John A. Bardis Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, MedAssets, Inc.
John Bardis founded MedAssets in June 1999 and has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Beginning with American Hospital Supply and Baxter International, he held various senior management positions, including Vice President of the Baxter Operating Room Division and General Manager of the Eastern Zone. Mr. Bardis left Baxter in 1987 to join Kinetic Concepts. Kinetic Concepts, a NASDAQ traded company, was the nation's largest specialty bed and medical equipment rental company at the time of his departure as President in 1992. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Bardis was President and CEO of TheraTx, Inc., another NASDAQ traded company, which was a leading provider of rehabilitation services and operator of skilled nursing facilities. In 1995, TheraTx was named the second fastest growing public company in America by INC. Magazine, growing from $15mm to over $500mm in revenue in five years. Mr. Bardis was named Entrepreneur of the year by INC Magazine in 1995. Mr. Bardis graduated with a B.S. in Business from the University of Arizona. Mr. Bardis is the founder of Hire Heroes USA and is Chairman of the Atlanta Fire Youth Hockey Club. In 2013, Mr. Bardis was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona and to the board of The Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling. In 2011, Mr. Bardis was appointed to the board of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Mr. Bardis was Team Leader of the U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling Team for the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Rand A. Ballard Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer
Rand Ballard has served as our Senior Executive Vice President and in the Office of the Chief Executive since October 2008 and Chief Customer Officer since October 2006. Mr. Ballard also served as Chief Operating Officer from October 2006 to March 2012. Mr. Ballard has been a director since 2003. Mr. Ballard served as President of MedAssets Supply Chain Systems and led our sales team prior to serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Customer Officer. Prior to joining MedAssets in November 1999, Mr. Ballard's most recent experience was as Vice President, Health Systems Supplier Economics and Distribution for Cardinal Healthcare. Mr. Ballard holds an M.B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University with a triple major in finance, operations, and marketing. He was a deans' list undergraduate at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with concentration in nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, and business law. Mr. Ballard has served as Chairman of the Board of the Meals on Wheels Association of America Foundation, Chairman of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (formerly the Healthcare Industry Group Purchasing Association) and Chairman of the Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Institute. Mr. Ballard serves as a Trustee of the Meals on Wheels Research Foundation and is Vice President of The Health Careers Foundation, a non-profit organization providing scholarships and low interest loans to non-traditional students pursuing a degree in the healthcare field.
Harris Hyman IV Senior Principal, Flexpoint Ford LLC
Harris (Terry) Hyman has served as a director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since March of 2005. Mr. Hyman is Senior Principal of Flexpoint Ford LLC, a private equity firm focused on the healthcare and financial services sectors.
From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Hyman served as a General Partner of Grotech Capital Group, a private equity firm where he was responsible for the firm's healthcare investment activity. Prior to 2003, Mr. Hyman was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston, where he served as Co-Head of Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Hyman serves on the Board of Directors of United BioSource Corporation. Mr. Hyman received a B.S.E. degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Vernon R. Loucks, Jr. Chairman, Aethena Group, LLC
Vernon Loucks is Chairman of The Aethena Group, LLC, a healthcare merchant banking firm. He is retired Chairman of Baxter International Inc. and served as CEO of Segway LLC. Mr. Loucks is active in business, education and civic affairs. He is currently a director of Emerson Inc and serves as Chairman of Proton Therapy USA. He is a former chairman and co-founder of The Healthcare Leadership Council, is a Life Trustee of Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and has served as chairman of the Health Industry Manufacturers Association as well as special adviser to the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Mr. Loucks served on the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Advisory Committee and on the International Advisory Panel of CapitaLand Limited (Singapore). He is a Senior Fellow of The Yale Corporation. Mr. Loucks holds a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University and a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Terrence J. Mulligan Vice-Chairman, MedAssets Board of Directors; Chairman, MedAssets Senior Advisory Board
Terry Mulligan has served as one of our directors since June 1999, and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Senior Advisory Board. Additionally, he also serves as Chairman of the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Mulligan retired in 1996 from Baxter International, after serving 26 years with the company where he was Group Vice President of Health Systems, and prior to that, was Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales and Marketing. He was a member of both the Senior Management and Operating Management Committees at Baxter International. Since 2008, Mr. Mulligan currently serves on the Board of Directors and Audit, Finance, Compensation and Governance Committees of Wellmark, Inc., headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Mulligan holds a B.S.S.E. from the University of Iowa. Mr. Mulligan served in the United States Army from 1968-1970 and was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. Mr. Mulligan was awarded the Army Commendation Medal as a 1st. Lieutenant, for "Exceptionally Meritorious Service in Europe" in 1970.
