Caldwell Partners Lands CFO for Compassus

Caldwell Partners Lands Bradley Wear CFO Compassus

March 30, 2018 – Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has placed Bradley Wear as the new executive vice president and CFO of Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice. Neal Maslan and John Blank, both partners in the firm’s life sciences and healthcare practice, led the search.

“As a national leader in hospice, palliative and home healthcare, it is imperative to have a strong executive team that understands our company’s goals and vision,” said James Deal, CEO of Compassus. “Brad is a seasoned financial leader with a deep understanding of healthcare who will help our organization continue to grow so we ensure all individuals have access to the highest quality of care when dealing with chronic, serious or life-limiting illness.”

Mr. Wear has more than 20 years of experience in senior financial leadership roles in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Compassus, he served as CFO for a number of healthcare companies including: US Anesthesia Partners, Carewise Health, I-trax/CHD Meridian (now Walgreens), Qualifacts Systems, Breathe America/DigiChart and the Gambro Group.

In his new role, Mr. Wear will be responsible for leading Compassus’ financial management.

Headquartered in Nashville, Compassus is a nationwide network of community-based post-acute care services primarily focused on hospice, palliative and home healthcare. The company operates more than 96 hospice, palliative and home health programs with 151 locations in 31 states across the U.S.

The Recruiters

Mr. Maslan has more than 30 years of healthcare management, consulting and executive search experience, serving both the profit and non-profit sectors. His assignments focus on the board, CEO-level and direct report levels in private equity/venture capital, buy out/turnaround and high-growth, publicly-held healthcare, technology, device, pharma, distribution, managed care and provider service companies.

Mr. Blank, who is co-leader of Caldwell’s life sciences & healthcare practice, has more than 16 years of executive search experience. He specializes in recruiting board directors, CEOs and senior executives for private equity-backed high-growth healthcare, healthcare technology, managed care and provider service portfolio companies.

Caldwell Partners has placed CFOs at a variety of organizations including: HighWire Press, ClearDATA, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, EHE International, Academic Partnerships, Healthway, Athene Holding and Prime Risk Partners.

Finding CFOs

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

TalentRISE placed Laura Witter-Johnson as CFO of Prism Healthcare Partners. The assignment was led by J. James O’Malley, partner and executive search practice leader, and Beth Gordon, director for executive search. “We were looking for a sitting controller or director of accounting within a professional services firm,” said Mr. O’Malley. 

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search placed Daniel Fumai as the CFO of the Milwaukee Brewers. In his new role, Mr. Fumai will provide direct, hands-on leadership for the financial operation of the Brewers organization and related entities, including the direction of all finance, accounting, reporting and treasury duties.

Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates helped place Eric Skorge as CFO with Fabuwood Cabinetry in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Skorge is responsible for all company accounting and finances as well as special projects like acquisitions and major expansion initiatives.

Slone Partners placed Roger Moody as CFO of Clinical Genomics. Mr. Moody served as CEO and remains a board director of GlySure Limited, a leading UK-based company specializing in continuous glucose monitoring. Mr. Moody will direct all strategic and tactical financial operations for the biotechnology business.

Mercury Media enlisted WinterWyman Executive Search to help find its next CFO. Senior vice president and partner Ken Martin is spearheading the search. The CFO is expected to direct and oversee all of the financial activities of the company and will serve as a strategic business partner to the chief executive officer in driving operational initiatives and business strategy.

New York-based executive search firm the Risch Group placed Jason Emerson as CFO of Dynasty Financial Partners. Mr. Emerson, who has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, previously worked as managing director and chief operating officer for Convergex Execution Solutions.

Polachi Inc. placed Stephen Smith as executive vice president and CFO of Inseego Corp. in San Diego. Since 2016, Mr. Smith has worked as a financial consultant for multiple early and mid-stage SaaS, networking and 3D imaging businesses. He has also served as interim CFO of TetraVue Inc.

BridgeStreet Partners placed Tony Cossentino as CFO of J.W. Logistics. Dave Westberry, managing director of the search firm, led the search. Mr. Cossentino brings a wealth of financial and logistics experience in private equity, corporate sponsored and publicly traded middle-market growth companies primarily in the manufacturing, distribution and third-party logistics industries.

TRANSEARCH International placed Jarrett Pugh as the CFO of Greenberry Industrial LLC. The search was led by consultants Mike Morrow and John Ryan. Mr. Pugh has held several positions in the Gulf Coast area, where he recently worked as the manager of finance and project accounting in the oil, gas, and chemical division of CDI Corporation. 

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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