Cindra Syverson | David Couper Consulting

Cindra Syverson

career background

BOARD OF ADVISORS -- Cindra Syverson is a Healthcare Executive and Human Resources Change Management Expert who has led highly complex, multi-billion dollar, 50,000+ employee organizations through significant transformational challenges. Cindra brings over 20 years of experience, most notably as a Corporate Senior Vice President of one of the largest healthcare systems in the US where she led the transformation of the organization from a holding company to a fully consolidated operating company. Her collaborative style and strategic approach have led to positive and lasting footprints in each of the organizations she’s served. Cindra believes her success can be attributed to her personal mission, “to ensure employees are treated with dignity and flourish to achieve the mission of their organization, especially in times of change and transformation." Cindra also has a personal commitment to those most vulnerable in our society and has led a number of not-for-profit boards focused on childhood development and senior community services.


M&A operations and culture integration, integrated talent management and succession planning, board leadership, large scale change management, hardwiring organizational values in to daily business practices, ensuring future leadership and workforce talent competency and availability, identifying and leading the improvement in customer service delivery, ensuring accountability systems and metrics are in place to achieve business objectives.

industry background & education

Experience at the “C” Suite and Board Level in Healthcare, Sacramento Leadership Center for Ministry Leadership Formation, Executive Graduate Program Stanford Graduate School of Business, Bachelor's degree from California State University Long Beach, Employee Relations Law Institute of Applied Management and Law.

noted accomplishments

  • Architected transformation for enterprise-wide administrative operations shifting organization from decentralized operating company to consolidated management structure, practices and information technology resulting in leaner FTE’s and administrative costs.
  • Designed and led the execution of enhanced enterprise-wide succession and talent management strategies resulting in 75% senior leaders positions filled from internal pipeline and 13% increase in women and minorities in senior leadership roles.
  • Led multiple large scale M&A and growth initiatives resulting in cultural, clinical and operational alignment.
  • Led a large California based healthcare organization from variable people practices to fully aligned, equitable, best in class talent management practices consistent with the organizations mission and core values.
  • Successfully led healthcare start-up operations in expanded regions of Texas and Colorado resulting in culture alignment, operations alignment and talent integration.