He brings more than 29 years of healthcare expertise, specifically with extensive operational finance, performance improvement and restructuring experience, and has worked with a wide spectrum of entities and stakeholders across the healthcare industry. His primary areas of focus include integrated health systems, academic medical centers, acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, multi-location healthcare providers and healthcare service organizations.
Most recently at A&M, Mr. Burkett led a team assisting a $1.2 billion health system to accelerate the implementation of numerous improvement initiatives designed to assist the health system in achieving financial break-even after multiple years of losses. In addition, Mr. Burkett assisted with proforma financial statement modeling and sell-side M&A assistance throughout a 6-month process, culminating with an announcement by both parties to pursue a definitive agreement.
Additionally, at A&M, Mr. Burkett provided executive financial leadership to a $1.5 billion net revenue multi-location healthcare private equity sponsored company. The executive leadership was focused on providing support to the Office of the CEO during a time of senior executive transitions.
Mr. Burkett has served as permanent and interim Chief Financial Officer for a variety of organizations and has served as the interim Vice President of Revenue Cycle for two large academic medical centers. He has also served as a business and financial advisor to several private equity firms and their portfolio company management teams.
Mr. Burkett has assisted numerous clients with:
- Large transformational consulting engagements.
- Complex revenue cycle performance improvement implementations,
- Buy and sell side financial and accounting due diligence,
- Cost reduction identification and implementation,
- Developed prospective financial models to assist with acquisition and large expansion projects
- Hospital and physician practice electronic medical record implementations.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Burkett was the Chief Financial Officer of a $600 million multi-location healthcare private equity portfolio company. He led the sell-side due diligence for the sale of the company to a strategic buyer. Prior to that, Mr. Burkett was a co-founding partner of Grant Thornton's Healthcare consulting practice. He was also a partner at Ernst & Young, where he was the national leader of the revenue cycle and financial management practice. He also has12 years of healthcare audit experience with another Big Four firm.
Mr. Burkett earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from Butler University. He is a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) in Indiana, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Indiana Society of Certified Public Accountants.