Team

The individual is an expert and consultant. Together we develop solutions and mediate strategically your concern. We jointly form a powerful team and create an ever better health care.

Pathways only employs experts in health care with in-depth knowledge and experience in dealing with public health and complex communication and decision-making processes.

Holger Friedrich

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

As founder and managing partner, Dr. Holger Friedrich is responsible for the operative consultancy business, as well as the strategic orientation of Pathways. Holger has been consulting clients on senior and executive level for many years. He is an expert in questions regarding market access and reimbursement for inpatient and outpatient care, and has excel-lent access to the political space and on the level of self-administration. Holger is a certified health and political economist. He has many years of experience in executive positions, in both industry and consultancy.

Areas of Expertise: Inpatient and Outpatient Care

„I’m fascinated by innovations – how they create something new and challenge existing processes. Since I’m also passionate about politics, solving problems and working together with people, I’m glad to advise our clients from a business perspective in a highly complex and regulated market environment.“

Rieke Schulz

Managing Partner

Rieke Schulz has focused her career on the health care sector. After studying public health, she worked for a leading German hospital operator for several years. That is why at Pathways, her key responsibility lies at the interface between inpatient and outpatient care. Rieke has dealt more intensively with the provision of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic products and medical aids in recent years. Due to her long-term, practical experience in the German health care sector, she applies a high level of expertise in the field of health and care as a Senior Associate is the knowledge owner with respect to the needs of our clients. Rieke studied European Public Health and International Healthcare Management in Maastricht and Innsbruck.

Areas of Expertise: Inpatient and Outpatient Care and Pharmaceuticals

„Although we delve deep into our projects, we always keep an eye on the broader context for our clients. I’m always happy when we manage to solve a little piece of the puzzle.“

Jana Bernhold

Associate

After an externship at GKV-Spitzenverband, Jana Bernhold has started at Pathways as Junior Associate. She concentrates on questions regarding outpatient care. After earning her Bachelor’s degree, Jana is currently completing her Master’s degree in Public Health alongside her work at Pathways.

Areas of Expertise:: Outpatient Care and Pharmaceuticals

„Pathways offers to me the opportunity to co-create our health care system in the context of various special interests. In view of the above, I’m motivated by breaking through path dependency and contributing to a sustainable health care provision with future-oriented solution approaches.“ 

Christiane Paech

Executive Assistant

Christiane Paech is the one who keeps everything together. She is executive assistant, and also responsible for the whole office management and event management.

Kirsten Kuchenmeister

Junior Associate

Dominik Beiter

Junior Associate

Career

We make long-term plans with our employees

Due to experience and level of expertise one usually starts as Junior Associate or Associate. One can climb up the career letter since we want you to become a self-confident and advisor. It is against this backdrop that we care for you and constantly develop your skills.

 

Junior Associates

We impart consultancy-specific requirements for research and analysis to our Junior Associates. We develop their argumentation skills and support them during their first, independent steps in consulting and representing interests

 

Associates

Our Associates are the actual experts. They take on responsibility for projects and clients, and serve as the main point of contact for clients along with senior management.

Senior Associates

Senior Associates have years of professional (consultancy) experience. They lead a Practice Group within which they are responsible for a number of key mandates and their own team. Moreover, they take an active role in company management, developing expertise and mandates, and acquiring new mandates.

We are always looking for qualified staff.