Company Spotlight: Stonegate (Expert Network Industry)


Founded in 2005, Stonegate is comprised of a team of professionals with deep health and wellness experience together with diverse backgrounds in business consulting, data analytics, market research, health plan operations, product development, and marketing.

Stonegate has considerable experience working with all types of health and wellness companies including payers, providers, pharma, behavioral health, case/care/disease management companies, healthcare IT firms, and data analytics companies.

Headquaters: Chicago
Industry:Expert Network Research
Tel: 312.397.1111
Fax: 949.258.5595


In-depth interviews Focus groups Online surveys (including phone-to-web)Telephonic surveysSimple and advanced analysis/statistics (e.g. MaxDiff, conjoint, regression, TURF, etc.)Secondary research, informed by an extensive library of public and proprietary resourcesAdvisory:Post ACA planningProduct attractiveness, product innovation, concept testingCustomer experienceMarketing effectivenessAccount management and sales effectivenessScenario planningEnterprise / business unit planningChannel planning / effectivenessHealth and wellness management solutionsBrand awareness, value proposition, positioning strategy

Information on the Founder & CEO

Marc E. Pierce, Founder & Chief Executive OfficerMarc is the CEO and Founder of Stonegate. With a unique blend of consulting, industry, and start-up, Marc has more than 25-years of experience in the health and wellness industry working with health, life, dental, and disability carriers, wellness, disease and care management companies, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical companies, and providers. 
Prior to founding Stonegate, Pierce was a principal with the Bridge Strategy Group. His past experience also includes management consulting with both Ernst & Young LLP and PricewaterhousCoopers LLP, and brand management with Procter & Gamble.
Marc received his Masters in Management from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.