C.A. Lance Piccolo President & CEO, HealthPic Consultants, Inc.
Lance Piccolo is the President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthPic Consultants and was formerly the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Caremark International Inc. Mr. Piccolo serves on the board of directors of American TeleCare, CVS Caremark Corporation and NovaMed, Inc. He is a trustee of Boston University and Lake Forest Hospital Foundation and serves as a member of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Advisory Board of Northwestern University. Mr. Piccolo is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Lance holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University.
John C. Rutherford Managing Partner, Parthenon Capital
John Rutherford has served as one of our directors since August of 1999, and also serves as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. He previously served on the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee. From 1998 to the present, Mr. Rutherford has served as a Managing Partner of Parthenon Capital, a private equity investment firm. He served on the Board of Directors of Kenexa Corp from 1999 to 2006 and serves on the boards of several privately held companies. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Rutherford was the Chairman of the Parthenon Group, a consulting firm. A native of Wellington, New Zealand, Mr. Rutherford holds a B.E. (1st Class Honors) degree from the University of Canterbury, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Skinner was elected to the Board of Directors of MedAssets, Inc. in November 2009. He is the Retired Chairman, President and CEO of U.S. Freightways Corporation. Mr. Skinner was previously President of the Commonwealth Edison Company and its holding company, Unicom Corporation, now Exelon Corporation.
After retiring from Commonwealth Edison Company and Unicom, Mr. Skinner served as Co-Chairman of Hopkins & Sutter, a national law firm based in Chicago. During his five years at Unicom, he helped position the company for the emerging competitive market and led the company's successful effort to obtain successful legislation to restructure the electric utility industry in Illinois.
Prior to joining Commonwealth Edison, he served as Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush.
Prior to his White House service, Mr. Skinner served in the President's cabinet for nearly three years as Secretary of Transportation and was credited with numerous successes, including the development of the President's National Transportation Policy and the passage of landmark aviation and surface transportation legislation.
Mr. Skinner served in the office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1968-1977 amd was United States Attorney from 1975-1977. From 1977 to 1989, Mr. Skinner practiced law as a senior partner in the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin. From 1984 to 1998, while practicing law full-time, he also served as Chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority of northeastern Illinois and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Vice Chairman of the President's Commission on Organized Crime.
He also has served as an adjunct professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Skinner serves on numerous public company boards.
Bruce F. Wesson Lead Director and Vice-Chairman, MedAssets Board of Directors; Founding Partner Emeritus, Galen Management
Bruce (Toby) Wesson served as one of our directors since June 1999 and currently serves as Lead Director and Vice-Chairman of our Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wesson is Founding Partner Emeritus and Senior Advisor at Galen Management, a healthcare venture firm, after serving as Managing Director from 1990 to 2011 as well as general partner of Galen Partners, L.P. over the same period. Mr. Wesson served over twenty-three years with the Corporate Finance Division of Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm, most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Director. While at Smith Barney, Mr. Wesson headed the "Major Account Group", which was responsible for many of the firm's largest accounts. He also chaired the Valuation Committee, which supervised all valuation opinions provided by the firm. Mr. Wesson served as a director of Chemtura Corporation from 1980 to 2010. Mr. Wesson serves as a Director and as a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees of Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. In addition, Mr. Wesson has served as a Director (since 2006), including as Vice Lead Director (since 2008) and on the Compensation Committee of Derma Sciences, Inc., a manufacturer of dermatological products and also serves on the Board of Directors for several privately held companies. Mr. Wesson holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate Business School.
Carol J. Zierhoffer Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer, Xerox Corporation
Carol Zierhoffer is vice president and global chief information officer (CIO) for Xerox Corporation. She joined the MedAssets Board of Directors in April 2013, and leads its information technology (IT) committee. Ms. Zierhoffer has had a distinguished information technology and services career with a number of market-leading global companies. As global CIO at Xerox, she is responsible for all aspects of IT, including defining strategy and executing a long-term IT plan to support the company's growth. Prior to that, Ms. Zierhoffer was vice president and global CIO for ITT. From 1988 to 2008, she worked with Northrop Grumman Corporation in various IT leadership positions, most recently as vice president and CIO of the company's mission systems sector. Ms. Zierhoffer holds a master's degree in computer information systems from Bentley University, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.