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Willis Joins as Managing Director, Bringing More Than 20 Years of Experience in Healthcare, Consulting, Leadership and Strategic Planning to Root's Senior Team

SYLVANIA, OH -- (Marketwired) -- Jan 19, 2016 -- Root Inc.®, the strategy execution consulting company, today announced Dave Willis has joined the company as a managing director. His primary focus is on formalizing and expanding Root's consulting practice in the retail, hospitality, and health care sectors.

Most recently Willis was the vice president, health systems strategy, at The Advisory Board Company, a research, technology, and consulting firm serving a global network of leaders in organizations across health care and higher education. Here, Willis was responsible for advising C-level executives at large health systems in the U.S., U.K., Western Europe, and Australia/New Zealand on issues ranging from strategy to population health and the patient experience.

Prior to his tenure at The Advisory Board Company, Willis was vice president at Infohrm, the global leader in workforce planning, reporting, and analytics, and a managing director at Corporate Executive Board, a best practice insight and technology company.

"Dave is a proven strategic thinker and a respected leader with deep expertise that spans industries and corporate functions. These attributes will directly benefit Root's existing and prospective clients," said Rich Berens, president at Root Inc. "Dave's extensive experience allows us to further live our purpose to invigorate the power of human beings to make a difference by delivering breakthrough solutions to our clients. He is a valuable addition to our leadership team."

"I could not be more excited to join the team at Root," said Willis. "They have an unparalleled track record in helping large and mid-size organizations drive -- and sustain -- meaningful change. For ten years I have had opportunities to witness firsthand the power of the Root model in creating deep alignment that accelerates strategy execution. I am looking forward to helping the team continue their growth and success."

Willis attended Carnegie Mellon University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and went on to receive his MBA from Yale University.

About Root Inc.
Root is a strategy execution company that helps organizations engage their people as the catalyst and driver for change. Root does this by connecting people with complex strategies using creative and visual methods, transformative insights, and consulting know-how on strategy deployment and sustainment. With more than 25 years of capabilities developed from partnering with the world's largest businesses, Root has created a proven framework that consistently achieves clarity, ownership, and results. Based in Sylvania, Ohio, Root has been recognized as a Great Place to Work eight times. Visit for more information and follow Root on Twitter: @therootinc.

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