Healthcare Advisory Council

Eric Keen brings more than 15 years of experience in private equity to the Healthcare Advisory Council. Over that period, he completed 17 platform transactions, ten of which he led. Prior to joining Council Capital in 2013, Keen was a Principal with DW Healthcare Partners in Toronto. Keen has also held key roles with The Riverside Company, an investment management firm in New York City; Norwest Equity Partners, based in Minneapolis; Marakon Associates, a management consulting firm in New York City; and Credit Suisse First Boston. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Finance and Political Science with honors from the University of Illinois and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Jim Lackey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Complete Holdings Group, the parent company of EnableComp. Lackey has more than 30 years of executive healthcare experience and is a leader in revenue cycle management. Lackey was previously Chairman of Passport Health Communications, a national provider of revenue cycle management solutions. A former consultant for Ernst & Young, Lackey was also Assistant Vice President of Administration for HealthAmerica Corporation, Vice President of Administration and founding officer of Coventry Corporation and President of FOCUS Healthcare Management.

Tim Martin, a principal of Healthcare Investments, is also Lead Independent Director for Southern Veterinary Partners, a Shore Capital Portfolio Company based in Birmingham, Ala. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Ambulatory Services of America’s family of companies, which included ASA, Radiation Oncology Services of America and Innovative Dialysis Systems. He has also served as EVP and Chief Operating Officer of publicly traded Renal Care Group (RCI), which sold to Fresenius in 2006. He remains a principal of National Renal Care Holdings. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master’s in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Business Management.

Paul Rutledge, President and CEO of CHC Holdings, a Chinese healthcare company. At the culmination of his 30-year career at HCA, Rutledge was serving as President, Central Group, responsible for 61 hospitals across ten states and in London, England. He began his career with HCA in 1982 as a COO, managing hospitals in New Orleans, Rome, GA and Nashville. He was appointed in 1996 as President of the MidAmerica Division, which included HCA’s Middle Tennessee TriStar Health System. Rutledge also serves as a senior advisor with Clayton Associates, an investment firm that makes seed, angel and venture stage investments in healthcare and technology companies. A Fellow in the American College of HealthCare Executives, he has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and Master’s degree in health administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.