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Kelly T. Hughes

Senior Consultant

O: 773-724-2082

Kelly Hughes is a results-driven leader and innovative financial strategist with over 30 years of broad industry experience in the areas of healthcare, manufacturing, and service and distribution-related businesses. Kelly is highly skilled in strategic financial planning and developing business models and operational improvements for companies in distress.

Kelly has marked expertise in implementing workout strategies for healthcare clients. His healthcare experience includes serving as a Restructuring Project Leader to a number of acute care hospitals, multi-specialty physician practice groups, and senior care operations (assisted living, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities). Kelly is well-versed in developing and implementing resource allocation models, Fast Tract Surgery Scheduling Programs, physician-hospital integration strategies, financial forecasting & capital budgeting models, and turnaround plans for healthcare service providers.


Kelly has led workout and liquidation initiatives, negotiated strategic acquisitions and new equity/debt infusions and provided financial strategy expertise to clients in a wide array of industries. For example, Kelly developed and implemented a costing system for a railcar manufacturer, resulting in a significant credit line increase from the Company’s secured lender. He has also directed the daily operations of a large private bottler in Canada. Kelly worked with CMS and a health care provider to secure a policy waiver from Medicare, allowing resumption of payments to a hospital in Chapter 11.


Kelly graduated with honors from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. He holds a Graduate Level Managed Care Certificate from Benedictine University.

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