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Management Team
David Crane, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David Crane was formerly a Senior Advisor of Irving Place Capital, a mid-market private equity firm. Prior to joining Irving Place Capital in 2008, Mr. Crane served as co-founder and CEO of NewHope Bariatrics, a company that operates ambulatory surgery centers that serve the needs of the morbidly obese. Previously, Mr. Crane spent 15 years as first COO and then CEO of MedCath Inc., a developer of physician joint ventured heart hospitals throughout the U.S. Prior to joining MedCath, he served as COO of MediVision Incorporated, a Bain Capital-backed start-up that built and managed physician partnered ambulatory surgical centers. From 1982 to 1985, he was a consultant and then a manager at Bain & Company. Mr. Crane holds a B.A from Yale College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Bryan Fisher, President and Chief Operating Officer

Bryan Fisher is a co-founder of NSH. Most recently, Mr. Fisher served as Chief Financial Officer for NSH from 1999 to 2011.  Prior to NSH, Mr. Fisher served as Chief Financial Officer for National Surgery Centers (“NSC”) from 1996 to 1998, and was its controller from 1991 to 1998. He was instrumental in taking NSC public and raising additional capital through public equity offerings and private debt financings.  Mr. Fisher is also a certified public accountant.  Prior to joining NSC, he was an assistant controller for Medical Care International and an auditor with KPMG LLP.  Mr. Fisher holds a B.S. from Brigham Young University.

Dennis D. Solheim, Executive Vice President, Development

Mr. Solheim is a co-founder of NSH. He also co-founded NSC and was responsible for all of its acquisition and development activity.  His responsibilities included the development of NSC’s surgical hospital strategy that included the building of surgical hospitals and the conversion of surgery centers into surgical hospitals.  Mr. Solheim has been in the healthcare business most of his professional career, initially as a practice manager and then in the development of surgery facilities with Medical Care International and NSC.

L. Robert Guenthner, Senior Vice President

and Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Guenthner has spent most of his professional career practicing in the health law arena. Immediately prior to joining NSH, Mr. Guenthner was a partner and health care practice group leader for Dentons, a global law firm (and its predecessor firms, SNR Denton and Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal). He held that position from 2005, focusing on providing legal and strategic counsel across a wide array of health care industry segments. Previously, he practiced in the health law group of Gardner, Carton & Douglas. Mr. Guenthner began his career as a commercial banker involved in commercial lending, credit analysis and mortgage origination and underwriting. He is a graduate of the Washington University College of Law and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Washington University John M. Olin School of Business. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science concentrating on finance and marketing from The University of Dayton.

Ben Jacobs, Chief Development Officer

Ben Jacobs serves as Chief Development Officer for NSH. Prior to joining NSH in 2014, Mr. Jacobs served as Vice President of Development for Surgical Care Affiliates, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for DaVita Healthcare Partners, and Vice President of Development for CVS Caremark Corporation. Mr. Jacobs began his career as a corporate attorney at the law firm of Jones Walker in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Jacobs holds a B.A from Washington & Lee University and a J.D from Tulane University Law School.

John Hart, Chief Financial Officer

and Senior Vice President

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.

Board of Directors
Phyllis R. Yale

Phyllis Yale has worked for Bain and Company for 30 years, as a leader in their healthcare practice. She works with health care payers, providers, and medical device companies, and frequently advises the world's leading private equity firms on their investments in the health care sector. Ms. Yale has also served in a number of leadership roles at Bain, including Chair of the worldwide Compensation and Promotion Committee, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and member of the firm's Management Board. She ran Bain's Boston office, the largest in the Bain system, as well as the entire East Coast for six years. Ms. Yale has served on a number of corporate boards, including NeighborCare (NASDAQ); Pediatric Services of America (NASDAQ). In addition to National Surgical Healthcare, she currently serves on the boards of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE); ValueOptions, Inc.; and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Her non-profit boards include The Bridgespan Group and Cradles to Crayons. Ms. Yale is a graduate of Harvard College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

John R. Potapchuk

John Potapchuk is currently a financial consultant. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of both NSH and National Veterinary Associates, an owner of over 200 companion animal veterinary hospitals based in Agoura Hills, California. Mr. Potapchuk recently completed over twenty years of employment with Gentiva Health Services, Inc. and its predecessor companies, including eight years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Gentiva, whose stock is publicly-traded on the NASDAQ, is the largest provider of home health and hospice services in the United States serving patients through approximately 420 locations in 41 states. Prior to joining Gentiva, Mr. Potapchuk served in senior management positions for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Potapchuk received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College.

John G. Rex-Waller

John Rex-Waller is a co-founder of NSH and current Vice Chairman. Prior to co-founding NSH, Mr. Rex-Waller was the Chief Financial Officer of Hawk Medical Supply, Inc., a provider of disposable medical supplies to physicians. Previously he was the CFO and a co-founder of National Surgery Centers, which became the largest independent owner and operator of surgery centers in the country and prior to that he was an investment banker. Mr. Rex-Waller has an undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford where he attended Hertford College as a Rhodes Scholar, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Rex-Waller has served on the Board of Trustees of North Shore Country Day School in suburban Chicago, for three years as its chair, and is currently active on the Board of Vanavevhu – Children of the Soil, an organization working to ease the circumstances of child-headed households in Zimbabwe, his home country.

Bob Juneja

Bob Juneja is a co-founder and Managing Director of Harbour Point Capital (“HPC”) and Senior Advisor to Irving Place Capital (“IPC”), a middle market private equity investment firm.  Prior to co-founding HPC in 2015, Mr. Juneja was an investment professional with IPC for 14 years, most recently as Senior Managing Director, leading the firm’s investment in the healthcare sector.

Mr. Juneja has 17 years of private equity investing experience and, prior to joint IPC in 2000, was an investment professional with Sagaponack Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners and an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ).  Mr. Juneja has also served in a senior operating role of a private equity-backed portfolio company, as Vice President of corporate development for Destia Communications.  Mr. Juneja holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan.  He currently sits on the company boards of National Surgical Hospitals, Universal Hospital Services, Inc., Caribbean Financial Group and Oak Street Health.

Bret Bowerman

Bret Bowerman is a co-founder and Managing Director of Harbour Point Capital (“HPC”) and a Senior Advisor to Irving Place Capital (“IPC”).  Prior to forming HPC in 2015, Mr. Bowerman was an investment professional with IPC for eight years, most recently as a Principal focused on the healthcare sector.  Prior to joining Irving Place Capital in 2007, Mr. Bowerman worked as an investment professional for GoldenTree Asset Management, DB Capital Partners and as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston.  Mr. Bowerman also served in a senior operating role of a private equity-backed portfolio company, as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Jenny Craig, Inc.  Mr. Bowerman holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree from Washington & Lee University.  He currently sits on the company boards of National Surgical Hospitals and Universal Hospitals Services, Inc.