Orlan is a Senior Partner at Ernst & Young with over 18 years of experience in Management Consulting and Transaction Advisory Services for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. His primary area of focus is in working with corporations and private equity firms engaging in mergers, acquisitions, alliances, restructuring, transformation, shared services models, and commercial and operational strategy in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, OTC, generics, and medical devices and diagnostics, and consumer healthcare sectors. He currently serves as both the Global Client Service Partner for one of EY’s Global 360 Accounts and as the Americas Transaction Advisory Services Life Sciences Leader responsible for transaction advisory services for EY’s Life Sciences clients including M&A debt and capital advisory, financial, operational, and commercial due diligence support, transaction tax, valuation, and merger integration, divestiture, and carve out services.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Orlan was with Deloitte Consulting for 13 years where as a Principal he held a number of practice, management, and account leadership roles including Member of Deloitte Consulting’s National Markets & Services Leadership Committee, National Life Sciences M&A Consulting Practice Leader, Deloitte Consulting Chief Diversity Officer, and Deloitte’s National Diversity & Inclusion Leader responsible for all Employee Resource Groups.
A frequent speaker on management consulting, life sciences, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, human capital, organization transformation, diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, and workplace issues, he has addressed numerous institutions and organizations including Cornell's Johnson School of Business, NYU's Stern School of Business, Yale's School of Management, National Black MBA Conference, National Hispanic MBA Conference, and the Reaching Out MBA Conference, Working Mother Media Conference, and National Affinity Leadership Conference. He has been interviewed, published, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Deal, Institutional Investor Magazine, Big4.com, Consultancy.uk, Center for Work Life Policy, Black Enterprise Magazine, Big Think Edge, Sirius XM’s “The Focus Group,” and numerous online business websites and blogs.
In 2014, Orlan received a White House Appointment by President Barack Obama to the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations. The USO's Congressional charter gives the sitting president of the United States – who also serves as the USO's honorary chairman – the power to appoint six members to the USO Board of Governors. He is the fourth Obama appointee on the USO Board of Governors. That same year he was selected by the Partnership for New York City in 2014 to be a Fellow in the David Rockefeller Fellowship, a program designed to enable a new generation of private sector leaders to deepen their understanding of the public needs of New York City and to take an active role in shaping its future.
Orlan is also a passionate social entrepreneur having launched a number of social change and impact ventures and initiatives in publishing, documentary filmmaking, civil rights, philanthropy, and served on nonprofit boards. In 2013, Orlan published I Am Ecowarrior with Roger Moenks, a celebrated fashion and celebrity photographer and artist. Orlan served as a key advisor, interviewer, and contributor to the book, which recognizes heroes in sustainability efforts and addresses environmental challenges in innovative ways. The book features distinctive photographs and interviews with more than 50 global game-changers. Orlan conducted many of the book’s interviews covering a variety of themes including leadership, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and innovation, with such luminaries as Ted Turner, Sir Richard Branson, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Jane Goodall, Phillipe Cousteau, Jr., Jim Clark, Jochen Zeitz, Blake Mycoskie, Howard G. Buffett, Doug and Kristina Tompkins, President Jose Maria Figueres, Laurie David and many others.
Orlan took on another social change venture where he served as Executive Producer on HBO’s The Out List with world renown photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Released on the heels of the historical Supreme Court rulings striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, The Out List is a documentary film featuring a diverse cross-section of Americans sharing personal and professional stories, both heart-wrenching and triumphant of the LGBT experience in America and the fight for civil rights. The Out List featured some of the leading LGBT voices in America including Ellen Degeneres, Cynthia Nixon, Neil Patrick Harris, Wanda Sykes, and Dustin Lance Black. This work, along with HBO’s The Black List, and The Latino List is part of a larger collection of investigations by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders that explore race, diversity, accomplishment and identity in America. The Out List aired on HBO all over the world in the summer of 2013 receiving positive critical acclaim. Along with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Orlan also published The Out List book which accompanied the HBO film and where he wrote the Foreword.