Nathan Ray

Nathan Ray

Partner Healthcare & Life Sciences Chicago


Nathan leads healthcare M&A, where he has built a multi-disciplinary team bringing together industry, technology, and M&A experts to deliver value to private equity and strategic buyers.

Nathan has deep expertise in emerging technologies and business models, acquisitive provider platforms, and healthcare analytics. He helps healthcare investors understand and improve key systems and processes by identifying gaps and informing plans to de-risk, differentiate, enhance, and scale. Nathan and his team oversee more than 150 healthcare and life sciences transactions and 50 post-close engagements each year.

Nathan values seeking knowledge, finding humor, and being open – and his work reflects that. He draws inspiration from the challenges he is presented with and his commitment to developing people.

Prior to joining West Monroe, Nathan led product strategy at Discovery Health Partners and operations at Xerox, where he oversaw analytical R&D and product development for commercial payer and state health clients. He has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and an MBA from Wright State University.

What makes Nathan different

Nathan lives with his wife, Elizabeth, their identical twin daughters, and their son who loves to be a back-seat driver to his father. The family loves experiencing all four seasons in Chicago, including winter, as Nathan is a former ski instructor.

Where Nathan makes an impact

Nathan contributes to West Monroe’s entrepreneurial culture and mission to build the next generation of leaders by leveraging our industry access and M&A work to develop subject matter experts.

Meet the Healthcare & Life Sciences team