Newfire Global Partners Appoints Laurie McGraw as Independent Board Director

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Newfire Global Partners Appoints Laurie McGraw as Independent Board Director

CAMBRIDGE, MA – November 14, 2023 – Newfire Global Partners, a leading advisory and IT service firm based in Cambridge, MA with global operations, announced the appointment of Laurie McGraw as an independent director. McGraw is a veteran of the digital healthcare industry and joins existing board members Stephen S. Hau and Michael Weintraub.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Laurie to our board,” said Stephen S. Hau, chairman and CEO of Newfire Global Partners. “Her profound expertise in scaling businesses and her exemplary leadership, deeply rooted in customer and people-centric values, align perfectly with our vision.”

“I am excited to join the board during a crucial period when leading organizations actively seek solutions for a committed and engaged workforce,” said Laurie McGraw. “Newfire is strategically positioned to address this critical need. Their commitment to advancing digital health through a fusion of advisory expertise, AI, and top-tier talent is poised to make significant strides in the industry.”

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Background on Laurie McGraw

Laurie McGraw has had a prominent 30 years of experience in healthcare technology. With her extensive background in nurturing high-growth health firms and a commitment to technological innovation, she significantly enhances the company’s strategic trajectory. During Laurie’s 14-year journey at Allscripts, she played a key role in elevating the company from a $30 million startup to a formidable $1.5 billion enterprise. Her leadership as Chief Client Officer, President of Strategic Accounts, and President of Enterprise Solutions was instrumental in the growth of their main electronic health records (EHR) product lines.

McGraw also served at the American Medical Association (AMA) as the President of Innovations and the Senior Vice President of Health Solutions, managing the unit delivering essential data solutions nationally and internationally. Laurie’s earlier professional chapters include pivotal contributions to EHR product development at IDX Corporation and its digital health subsidiary, ChannelHealth.

A true advocate for innovation and leadership, Laurie McGraw is the host of the podcast “Inspiring Women with Laurie McGraw,” a platform where she and other accomplished women share insights aimed at empowering women to make a meaningful impact in the world. Her roles as a TEDx Speaker and a Forbes Technology Council Member further underscore her expertise in digital health and her effort to inspire others to lead.

With McGraw’s globally recognized expertise on board, Newfire is poised to guide clients through the creation and deployment of transformative healthcare solutions that will redefine patient care and industry standards. Leveraging a unique blend of onshore and offshore development talent, alongside unparalleled expertise in digital health, Newfire stands ready to drive cost-efficiency, mitigate risk, and expedite market delivery.

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About Newfire Global Partners:

Founded in 2016, Newfire Global Partners is a dynamic IT service company forging software for the world’s most innovative companies. Operating across 8 countries on 4 continents, Newfire combines local leaders with trusted remote teams, enhanced by cutting-edge AI innovations. By offering comprehensive Advisory Services and Staff Augmentation across all industries, Newfire assists clients in unlocking unparalleled value while minimizing operational risks. 

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