Liam Hughes

President Contego Solutions

Liam is the President of Contego Solutions. He is responsible for new business development, operations, and strategic planning. Under his leadership, Contego has established itself as a proven solution for providers to drive substantially increased revenue by unlocking the financial value of the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

A proven leader, Liam has extensive experience building and managing high performance teams that are laser focused on delivering optimal clinical and financial outcomes for providers and patients. He has held leadership positions in extremely successful medical business startups as well as at Procter & Gamble.

Liam graduated from the United States Naval Academy and received his master’s degree from McGill University. He served as a Naval Officer for a combined 10 years between active duty and reserve assignments.

Passionate about both personal and community development, Liam is a proud member of Vistage International and also dedicates time to patient advocacy and community health initiatives in several metro markets. He is also an amateur historian with specific interest in the colonial Atlantic world.

Michael Avestro

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Member

Since the formation of Contego Solutions, Michael Avestro has served as the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, and human resources. With 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Avestro has held a variety of director and senior management positions in numerous industries including the healthcare and retail space. Mr. Avestro began his career as an associate at KPMG, performing GAAP financial statement audits, SOX / internal control implementations, and benefit plan reviews for a diverse group of clients.

Prior to joining Contego, Mr. Avestro directed and managed financial operations and analytics teams at Medtronic and Bed Bath & Beyond, where he played a key role in securing agreements with national group purchasing organizations, established new marketing programs, and developed optimized supply chain models to drive revenue and control costs. He currently serves on the Monmouth University Accounting Advisory Council at the Leon Hess Business School. Mr. Avestro holds an MBA and a BS in Accounting from Monmouth.