Board of Directors
Mr. Clark, age 58, served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Talivity, Inc., a provider of staffing, marketing and technology services, from 2015 to 2018. Prior to that he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OGH, LLC, a healthcare staffing, technology and workforce solutions company, from 2002-2015, and as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacor from 1999 to 2001, a provider of content and financial software application services. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Clark served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Poppe Tyson, Inc, a global digital marketing agency, and from 1986 to 1994 he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Country, Inc., a healthcare staffing company, which he co-founded. Mr. Clark earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
W. Larry Cash has been a director and Audit Committee member since October 2001 and a Compensation Committee member since May 2005. Mr. Cash is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Cash retired as President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer of Community Health Systems in May 2017 and currently serves as a consultant to Community Health Systems. He joined Community Health Systems as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 1997 and was named to the board of directors of Community Health Systems in 2001. Prior to joining Community Health Systems, Mr. Cash served as Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation from September 1996 to August 1997. Prior to Columbia/HCA, Mr. Cash spent 23 years at Humana, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations from 1993 to 1996. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky at Lexington. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of AAC Holdings, Inc. since October 2017, a provider of substance use treatment centers.
For eleven consecutive years, Mr. Cash was recognized as one of the Top 3 CFOs in the healthcare sector by Institutional Investor magazine. He was named Business Tennessee’s first ever CFO of the Year in 2008 and also earned that distinction in the public companies category from the Nashville Business Journal in 2009.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Cash should serve as a director due to his extensive executive level management skills, corporate financial management and operational experience. Additionally, Mr. Cash has a vast understanding of many aspects of the healthcare industry and brings solid expertise and proven leadership skills to the Board.
Thomas C. Dircks has been a director since July 1999 and was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors on August 2, 2013. Mr. Dircks is a Managing Director of Charterhouse Strategic Partners, a provider of strategically focused investments in growth companies in the United States. Mr. Dircks was previously Managing Partner of Charterhouse Equity Partners and was responsible for managing and overseeing the investment of Charterhouse's multi-billion dollars of North America focused institutional private equity funds. Charterhouse was one of the earliest investors in private equity and raised funds and invested in middle market companies for over three decades. Prior to joining Charterhouse, he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham University.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Dircks should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management, accounting, tax, mergers and acquisition, and strategic planning expertise. Additionally, Mr. Dircks' risk management skills and financial acumen add an important dimension to our Board's composition.
Gale Fitzgerald has been a director and member of the Audit Committee since May 2007, and since January 2014 has served as the Chairperson of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Fitzgerald is a retired principal of TranSpend, Inc., a consulting company. Before co-founding TranSpend, Inc. in 2003, she served as the President of QP Group, Inc. Prior to joining QP Group, Inc., she served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Task Group, Inc. from 1994 to 2000. She joined Computer Task Group, Inc. in 1991 as Senior Vice President and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in July 1993. Prior to joining Computer Task Group, Inc., she was Vice President, Professional Services at International Business Machines Corporation, which evolved into IBM Global Services. Ms. Fitzgerald worked at IBM for 18 years in various technical, marketing and management positions. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. Ms. Fitzgerald has a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College and a Masters in Theology from Augustine Institute.
The Board has concluded that Ms. Fitzgerald should serve as a director because of her extensive executive leadership experience, management skills, and public board experience. Ms. Fitzgerald's expertise in the areas of Information Technology, Staffing and Healthcare provides an invaluable resource to the Board with respect to corporate and strategic planning and assessing and managing risks.
Mr. Freeman is the Executive Managing Director of Zycron, an information technology services and solutions firm he founded in 1991 and later sold to BG Staffing in 2017. Zycron became a division of BG Staffing, Inc. Zycron provides IT staffing, outsourcing and project management services primarily in the healthcare, energy and government sectors. Mr. Freeman also co-founded Tennessee-based Reliant Bank in 2006, and has served as a board member and a member of the audit and compensation committees of Commerce Union Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Reliant Bank, since its inception. Additionally, in 2007 Mr. Freeman co-founded Pinnacle Construction Partners, a construction management firm, and has served as the chairman since 2007. Since 2016, Mr. Freeman has also served as the chairman of the board of directors of S3 Asset Management, a technology and medical equipment recycling company. He has also served on the board of directors of American Addiction Centers since 2013 and is currently its lead director. Mr. Freeman holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Studies, both from Middle Tennessee State University.
The Company’s Board of Directors believes that Mr. Freeman is qualified to serve as a director as a result of his extensive staffing, outsourcing, technology and healthcare expertise, as well as his extensive background in business development.
Richard M. Mastaler has been a director since June 21, 2011. Mr. Mastaler has served on the Audit Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee since January 2014. In 2017, Mr. Mastaler retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Managed Health Ventures, Inc., a managed care consulting firm, which he founded in 2002. He previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer with CCN Managed Care, Inc., Preferred Health Networks, QualMed, Inc., Unilab Corporation, and three Humana hospitals. Mr. Mastaler was a 7 founder and Vice President with Humana Medical Plan. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Mastaler holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Florida State University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from George Washington University.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Mastaler should serve as a director because of his extensive healthcare and management experience. Mr. Mastaler's experience in the healthcare industry provides an excellent resource to the Board for strategic planning, marketing and leadership purposes.
Mark Perlberg has been a director and Compensation Committee member since May 12, 2015. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Outsourcing, one of the nation’s leading Professional Employer Organizations. He has served in that capacity since October 2003. Prior to joining Oasis Outsourcing, Mr. Perlberg held a series of executive positions with Profit Recovery Group, the John Harland Group and Western Union. Prior to joining Western Union, he practiced law in New Jersey. Mr. Perlberg received his B.A. degree in History from the University of Rochester and his Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Perlberg should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management and leadership experience in growing companies both organically and through acquisitions. Mr. Perlberg’s success during his career in overseeing the delivery of alternative workforce solutions provides a unique perspective to the Company.
Joseph A. Trunfio, Ph.D. has been a director since October 2001. He has served on the Governance and Nominating Committee since May 2006 and was appointed to the Compensation Committee as its Chairman, effective January 1, 2014. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Health System, a not-for-profit hospital group, from March 1999 until his retirement in May 2015, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees. From July 1997 to February 1999, Mr. Trunfio served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Via Caritas Health System, a not-for-profit hospital group. Prior to his position with Via Caritas Health System, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SSM Healthcare Ministry Corp., a not-for-profit hospital group. Mr. Trunfio received his B.A. from St. John's University (N.Y.) and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Trunfio should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management and leadership experience. Mr. Trunfio brings to the Board a depth of understanding of the delivery of healthcare delivery system in the United States, our business and the various challenges we face in the evolving healthcare industry.