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 Illinois 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.
Chief Financial Officer of Walgreens
Alan Nielsen is chief financial officer for Walgreen Co. based in Deerfield, Illinois. Nielsen has been with Walgreens since 1987. Prior to being promoted to his current role, Nielsen was group vice president of International Finance. Before that, he served as director of results and director of decision support systems. Previously, he held several finance and accounting roles in the company. Nielsen received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University in 1987 and earned a CPA designation in 1990.
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About Walgreens: Walgreens provides multi-channel access to consumer goods and cost-effective pharmacy, health, and wellness services.
Senior Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Abbott
Brian Yoor is Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to his current position in June 2015. He previously served as Vice President, Investor Relations. Brian joined Abbott in August 1997, and held various financial management positions of increasing responsibility, including Controller positions in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, and diagnostic businesses, before being asked to lead Abbott’s Investor Relations effort in January 2013. Prior to joining Abbott, Brian was a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen and held financial positions in the consumer industry with the Scotts Company and Newell Rubbermaid. “In Abbott Finance, we are the stewards that enable financial reliability and growth for Abbott, “ Says Brian. “ A strong, growing company is better able to help people around the world live their healthiest lives.” Brian serves on the board of the Clara Abbott Foundation. He is a member of NIRI, the National Investor Relations Institute. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
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About Abbott: Abbott is engaged in pharmaceuticals and manufacturing healthcare products.
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.
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.
CFO of Aperion Care
Steven Turofsky is the CFO at Aperion Care.
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About Aperion Care: We go beyond health care to provide personal care.
Chief Financial Officer of American Lung Association
Laura Scott is Chief Financial Officer at American Lung Association.
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About American Lung Association: American Lung Association aims to save lives by improving lung health through research, education, and advocacy.
CFO of 4D Healthware
Paul Burton, JD, MBA – Biography • Paul Burton has been the CEO of Akan Biosciences since December 2018. Akan is a biotech startup based in Maryland developing regenerative medicinal therapeutics. In September, the Company expects to start a Phase 2A trial for a cellular therapy for osteoarthritis of knee. • Through Burton Advisory, Inc. Paul provides strategic and financial advice to healthcare companies. Clients include a mix of early stage biotech as well as some digital healthcare companies such as Cancer IQ, Care Advisors and 4D Healthware. • In addition, Paul is currently an Entrepreneur In Residence at Northwestern University supporting students and faculty with healthcare oriented commercialization projects. • He was the CEO of ResQ Pharma, Inc. from July 2015 through December 2018. • He co-founded Vivacelle Bio, Inc. and was employed as its CFO and a member of its Board of Directors (BOD) from 2012 through 2015. • He is a Member of MATTER, a Chicago based healthcare incubator and the Bunker Labs, an Incubator started in Chicago for U.S. military veterans. • Paul has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and strategic advisory including as an investment banker starting with Salomon Brothers in NYC and later in London (now Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank) and as a VP at GE Capital in Stamford, CT. • He worked as the CFO for a unionized specialty construction contracting company for 3 years in Illinois. • Paul is published in several peer reviewed scientific research journals including the European Journal of Pharmacology. • Served as a U.S. Regular Army Commissioned Officer (Infantry) upon completion of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Army ROTC program in 1990 (Distinguished Military Graduate). • He is former Member of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) MBA Advisory Board and UIUC College of Law Recent Alumni Advisory Board. • Paul served as a Board Trustee for Evanston History Center formerly known as the Evanston Historical Society from June 2014 to June 2020. • He serves as Finance Chair for Hemenway United Methodist Church (Evanston). • Paul has enjoyed living in Evanston with wife and son since 2007.
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About 4D Healthware: 4D Healthware is patient engagement software that makes personalized medicine possible through connected data.
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.
CFO of Landauer
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About Landauer: LANDAUER is the global leader in radiation science and services.
Chief Financial Officer, Board Member & Investor of Biovista
Graham Anthony is Biovista’s Chief Financial Officer & Chairman of its Advisory Board. from the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences.
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About Biovista: Biovista is a pioneer of AI and systematic drug repositioning.
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 Centurion Service Group
As Vice President for Finance & Administration at talk3, Harvey Becker is using all of the skills he has assembled in a career that has taken several forms. Trained as a lawyer, he worked as a real estate attorney for a small New York City firm for two years before heading out to Hollywood to chase his dream and fortune. Toiling for seven years in the entertainment industry, he found neither despite racking up some credits including one as a head writer/show runner on a Nickelodeon network program. Finally, after picking up an MBA, the package was complete. With legal knowledge and experience, creative talents and finance and business training, he had everything that growing, entrepreneurial companies need to thrive (but don’t want to pay multiple salaries). Becker has served as Vice President of Finance & Administration at Andrew Solt Productions/Sofa Entertainment, as Vice President, Business Development at Time-Life Video and Time-Life Music and as Chief Operating Officer at Digital Kitchen. He has been Vice President for Finance & Administration at talk3 since early 2011. Becker holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, a JD from the Boston University Law School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
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About Centurion Service Group: Centurion Service Group is a surplus medical equipment company.
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.
COO & CFO of Epivara
Byron Wittenberg serves as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer at Epivara.
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About Epivara: Epivara provides a single-injection alternative to spay and neuter surgery.
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!