At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CFO’ operating in the Health Care space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Consulting CFO of Tensility Venture Partners
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About Apex Venture Partners, Corazon Capital, High Alpha, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Network Ventures, Spiral Sun Ventures, Tensility Venture Partners: Tensility Venture partners with founders of early-stage enterprise startups in security, digital health, and novel, vertical-applications.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of AveXis
Phillip brings more than 23 years of leadership expertise in finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and operations focused in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. His background includes recent experience with a gene therapy company, AveXis, Inc., where he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President until June 15, 2018, following its acquisition by Novartis. Phillip has held leadership roles overseeing strategic transactions, financing management and accounting operations, controls and reporting processes for growing life sciences companies. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Depomed, Inc. Previously, Phillip was the Chief Financial Officer at RestorGenex Corporation from 2014 to 2016, when RestorGenex merged with Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1998 to 2013, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until the merger of the company with ANIP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Phillip earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About AveXis, Jaguar Gene Therapy: AveXis is a Biotech company is focused on developing gene therapy for patients with rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases.
Chief Financial Officer of Valence Health
Eric Mollman joined the company with more than 25 years of senior financial leadership experience. He has built and led several high performing financial teams, often in private equity environments, and has overseen numerous M&A transactions in a variety of technology and healthcare settings. Immediately prior to joining Valence, Mr. Mollman was the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Staywell Health Management, a private equity-backed provider of population health management solutions. At Staywell, Mr. Mollman oversaw all financial and legal aspects of the company and helped drive a major expansion of EBITDA margin for the growing company. Before Staywell, Mr. Mollman also helped guide population health management company Focused Health Solutions through a significant technology and service expansion to its eventual sale as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mollman has also held senior financial positions with Pacific Datavision, Neoworld Communications, and Banc One. Mr. Mollman holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from Harvard College.
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About Valence Health: Valence Health provides solutions for healthcare providers, helping them manage patient populations and financial responsibility.
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer, Finance & Senior Partner of Harmony Healthcare IT
Brian is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 15 years of information technology work experience since graduating from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2001. Assisting with the formation of Harmony Healthcare IT, Brian has gained healthcare domain expertise in revenue cycle management, practice management systems, electronic health records, analytics tools and data extraction/migration/retention. Brian is an integral part of the management team with core competencies in finance, budgeting, forecasting, expense control, risk mitigation, human resources, commercial property management and real estate. He manages partner relationships, review of legal agreements, contract negotiations and financial modeling. He contributes to business planning and strategy development. When his head is not in a spreadsheet, Brian can typically be found in a stadium somewhere across the nation at a major sports event or concert.
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About Harmony Healthcare IT: Harmony Healthcare IT provide technology for healthcare organizations that safeguards information, ensures cashflow & increase productivity.
Chief Financial Officer of Omnicom Health Group
Dennis Hoppe serves as Chief Financial Officer of Omnicom Health Group. An accomplished strategic thinker with more than 30 years of Healthcare Communication experience in both Marketing and Finance, Dennis brings a focus on integration, efficiency and collaboration to help maximize the value of services we provide our clients. Dennis served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Corbett, a leading Healthcare Communications agency within the Omnicom Health Group family. An active member of the 4A’s Finance Committee and the Coalition for Healthcare Communications, Dennis holds an MBA and CPA.
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About Corbett Accel Healthcare Group, Omnicom Health Group: Omnicom Health Group is a healthcare marketing and communications group.
Chief Financial Officer of Availity
Frank Petito is President of Orbitz for Business and responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide. Previously, he was a senior vice president of corporate development at Orbitz Worldwide, where he was responsible for investor relations, mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships. He joined Orbitz in 2002 and was part of the team responsible for the Orbitz IPO, the sale of Orbitz to Cendant and the Blackstone acquisition.
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About Availity, Orbitz Worldwide: Availity offers a free access to real-time information and instant responses for healthcare professionals.
Stephen H. Haworth
Chief Financial Officer of Flexpoint Ford
Stephen H. Haworth is a Principal and Chief Financial Officer of Flexpoint Ford. Prior to joining Flexpoint Ford, Mr. Haworth was a partner at the accounting firm of Ernst and Young LLP. Mr. Haworth began his career in 1985 in the Chicago office of Ernst and Young LLP. From 1992 to 1994 Mr. Haworth was a member of Ernst and Young’s National Tax Department in Washington D.C.
