Etienne Deffarges holds a variety of board positions with companies in aerospace, automotive, construction, energy, food, and health care. Previously, he was part of the founding team, EVP and Vice Chairman at Accretive Health (now R1 RCM); a global managing partner at Accenture; a senior partner with Booz Allen Hamilton; and a general field engineer with Schlumberger.
The author has a special talent in being able to explain the negative impact of complexity on U.S. society in very simple terms. -Professor Finbarr Bradley, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College, Dublin, Ireland. Untangling the USA is a lucid and original exposure of the costly, fractious and self imposed paralysis affecting our nation. It is a must-read call to action for policy makers at all levels. -Brian Dickie, Former President of Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. A fascinating look at all aspects of our world, from sports to government regulation. Etienne Deffarges' unique insight is that we started with simple and clear policies, which grew increasingly complex over time. Why this happened and what to do about it leads to a captivating examination of our society. -Jean Kovacs, Partner, Hillsven Capital; Former CEO and Founder, Qualix Group, and Comergent Technologies; Global Board, HBS Alumni. A thought-provoking read for anyone trying to find simple and effective solutions to a complex and often ineffective healthcare system. This system inhibits our ability to make sound and logical decisions to reduce costs, and improve quality and access to care. -Robert Stanek, Former President and CEO, Catholic Health East; Past Chairperson, Board of Directors, Catholic Health Association of the United States.