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Work experience

Jun 2010Present

Business Advising and Coaching, Partner

COO Advisors

As a management executive consulting with entrepreneurs and small to medium sized businesses, he knows first-hand the challenges faced by business owners in being successful today. As a successful entrepreneur himself, he has experienced the seismic changes in business marketing and has distilled those into this easy to follow guide.

As a seasoned leadership executive, he has extensive experience in developing leadership, structuring effective management, growing sales, building marketing channels, implementing inspired branding and systematically extending solid business finances.

At the core, he returns passion into the core of your business so that the dream of success, however distant, again becomes the motivating force inside your business.  Rather than run your through number crunching grind, as an advanced business coach, Ron brings intuitive insight to help you identify your “Star Line Map” to success, to insure that your dreams and passion as an entrepreneur again become the focus of your business.

Only then will we methodically review and improve your business processes to uphold not only efficient business practice but also your inspiration as an entrepreneur.

Jun 2005Jun 2012

Hospital Administrator

Lakeshore Hospital

C-Level executive for 115 bed psychiatric hospital.  Responsible for planning and execution of all strategic aspects of Administration and Support Services including Billing, Reimbursement, Accounting, Procurement, Engineering, Security, Human Resources, Information Management, Staff Development and Dietary.

Adept at contract negotiation, provider relations, payor management, data analytics and metrics.  Responsible for developing financial and performance objectives and results monitoring yielding proven results.

Designed, orchestrated and implemented 25% reduction in space utilization by closing ten (10) buildings  to consolidate space and cut utility and maintenance costs.

Responsibility for thirty percent of all hospital personnel; Consistently demonstrates a high level of  leadership with strong analytical reasoning.

 Pioneered information system advancement across entire facility.

  Implemented energy saving measures saving $30,000 annually.  Leveraging systems yielding 20% cost reduction equaling $1.3 million annually

  Management and Staff Development


Graduate Faculty (concurrent with Lakeshore COO)

University of Phoenix

Taught graduate healthcare economics part-time for career professionals in Master's programs. Developed course-work and moderated all sessions. Part-time 2008 to 2009 Effective and innovative coverage of complex material


Budget Manager

Rockdale Medical Center

Managing budget process for $200 million medical center. Responsible for budgeting, productivity monitoring, reporting packages for senior executives. 2004 to 2005. Designed conversion of budget process from manual to integrated budget system. Developed and implemented productivity monitoring yielding fte reductions in two months. Created labor budgeting process with two-fold improvement in accuracy.


Director of Finance

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Fiscal administration for $100 million Perioperative Services Division. Responsible for budgeting, capital acquisitions, revenue capture, scheduling, supply chain improvement and periop information systems. Rapid Quality Improvement Lean Production team; Inaugurating supply chain process for surgeon requests saving $500,000 second year. Co-Designed and Implemented new scheduling supporting added volume of 500 cases/year


Financial Manager

Northwest Hospital

Fiscal services for $40 million Surgical Services division. Responsibilities include: budgeting, capital acquisitions, supply chain management, planning, operations, process improvement, analysis and pro formas. Providing program recommendations for CEO and VP's, co-implemented fast-track physician customer service improvement system; Initiating daily revenue auditing system recovering $200,000 annually. Designing ratio based monthly monitoring generating $600,000 in the first year.



University of Nebraska-Lincoln


University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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People Soft
Microsoft Office


Anne Finlon

VP/CFO at prior employer, presently financial and executive management consultant

Patricia McGuire

Formerly VP-CNO

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Seattle, WA

a 5,000 employee academis medical center

R. Leslie Hargrove, MD

Dr. Hargrove is Medical Director with responsibility for nonpsychiatric clinical services at Lakeshore.  He was formerly Medical Director for Ft. Sanders Medical Center, Knoxville.

Dianna Davis, RN

Formerly Director of Perioperative Services at both Virginia Mason and Northwest Hospital.

Bert Simpson, MD

Clinical Director (VP) for all hospital clinical operations.



Summary of Experience

  • business advising
  • coaching
  • mentoring
  • intuitive insight
  • inspired process
  • passionate entreprenneurship
  • commercialization
  • performance metrics
  • negotiation
  • project management
  • facilities management
  • negotiation
  • supply chain mgt
  • effective use of humor
  • relationship builder
  • business systems
  • capital projects
  • information systems
  • analysis & forecasting
  • productivity
  • process improvement
  • consulting
  • strategic planning
  • innovative communication
  • change management
  • graduate educator


  • Independent Business Advisors of North America
  • Professional and Business Coach Network
  • Healthcare Physician Practice Management
  • Hospital and Healthcare Administration
  • Leadership Collaboratory
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Wired Advisor


Rotary International

Boy Scouts

 - Eagle Scout

 - Order of the Arrow

 - Pro Deo et Patria

Volunteer on Nonprofit Boards


Moving the Success Line

Business Advisor with seasoned executive management, information and finance experience at C-Level  including all aspects of facility accounting, budget, procurement, contracting, reimbursement (billing and collections), human resources, information systems, housekeeping, security and staff development for operations with over 375 FTEs and budgets exceeding $100 million.

We advise, coach and mentor through intuitive insight, inspired process and passionate entrepreneurship.

Many outside experts pride themselves on solving your business problem.  We don’t.  We don’t look at your business as a problem!  We look at your business as a part of your life and we want you to enjoy it, derive satisfaction from it and see it grow and succeed.  When we work with a small business owner or entrepreneur, it is just as important that we get to know you as get to know your business. We spend time with you, develop a multi-year vision plan with you, and review all aspects of your business operation.

Step by step, we elevate your business operations from accounting to legal, from marketing to customer satisfaction, from expenses to strategic plan.

We are guided by the philosophy that the closer you are able to work inside your passion, inside your dream,  the more productive your work becomes and the more successful.