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About Flexpoint Ford: Flexpoint Ford is a private equity firm specializing in financial services and healthcare investments.
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of National Surgical Healthcare, Inc.
John Hart serves as Chief Financial Officer for NSH. Prior to joining NSH in 2015, Mr. Hart served as Chief Financial Officer for Vein Clinics of America, a retail healthcare services company specializing in the treatment of varicose veins. Previously, Mr. Hart spent 11 years as Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for Surgery Partners, an owner and operator of ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals in partnership with physicians. Mr. Hart is a certified public accountant and began his career at Ernst and Young. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Chicago.
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About Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, National Surgical Healthcare, Inc., QualityMetric: National Surgical Healthcare operating, and partnering with physicians in the short-stay surgical hospital.
Chief Financial Officer of Impact Advisors
Maria Smith has nearly 20 years of experience including financial and cost accounting and analysis, budgeting, cash flow management, collections and payables, and corporate tax and audit preparation. hide Prior to joining Impact Advisors, Maria was a Principal Consultant for a “Big 5″ Audit and Consulting firm and an Accountant at a Manufacturing Firm. Maria has significant consulting experience specializing in financial systems implementation and she also has held numerous human resource management positions. Her expertise is invaluable in managing a well-run business, and guiding strategic and operational decisions for the organization.
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About Impact Advisors: Impact Advisors is a nationally recognized healthcare consulting firm.
CFO of BandGrip
Previous to his involvement with Axios Investments LLC, Tom had early and instrumental involvement in a variety of startup companies across the disciplines of entertainment, new media, and educational, financial and medical technologies. Companies included therein are myFootPath, IdeaCast, K2M, OES, Tru Fragrances, Out The Box Records, Focus Technology, and TradingBlock. He is currently an active board member of TradingBlock, an online options brokerage house. Prior to focusing on early stage investing Tom was a market maker in equity options on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, covering the spectrum from sole proprietor to owning and managing several specialist operations, and still maintains a trading firm in Chicago. Tom received a BS in Computer Science from Marquette University. Upon graduation, he co-founded NeoTek Software, a developer of educational CAD/CAM software that was later integrated into a national education supplier.
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About Axios Investments, Axios Investments, BandGrip, BandGrip: BandGrip is a medical noninvasive wound closure device that is used in micro-anchor skin treatment during the critical healing.
CFO of Safco Dental Supply
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About Safco Dental Supply: Safco Dental Supply expertise in providing medical devices for dental industry.
Chief Financial Officer of Tahoe Partners
Bob is a Certified Public Accountant with over thirty years of experience improving operational and financial performance to maximize efficiency and profitability.When Bob’s not managing the financial performance of the firm, he’s helping groom his kids for future careers as Boston Red Sox.
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About Tahoe Partners: Tahoe Partners offers digital solutions integrated with strategy, content, and technology to drive engagement and workforce productivity.
Chief Financial Officer of Lifeline Scientific
Ms. Lyne holds more than 20 years of financial and executive management experience in a variety of industries in both the public and private markets. She has led the Lifeline Scientific, Inc. accounting function for the past 5 years as the Company’s Corporate Controller. Ms. Lyne earned her MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan and a BS in Accounting from Indiana University.
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About Lifeline Scientific: Lifeline Scientific is a medical technology company, develops products and services for cell, tissue, and organ transplantation.
