RM Nephew and Associates Recruits CEO for Accord Services

October 2, 2019 – Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed Brandon Ballew as the new CEO of merged companies Accord Services and Allegiant Home Care.

Mr. Ballew brings more than 20 years of experience in growing healthcare services businesses to Accord. He is an operations executive with extensive experience in M&A, standardizing operating procedures and enhancing technology.

Mr. Ballew was most recently chief operating officer of Kindred at Home. He spent 18 years with Kindred at Home, which started as a privately held regional provider and grew to become the largest provider in the country. Mr. Ballew worked through private to public transition and public to private transaction.

Headquartered in Marietta, GA, Accord Services provides skilled and unskilled private-duty, in-home nursing care to clients with catastrophic and complex injuries. It recently merged with home healthcare provider Allegiant Home Care, which provides a range of healthcare services in the home including nursing, physical and occupational therapies, social work and home health aide support.

Accord Services and Allegiant Home Care are Coppermine Capital investment companies. Coppermine Capital is a Concord, MA–based private investment firm focused on small to mid-sized home healthcare, niche manufacturing and services companies. In addition to procuring new investments, Coppermine facilitates add-on acquisitions for its growth-oriented portfolio companies.

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RM Nephew and Associates, based in Boston and New York, provides partnership-driven solutions to business leadership and recruitment challenges worldwide. The firm specializes in executive search services for clients in the healthcare, technology, supply chain, warehousing, distribution and manufacturing, and professional services industries. Its clients range from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size firms to private equity and venture-backed start-ups. RM Nephew and Associates has core experience partnering with privately-held, family-owned firms.

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Founder Robert Nephew, who serves as managing partner, founded the firm with more than 35 years executive search experience. He has built his career within the technology, professional services and healthcare industries. Areas of expertise include human resources, board of directors and financial officer disciplines. Through his extensive work in these areas, Mr. Nephew has refined techniques for placing senior leaders who serve as key advisors to the CEO on a range of strategic business matters.

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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