing experience, style, and boundless energy, Rita has applied her expertise to help organizations create and execute successful new strategies in the face of fundamental market shifts.
Rita has a deep understanding of the challenges executives face in sustaining growth and profitability in increasingly fluid markets. As a result, she’s become a trusted advisor to senior management teams across a wide range of leading companies. Her cross-industry perspective, combined with her expertise in executing strategy and optimizing corporate performance are the basis for objective counsel that leading executives rely on.
Rita served on the board of directors for H.D. Smith, one of the largest medical products distributors, through its acquisition by AmerisourceBergen in January 2018. She is a board member of Jazz St. Louis, and a member of WBL (Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry) and the Saint Louis Forum.
Dr. Numerof graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College, Syracuse University and received her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. She is widely published in business journals, has authored six books and serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.