Brian Buchanan
Managing Director
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20+ years of financial and operating experience
Serves as a CFO, COO and financial adviser to companies across the healthcare and technology industries
Engagements include executive management, operational assessment and improvement, credit advisory and bankruptcy management
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Brian Buchanan, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group in San Francisco, brings more than 20 years of financial and operating experience serving as a CFO, COO and financial adviser to several companies across the healthcare and technology industries.

His engagements at A&M have included executive management, operational assessment and improvement, credit advisory and bankruptcy management. He has worked with a variety of heathcare-oriented entities including health plans, hospitals, long-term care, pharmaceutical, behavioral health, medical device, disease management and laboratory services.

Most recently, Mr. Buchanan has been engaged in financial and operational improvement work at a large public health system and as CFO at an academic medical center.

Before joining A&M, he served as the CFO of CBCA Inc., a third-party benefit plan administrator, helping to stabilize their operations and arranging the sale of non-core assets. Previously, he served as CFO and later, COO of Unlimited Fiber Optics, a venture-backed provider of optical networking solutions.

Earlier, Mr. Buchanan was Vice President of Finance and Controller with Solucient / HCIA, a NASDAQ-listed company. There, he was responsible for quarterly SEC and board reporting, the evaluation and integration of acquisitions, and the consolidation and management of financial and operating information from multiple U.S. and international subsidiaries. Additionally, he was a key member of the management team that completed HCIA’s initial public offering.

He began his professional career with Arthur Andersen, working on a variety of auditing, tax and consulting assignments.

Mr. Buchanan received a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Baltimore.