Managing Director & Partner, BCG X
Digital Ventures – Manhattan Beach
Gunnar Trommer was the first dedicated health care hire at BCG Digital Ventures (BCG DV), Boston Consulting Group’s business build group. DV brings design, technology, entrepreneurial and startup thinking, and management consulting together to create, launch, and scale transformational digital products and businesses in areas that drive enterprise value for BCG’s corporate clients and can be helpful to the broader society.
Gunnar is a health care/consumer health expert, and leads BCG DV’s West Coast team out of their Manhattan Beach Center. He built the health care vertical for DV, and is responsible for innovating, incubating, and commercializing digital solutions for pharmaceutical, medtech, payer, and provider organizations. He has built up the firm’s expertise in digital health, covering design for patients and clinicians, health care-compliant data transmission, storage, and analytics, as well as curating a network of partners across the clinical and technical digital health ecosystem.
Gunnar previously worked in the Cologne office of BCG from 2001 to 2005. Most recently, before joining DV he held executive roles at and was on the board of multiple digital health startups. Before that, he was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Draeger Medical’s global Patient Monitoring and Information Technology business. He is an inventor, and holds multiple patents for medtech remote patient-monitoring devices.
A sea change is underway in how companies win regulatory approval for new health care products—particularly in the use of digital technology—and which markets they prioritize.