Professional Services Firm Adds David Ebel and David Kiehn to Healthcare CFO Consulting Network; Names CarolAnn Denton-Fitzpatrick and Scott Peterson Managing Directors 


(Atlanta, GA – July 17, 2012) – Warbird Consulting Partners today announced the addition of two veteran healthcare finance experts to its Healthcare CFO Consulting Network, as well as the promotion of two longtime directors to managing director, filling key leadership positions in the rapidly-growing company.


“Warbird has experienced tremendous growth since the beginning of the year because of the depth of knowledge and experience we can provide across multiple disciplines and industries,” said Mike Draa, CEO and managing director of Warbird Consulting Partners. “We maintain our strong value proposition by ensuring we have top talent both internally and in our consulting partners. The addition of nationally-recognized experts to the Healthcare CFO Network, and the promotion of proven leaders to managing director, is evidence of Warbird’s commitment to excellence as we grow.”


Ebel, Kiehn add more expertise to Healthcare CFO Network

David Ebel has joined Warbird’s Healthcare CFO Consulting Network, a nationwide network of hospital and health system CFOs that assists hospitals and physicians with complex accounting and financial projects, and provides expert strategic counsel. The former CFO of the Mayo Clinic, Ebel has more than 35 years’ experience in finance and more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare. Recognized as a top strategist and effective communicator, Ebel also has served as interim CFO at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and the Billings Clinic. A graduate of both Yale and Harvard universities, Ebel began his career in accounting at Arthur Andersen LLP.


Also joining the Healthcare CFO Network is veteran healthcare finance expert David Kiehn. An accomplished healthcare operations professional with decades of experience, Kiehn previously served as vice president of operations at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and as CFO for West Penn Allegheny Health System. Kiehn received both a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Eastern Washington University, and began his career at Arthur Andersen, LLP, in the healthcare practice.


“The CFO Network provides clients with a tested, trusted resource to help manage the additional workload and strain from healthcare reform and the growing complexities of today’s regulatory environment,” said Draa. “Our experts are some of the best in the field and understand how to deploy efficient accounting and finance teams while balancing the many other financial management requirements of today’s healthcare industry.”


Denton-Fitzpatrick, Peterson named managing directors

As Warbird continues to expand both its client base and service lines, the company also announced the promotion of two long-time directors to managing director to fill key leadership positions.


CarolAnn Denton-Fitzpatrick has been with Warbird since 2003 and has more than 20 years of experience leading government contracts and financial services engagements, and overseeing compliance and due diligence reviews. As managing director, she will serve as leader of Warbird’s government services practice. Denton-Fitzpatrick holds a PhD in finance and accounting from Kennedy-Western University, an MBA in statistical economics and accounting from Cleveland State University, and a BSc in chemistry and mathematics from the University of the West Indies.


Scott Peterson has been with Warbird since 2004, and has more than 25 years’ experience in a variety of client and service line management roles in the areas of financial planning and analysis, shared services and accounting. As managing director, Peterson will assume leadership of Warbird’s accounting advisory practice. Peterson earned a BS in accounting from DePaul University and an MBA from Emory University.


“These promotions represent a significant milestone for us because they are Warbird’s first internal promotions to managing director,” added Draa. “Accounting advisory and government services have been key to our growth to date and we are very pleased to have strong, competent leaders in these areas to ensure continued success.”



About Warbird Consulting Partners

Founded in 2012, Warbird Consulting Partners is a professional services firm based in Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in scalable, value-driven accounting and financial solutions. Warbird’s five key areas of expertise include accounting advisory, the Healthcare CFO Consulting Network, financial institutions, government agencies and On-Demand Services. The company provides cost-saving, measurable results to Fortune 500 companies, healthcare organizations, government agencies and small- to medium-sized businesses. For more information, please visit