Senior Advisor at Savor Health
Forty years of senior management health care services responsibilities and consulting: strategy, financing, development, operations, sales and marketing, program development, turn-around, and M&A. Specific business cases include physician practice management (multisite, multistate): medical devices; specialty pharmacy programs; prepaid health plan development, management, turn-around; specialty managed care program development and implementation/scaling; HCIT innovation and deployment; ancillary services development and management in Stark compliant structures; business process outsourcing; cost containment; innovative “value proposition healthcare” (eg. Medical tourism/off-shore surgical centers of excellence). Aggressive, articulate leadership traits. Results oriented, tireless. At the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, selected as a Master Mentor; highly sought after by internal and external entrepreneurs, teams; chosen by several start-ups to join their advisory boards. Have spoken extensively at investor conferences, industry conferences, and to special interest groups; numerous for-profit and not-for-profit board appointments; a mentor to young entrepreneurs who are now exceptional CEOs; undergraduate awards include Upjohn Achievement Award for undergraduate research and McKesson & Robbins President’s Award; while president of the student APhA association at Oregon State University, the Chapter received recognition as the “No. 1” chapter within the American Pharmaceutical Association.
Q. What excites you most about the Wond’ry?
A. The intellect and creativity introduced by all who seek to discover, develop and deploy.
Q. What do you feel are the most important skills you have to offer in your role as a mentor?
A. I listen intently.
Q. What has been your proudest moment in your career?
A. Assisting young, inexperienced staff to fully appreciate their skills, desires and commitment. Today, reflecting on the accomplishments of three CEO’s who began working with me in entry level positions. I have also turned around companies or assisted in recovering them from the brink.
Q. What has surprised you the most about your job?
A. The job description is seldom accurate regarding problems and priorities.
Q. If you could do everything over again, would you make the same career choices?
A. Absolutely not.
Q. In your opinion, what is the most important quality for success?
A. Integrity, discipline, focus, commitment…..being purpose-driven and results-oriented.
Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A forest ranger.
Office Hours: By appointment
Areas of Expertise:Fundraising, Healthcare, Leadership, Marketing, Operations, Presentation, Product Design