Etienne Deffarges

About Etienne Deffarges

Etienne Deffarges has counseled, created, and invested in countless organizations during his professional life as a management consultant, business executive and entrepreneur. As a senior partner with Booz Allen Hamilton and global managing partner with Accenture, he advised businesses and governments all over the world, and orchestrated billion-dollar deals. In 2004, Etienne helped start health care IT Accretive Health (now R1 RCM), growing it from the proverbial "blank sheet of paper" to a 2010 IPO valuing the company at $1.2 billion. An active angel investor and start-up advisor, he serves on the boards of aerospace, clean tech, construction, food, and health care companies. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Posts by Etienne Deffarges:

Climate Change Imperatives Will Drive the Future of Transportation

Climate Change Imperatives Will Drive the Future of Transportation

Climate change demands lower carbon dependency in electricity generation and transportation, by far the two largest global economic sectors in terms of energy use. Clean power solutions already exist: Today 40% of U.S. power generation comes from non-fossil sources, and the electric power sector consumption of fossil fuels is at its lowest level since 1994—25 years of continuous progress. However, 95% of transportation energy comes from fossil fuels.

Removing a stain on our healthcare system

Removing a stain on our healthcare system

On Thursday last week, May 9, I was watching one of the business TV channels to learn about the status of our trade war with China, and the anchor announced that President Trump was about to speak. I stayed on the channel to listen, and, surprise! The first sentences Trump pronounced had nothing to do with China, and everything to do with surprise medical bills: “This must end. We’re going to hold insurance companies and hospitals accountable…this will be something that will have a big impact…” the president said.

The U.S. Government as a Leading Venture Capitalist

The U.S. Government as a Leading Venture Capitalist

The U.S. Government as a leading venture capitalist, wow, is this a joke? This sounds like industrial policy, public intervention, and “picking winners.” It is something that European and East Asian governments do, but not us, right? Think again. The U.S. government has actually played a major role in developing many innovations used by our technology giants to reach worldwide dominance.

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