September 10, 2021 – Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. The Tolan Group (TTG) recently placed Bridgett Chasko as the new CFO of Georgia Urology. Managing partner Kaye Johnson and senior search consultant Jennifer Chee led the search. “We selected The Tolan Group based on their expertise in placing executives in the healthcare services market,” said Dan Fellner, CEO of Georgia Urology. “From the kick-off call to the execution of the final offer letter, the search team was heavily involved in every phase of the search. I’ve worked with other larger executive recruiting firms, but my experience with TTG was exceptional.”
“It was a real pleasure to work with Dan and the search committee on this engagement. We are thrilled to have Georgia Urology as a client of TTG,” said Ms. Johnson.
Ms. Chasko is replacing retiring CFO Jason Shelnutt. “We’ve done great things together, including quadrupling the size of the practice and creating a strong presence in the medical community,” said Mr. Shelnutt. “I’m confident Bridgett will do a fantastic job helping Georgia Urology continue to provide best-in-class urological care into the future.”
Ms. Chasko has more than three decades in the healthcare industry, including 10 years as a CFO. She has a diverse background in for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare, including hospital systems with physician practices, long-term care facilities and insurance plans.
Previously, Ms. Chasko was CFO of Hurlbut Health in New York and spent time in several healthcare services organizations during her career. She led the strategic, financial and operational management for 13 nursing homes, related properties and unrelated businesses. She was also involved in acquisitions and divestitures of nursing homes and other businesses. Ms. Chasko has a solid understanding of healthcare information technology and AI across all aspects of business. She managed all aspects of finance and accounting, emphasizing financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, audit, mergers and acquisitions, integration, fundraising, investor relations, strategic planning, key performance indicators and corporate development.
“To me, a CFO isn’t someone who sits in a back office and does accounting,” Ms. Chasko said. “I look forward to working directly with Georgia Urology’s strong leadership team to help us deliver better patient care and drive stronger financial performance.”
Georgia Urology is the largest urology practice in Atlanta. Comprised of 50 of Atlanta’s top urologists, including many who are fellowship-trained and have advanced specialty training in oncology, laparoscopy, infertility, incontinence and pediatrics, Georgia Urology provides care in more than 30 offices and ambulatory surgery centers throughout the Atlanta metro area. Its team of experienced urologists manages all urological problems in men, women and children.
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Established in 2005, The Tolan Group provides executive search services for behavioral health, substance abuse, human services, healthcare software and services, health plans/payers, software and services vendors that support the healthcare continuum as well as life sciences and biopharma. The firm is based in St Augustine, FL, with satellite offices in Atlanta; Philadelphia; Appleton, WI; and Tampa, FL.
The Tolan Group (TTG) recently placed Mark Attarian as the new CFO of Pharmalogic Holdings Inc. Managing partners Kaye Johnson and Rachel Gauthier and senior search consultant Jennifer Chee led the assignment. “We were honored to work with Steve Chilinski, CEO of Pharmalogic, and his team on this engagement,” said Tim Russell, managing partner of The Tolan Group. “Due to Attarian’s successful track record of financial and operational success, our team believes he was the foremost candidate to help lead Pharmalogic to their next level of growth and expansion.”
Ms. Johnson is chief operating officer at The Tolan Group. She has been overseeing all facets of the firm since 2005. Ms. Johnson leads the day-to-day operations, major projects and is responsible for all search execution for the firm. She directs the project team responsible for sourcing and qualifying candidates for placement. Since joining the firm, Ms. Johnson has placed C-suite, EVPs, SVPs , VPs and countless individual contributors in sales, marketing, product management, technical and clinical talent.
Ms. Chee has more than 10 years of experience within the healthcare industry. She has experience in EHR/EMR, registration solutions, HIPAA, payer/provider relationships, revenue cycle and EMTALA. She has placed senior executives, product management professionals, sales leaders as well as individual contributors.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media