Bob joined Guardian Pharmacy in 2015 as the head of operations and regulatory support. Bob came to Guardian with a proven track record of successful leadership for multi-facility pharmacy companies. Bob has twenty plus years’ experience in LTC pharmacy operations management. Prior to joining Guardian, Bob served as Sr. VP of Operations for Kindred Pharmacy Services (KPS), COO of Continuing Care Rx (CCRx), and VP of Operations in the LTC pharmacy division at Omnicare. Bob received his BS in Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
As head of technology, David oversees all of Guardian’s IT strategy, infrastructure, enterprise software, security, and business intelligence. He has an extensive technology leadership background, having served as a Senior IT Consultant with IBM and Vice President of Technology & Software Development. for Allconnect, Inc. David earned his B.E. in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and his MBA in Market Strategy and Global Business from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
As head of business development and marketing, Alex is responsible for identifying and vetting new partnership and pharmacy start-up opportunities, as well as supporting sales, strategic projects, and other growth initiatives. Prior to joining Guardian in 2008, Alex worked in venture capital and business incubation. Alex graduated from the University of Georgia with Bachelor of Science and received his Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Rich joined Guardian in 2012 with over a decade of experience in account management, business development and national sales in the long-term care industry, having served as Sales Director for Omnicare for over seven years and Vice President of Business Development for Heritage Healthcare for two years. Rich has deep subject-matter expertise on growing the local LTC pharmacy business and developing a national presence in the LTC pharmacy marketplace. Previously, Rich worked a combined 17 years with IBM and Aramark in administration, business development and management roles.
As head of purchasing, Jeff oversees Guardian’s supply chain management, vendor relations and contracting, with an additional focus on customer pricing strategies and analysis. Jeff received his B.A. in Accounting from Western Michigan University and has 25+ years of financial operations and accounting experience. Prior to joining Guardian in 2007, Jeff held leadership positions with companies in the healthcare sector.
Doug joined Guardian in 2016 as General Counsel after a long-standing working relationship with Guardian’s executive team during his nearly twenty years as a Partner with Jones Day in Atlanta. Doug earned his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Emory University and his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.
Chad oversees treasury/cash management, tax compliance, real estate and procurement for the company. Prior to joining Guardian in 2005, Chad spent 8+ years in progressive management roles in public accounting for Ernst & Young. He earned his B.S., B.A., M.S. in Accountancy from Auburn University.
Chris leads pharmacy network strategy, including contract negotiation, direct PBM relationships, network performance and management of the PSAO relationship. He also oversees the compliance, licensing and credentialing functions. Prior to joining Guardian, Chris spent 18 years at CVS Health in payer relations, contracting, planning and analysis related to Retail/LTC pharmacy reimbursement and served as the pharmacy and MinuteClinic divisions A/R department head. Prior to that, Chris worked with a regional medical billing company. A University of Connecticut graduate, Chris received his Master of Business Administration from Bryant University.
As Controller, Will oversees all financial accounting and reporting, our complex revenue cycle management and total rewards (compensation & benefits) for the company. Will earned his B.S. in Management with Accounting Concentration from Presbyterian College and prior to joining Guardian in 2012, spent 10+ years with the audit services group of a global public accounting firm servicing a broad range of clients, ranging from small, private equity backed private companies to mature public companies.
Vicki joined Guardian in May 2005, but has worked with the Guardian executive team since 1999. Vicki is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where she earned a BA in Industrial Relations. Prior to joining this team in 1999, Vicki worked in HR operations for Perdue Farms in Robersonville, NC. Working with the entire HR team, Vicki has helped build and now leads a support group of highly skilled and customer-focused HR professionals.