Healthcare Advisory Council
David “Buddy” Bacon, Jr., Senior Vice President, was most recently CEO of MediTract, Inc., a healthcare information technology company, Buddy has more than 25 years of extensive finance, administrative, operations and public accounting experience and possesses a broad range of healthcare and technology experience, with perspectives as both a provider and a vendor. He has led finance, operations and development teams in industries including ambulatory surgery, health care revenue cycle management, healthcare technology and financial services. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer at both Medifax-EDI, Inc. and Xtensia (formerly Healthcare Management Resources), and was CEO and co-founder of Meridian Surgical Partners, LLC. He is a graduate of David Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting; he began his career as a certified public accountant with Lattimore, Black, Morgan and Cain, PC.
Eric H. Keen, General Partner of Council Capital, who brings 13 years of experience in private equity funding. Curing his career, Keen has completed 26 transactions and served as board director for nine companies. Prior to joining Council in 2013, he was with DW Healthcare Partners, most recently as Principal. He has also worked for The Riverside Company, Norwest Equity Partners, Marakon Associates and Credit Suisse First Boston. He holds a B.A. in Finance and Political Science with honors from the University of Illinois.
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.
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.