Mr. Winter aided HealthSouth in its complex out-of-court restructuring following discovery of massive financial fraud. He led direct settlement negotiations for HealthSouth with the U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Frauds Division, as well as settlement negotiations with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and HHS-OIG. Mr. Winter served as the reimbursement CFO at HealthSouth and also led major operating initiatives in outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation and directed the sale of the Coral Gables (FL) Hospital to the Baptist System.
Recently, he represented a major creditor in the financial restructuring of an owner / operator of skilled nursing facilities, which was facing both financial and operational challenges, as well as a long established not-for-profit hospital in Los Angeles that was refocusing its business to address significant market challenges. Mr. Winter also recently advised management and the board of a physician practice management business on operations and negotiations with bank lenders. He also served as adviser to a major academic medical center on the reorganization of its clinical practice structure, and has advised an operator of ambulatory surgery centers and an acute care hospital on aspects of its out-of-court restructuring and operational plan.
Mr. Winter successfully advised management of a rapidly growing anesthesia management company that needed to structure financial operations and reports and re-base its billing model in anticipation of seeking growth capital. Project was completed in less than six months.
Mr. Winter recently advised a major unsecured creditor on financial restructuring options in connection with the bankruptcy of a nursing home client. He also led the team that provided interim management and advisory services to a long established not-for-profit community based hospital in Los Angeles that was refocusing its business to address significant market challenges following a breach of loan covenants and a board decision to seek a new CEO.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Winter was principal and senior executive with a major private investor in companies that are subject to financial distress.
Mr. Winter received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in economics from the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Formerly a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of American Independence Corp., a NASDAQ-listed publicly traded health insurance company.