John R. Pakutka
is managing director of The Crescent Group, an advisory services firm with expertise in healthcare management, policy, and litigation. Firm clients have included Fortune 500 companies, Global 100 law firms, health systems, investment banks, state governments, and the United States Department of Justice. Prior to founding The Crescent Group, he worked for Exxon/Reliance Electric, the United States Government Accountability Office, Yale University, and APM/Computer Sciences Corporation. He has served on numerous public and non-profit boards and commissions, most recently the Connecticut State Legislature’s Task Force on Small Business Health Costs and the Citizenship Fund of the Connecticut Secretary of the State. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell and a MA in public and private management from Yale, where he lectures annually in the Product Planning class at the School of Management.