(Atlanta, GA – July 22, 2015) – Warbird Consulting Partners today announced the addition of experienced healthcare professionals Robert Wardwell, Jordan Melick and Tom Cole. Wardwell is joining as director and senior CFO consultant in Warbird’s CFO Consulting Network. Melick is joining as healthcare director, client relationship management/delivery management and Cole is joining as director of IT consulting.
Wardwell will be a member of Warbird’s elite CFO Consulting Network where his experience at regional, large hospitals and unique expertise in revenue cycle and clinical integration network formation will be utilized on an interim, advisory or project basis at clients that need his skill set.
Melick will serve as the client relationship manager for clients located in the western part of the U.S. and will continue to increase business development with current clients as well as supporting a new solution, Independent Consultant Services.
Cole will support Warbird Healthcare’s IT consulting solutions by expanding the IT business development program and assist in managing the deployment of IT resources to various clients.
“I am very excited to have Robert, Jordan and Tom join the Warbird healthcare team,” said Doug Fenstermaker, managing partner and executive vice president, healthcare at Warbird Consulting Partners. “We are striving to bring a unique approach in financial expertise for our clients. By blending CFO, investment banking experience and IT subject matter experts, we believe that we can really help our clients succeed financially as an integrated team of practitioner-consultants.”
Prior to joining Warbird‘s CFO Consulting Network, Wardwell served as Vice President of Finance, CFO for Dignity Health Southern California Service Area, Vice President of Finance, CFO for Tri-City Healthcare District and Senior Vice President, Finance for Schumpert Health System. He has significant experience in the areas of finance, operations and strategy within the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining Warbird, Melick served as managing director at Cain Brothers where he worked on a variety of healthcare investment banking projects, including bond issues, direct bank placement, mergers and acquisitions and asset management. Prior to Cain Brothers, he was a healthcare investment banker with Raymond James & Associates, Morgan Keegan & Co. and Piper Jaffray & Co.
Previously, Cole served as interim executive director – clinical ancillary systems at WellStar Health System through consulting firm ROI Healthcare Solutions where he built a team of analysts to support healthcare’ electronic transformation to Epic. He was also accountable for directing the IT products and services used for supporting clinical ancillary services. Prior to ROI, he worked for Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., Bridges Consulting Inc. and Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.
Warbird’s healthcare practice has been a leading source of growth since the company was founded in January 2012. Utilizing a proven business model that is unmatched in the professional services industry, Warbird provides highly-skilled work teams to assist healthcare clients through its suite of services including the CFO Consulting Network, OnDemand Interim Talent, Certified Project Management, IT Solutions, Revenue Cycle Solutions and Accounting and Financial Services.
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 financial management solutions for businesses, healthcare organizations and government agencies. Warbird’s proven service delivery model and industry-leading expertise allow us to offer unparalleled value to organizations of all sizes and in all industries.