CFO / SVP Business Performance and Planning of AIM Specialty Health
Joel Cesario is the Senior Vice President of Business Administration for AIM Specialty Health® (AIM). In his role, Joel leads the finance and business operations activities of the company. Joel joined AIM in 2008. Prior to joining AIM, Joel was Vice President, Financial Operations for SXC Health Solutions, Inc. (SXC). During his 11 years at SXC, Joel worked in various roles including Vice President Corporate Controller, Vice President Business Operations, and Vice President Financial Operations. Joel brings a wealth of financial operations experience including pricing new products and creating views of client profitability across different service and delivery platforms. Joel was also very close to the recruiting and facility expansion processes at SXC during the company’s periods of significant growth. Prior to joining the SXC, Joel worked in Public Accounting and private industry. Joel is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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About AIM Specialty Health: AIM, a specialty benefits management company.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Knowles Electronics
John Anderson manages all financial functions at Knowles Corporation. He plays a key role in developing, monitoring and evaluating Knowles’ overall capital structure and capital allocation strategy. Working closely with the CEO and leaders of the business units, John’s proven track record and commitment ensures Knowles consistently achieves bottom line performance, working capital, and ultimately, enhancing shareholder value. John joins Knowles after more than four years at Dover Corporation, where he held several positions. Most recently he was vice president and chief financial officer of Dover Energy, where he increased the company’s profitability through a number of acquisitions and successful integrations. Previously, John held a number of leadership titles at Sauer Danfoss, Borg Warner Turbosystems and Borg Warner Automotive. At Borg Warner, he worked in Germany for two years. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. A certified public accountant, he is member of the Illinois CPA Society and former board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. He graduated in 1986 from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He also received an MBA degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in 2000. John lives in Elmhurst with his wife and three children.
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About Knowles Electronics: Knowles Electronics is a Supplier of performance audio, intelligent audio, specialty components in the mobile communications.
CFO of NextLevel Health
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About NextLevel Health: NextLevel Health is a medicaid managed care health plan providing community-based care coordination.
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Partner of WittKieffer
Sally DelBeccaro, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Partner, oversees the firm’s fiscal health, investment in new practices, and capital planning to drive profitable growth. As a key member of the executive management team, she plays an important role in the formation of strategic alliances, legal and compliance matters, internal control, tax planning, and financial strategy. She joined Witt/Kieffer in 2001 after serving in the professional services and healthcare fields. She is based in the firm’s headquarters in Oak Brook, IL. A certified public accountant, Sally holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the firm, Sally was in the audit division of Peat Marwick, working in the banking and finance industry, and with major transportation and manufacturing clients. After leaving public accounting, Sally was drawn to the healthcare field and entered hospital administration. She worked extensively with medical staffs, insurance carriers, and physician organizations to develop managed care networks on behalf of both hospitals and medical groups. Sally has a deep passion and appreciation for the primary industries served by Witt/Kieffer; healthcare and education. She served for eight years as the president of her local school board and has been actively involved in fundraising activities and volunteer leadership roles for foundations and service organizations benefitting local children’s hospitals.
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About WittKieffer: WittKieffer is a global executive search firm dedicated to organizations that improve quality of life in healthcare, education, and more.
Chief Financial Officer of AbelsonTaylor
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About AbelsonTaylor: AbelsonTaylor has remained singularly focused on brands that help people live healthier lives.
COO/CFO of Strata Decision Technology
John serves as Chief Financial Officer for Strata Decision Technology responsible for overseeing their financial model and performance as well as being deeply involved in their company’s operations and strategic direction. With over 25 years in healthcare, John’s experience as an accounting and finance professional spans small and large software and healthcare services companies. Prior to joining Strata, John was the Controller with a 70-person team for Catamaran Corporation, a pharmacy benefit management company that is now part of OptumRx. Catamaran was a publicly-traded company with over $20 billion in revenue. John started his career at an enterprise healthcare IT company, where he helped put the systems, controls, and processes in place to support the company’s growth from $50 million to $300 million in revenue. John has a BS in Accounting from DePaul University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Strata Decision Technology: Strata Decision Technology offers financial analytics, business intelligence, and decision support services for the healthcare industry.
Co-founder/Chief Financial Officer of Pymedix
Hanearl Noh is Chief Financial Officer at Pymedix. He is responsible for the implementation and management of all finance activities of the company, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and investor relations. Hanearl has over 10 years of experience in private equity and was instrumental in numerous deals involving various industries such as healthcare, finance, logistics, telecommunications, and energy. He was previously CFO of a startup in Korea, where he led a new capital funding round of over USD100M, and advised on corporate governance.
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About Pymedix: Pymedix is building fully-automated machine perception technologies that move medical imaging forward.
Laura Mitchell CPA
Co-Founder, CFO of Choice Customer Care LLC
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About Choice Customer Care LLC: Bedside tablet for hospitals. Need specific icons push to correct provider. Replacing the nurse’s call button with tech!