Michael Best Strategies is pleased to announce it has partnered with Chase Braden to expand the firm’s service offerings. Braden joins Michael Best Strategies’ Business and Community Solutions team, which aims to help clients advance their long term strategic and financial goals, navigate challenges between business objectives and societal issues, and solidify operation models.

“Innovative healthcare companies continue to find a strong ROI in our practical approach to consulting,” said Rob Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “That approach is driven by successful healthcare executives like Chase. We are thrilled to have him join the team.”

“Chase holds more than seven decades of industry experience that provides a unique addition to our healthcare consulting team,” added Kristine Seymour, leader of Michael Best Strategies’ Business and Community Solutions team. “The highly regulated healthcare industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and our clients look to us as trusted counselors in that regard. Partnering with Chase will certainly help us advance and deepen our partnerships with our current and prospective clients, and we look forward to leveraging his deep knowledge and background as we continue to steer clients through these uncharted waters.” 

As part of Michael Best Strategies’ Business and Community Solutions team, Braden will be responsible for identifying and developing new growth opportunities, as well as advising clients on successful growth strategies.

About the New Partner

Chase Braden served in various leadership roles in his 25+ years at Humana, lastly as director of clinical optimization  before becoming an independent consultant in January 2020. He now uses his clinical knowledge, and health plan experience to develop  engagement strategies to support  business partners, individuals, and families facing challenges to improve quality of life and expand access to care. Prior to Humana, Chase served as a Battalion Legal Specialist for the United States Army. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Louisville and his B.A. from Kentucky State University.


Michael Best Strategies (Strategies) helps companies accelerate their success through a combination of strategic business consulting, lobbying, government relations, public affairs, and communications. The firm has thrived by providing a diverse team of professionals with the experience, skills, and relationships necessary to help each client achieve their goals more quickly and fully.