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5312-5320 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN, 37027
United States

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Advisory Board






Stuart C. McWhorter

As co-founder and Chairman of Clayton Associates, Stuart McWhorter has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and early stage investing. In addition, Mr. McWhorter served as CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC). Prior to Clayton Associates, Mr. McWhorter was part of the founding management team of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation and served as VP of Managed Care and VP of Development. Mr. McWhorter currently serves on the board of directors for FirstBank Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK), MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc (NYSE: MRT), PharmMD, ProxsysRx, Staffing as a Mission,, Womanista and Lee Company.






Lawrence H. Kloess, III, FACHE

Mr. Kloess serves on the FCA Advisory Board and is a Special Operating Partner of FCA V. Mr. Kloess is a healthcare executive with 35 years of leadership experience in hospital and physician group management. He retired from Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in December, 2011, after 28 years of senior leadership responsibility, most recently serving as President of HCA’s TriStar Division from 2005-2011, with operational responsibility for 20 hospitals and 10 ambulatory surgery centers throughout Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky. 





Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.

Mr. Harwell is the managing partner of Nashville law firm Neal and Harwell, where he specializes in crisis management, white-collar criminal defense work, and commercial litigation. Mr. Harwell represents numerous high profile clients including former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation, the Tennessee Lottery and WTVF-TV. He is named one of the “Best Lawyers in Tennessee” by Business Tennessee magazine. 






John R. Ingram

Mr. Ingram is the Chairman of Ingram Industries, Inc. Board of Directors. He was appointed in 2008, having served as Vice Chairman of the Board since 1999. Mr. Ingram also serves as Chairman of Ingram Content Group, which includes Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source, Inc. and Ingram Digital. Mr. Ingram is a graduate of Princeton University, where he received his bachelor of arts degree in English. He also has a master of business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.








George Salem

Mr. Salem serves on the Advisory Board for FCA and is a Special Operating Partner for FCA V. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years experience focused entirely on HealthCare. Mr. Salem’s current focus is Proxsys, LLC (now known as athenaCoordinator), which he founded in 2004. In August of 2011, Proxsys sold to athenahealth (athn), a publicly traded health care technology and services company located in Boston, MA. Prior to founding Proxsys, he founded and sold both GuideStar Health Systems (1993-2003) and Southeast Health Plan (1984-1993).



Jim Fitzgerald

Mr. Fitzgerald serves on the FCA Advisory Board and is a Special Operating Partner of FCA V. Mr. Fitzgerald is the founder and former President and CEO of HealthTrust Purchasing Group where he oversaw the initial formation of HealthTrust in 1999, its financial and operational functions and managed the contracting for clinical supplies, pharmaceuticals and capital equipment, totaling approximately $20 billion annually. Mr. Fitzgerald has over 30 years of healthcare operations and leadership experience. Prior to founding HealthTrust, he served as President of HCA's Supply Chain Services, as well as several other leadership roles within HCA. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Federation of American Hospitals and serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council.




Herbert A. Fritch

Mr. Fritch is the President of Cigna-HealthSpring, joining in 2012 after Cigna’s acquisition of HealthSpring, one of the largest coordinated care plans serving the Medicare and Medicaid market, which he founded and served as Chairman and CEO since inception. Prior to founding HealthSpring, Mr. Fritch founded and served as President of North American Medical Management and served as Regional Vice President at Partners National HealthPlans. He also founded Sanus Corp. Health Systems, a regional managed care company. Mr. Fritch is an industry leader and with over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry with managed healthcare.







Paul Rutledge

Mr. Rutledge is former President of HCA's Central Group from 2005 to 2013. In this role, he was responsible for more than 60 of HCA’s hospitals in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia, and the UK. Prior to this role, Mr. Rutledge served as President of HCA’s MidAmerica Division, which includes 14 hospitals in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana, from January of 2001 through the end of 2005. He served in leadership capacities with HCA for more than 30 years, working in hospitals in New Orleans, LA, Rome, GA, and Nashville, TN. Mr. Rutledge was named President of Centennial Medical Center in 1993 and promoted to President of TriStar Health System in 1996. 






Leon Drennan

Mr. Drennan is former President of HCA Physician Services. He has over 31 years of leadership experience with HCA, having previously operated at a Senior Executive level overseeing an array of functions, including All About Staffing, Design / Construction and Engineering, Real Estate, Corporate Services, Revenue Integrity, and Internal Audit. Mr. Drennan also developed a leadership platform for audit staff, generating opportunities both inside and outside the company.


Larry McTavish

Mr. McTavish is former CEO of Source Medical Corporation, an outpatient information solutions and services provider for ambulatory surgery centers and rehabilitation clinics. Prior to Source Medical, he served as CEO of private investment company, BenView Capital, full-time consultant for Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, an investment buy-out firm, as well as Chairman and CEO of Comdata, a provider of information services, financial services and software to the transportation and payments industries, in which he also served as Executive Vice President of Ceridian following their acquisition of Comdata. Mr. McTavish serves on the Board of Directors for FCA V portfolio company, Medical Reimbursements of America, Censis Technologies, Innometrix, and WEX (Wright Express).


Dr. V. Seenu Reddy

Dr. Reddy is a cardiothoracic surgeon at TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery, specializing in minimally invasive heart surgery, beating heart surgery and endovascular surgery. Prior to his medical career, he worked at Salomon Brothers in NYC and Bain & Company in Boston. Dr. Reddy is an active member of the STS Workforce on Coding and Reimbursement and the executive committee of the 21st Century Cardiovascular Surgery Society. He has published over 40 scientific papers, 10 book chapters and has presented at national and international meetings in the field of surgery.  Dr. Reddy serves on the Boards of the Nashville Academy of Medicine and the Nashville Surgical Society as President. He also serves on the advisory board of JumpStart Foundry and as an advisor to FCA V portfolio company, ProcuredHealth.

Robert Wamble

Mr. Wamble is a pharmacist with over 20 years of healthcare experience, including specialty, nuclear, retail and long term care pharmacy. Mr. Wamble co-founded MedfusionRx where he helped develop the operational growth strategy to build MedfusionRx into the 2nd largest independently owned specialty pharmacy at the time of its acquisition by Catamaran/BriovaRx (Nasdaq: CTRX) in 2010. He then served as VP of Specialty Field Operations at BriovaRx and managed their 11 practice sites nationwide. Mr. Wamble previously served as COO for Care Technology Systems, a Nashville-based Health Care IT and data analytics company.


Dr. Rick Abramson

Dr. Abramson is Associate Professor of Radiology at Vanderbilt University and serves as Director of Clinical Translation at the Institute of Imaging Science at Vanderbilt. Dr. Abramson is a co-founder of Partners in the Imaging Enterprise, LLC, a radiology consulting and management services firm. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he previously worked at McKinsey & Co., Avalere Health, and served as a Special Advisor at the White House Budget Office before completing his training at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins. He then joined Nighthawk Radiology Services as one of a small group of physicians who pioneered the practice of international teleradiology